Garlic Sauce for Beef or Lamb

“Boiling the garlic makes for a rich flavoured sauce yet not too garlicky.” INGREDIENTS 2 heads garlic 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 3/4 cup dry white wine 3 tablespoons butter salt and pepper DIRECTIONS Boil garlic cloves for 20 to 30 min, or roast in oven. Squeeze pulp into food processor, puree. Combine stock and… Read more »

Rosemary Marinade for Filet Mignon

“Be sure and marinate steaks early, best if marinated a day ahead.” INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced 1 tablespoon shallot, minced 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin 1/2 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil DIRECTIONS Mix ingredients together. Spread on all sides of filet mignon. Marinate at least 6 hours,… Read more »

Meat Loaf Muffins

“I watched a show on TV where they made meat loaf in muffin tins so they were single size servings.  This is my own meat loaf recipe adapted to that idea.  You can freeze the extras for quick lunches.” INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, extra lean 1 1/4 cups finely chopped onions 1 cup… Read more »

Yellow Split Pea Soup

“This soup is super easy since it is made in a slow cooker. I made the mistake of doubling the recipe once. While it tasted great I ran out of room in my slow cooker and had to pour the soup in a larger pot on the stove to finish it off.” INGREDIENTS 1 16… Read more »

White Bean and Swiss Chard Soup

“A great use for extra swiss chard from the garden. Early in the season I do not have enough basil so I use frozen pesto sauce from the year before as a substitute. ” INGREDIENTS 1 cup dried navy beans (soak overnight) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large yellow or sweet onion, chopped 3 large… Read more »

Tuscan Style White Bean Soup

“From The Ultimate Italian Cookbook. A thick puree made from a portion of the cooked beans then added to this soup makes for a hearty texture to soup from Tuscany.” INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups dried cannellini or other white beans 1 bay leaf 5 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, finely… Read more »

Tomato Garlic Soup

“A richer variation of fresh tomato soup with extra garlic and herbs.” INGREDIENTS 12 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeds removed. 3 medium red onions, chopped 2 large cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 tablespoons butter 5 tablespoons flour 6 cups hot chicken broth 1 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon dried basil 1… Read more »

Squash & Pear Soup

“Great made with fresh butternut squash from the garden and fall harvest pears. This is a slightly sweet soup and very easy to make. ” INGREDIENTS 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped 2 pears, cored, peeled and chopped 1 large onion, chopped 4 cups chicken broth 3-4 cloves garlic, pressed 1 teaspoon ground ginger (1/2… Read more »

Roasted Garlic Potato Soup

“So simple yet tasty this hearty soup tastes like garlic baked potato in a bowl. ” INGREDIENTS 6 potatoes, half peeled, cut into small chunks 1 onion, chopped 1 bulb garlic, separate cloves but do not peel 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3 cups chicken broth 1 cup water 1… Read more »

Pumpkin Soup

“Great with Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner or entertaining during the holidays.” INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter 4 cups milk 3 cups cooked or canned pumpkin 1 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 3 cups hot chicken broth 1 tablespoon flour 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon salt and pepper 3 tablespoons grated Swiss Cheese fresh thyme… Read more »