Monthly Archives: December 2009


Curried Lamb Stew over Coconut Scented Rice

By |2020-05-12T23:25:25+00:00December 14th, 2009|

I have been craving a lamb stew for ages. This past week has been in the 20s in Dallas, and for us, that may as well be Arctic temperatures. I've found a few lamb curry recipes, and decided to make some additions in the form of coconut, and red wine. I didn't heavily spice this dish, but it could surely benefit from a healthy amount of heat, though I'll leave those decisions to you. Served over some coconut-scented rice, this was a fantastic meal to warm up to.

Pan-Fried Pork Chops with a Cranberry-Orange Sauce

By |2020-05-12T23:25:14+00:00December 8th, 2009|

Last night was a wonderful night to attempt this dish. It was cold and drizzly here in Dallas, and it really felt like winter. I always tend to see pork chops as a cold-weather food, so this really hit the spot. The citrus combined with the cranberries and a bit of spice made this a dish I will certainly work into my winter repertoire. Served with some Carrot and Sweet Potato Mash, this dish is a satisfying sweet and savory dinner. I do hope you enjoy it if you try it - and you should! :)

Maple-Glazed Sweet Potato Casserole

By |2020-05-12T23:25:18+00:00December 5th, 2009|

Let's face it - sweet potato casserole is dessert masquerading as a Thanksgiving side dish. The sweetness of the topping varies from one home cook to the next, but my husband is a huge fan of marshmallows atop a creamy sweet potato puree. For this recipe, I used my homemade vanilla extract (which I promise I will get to in an upcoming post), some cinnamon and nutmeg, and butter and cream. You know, all of the good things in life. :)