turkey meatloaf with kickin’ sauce 

My inspiration. Rain again. Wanting to make meatloaf since I realized last time around was two years ago. Sour dough bread around. Kickin’ sauce still available… Why not turkey loaf with kickin’ sauce? Of note, I’m not a fan of ketchup so using my own sauce instead is the plan. And since your own sauce…

grilled pork chops with apple wine chutney

Pork loin chops always bring to mind, apples. Could be the midwest in me, but I need to have some sweet with my chops. And in this case, a little wine to the mix didn’t hurt!  

kickin’ sauces and dishes that sizzle with them

Two kinds of kickin’ sauces combined to make the ultimate sauce. Started out making chimichurri sauce for some flank steaks and then the next day made what was supposed to be ketchup but it turned out to be much more than that as a base sauce you can play around with. Combined the chimi and the…

lalalasagna!

For this, I did look at lot of recipes and then forged my own ideas. Nothing in particular caught my eye. My inspiration was cottage cheese that was around, fresh bone broth I just made (providing shredding chicken) and I just wanted to make lasagna with chicken (again all this rain!). The last time I…

vodka penne 

It seems that when I’m really craving vodka penne I have to make it, as I can never seem to find it on any restaurant menu anymore. I needed to bone up on how to make it (I made it I think 4 years ago last time and it was amazing!), so I referred to…

orange liqueur olive oil pound cake with pomegranate glaze

The main inspiration on this one was a special gift for a dear friend’s birthday- the ideas started flowing remembering  a rum cake the previous week at another good friend’s party (could I do it without a bundt cake pan and with another liqueur and get similar results?), having access to a very old bottle…

mi amore sauce

He said, “Jenn this is the best sauce I’ve ever had in my life… and I’m Italian” hence we named it so. Sauces are definitely something at this point I don’t really think about… they just happen and evolve.                                

Holy fish! Caribbean cayenne mahi and lemon almond kale

A game play delay resulted in a dinner unexpected a few days later… Planning to cook on a Friday when last minute plan changes came up, resulted in prepping the fish and then letting it sit for a few days. Mahi was prepared with olive oil and topped with a blend of “magical” Caribbean spice…