Pork Back Ribs with Orange Marmalade Sauce

Pork Back Ribs with Orange Marmalade Sauce

Pork Back Ribs with Orange Marmalade Sauce

Recipe by:  Designs by Jeanne R

Through much trial and error over the years, I’ve discovered that the secret to really tender, juicy ribs is to cook them low and slow. I bake mine in the oven, from late in the morning, and pretty much forget about them until dinner time.  The way I cook mine, you’ll need a large roasting pan with a good fitting lid.  This is a necessity, as this method involves hardly any liquid, but it forms a nice steam.  I’ve used all sorts of liquids, from juices to ale, but I find that good old fashioned water does the trick, with the majority of flavor coming from the sauce that gets added at the end. Continue reading

Lemon Basil & Peppercorn Chicken

Basil, Lemon & Peppercorn Chicken

Basil, Lemon & Peppercorn Chicken

There’s something about fresh basil that feels like sunshine!
This recipe was inspired by a gift of fresh basil from my neighbor, Sandy.  For the first time in years, I don’t have basil growing in my herb garden, and she was gracious enough to offer trimmings of her healthy basil plants. As she presented them to me over our back wall, the spicy, almost pepper-like fragrance wafted through the air.
The wheels started turning, and I knew I wanted to make something equally as fresh and healthy. Continue reading