VEGETABLE

Gazpacho with Grilled Shrimp

It’s the week before Christmas, and Rob and I have been to 4 parties in the last week.  We’ve had too much to drink and way too much decadent foods to sample.  So, we wanted something light and healthy for dinner. To begin our search we went to the Farm […]

 
Pasta Carbonara - Great Neighborhood Cooks

Pasta Carbonara

Our daughter asked if I would be willing to spend 2 weeks in August watching her to girls Sophie (17) & Georgia (13). while she went to a writer’s conference in Vermont.  I love these girls and of course said yes!  Let me tell you about “babysitting” for a 17 year with a driver’s license, an evening job at a restaurant and her own car & a 13-year-old with a million friend within walking distance.  I never saw them unless it was to go to the mall or out for lunch!

 
grandmas sweet ketchup - Great Neighborhood Cooks

Grandma Nora’s Sweet Ketchup

This recipe originally came from my Grandma Aman and is much coveted by family members. It’s a must autumn and winter delight. In fact, I was back in upstate New York this summer visiting our daughter and grandchildren and was soon asked to make a fresh batch of ketchup. My youngest sister Mary and I made a huge batch calling for 56pounds of tomatoes which took an entire day. Whew!! Our family typically serves this with pork and sauerkraut or meatloaf but there are many other possibilities such as hamburgers or pot roast. I usually double the recipe as peeling 14 pounds of tomatoes takes some time. Just bring a large pot of water to boil, drop in tomatoes and when they start to blister remove, cool and peel.

 
GARLIC ROASTED CARROTS - Great Neighborhood Cooks

GARLIC ROASTED CARROTS

It’s a Foodie’s dream come true – homemade bread and pastries, real NY bagels, a huge variety of local cheeses, fresh seafood, BBQ, delicious New England Lobster rolls, flowers and much, much more.

 
CRASH HOT POTATOES - Great Neighborhood Cooks

Crash Hot Potatoes

I have to admit I stole this recipe for The Pioneer Woman. I had one of those awful summer colds and I was laying on the couch feeling miserable watching the Food Network.

 
ASIAN MARINATED PORK CHOPS - Great Neighborhood Cooks

Asian Marinated Pork Chops

Rob & I eat a lot of chicken & fish. Sometimes it’s great to grill a nice thick pork chop. We had some friends over for dinner one evening and I didn’t feel like another trip to the grocery store. Found 6- 1″ thick bone in pork chops in the freezer and gave it an Asian flair. Grilled the pork chops to medium and they were incredibly tender juicy. Served with sautéed garlic spinach and baked sweet potatoes. Yum!!