It would be wrong of me not to share a couple of cocktail recipes during my 12 days of Christmas feature. So I created a dragon fruit bourbon martini. It’s perfect for the holidays. It’s sweet, sour and nicely blended to a creamy consistency. So good
Spring has been very reluctant to show its face in NY, so I still hanker for comfort food. But with warmer weather promised soon, I hope, I’m mindful of my fat intake, so I made a delicious batch of lean meatballs and they were spectacular, you have to give these a try.
Sometimes there is nothing better than a pile of food placed upon your dinner plate. Something you can really feast your eyes on and relish its gastronomic possibilities. When you need something to really tuck into come dinner time, I suggest you make skirt steak pile up. What is that you ask? Well it’s skirt steak underweight of sweet potato shoestring fries and buttermilk fried onions.
For Thanksgiving a large bird is not always an option for smaller families and those on a budget, so the dish I’m sharing with you today is very cost effective and can also be scaled up or down dependent upon the number of people you’re feeding. Yam and Cranberry Stuffed Turkey Tenderloin, it’s a great alternative to the traditional bird for Thanksgiving, and one turkey tenderloin is more than enough for one person.
Roast duck with orange sauce makes for a marvelous celebratory meal or Sunday supper. Apart from the duck’s delicious gamey taste bathed in a subtle orange sauce, it’s a cinch to cook. Today’s recipe is uncomplicated, the meat is cooked with a little seasoning and the boozy ingredient in the orange sauce gives the meal an interesting zing. The sauce is not the star in this dish though, the duck is, just add one-two tablespoons of orange sauce to each serving, the sauce should be barely there.
It’s Sunday, and me and Trevor was in the mood for some stuffed roast chicken. To be honest Trevor is usually in the mood for anything I put in front of him, but he exuded a truly gleeful expression once he realized he would be getting his chops around some stuffed roast chicken today.
I’m sure you’re wondering what my ode to Wayne has to do with shrimp rice noodles – well it’s a convoluted issue. I’ll explain.
As I have mentioned in my about me page, I have been cooking for very many years for my family and friends, so there are dishes that I create that have become fan favorites, and there are specific members of my family who just love everything I create. Well Wayne is the latter, he gets excited about everything that comes out of my kitchen – bless him.
So Wayne is vexed, he assumed when I started my blog he would be #1 taster, go-to-guy with a fork. Alas, that has not been the case. Creating my blog has been a labor of love, developing recipes to share, thinking of something pithy to write for each post and of course a smashing pic, and I’ve found that the best process is to do this alone and to take my time, lots of time, with an old movie playing in the background. So Wayne hasn’t had the opportunity to become Diverse Dinners’ trusted taster, which has resulted in his vexed state and often grumpy demeanor. I thought his testiness was due to him being tired, he works really hard.