Red Curry Steak Fajitas

Red Curry Steak Fajitas

Don’t let the name of this dish fool you. Red curry doesn’t taste anything like its yellow and green counterparts, so if you tend to shy away from anything called “curry,” you might want to give this one a try! Red curry paste can be very spicy depending on the brand,...

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Ribeye Nuggets with Jalapeño Pesto

Ribeye Nuggets with Jalapeño Pesto

So, how hot do you like it? I’m talking jalapeños here, so don’t let your mind wander! I like a little bit of spice, but not too much. So I remove both the seeds and the ribs from my jalapeños. The seeds contain most of the heat, but it’s also in those white ribs. The...

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Coffee Rubbed Steak Strips

Coffee Rubbed Steak Strips

The intoxicating smell and delicious taste of coffee is one of the miracles of this world. So, why limit its use to just that morning jolt? I’m a big fan of using coffee to enhance the chocolate flavor of a dessert or the savory goodness of an amazing steak. My family...

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Beef with Snow Peas

Beef with Snow Peas

By changing the protein and/or the veggies, you can do just about anything with this recipe. Don’t like snow peas? Throw in some broccoli! Or how about a stir-fry with carrots, zucchini, and bok choy? Substitute chicken thighs or pork for the beef, and you can change...

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Oregon Pork

Oregon Pork

I couldn’t resist a recipe salute to my home state of Oregon! The harmonious flavor combination of a nice Oregon Pinot Noir, toasted hazelnuts, and mushrooms is hard to beat. You can use any red wine you prefer, but a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a perfect addition...

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Red Onion Balsamic Pork Bites

Red Onion Balsamic Pork Bites

Oh, balsamic vinegar, how I love thee! You can make anything taste great with a little bit of that delicious liquid. Plus, it reduces easily, so you look like a pro in the kitchen. Just add aromatics like garlic and rosemary, simmer them in balsamic vinegar and a...

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Chili Lime Pork Medallions

Chili Lime Pork Medallions

This recipe is my personal favorite, not only because it cooks up in a jiffy in a single pan, but also because it looks and tastes like I put a lot of effort into it. Little does everyone know that it takes about 10 minutes to prep and another 5 or 6 minutes to cook!...

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Chicken Picatta Bites

Chicken Picatta Bites

One of the tricks of turning meals into make-ahead entrées is to look at your go-to dinners and see how you can make the process more user-friendly. These delectable Chicken Picatta Bites started out as full chicken breasts that were marinated, pan-roasted, blah,...

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Chicken with Mushrooms and Balsamic Cream Sauce

Chicken with Mushrooms and Balsamic Cream Sauce

So tasty! So quick to prepare! You can even make this dish at home for a quick weeknight meal that your family will think you spent the whole day preparing! Yay for innocently deceiving your family! We also love to bring this dish along when we go camping; it’s like...

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Cashew Lime Chicken

Cashew Lime Chicken

Sizzling, tangy lime chicken covered in roasted cashews and chopped cilantro? And all in one pan for easy clean-up? Yes, please! Once you taste this lively dish, you’ll make it at home and not just on vacation in your hotel room. The only thing missing is the takeout...

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