Grilled Portobello and Red Quinoa Vegetable Salad

There’s been a couple of oh-so-tiny desserts recently and one soup but we’re still on our 2017 Challenge of Rice Bowls and Salads. Here’s the latest recipe to hit our table as we strive for health and weight loss. . . . → Read More: Grilled Portobello and Red Quinoa Vegetable Salad

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)

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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