Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Stuffed Zucchini - Mexican Style

I had my first 'real' harvest from my garden last week and I ended up with two pretty large zucchini. When I have zucchini that large, stuffing them is the first thing that comes to mind. They're the perfect size for that because the seeds are larger and a lot of people don't like to eat them. I don't mind, but, it's a great excuse for me to come up with new ideas.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fried Green Tomatoes - No, Not the Movie Kind

The movie was good, but the food is even better. And what else are you supposed to do when you have a whole bunch of green tomatoes growing in your garden?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Grilled Honey Cider Glazed Pork Chops

I am on fire this grilling season! Well, not literally. That would be a bad thing. Although I did get pretty warm the last time I was out there...

I have so many ideas and my brain is getting overloaded with thoughts of meat and vegetables getting a nice char. From pork to chicken to steak, I've done them all already! They've all been great but these chops were the biggest hit with the boys so far. When first coming up with the recipe, I was trying to think of something slightly sweet. After reviewing some pantry items, I whipped up a little glaze.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Canned Marinated Roasted Red Peppers

When red peppers are on sale at the grocery store, I like to stock up and roast them for canning. Roasting peppers is so easy and when you do it in bulk, you'll save some money and always have some on hand!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Spicy Citrus Oven 'Poached' Cod

I've made it a mission to eat more fish around here. It hasn't really been easy since my husband hates it, but I don't want my son to dislike it because of that. My plan: have it on nights when my husband is working! The grocery store a couple blocks away gets fresh fish in on Mondays and Wednesdays so every couple weeks (yes, I know it needs to be more and we're working on it) I'll pick up some cod*. It's my fish of choice for the moment because it's very mild, sturdy, and easy to cook. So far, my son has loved it every time I'm made it, too. This makes me so very happy.