There's something about a pork roast that looks absolutely beautiful, especially when it's done up as a crown roast. Just the simple art of tying it up and standing it on its end makes the meat look elegant enough to serve to the most special of special guests. And yet, with careful planning, it can be pulled of with very little effort. If you're looking for something to wow your guests with, then be sure to add this slow-grilled crown roast of pork to your repertoire. Get the recipe, just read more
With all this pig on the brain (it is the year of the pig (oink oink!) and the other day was national pig day), I figured today's Sunday dinner could be a nice slow roasted pork tenderloin. I really enjoy a good tenderloin - although I must admit, the size and shape of them are sort of odd and creep me out if I think too hard about it - I know it's unappetizing to think this, but don't they sort of look like large slimy slugs... Anyways, I try not to think about it for too long because they can be super tasty. The best part about a pork tenderloin is that it is pretty simple to do. As long as you don't overcook it (here's where a reliable oven thermometer comes in handy), it can be nice and juicy and delicious. Since we're still within the 15 days of Chinese New Year I thought I'd give this recipe for an Asian Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin a try. To check out the recipe, read more
Everyone I know is crazy about Thai food. I'm not sure how much longer the craze will last (I think North African is going to become the new Thai, which was the new Chinese), so while everyone is still gaga for it, I've decided that I should find some Thai inspired recipes to share. For tonight's Sunday Dinner I've decided to treat you to a Roasted Lemongrass Chicken. It's fragrant and moist and can be served with or without a Sweet Lime Sauce. For the recipe read more
When we all crave beautiful hearty meals in the winter, roasting is a wonderful almost fail-proof option. Roasting takes practice and your first roast may not come out as planned.
Ending up with a beautifully browned yet super moist turkey or crispy on the outside tender on the inside roast beef isn't as easy as following a chart with cooking times listed per pound. Sure it says a 15 lb turkey will take about three hours to cook. But the "about" is what makes me nervous. When planning a meal that revolves around a roast it's essential to make sure that it doesn't come out overdone because you can't exactly prepare for a ruined roast and sometimes the only solution is to dial your favorite pizzeria. To help avert disaster, I've listed some of my handy roasting tips. read more
As FitSugar pointed out, you don't have to be Jewish to love a good potato latke. Well, the same can be said for a full Hanukkah dinner. I mean, who could turn down a hearty veggie soup, roasted meats and more latkes!
For a fantastic Hanukkah dinner plan I turned to Joan Nathan for inspiration. She's one of the foremost authorities (if not THE foremost authority) on Jewish cooking. With several Jewish cookbooks under her belt (including The Jewish Holiday Cookbook), I knew she couldn't let me down. For a great Sauerbraten (which literally means sour roast) recipe, read more