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Ingredients 2 large apples you’ll need about 2 cups of grated apples DRY½ cup flour½ cup whole wheat flour1 ½ tsp baking powder½ tsp baking soda½ tsp salt1 tsp cinnamon2/3 cup dark brown sugar WET¼ cup vegetable oil1 egg beaten1 ½ tsp vanilla extract1 cup buttermilk can sub low fat plain yogurt1 cup oats not […]


Rub2 Tbs paprika smoked1 1/2 Tbs dark brown sugar (packed)1 Tbs garlic powder1 Tbs prepared chili powder1 Tbs kosher salt1 1/2 tsp onion powder1 1/2 tsp course ground black pepper1/2 tsp dried thyme1/2 tsp cayenne pepperRibs1 rack St Louis Style ribs1 cup chicken stockSauce1 cup ketchup2/3 cup apple juice1/3 cup apple cider vinegar2 Tbs dark […]

Herb Crusted Pork with Caramelized Onion Gravy

Ingredients 6-8 pork loin chops thinly cut 1.5 cups panko breadcrumbs the crispy Japanese kind 1 Tbs sage freshly chopped 1 Tbs rosemary freshly chopped salt pepper 2 eggs beaten cooking oil Caramelized Onion Gravy 1 Tbs olive oil 1/2 cup onion diced finely 1/4 cup browned flour (see notes) 1 Tbs chicken bouillon 1.5 cups milk pepper Directions Combine the panko, herbs and salt/pepper in a shallow dish, and the beaten egg in another. Season the pork, and dip into […]

Spicy & Sweet Chicken Diablo

Ingredients 1/2 cup hot sauce 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup ketchup 1/4 cup honey 1.5 tsp smoked paprika 2 tsp ground cumin 4 chicken breast cutlets thinly pounded 2 Tbs vegetable oil 4 cloves garlic minced Optional (for garnish) 2 scallions chopped finely Directions In a bowl, combine the hot sauce, sour cream, ketchup, honey, paprika and cumin and whisk together. Pour half the mixture over the chicken breasts in a shallow dish.  Set the rest […]


Ingredients PORK 1 Tbs vegetable oil 1 to 1.25 lb pork tenderloin ½ tsp pepper 1 tsp salt ½ tsp garlic powder 1 tsp dried thyme VEGETABLES 1 tsp dried thyme 1 Tbs crushed garlic 3 cups red yellow and green bell peppers GRAVY 1 Tbs flour 1 cup chicken stock Salt and pepper to taste Directions Preheat oven to 425°F. Heat the vegetable oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, Add 1 tablespoon oil to […]

Roasted Squash Risotto with Basil and Parmesan

Ingredients 2 cups squash roasted 1 Tbs olive oil 1 onion diced 2 cloves garlic minced 1 cup  arborio rice 3-4 cups chicken stock vege or chicken -either will do 1/4 cup dried basil fresh, chopped Parmesan cheese Directions Heat oil in a large pan (I use my wok). Add onion and garlic, and cook until onion is tender. Blend in the rice and cook for a few minutes, ensuring that all the […]

Herb Roasted Pork Loin & Onion Gravy

Ingredients For the Pork 4 lb Smithfield Prime Boneless Fresh Pork Loin Salt and pepper 1 Tbs olive oil 4 cloves garlic minced 2 Tbs fresh rosemary minced 2 Tbs fresh thyme minced For the Gravy 2 Tbs pan drippings or vegetable oil or butter ½ medium onion sliced 2 tsp fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried 2 Tbs flour 2 Cups chicken stock Salt and pepper Directions For the Pork Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Remove pork […]

Roast Chicken with Vegetables & Balsamic Glaze

Ingredients 1 lb Brussels Sprouts 1 large red onion 1.5 lb sweet potatoes 2 large parsnips 4 chicken thighs 2 Tbs olive oil Salt and pepper 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried rosemary BALSAMIC GLAZE ½ cup balsamic vinegar 3 Tbs honey or maple syrup Directions Heat the oven to 425 degrees F. Cut off the ends of the Brussels sprouts and pull off any yellow leaves. Peel the sweet potatoes, and […]