I was at the store the other day grabbing some vinegar when I happened to notice a small bottle of Balsamic Reduction for sale, right next to the Balsamic Vinegar I was buying to make a reduction. But lemme tell ya, it was pricey! The bottle was darling, though, with a cute little cork, but even that couldn’t justify paying that much for a Simple Balsamic Reduction.
If there is ever a show stopper of a dessert that’s really just a big, easy “cheat” it’s got to be Pavlova. And this White Balsamic Strawberry Pavlova is a perfect ending for a summer party.
These Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts are pretty special. Roasted to perfection, they’re gorgeous as is, but you’ll want to take these one step further: Finish them off with a sweet, tart White Balsamic Vinaigrette.
I always make my salad dressings. Oh, I may have an “emergency” bottle in the fridge but I just pretty much ignore it.
Here’s a recipe to fall in love with – Chicken Tacos with Cherry Chipotle Salsa.
Do you make your own dressings? They’re one thing that I love to whip up at home. And one of my favorite dressings is a good Balsamic Vinaigrette. This one’s very simple, the kind of dressing that can be tossed together as an afterthought.
As summer morphs into fall, it’s fun to make recipes that still take advantage of the abundance of tomatoes out there (yes, it’s me again – the tomato lady, lol!) but to give them a heartier twist. And when that twist includes easy boneless-chicken breast and a simple balsamic vinegar reduction? When that twist is Balsamic Glazed Chicken Tomatoes? Well, count me in.
We all have those recipes we make over and over again, right? The ones we just about crave? The ones we pull out for an occasion. Birthdays, Company? Anniversaries? This Bacon Dried Cherry & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Tenderloin is one of those at our house. It’s an absolute show stopper!
It wasn’t too long ago that Bacon Jam came on my radar – I can tell you when – the week we featured it on our link party, Throwback Thursday, back in July. Well, the recipe looked marvelous, and I used it for inspiration. Thank, Chef Julianna of Foodie on Board! You’ve ruined me forever, btw!! I can’t imagine what my life would be like now without Bourbon Bacon Jam.
This is just a fun little whisper of a dessert, barely sweet and absolutely scrumptious. I don’t know why it took my so long to grill plums and serve them for dessert. I just didn’t “get” it. Now I do. Brushed lightly with honey and seared over high heat for just a minute totally intensified the flavor.
Does it ever seem like you can pinpoint, in time, when a recipe was developed if you’ve been in the habit of following food trends? And while some things are crazy (foams come to mind) others have staying power. I’m talking Roasted Vegetables and I’m talking Balsamic Vinegar. So I’m thinking late ’90’s, early 2000’s for this dish. And they’re just as good today as they were then.
If you’re looking for something a bit different, and if you’re like me and love anything with Balsamic vinegar, here’s a super easy pot roast for you. You don’t even need to brown this & I love skipping that messy step. 🙂 Do plan ahead for a long marinade, though.
Quick, easy and fresh, this grilled chicken is always a huge hit at my house – best of all, there’s really nothing to it. It’s the perfect thing to throw together on a weeknight for family and it’s impressive enough to throw together for friends or company.
A great balsamic vinaigrette will just blow you away! Not the store bought kind, ever – it has to be home-made to be any good, which is really no problem because it takes about three minutes to make.
I love to bake, especially for special occasions – I’ll pull out my magazines, watch the shows, leaf through cookbooks for weeks before a Holiday, anticipating making glorious desserts. But for everyday – well, I’m still trying to lose those same pounds, and I like to keep things simple AND frugal. Still, though, sometimes you just want a little sumpin, sumpin.