“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

Monthly Archives: October 2015


1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
ground black pepper to taste
1/2 pound Pastrami


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix brown sugar, rice vinegar, maple syrup, and black pepper in a small bowl.
Place Pastrami slices on cooling rack set over a baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, turn slices, and bake another 5 minutes.
Remove pastrami and brush both sides with brown sugar mixture. Return to the oven and bake another 5 minutes.
Repeat basting every 5 minutes until pastrami is browned and crisp.



1 Box of Pasta – Penne or Spirals
1 Cup Fresh Basil
1/3 Cup Almonds – Plain or Roasted
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1 Garlic Clove
1-2 tsp Lemon Juice
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper


  1. Cook the Pasta
  2. In a blender, blend the Basil, Almonds, Garlic Clove until finely chopped.
  3. Add the Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Salt and Pepper and blend until smooth.
  4. Once the pasta is ready and cooled off, add the pesto sauce and mix until all the pasta is fully covered.



2 cups ketchup
1 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
5 tablespoons light brown sugar
5 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon ground mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for about 30-40 minutes.


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