Tag Archives: Pear

Instant Pot Korean Beef

Before summer comes and while you’re still craving something heartwarming, make this Instant Pot Korean Beef. You’re gonna love everything about it. Your family is gonna love it. Your friends are gonna love it. And you’re gonna feel like a veritable goddess of the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Korean Beef, so simple and so good!
Instant Pot Korean Beef, so simple and so good!
Continue reading Instant Pot Korean Beef
Advertisements

Bulgogi (Korean Beef)

Korean Bulgolgi, I'm talking about wafer thin slices of tender beef, marinated overnight. Then grilled (or in this case) cooked in a skillet until the edges caramelize This is insane!

Is it just me or is Korean food trending, now? It’s hard to tell sometimes because when I crave sumpin’, I seem to see it everywhere! I’m blaming Momofuku. I keep hearing so much about the restaurants and books and owner/chef David Chang.

Bulgolgi, I'm talking about wafer thin slices of tender beef, marinated overnight. Then grilled (or in this case) cooked in a skillet until the edges caramelize
Bulgolgi, I’m talking about wafer thin slices of tender beef, marinated overnight. Then grilled (or in this case) cooked in a skillet until the edges caramelize.

Continue reading Bulgogi (Korean Beef)

Harvest Wild Rice Salad with Citrus Dressing

Harvest Wild Rice Salad with Oranges, apples & pears & a citrus vinaigrette

I recently made the Stuffed Chicken Roast from Better Home & Garden’s December 2015 issue – I couldn’t help but be inspired by their Harvest Wild Rice Salad, served alongside. Gorgeous greens, wild rice and a citrus dressing caught my eye. Toss in a few apples, pears and toasted pecans and sprinkle on a few dried cranberries or cherries and you have a salad!

Wild Rice Harvest Salad with Citrus Dressing
Wild Rice Harvest Salad with Citrus Dressing

Continue reading Harvest Wild Rice Salad with Citrus Dressing

Roasted Pears with Lemon Cream & Maple Caramel Syrup

These Roasted Pears are drenched in a Maple Caramel Syrup and served with Lemon Curd Cream then garnished with Praline. Showstopper!

For once I don’t have too much to say about a recipe – only that I became utterly enamoured with the idea of this when I was leafing through a Midwest Magazine. I was wowed! Perfect for fall, perfect for Thanksgiving and perfect for me! The recipe makes eight servings, but for these photos, I made a smaller version.

Roasted Pears with Lemon Cream and Maple Caramel Syrup
Roasted Pears with Lemon Cream and Maple Caramel Syrup

Continue reading Roasted Pears with Lemon Cream & Maple Caramel Syrup

Any Fruit Crisp with Streusel Topping

Apple Crisp is American as Apple Pie, but fruit crisps are so good with many fruits or combinations. I’ve been making variations with this simple recipe for years – so easy it’s almost a non-recipe. Don’t let that fool ya, though, these crisps are always beautiful, brimming with fresh fruit flavor.

Any Fruit Crisp - this is Apple with the addition of Ginger Caramel
Any Fruit Crisp – this is Apple with the addition of Ginger Caramel

Continue reading Any Fruit Crisp with Streusel Topping

Healthy Harvest Salad

Such a classic - shaved pears and apples and a home-made dressing

I was first introduced to Harvest Salad at a friend’s house and immediately took to the crunch of pears and apples combined with the crisp lettuce, the chewy dried cranberries and the lovely dressing…I’ve since “remade” not only the salad but the recipe here in my home and in doing so, made it not only a bit healthier but also the most decadent Harvest Salad you’re ever likely to eat.

Healthy Harvest Salad
Healthy Harvest Salad

Continue reading Healthy Harvest Salad

Spinach Quinoa Salad with Candied Pecans

Spinach & Quinoa Salad. So good but the candied pecans make the salad!

There’s salad, and then there’s SALAD – you know, the one that shouts rather than whispers?  The one you want MORE of…the salad that has that little something extra to take it over the top.  What is it about salty, sweet, tart that makes you want to take another bite and another and another…

Spinach Quinoa Salad with Candied Pecans
Spinach Quinoa Salad with Candied Pecans

Continue reading Spinach Quinoa Salad with Candied Pecans

Bosc Pears with Balsamic Reduction . $1.50

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.

Bosc Pears with Balsamic Reduction
Bosc Pears with Balsamic Reduction

Continue reading Bosc Pears with Balsamic Reduction . $1.50

Spiced Tea – Warm or Cold

The Best!! Tea mixed with pineapple and pear, apple cider and citrus! Then a touch of cinnamon and clove. Everyone will go nuts over this!

Pineapple, pear, cider and citrus set off by just the right touch of cinnamon and clove. How good does this Spiced Tea sound? It’s a bit unusual, and everyone who tastes it will beg you to make it or ask for the recipe.

Spiced Tea, hot or cold. Serve as is or make it into a punch.s or make as a Punch
Spiced Tea, hot or cold. Serve as is or make it into a punch.

Continue reading Spiced Tea – Warm or Cold