Chile-Orange Flank Steak

Get your “grill-on” this holiday weekend and try this sweet and spicy flank steak. . . . → Read More: Chile-Orange Flank Steak

Smoked Goat Cheese with Herbed Spice

This is one of those revisited and previously posted recipes.  Smoked Goat Cheese is a super easy appetizer, especially when you have the grill going on a summer weekend.   

I originally posted the recipe here.   We have tweaked the recipe a great deal and I think we have perhaps perfected it here with . . . → Read More: Smoked Goat Cheese with Herbed Spice

Marinated Grilled Flank Steak for C.L.U.E.

I was so glad to find this marinated flank steak recipe at Kathy’s site. Trust me….this will become your favorite grilling marinade. . . . → Read More: Marinated Grilled Flank Steak for C.L.U.E.

Cherry-Almond-Crunch Chicken and Pasta Salad for #HotSummerEats

Stay with me here. Pasta, basil, feta, almonds AND cherries make for a delicious salad. Yes, I said fresh cherries. . . . → Read More: Cherry-Almond-Crunch Chicken and Pasta Salad for #HotSummerEats

Marinated Grilled Leg of Lamb for Cook the Books

This recipe marks my first foray into cooking lamb. Join me as I highlight this round for Cook the Books, The Feast Nearby by Robin Mather. . . . → Read More: Marinated Grilled Leg of Lamb for Cook the Books

T-Bones in Ashes

Grill it right int he coals….easy and delicious and primal…. . . . → Read More: T-Bones in Ashes

Grilled Mediterranean Shrimp Cocktail

How a perfect Saturday morning led to a beautiful grilled meal on the patio. . . . → Read More: Grilled Mediterranean Shrimp Cocktail

Grilling Rubs (in a cool gift box)

Need something for the griller or pit master in your life? Here are five great spice rubs to give and an idea for a practical gift box. . . . → Read More: Grilling Rubs (in a cool gift box)

Sous Vide Steaks (DIY)

Remember a while back we attended a cooking class and had sous vide octopus and Chicken Saltimbocca? That chef/instructor also commented that this water-bath method was the only way to do steaks to perfection.

So what happens when you take your husband with you to cooking class?

What happens when said husband has a temperature . . . → Read More: Sous Vide Steaks (DIY)

Chipotles

How to make your own chipotles and a hot sauce update. Peppers, peppers, everywhere… . . . → Read More: Chipotles

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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