3 posts from month 08/2015

Banana Muffins with Chocolate Ganache

I had two lonely overripe bananas on the counter and they inspired me to make them into something better.  I decided to do the mini-muffins for this recipe but you could easily adapt it to regular sized muffins and just cook them a couple of minutes longer.  These bite-sized treats are a really delicious after school or after soccer/baseball kind of snack or can just as easily make their way to a lovely brunch table.  The added bit of ganache might seem fancy ... Continue Reading

Pork Pot Stickers with Creamy Asian Dipping Sauce

These little bites are so great to have on hand for easy entertaining or a quick, on-the-go weeknight meal.  You can use ground chicken or ground turkey if you don't like ground pork, whatever you like.  It may seem like a lot of work to stuff and pinch that many little wonton wrappers but really it goes fast and you can do it in stages.  First, sauté the meat mixture and let that cool.  You can even refrigerate it for a few hours while you are ... Continue Reading

Greek Chicken Pitas with Fried Onion Rings

If you haven't tried marinating meat in Greek yogurt, you must.  It's similar to the idea of marinating in buttermilk.  The yogurt is tangy and thick and gives a coating to your chicken that tenderizes it and keeps it extremely moist during the cooking process.  By adding in a lot of spices like cumin, oregano, onion, a little paprika and lots of garlic you get this really wonderful, flavorful chicken that will surprise you.I happen to love a good Gyro but ... Continue Reading