Garlic Roasted Potatoes [RECIPE]

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Coated with herbs and garlic, these roasted potatoes will wish you’d made more than just one batch! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Potatoes. There’s countless ways to make them, but one of my favorite ways has to be to roast these bad boys. It’s a quick and easy recipe, and best of all they cook in the oven while you work on getting the main dish ready on the stove top. Talk about multitasking! Read more of this post

Lucinda Scala Quinn’s Mad Hungry Shepherd’s Pie [RECIPE]

Shepherd's Pie

Lucinda Scala Quinn’s Mad Hungry Shepherd’s Pie (Photo by Jonathan Lovekin)

In his autobiography, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards tells of cooking two things at home: bangers and mash (sausage and mashed potatoes), and shepherd’s pie. Here, I have co-opted his idea of doubling up on the onions by adding a bonus layer of chopped, raw onions between the cooked onion–meat mixture and the potatoes. Save on dishes by sautéing the meat mixture in the same oven-safe, deep skillet you will bake the pie in. Alternatively, sauté the meat in a skillet and assemble the pie in a separate casserole dish. Read more of this post

Pork Medallions with Roasted Root Vegetables and Grapes [RECIPE]

Pork tenderloin with roasted root vegetables and grapes

Pork tenderloin with roasted root vegetables and grapes is a low calorie, low fat way to enjoy the bounty of the harvest season. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Few things say autumn to me like a huge platter of roasted veggies served alongside one of my favorite cuts of meat, pork tenderloin. I love it because it is a tasty cut that cooks quickly, but it also has great health benefits. If you’re watching your figure, tenderloin has only 93 calories per 3-ounce serving and is very lean. It is also rich in selenium which helps regulate your metabolism and protects the cells that line your blood vessels from damage. The addition of grapes lends moisture and a touch of natural sweetness to the meal. The best thing about this fall feast is that it looks simply gorgeous on your plate. Enjoy! Read more of this post

Cheesy Corn and Ham Chowder [RECIPE]

Cheesy corn and ham chowder

When you’re craving yummy comfort food, try our cheesy corn and ham chowder.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

When summer is nearing its end, I start craving soup! This one-pot wonder takes a bit of prep time because of all the chopping you have to do, but it is well worth it. It combines all my favorite things (including bacon, ham, fresh veggies and cheese) into one creamy, comforting chowder. Serve in big mugs, oversized bowls or hearty bread bowls, and you’ve got the recipe for an awesome way to start the autumn season. Now bring on the cold! Read more of this post

Stuffed Peppers [RECIPE]

Stuffed Peppers

Our grown-up stuffed peppers are a new spin on a family favorite. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Growing up, both our mothers made stuffed peppers for dinner because it was an inexpensive and wholesome meal that stretched a few ingredients to feed our families. However, I prefer this grown-up version because it incorporates sweet red peppers, flavored chicken sausage instead of beef, and Near East’s toasted pine nut couscous mix which adds a bit of spice to the filling. This recipe is pretty forgiving though, so feel free to substitute whatever ground meat you may have on hand. You can also use rice like our moms did if couscous isn’t available.  Read more of this post