Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Madeira Wine Pan Sauce

Pan seared beef tenderloin with madeira wine sauce

When I was little, I would stand with my face pressed against the chain link fence that surrounded our yard, watching my Grandfather attempt his daily chores outside.  Grandpa was a hard worker.  Once a policeman, then a plumber and always … [Read more...]

Hearty Winter Bolognese

When I was little, I remember my Grandmother standing at the stove top stirring her homemade tapioca pudding. I stood close by, waiting, asking to help, so I could somehow sneak a sample of her delicious recipe. Grandma smiled and with a twinkle in … [Read more...]

Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Roasted Red Pepper Hazelnut Sauce

Roasted Red Peppers, Hazelnut, sauce for pork

I always keep a spare pork tenderloin, or two, in the freezer.  It's one of those quick fix meals that pairs beautifully with most any sauce or roasted winter fruit.  I had planned to use this tenderloin with a spiced apple compote, which is … [Read more...]

Present In The Moment

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I’m basking in the quiet this morning.  A rare moment.  The day will get busier and by the end, I’ll wonder where time went. With a full daily schedule, I constantly remind myself “be present in the moment”.  Sage advice from my lovely yoga … [Read more...]

Coconut Pecan Crusted Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Apricot Sauce

Coconut Pecan Crusted Chicken

Sauces reign supreme at the Bennett Camp.  And why you might ask? I blame it on culinary school.  Almost every entrée recipe I learned to prepare had some sort of brilliant sauce.  I loved practicing sauces.  I relished the challenge of tweaking … [Read more...]

10 Sizzling Summer Sauces

Necatrine Chutney

If you haven't noticed by now I'm a saucy gal. ;) We love sauces here at the Bennett Camp.   All kinds of sauces, salsa, compotes, drizzles, chutney's and relishes.  You name it, I can top it with a sauce. So, in honor of all things saucy (and … [Read more...]