Archives for June 2010

Beef Fajitas

Spice blend 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon paprika (for more kick, use hot paprika) 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper Marinade 2 tablespoons oil juice from one lime 2 tablespoons spice blend 2 pounds of […]

Lemon Dill Cream Cheese to Top Your Morning Bagel

Our dill is in. Not only is it in the spots we planted last year, but I had let it go to seed in our container herb garden last year. We then spread the dirt from that pot into our new raised garden beds, and now there are tiny dill plants coming up everywhere. Not […]

Lemon Dill Cream Cheese

8 ounces cream cheese 1/2 lemon, juiced 1 lemon, zested 2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced Mix together cream cheese ,lemon zest and juice and minced dill. Refrigerate until ready to use. Serve on toasted bagels with smoked salmon or on crackers as an appetizer. Makes 8 ounces.

Weekly Dinner Menu: 6/21/10

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we’re benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked […]

Real Food on a Real Budget: A Giveaway

This past February at Blissdom I met Stephanie from Keeper of the Home, and I instantly realized that we had a few things in common, the least of which being we both strive to raise our families on a diet that consists of real food. In Stephanie’s book Real Food on a Real Budget: How […]

Ginger-Soy Beef Tenderloin Kebabs

Frequent readers of this blog should be well aware that during certain times of the year our local grocer marks down the beef tenderloin to a price more representative of sirloin. When this happens, we stock up. We have shared a few ways we prepare this: on the grill as bacon-wrapped fillets or in a […]

Soy Ginger Beef Kebabs

3 pounds tenderloin ½ cup soy sauce 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons sesame oil (other varieties are ok) 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon minced ginger 1 tablespoon mirin 1 teaspoon wasabi (optional) 10 bamboo skewers Cut the tenderloin into one-inch cubes. Combine soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, mirin […]