Tag Archives: Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted Sweet Potato & Brussels Sprouts

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts, roasted to perfection then tossed with a White Balsamic & Honey Vinaigrette

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.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts with a White Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts, Dried Cherries, and a White Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette

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Chicken Tacos with Cherry Chipotle Salsa

Shredded Chicken Tacos with Cherry Chipotle Salsa

Here’s a recipe to fall in love with – Chicken Tacos with Cherry Chipotle Salsa.

Chicken Tacos with Cherry Chipotle Salsa
Chicken Tacos with Cherry Chipotle Salsa

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Watermelon & Tomato Salad

watermelon tomato salad: fresh, delicious & easy. If you love them on their own, you'll love them together!

So a few days ago I posted the most marvelous Peach Glazed Pork Tenderloin. It was a huge hit at our house. What wasn’t a hit was the Watermelon and Tomato Salad. So I tinkered (and after the tinkering) loved it. And I made it again, today, just to be sure.

Watermelon and Tomato Salad
Watermelon and Tomato Salad

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Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette

Bacon Balsamic Vinaigrette from the famed Magnolia Grill. Perfect for summer or fall (or anytime!) Easy, too.

I’ve never eaten at the famed Magnolia Grill in Durham, North Carolina. I heard of it only through recipes that had popped up in food magazines here and there. That’s where I got the recipe, years ago, for Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette.

Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette Dressing
Magnolia Grill’s Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette

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Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette - so good you'll want to make this all the time.

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.

Simple Balsamic on Arugula, Beet & Goat Cheese Salad
Simple Balsamic on Arugula, Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

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Balsamic Glazed Chicken & Tomatoes

Balsamic Glazed Chicken & Tomatoes - so simple & so good. The big surprise? Those tomatoes steal the show.

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? Well, count me in.

Balsamic Glazed Chicken & Tomatoes
Balsamic Glazed Chicken & Tomatoes

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Updated Panzanella Salad

Updated Panzanella - the salad is great, but the croutons are heaven!

When I came across an article on line from the Seattle Times about Panzanella, I knew some of my tomatoes were destined for greatness. There was a Panzanella I knew I’d love! One with lovely, slightly crisp, slightly chewy home-made “croutons” in it.

Classic Panzanella Updated with Croutons and the Best Balsamic Dressing
Classic Panzanella Updated with Croutons and the Best Balsamic Dressing

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Bacon, Dried Cherry & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

A great company or special night dish. This pork tenderloin just jumps with flavor! Perfect for fall.

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? Tuesday? This Bacon, Dried Cherry & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Tenderloin is one of those. If you’re like me, you’ll just look for an excuse. And you’ll double the recipe and make two!

Bacon, Dried Cherry & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Tenderloin
Bacon, Dried Cherry & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Tenderloin

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Bourbon Bacon Jam

It wasn’t too long ago that Bacon Jam came on my radar – I can tell you when – the week we featured it on Throwback Thursday, back in July. Well, the recipe looked marvelous, and I used it for inspiration! Thank you, Chef Julianna of Foodie on Board! (You’ve ruined me, btw!!) If you’re cooking burgers or brats on Labor Day, think about serving up this condiment! The best condiment, evah!

Bourbon Bacon Jam
Bourbon Bacon Jam

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