Pork Chops with Balsamic Roasted Vegetables and Gorgonzola

Pork Chops with Balsamic Roasted Vegetables and Gorgonzola - Chew Nibble Nosh

After being married for close to nineteen years (next week!) to my husband, I’ve gotten to know him and his tastes pretty well.  I have to admit, he’s very polite when it comes to dinner time.  He never complains, even if what I’m serving for dinner isn’t exactly what he was in the mood for. It doesn’t matter if we’re having cereal or a four course meal, he’ll eat it with a smile on his face.  Although, with the cereal, he probably sneaks back into the pantry after dinner. And he’s very patient as I snap picture after picture of dinner, trying to get the right shot, before serving it up.  I know that’s not a common problem in most households, but in our house, it’s a “thing”. He’s a trooper, and always has been, even before I started this blogging gig.

Roasted Vegetable Sauce – Celebrate the Sauce Giveaway with Tuttorosso!

Roasted Vegetable Sauce - Chew Nibble Nosh

I was so excited when my friends at Tuttorosso got in touch with me about their holiday promotion this year.  In the spirit of the season, they are “Celebrating the Sauce”, with amazing Sunday-dinner-type special recipes, as well as the most important ingredient needed for dinner…YOU!

Tuttorosso has recently launched a beautiful new website, full of ideas and recipes to inspire all of us year round, not just during the holiday season.  As a special gift to their Facebook fans, they are hosting a month-long Facebook promotion called “Celebrate the Sauce”.  Everyone who enters will have a chance to win one of 1,000 Tuttorosso aprons, heirloom wooden spoons and one fabulous grand prize, a Martha Stewart Cookware set!  Just head over to Tuttorosso’s contest page to check out the details.

Roasted Apple, Vegetable and Kielbasa Bake – #CookForHealthSeptember

Roasted Apple, Vegetable and Kielbasa Bake #CookForHealthSeptember - Chew Nibble Nosh

I know it’s just under the wire, but I wanted to sneak this post in before the month, and the contest, were up!  If you’ve been following my Facebook feed, you may have noticed a contest I spoke about called Cook For Health September.  It’s the brainchild of Alex and Sonja Overhiser, over at the amazing A Couple Cooks.  They’ve partnered up with Green BEAN Delivery, my favorite organic produce delivery group, to help promote healthy eating and meals made with healthy, seasonal, unprocessed foods…especially in their home state, and my home state, of Indiana.

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Roasted Mushrooms with Balsamic, Garlic and Thyme

Roasted Mushrooms with Balsamic Garlic and Thyme - Chew Nibble Nosh

 As you’ve probably guessed after reading this blog, there’s not much I won’t eat.  Up until recently, however, mushrooms were on my No-Fly list.  My parents have told me time and time again, that when I still small enough to be in a high chair, I loved mushrooms so much that my mom would saute some to have with dinner, and my dad would have to fight me for them.  I don’t believe them. I don’t ever remember a time as a child when I came near a mushroom without cringing.

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon & Garlic

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Garlic - Chew Nibble NoshJust when you think I can’t possibly roast another vegetable…it’s happened again!  This is yet another example of how roasting makes all veggies better.  Really.  Incredibly good.  So good, that Emily’s eyes rolled back in her head when she tried it.

This time, it’s broccoli.  I know, I know.  I never would have thought broccoli would be a good candidate for roasting either, but then I ran across a roasted broccoli recipe in Ina Garten’s cookbook Back to Basics.  There, she tossed the roasted broccoli and garlic with lemon, Parmesan  pine nuts, and basil. Looked good to me!  I figured I’d give it a try that night with dinner.