Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fettuccine Alfredo with Sausage

I almost always order Fettuccine Alfredo when its on the menu of a restaurant.  I love it, but this was the first time I'd ever made it. I was surprised at how easy it is to make. 
I'll be making again for sure. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Grilled Lemon Marinated Steak

Throwing a steak on the grill with some grilling spice is great, but we love what a good marinade does to a good steak. It tenderized it and Oh, what flavor. This recipe for

"Grilled Lemon Marinated Steak" 

is a favorite at our house.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Lemon Squares

I love to make new and different things when we go to parties at my in-laws.  The first time I took lemon squares I did not bring any home.  They are the most requested item when I am in charge of bringing dessert.  I have even given them to my father-in-law for his birthday, as his gift so he can eat them all himself and not feel too guilty about not sharing.

We are believers of strong flavors, these squares do not taste "yellow" like they might be lemon, they taste like lemon.  The secret is lots of lemon zest, I add more than the original recipe calls to make sure there is a strong lemon flavor.  It pays off, the shortbread crust with the custard like lemon topping is always delicious and well enjoyed.

Mary Catherine

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall At Our Etsy Shop

It is getting to be that time of year when I can get out my fall decor and redecorate. I love the colors, smells and the crisp evenings and mornings of Autumn. 

We have a few new things in our "Etsy Shop", just small things that can help spruce up your house for the different fall holidays.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Kathleen's Meat Loaf

There are probably as many recipes for meat loaf as there are families who enjoy it. 
This is the one that my mother made while I was growing up. She would probably still make it but she doesn't like to cook anymore. The the name,

"Kathleen's Meat Loaf"

 My Dad was strictly a meat and potatoes man and he loved meat loaf.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Marinated Pork Chops

I have often been mystified by the difference in marinade and marinate.  Which one is supposed to be used?  I know it depends on the situation, but that's as far as my knowledge really goes.  For the sake of trying to be correct, I looked it up.  Here is what I found:  Marinade is the physical stuff that meat or other things are put in, whereas marinate is the verb or action of having meat in a marinade.  I only think I fully understand, I hope I have the correct version in my title... 

 Either way, this is a fantastic marinade.  It is a true family favorite that we make again and again at our house.  The only thing that would make it better is if we had a working grill to grill it on.  I prefer it grilled, but it works just as well cooking it in a skillet on the stove.

Friday, August 22, 2014

German Chocolate Cake

In our kitchen you can never have too many onions, garlic or "NUTS", in particular pecans. 

"German Chocolate Cake"

is one of those recipes that calls for lots of nuts. Well at least the frosting does.