Pork Tenderloin in Thyme and White Wine Cream Sauce

This is another one of those recipes that I can’t technically include as a new recipe because I made it once before starting this blog. That being said, it’s one of my wife’s favourites, and one that she has insisted that I include in this blog. I technically made it about two weeks ago, but was too swamped posting new recipes to sneak this one in, so I’m making up for that now. This is one of two different recipes I’ve done with pork tenderloin, and I’m really pleased with how easy it has been to work with. An overarching theme of … Continue reading Pork Tenderloin in Thyme and White Wine Cream Sauce

Emmental-Stuffed Chicken Breasts w/ Caramelized Apples and Onions AND No-Bake Cheesecake

Tonight, Mateja and I had the opportunity to do one of our favourite things aside from travelling: hosting friends for dinner. It made for a pretty crazy afternoon of grocery shopping and cooking, but it was well worth it in the end. I’m proud to say that dinner was only half an hour late, though that was with a planned start time of 7pm. As neither one of these recipes was new to me, I’ve decided to include them as a single post even though they are such a contrast to each other. Personally, if I had to choose between … Continue reading Emmental-Stuffed Chicken Breasts w/ Caramelized Apples and Onions AND No-Bake Cheesecake

07 – Not-So-Fast Fried Chicken

Day 17 of this cooking challenge, and the discouragement is finally settling in. How I’m going to get through 100+ new recipes this year, AND blog about them all, is suddenly a bit of a concern. I honestly don’t doubt that I’ll be able to complete the challenge – that’s not the problem. The problem is that I’m wondering what form the posts will take once I start to feel the crunch of daily life. Until now I’ve acted as though blogging from 10pm-12:30am on a weeknight is a healthy endeavor unlikely to affect either my physical and/or mental health, … Continue reading 07 – Not-So-Fast Fried Chicken

04 – Chocolate Celebration Cake

As the saying goes: if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Evidently, whoever coined that term didn’t account for the fact that each attempt costs $15 in dark chocolate alone. I gather that you’ve made the assumption by now that things did not go well with this recipe; how perceptive you are. Apparently cakes are difficult to make “pretty”. After lamenting over the look of my final result, my mom and younger sister started talking of freezing cakes and applying thin base layers of icing before the real icing, and why cakes in magazines always have so much icing … Continue reading 04 – Chocolate Celebration Cake

03 – Beef Barley Soup

Currently, there are approximately 1 1/2 pounds of uncooked stewing beef just sitting in my fridge, feeling very unloved. As well-intentioned as I might be, I was supposed to have used it two days ago. Having made my first quiche AND my first “Beef Barley Soup” this past Sunday, I figured I would be able to replicate the two-recipes-in-one-afternoon task again. That sort of plan doesn’t work very well when the quiche gets started at 10:30pm on a weeknight. So I put it off until last night, when I decided I was too hungry to wait the 1 1/2 hours for the … Continue reading 03 – Beef Barley Soup