Category: Spring Mains

Fall Appetizers

Brazilian Empadas

The famous Brazilian meat pies also known as empanadas!  We really enjoy having empadas in the summer either for lunch or dinner with a salad! They are excellent to take on a picnic or to a party as an appetizer (see below).  Bonus…they can be eaten hot or at room temperature! 

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Pre-Cooking Spareribs

I have seen many recipes that ask for the ribs to be pre-cooked before finishing on the barbecue. The recipe asks that the ribs be separated and then boiled for some time. Oops…I think this method not only toughens the meat but a

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Barbequing and Grilling

“Tandoori” Chicken

I have made this recipe many, may times since I came across it.  It was always a big hit when I made it for events when I was a corporate caterer.  And it’s  so easy too!  We like to cook

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Grilled Beef Ribs With Ginger Sauce

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I have fond memories of sharing these ribs with friends at dinner in the backyard one night. Every time one of the men finished a rib, they simply flung them

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Eggplant And Peppers With Rice Filling

The rice filling is delicious and redolent with mediterranean spices and it’s vegetarian.**  I have made this recipe using zucchini, peppers & added ground beef to the filling. Love that it can be served warm or at room temperature.  Perfect for a hot

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Joe’s Tuscan Chicken

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. If you want to have the most delicious, easy chicken, then do what Joe does and “Tuscanize” the chicken!   It always turns out so darned good considering just how really

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Fall Mains

Eggplant And Lamb Stacks

This recipe definitely passes the test at our house!  Although I prefer to use eggplant when in season, I do buy it off season.  Ground beef can be substituted for the lamb if you like. Makes 4 Servings 2 medium eggplants,

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Spinach Salad

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This is a delicious main course salad.  Makes a wonderful late spring or summer meal using locally grown spinach from a market or from your own garden.  The lemony dressing really adds sparkle

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Asian Barbecued Pork

You could roast the pork in the oven or, my preferred method, cooking on the barbecue. The pork can be used not only as part of an Asian meal but sliced and served as an appetizer, cut up for fried

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Citrus Spiced Chicken

I often make this tasty chicken with thighs, but bone-in chicken breast halves are very good too! A nice side dish would be my Saffron Rice With Chorizo.** Grated rind & juice of 1 orange Grated rind & juice of

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