Friday, February 27, 2009

Call Me Martha

That’s it. February has been insanely busy and is almost over. Starting in March, I made a promise to myself that I would be getting back on track towards becoming a Superhuman Stepford Wife Culinary Wizard. In a sexy pink apron, of course.

So, I need your help. More specifically, I need good recipes! Could you share with me some of your domestic goddessness and tell me your favorite?

Any comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. You all rock!

(p.s. My husband thanks you in advance.)


  1. Pork Tenderloin Dijon Honey Mustard's so yummy..I serve it with white/brown rice (and drizzle the extra sauce over) and a veggie..usually broccoli!! Sorry for the long comment :)
    • 2 pork tenderloins
    • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 shallots, minced
    • 1 cup Marsala wine
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat pork tenderloins generously with mustard. Oil a 9x13 inch baking dish.
    2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange tenderloins in pan, and brown the meat. Turn to brown evenly. Transfer meat to prepared baking dish.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Turn, and continue cooking for 20 minutes, or until desired doneness.
    4. Meanwhile, melt butter over medium heat in the same pan used to cook the pork. Cook shallots in butter until soft. Stir in Marsala, mustard, and cream, and cook until volume of liquid is reduced by half.
    5. Slice pork, and place on a serving dish. Spoon sauce over meat, and serve.

  2. My favorite dish is crab fettuccine Alfredo! It's a secret family recipe that my Aunt claims made my uncle fall in love with her. I am going to make it this week, so I'll post the recipe tomorrow!! Otherwise, I love Sandra Lee's Semi Homemade stuff cause it seems more complicated then it actually is!!

  3. Here is one I've been wanting to try! I tried Chicken Marsala, but didn't like it too much! PS I loooove cooking, esp. when I'm wearing a cute apron!

    INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)
    4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
    1 egg
    3 tablespoons lemon juice
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/8 teaspoon paprika
    1/4 cup butter
    2 teaspoons chicken bouillon powder
    1/2 cup boiling water

    In a small bowl, beat the egg together with 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice. Set aside.
    In a shallow bowl or dish mix together the flour, garlic powder and paprika. Dip the chicken in the egg/lemon mixture, then in the seasoned flour.
    In a large skillet, melt butter/margarine and brown the coated chicken pieces.
    Dissolve the bouillon in the boiling water, then add the remaining 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Pour liquid into skillet. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes, turning chicken pieces after 10 minutes, until chicken is tender. Garnish as desired and serve.

  4. Here are some of my favorite recipes so far. I am constantly trying new ones so just check back to my blog -

  5. I love reading food blogs...this is where 75% if the food I make comes from! Two I really love are:
    For the Love of Cooking:
    and Pioneer Woman Cooks:

    I've found some great AND easy things on both of these!!

  6. So those are all dinner recipes, so I thought I'd give you a lunch option! This recipe is really easy too, and makes tons, and keeps for awhile too. [Plus it looks pretty]

    Winter Pasta and Chicken Salad

    16 ounces rotini
    1 to 2 1/2 pounds roasting chicken
    1 pound seedless red grapes
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    1 pound spinach
    1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
    1 teaspoon ground pepper

    Cook chicken, remove skin, and discard bones; tear meat into bite size pieces. Cook pasta using 2 t salt; drain and cool. Coarsely chop spinach. Cut each grape in half. In large bowl, toss pasta with chicken, spinach, grapes, Parmesan cheese, 1 ½ t. salt and remaining ingredients to mix well. Serve at room temperature.

    This is one of my favorites, so enjoy :]

  7. I was on the Columbus knottie board and found your blog from there, but I'm also a Kent State grad and love reading your posts :-) Here is an amazingly easy, flavorful dinner that my picky husband loves (we're actually having it tomorrow night!):

    And I serve it on this rice, which is healthy, easy and makes a ton of food (great for leftovers!):

  8. As a fellow blogger on my way to becoming a Superhuman Stepford Wife Culinary Wizard, or housewife-in-training (H.I.T.) as I like to call it, I post a recipe about once a week or so. Check out my blog :)

    If you just want the recipes, here's a link for those:

    Enjoy :)


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