Weekly menu – 5/1/16

by Eric on May 2, 2016

Sunday – Pulled pork sliders with maple chipotle bbq sauce on pretzel rolls, skillet potatoes and salad
Monday –  Turkey pesto meatballs, angel hair pasta and salad
Tuesday – Pulled pork lettuce wraps with avocado aioli, broccoli and couscous
Wednesday – Chicken and roasted garlic chowder
Thursday – Meatball subs and salad
Friday – Thai honey glazed chicken, rice, grilled pineapple and salad

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Maple chipotle bbq sauce recipe

by Eric on May 1, 2016

Maple Chipotle BBQ Sauce RecipePart of our process of cooking things from scratch involves growing vegetables in the garden.  Last summer we had an excellent tomato harvest.  We canned a lot of the tomatoes (not enough as we used up the last jar a couple weeks ago) and had some left that we wanted to do something with.  Kelly doesn’t exactly like ketchup, but she found a recipe online made up a batch to can.  It was quite a bit different than the plastic squeeze bottle from the supermarket.  It wasn’t as thick and was a bit chunky, but it was sweet and zesty and had a nice spicy profile to it.  It hasn’t replaced our plastic squeeze bottle for hamburgers and hot dogs, but we thought it would make a great base for a barbecue sauce.   That is how we arrived at this homemade maple chipotle bbq sauce recipe.  We used to buy one that was we really liked, but it came from a specialty food store and was quite a bit more that your run of the mill bbq sauce.  [click to continue…]

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VacMaster PRO260 to the rescue

by Eric on April 20, 2016

VacMaster PRO260 Quick Marinating

Use the VacMaster PRO260 for Quick Marinating


When you are cooking food from scratch it becomes essential to plan and prepare for meals that require extra time for marinating to achieve optimum flavor.  This becomes especially crucial when you are trying to prepare a meal after work and before practice or games or whatever takes up your time during the evening.  I ran into that earlier this week. I was making our honey jalapeno grilled chicken and didn’t marinate the chicken ahead of time.  [click to continue…]

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Weekly menu – 4/17/16

by Eric on April 17, 2016

Sunday – Thai grilled chicken with peanut sauce, rice and salad
Monday – Beef kofta, tabbouleh salad
Tuesday – Grilled honey jalapeno chicken, skillet potatoes and broccoli
Wednesday – Beef Fajitas with guacamole and corn
Thursday – Korean BBQ Chicken skewers, leftover tabbouleh salad
Friday – Rosemary grilled chicken and salad

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Tzatziki sauce recipe

by Eric on April 16, 2016

Tzatziki sauce recipeI recently posted a recipe for grilled Greek chicken.  This tzatziki sauce recipe is our favorite condiment to serve with it.  It’s a delicious balance of greek yogurt, olive oil, lemon, cucumber and signature Greek spices.  Even the children love it! [click to continue…]

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Grilled Greek chicken

by Eric on April 16, 2016

Grilled Greek Chicken Spring is here and its time to start thinking about grilling outside more.  One of our favorite grilled recipes is grilled Greek chicken.  The marinade recipe uses common ingredients that you probably have on hand. Another big plus is that you don’t have to marinate the chicken for many hours to get that bold grilled Greek chicken flavor.  In as little as 45 minutes your chicken will be ready for the grill and you won’t be disappointed. [click to continue…]

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Weekly menu – 4/10/16

by Eric on April 10, 2016

Sunday – Spicy black bean empanadas, mexican corn salad and avocado cream
Monday – Crockpot beef tacos with leftover corn salad
Tuesday – Pot stickers with Asian salad
Wednesday – Beef tortilla soup
Thursday – Pork Milanase, mac and cheese and broccoli
Friday – Grilled Greek chicken, couscous and broccoli

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Weekly Menu – 4/3/16

by Eric on April 6, 2016

Sunday – Cheesy pasta with chicken and broccoli
Monday – Mexican Stuffed Shells
Tuesday – Pork Milanese, mashed potatoes and arugula salad
Wednesday – Korean BBQ beef, rice and broccoli
Thursday – Tandoori chicken naan pizza

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Weekly menu – 3/27/16

by Eric on March 29, 2016

Sunday – Slow cooker pot roast with root vegetables
Monday – Tex-Mex Quiche with sauteed spinach
Tuesday –  Coconut curry chicken stew with rolls
Wednesday – Grecian pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes and salad
Thursday – Popcorn chicken, baked potato and cauliflower
Friday – Chicken Milano and salad
Saturday – Beef sliders with salad

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Homemade Brownies From Scratch

by Kelly on March 6, 2016

For many years, I never really gave much thought to the whole brownie making process.  Buy the box, add the wet ingredients, mix and bake.  Super simple right? I imagined that to make brownies from scratch must be a messy, labor intensive process so I never really looked into what it would take to make my own without the help of Duncan Hines. Once I took the time to look into it, I realized that making homemade brownies from scratch is quick, easy and delicious.  Ditch the box mixes people!  There is no comparison! [click to continue…]

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