Green Door Hospitality

Adventures in Everyday Entertaining

Pantry Preserving: Dijon Mustard

Mustards have got to be one of my all time favorite condiments!  Sandwiches, dips, grilled meats… there is so much one can do with a good mustard!  And as much … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · 8 Comments

Homemade Staples: Slow-Roasted Tomato Marinara

Once you have mastered the easy art of Slow-Roasting Tomatoes, one of the greatest things you can do with your new skill is make marinara!  This is a good, simple … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · 8 Comments

Lunchtime Hospitality: Orange Sesame Dressing

This simple but tasty dressing is perfect as we head into the summer.  Try it with a green leaf salad mixed with mandarin orange slices and cashews.  Or use it … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 20 Comments

Homemade Staples: Bleu Cheese Dressing

As I’ve mentioned before, nothing beats homemade salad dressing.  When I make a dressing I know how fresh it is, and exactly what ingredients are going into it (or not … Continue reading

May 20, 2013 · 26 Comments

Homemade Staples: Meyer Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd is one of THE most versatile staples to keep on hand for preparing desserts.  Lemon bars, tarts, pies, etc.  Spread it on pound cake.  Dip strawberries in it.  … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 34 Comments

Homemade Staples: Honey Orange Sauce

This is a really flavorful sauce that goes well with fish and chicken.  It can also become a tasty pairing with cut vegetables, crostini, or chips.  I used Triple Sec … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 23 Comments

Lunchtime Hospitality: Garlic-Parmesan and Peppercorn Salad Dressing

I love salad dressings.  I actually try to avoid that aisle at the grocery store as much as possible.  It’s so easy to get drawn in by all the different … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 14 Comments

Elegant and Affordable: Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish-Mustard Sauce

The combination of flavors between the coriander rub and the horseradish-mustard sauce is outstanding.  This dish is sure to please your guests.  The sauce also works great with leftovers as … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · 14 Comments

Hostess Gifts: Brandied Apple Butter

Last month I made Pumpkin Butter and got the “butter bug”.  When I saw the Brandied Apple Butter recipe over at Wife Meets Life, I knew it had to be … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · 15 Comments

Homemade Staples: Balsamic Vinaigrette

Homemade dressings add so much to even the simplest of salads.  And of the dressings out there, vinaigrettes are the easiest to make — just by using ingredients commonly found … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · 10 Comments