Monthly Archives: May 2014

Smoked Pork Tenderloin with BlackBerry Bar-B-Que Sauce

The sauce on this smoked pork tenderloin is deliciously fruity, with a smoky hot finish.  You will be amazed at the flavors in this sauce and it makes the pork is juicy and delicious.  The recipe makes plenty so give it a try on chicken and ribs too. Blackberry Bar-b-que Sauce 2 pints fresh blackberries, washed and sorted 1 T… (more…)

My New Adventures

I have always been fascinated with jewelry.  How they make it, how it is designed, etc.  I love looking at it, shopping for it, wearing it, etc.  There isn’t anything about jewelry that I don’t love so when my daughter asked me to take a metalsmithing class with her, I jumped at the chance.  The class would teach us how… (more…)

Sauteed Kale Salad

When I was growing up in Southern Illinois, it was an annual tradition to serve wilted lettuce salads from the first spring greens out of the garden.  Mom would pile the bibb lettuce in a bowl, fry some bacon, splash some vinegar into the hot bacon grease and drizzle that over the lettuce.  It was warm and delicious.  This recipe… (more…)