Herb-Crusted Prime Rib


Herb-Crusted Prime Rib

Herb-Crusted Prime Rib

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at



Prime rib always makes an impression on a holiday dinner table.  But it’s actually easy to prepare.  This roast is wonderfully flavored with lots of fresh herbs.

          Jennifer Dennis                                                                 Alhambra, California

Herb-Crusted Prime Rib Recipe


Herb-Crusted Prime Rib

1 large shallot, coarsely chopped

6 garlic cloves, quartered

3 Tbsp. minced fresh rosemary or 1 Tbsp. dried rosemary

2 Tbsp. minced fresh oregano or 2 tsp. dried oregano

2 Tbsp. minced fresh thyme or 2 tsp. dried thyme

2 Tbsp. minced fresh sage or 2 tsp. rubbed sage

2 Tbsp. olive oil

3 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. salt

1 bone-in beef rib roast (4 lbs.)

Sauce:     1 ½ cups reduced-sodium beef broth

1 cup dry red wine or additional reduced-sodium beef broth

1 tsp. butter

½ tsp. salt


Preheat oven to 350 F.  Place the first six ingredients in a food processor; cover and pulse until finely chopped.  Add oil, pepper and salt; cover and process until blended.  Rub over roast.  Place on a rack in a large roasting pan.

Bake, uncovered for 1 ¾ to 2 ¼ hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare thermometer should read 145 F; medium, 160 F.; well-done, 170 F.)

Remove roast to a serving platter and keep warm; let stand 15 minutes before slicing.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring broth and wine to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1 cup.  Remove from heat; stir in butter and salt.  Slice roast; serve with sauce.          8 serving


(Recipe for Herb-Crusted Prime Rib was in www.tasteofhome.com, 2014)


Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries


Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at



A local restaurant got me hooked on sweet potato fries.  I started making them at home with different seasonings to match the taste.  I’m thrilled with the results!!

         Jackie Gregston                                                                                                Hallsville, Texas


Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries

3 Tbsp. olive oil

 Tbsp. minced fresh rosemary

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tsp. cornstarch

¾ tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ¼ inch julienned strips (about 2 ¼ lb.)


In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients.  Add sweet potatoes; shake to coat.

Arrange in a single layer on two 15 x 10 inch baking pans coated with cooking spray.  Bake uncovered at 425 F. for 30-35 minutes or until tender and lightly browned, turning occasionally.         4 servings


(Recipe for Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries was on www.tasteofhome.com, 2014)


Cranberry Apple Stuffed Pork Loin

Cranberry Apple Stuffed Pork Loin

Cranberry Apple Stuffed Pork Loin


This Cranberry Apple Stuffed Pork Loin is from Diabetic Connect.  This dish can be made as part of your Thanksgiving dinner.  Try it – I think you’ll like it.

Cranberry Apple Stuffed Pork Loin Recipe


Cranberry Apple Stuffed Pork Loin

3 lb. pork loin roast

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper

1/3 cup craisins

¾ cup boiling water

1 cup almond meal/flour

½ cup chicken stock

1 small green apple, diced

1/3 cup chopped walnuts

3 Tbsp. minced shallots

1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup

2 tsp. fresh minced rosemary

2 tsp. Italian seasoning

Preheat the oven to 325 F.   Lightly grease 9×13 baking dish with olive oil.

Cut into the roast lengthwise, a little more than halfway through.  Then turn your knife horizontally and cut halfway toward one side, turn the knife the other way, and cut halfway to the other side (like an upside down “T”).  Unroll, slicing a little as you go so you have a large rectangle roughly the same thickness.

Lay plastic wrap over the meat and pound it with a meat tenderizer, as thinly as possible, then cut small cuts over the surface of the meat.  Salt and pepper the meat.

In a small bowl, combine the craisins and boiling water together and set aside.

In another small bowl, combine the almond meal and chicken broth and set aside.

Drain the craisins and add to the apple mixture.  Add the almond meal with broth and stir to combine.   Spread the “stuffing” evenly over the pork roast.

Beginning at one small end, tightly roll the pork roast.  Tie with kitchen thread to secure.  Place seam side down in the baking dish and bake uncovered for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 F.

Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes.  Slice and serve.


(Recipe for Cranberry Apple Stuffed Pork Loin came from Diabetic Connect, 2013)