Empanadas

While traveling in Argentina, I discovered one of my most favorite foods. Empanadas!  During our work with Recipe Key, we often discuss our favorite foods from our various travels around the world. Empanadas have a special place in our heart because they can be personalized and specialized for whoever is making them. We’ve made breakfast empanadas with eggs and bacon, dinner empanadas with ground beef and chili sauce, and dessert empanadas with fruit filling and cream. What a treat! Empanadas are also a great dinner party idea. Try making an assortment of them and let your guests mix and match the ones they’ll try.

Chicken Empanadas

Chicken Empanadas

Perfecto!!

Crockpot Recipes

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Have you ever used a slow cooker or a crockpot? My mother gave me her crockpot about a year ago because it had been sitting in her cabinet, used only a handful of times in the past 10 years. As soon as she gave it to me, I began dreaming up all of the fabulous meals I could throw together in the morning and enjoy after getting home from work in the evening. Most recently, I’ve made Homemade Applesauce, a Spicy Rum Cider, Pulled Pork. The pulled pork was to die for! I added the ingredients to the crockpot at about 11AM one evening and by 6PM – the meal was complete! So juicy and flavorful, the meat fell right off of the bone. For those on-the-go parents or working individuals – this is a great solution for you!

Homemade Apple Sauce

Homemade Apple Sauce

Recipe Key Starter Kits, Foodspirations and Changes

The Recipe Key Team made some updates last night, including moving Ingredient Match to the main page and added a new features Starter Kits and Foodspirations.

Starter Kits

Starter Kits allows you to choose your specific living situation and quickly add common ingredients to your pantry.

Foodspirations

Want a quick recipe idea? Start adding items to My Pantry and great recipes ideas will start showing up here. The best part is you will already have most of what you need to make them! Register or Login to Access this great new feature.

Look for more new features soon!

Baked Lamb Stew with Fresh Rosemary

Baked Lamb Stew with Fresh Rosemary

Baked Lamb Stew with Fresh Rosemary

Winter winter winter. For those of us in the Northeast, we’re in the heart of winter but we’re not letting it get us down. This week we’re experimenting with soups, stews, and all things hearty. As my mom would say, we’re making “stick to your ribs” meals. We’re experimenting with all types of ingredients – various meats, hearty vegetables, and strong flavors. Our favorite so far is this delectable lamb stew: we promise you’ll enjoy it!

Find the Recipe Here: Baked Lamb Stew with Fresh Rosemary

Nachos Grande – Superbowl

Superbowl Food - Nachos Grande

Superbowl Food - Nachos Grande

Just in time for the Super Bowl! I’m making this next week for my friends who are coming over for the game. It’s sure to be a football favorite. I come from a very large family. When everyone gathers on Sunday afternoons for the big game, this is the first game-time snack to disappear. The nachos have a little bit for everyone – spicy jalepenos, mild sour cream, and gooey cheese. Definitely a crowd pleaser.

Check out the recipe here:  Nachos Grande

Five Cup Fruit Salad

Five Cup Fruit Salad

Five Cup Fruit Salad

Traditionally a summer side-dish, this salad is a year-round favorite at my house. This mix of the tangy sour cream, sweet marshmallows, and citrusy oranges has a little something for everyone. Try it as a side dish when serving burgers on the grill or baking salmon in the oven. Or – save it as a sweet and fruity dessert!!

Check it Out Here: 5 Cup Fruit Salad

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Recipe Key Takes First Place in College Mogul and Vator.tv Challenge

We at Recipe Key are proud to announce that we placed First in the College Mogul and Vator.tv Challenge.

From Vator:

Vator competitions use the “wisdom of the crowds” approach to find true gems. At Vator, we let the Vator community determine the the top five companies, based off of number of votes, and company network size.From these top five, it’s up to the final judges, consisting of College Mogul’s team and the Vator founders (Cyril Brignone and Bambi Francisco), to determine which company will have a chance to present their company to VCs for free.

We are very excited to win this award and would like to thank all of the people that voted for us.  Check out the details at: http://www.vator.tv/competition/show/college-mogul-and-vatortv-challenge

Garlic Lime Salmon

Garlic Lime Salmon

Garlic Lime Salmon

My brother is just discovering the world of cooking. He and his roommates have been experimenting with a different recipe every night. This delicious salmon recipe was one of the first recipes they tried. Amazingly, it turned out great! They devoured it, according to his after-dinner report. And it’s simple. While growing up, he watched my mom spend hours in the kitchen each day and so when he realized that he could so easily and so quickly make something this delicious, he was amazed! Over Christmas, my mother tried the recipe and loved it as well. Proof that a good recipe can be successful across generations.

Check out the Recipe Here: Garlic Lime Salmon

Marinated Pork Loin

Pork Tenderloin Diane

Pork Tenderloin Diane

The other day I had a friend come over for dinner. When she got to my house, I told her we were having pork. She made a funny face and thought about making an excuse to go home. She had some imagined aversion to pork. I made her promise to give my pork recipe a chance. She took one bite and loved it. A well marinated pork loin melts in your mouth – and my friend was shocked. Try this recipe and get creative. If you LOVE garlic – add more! If you LOVE rosemary – mix it in! Enjoy!

Check out the Recipe: Marinated Pork Loin

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala is a favorite of mine to order when eating out at a restaurant. However, this dish is an easy one to make at home and enjoy more often than when just eating out. Get creative by using red wine instead of white. Add a variation of mushrooms. Try it with veal or thinly pounded beef. The cooking world is your oyster.

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

Check it out here: Chicken Marsala

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