At first we thought we’d go out to one of our favorite restaurants, but as Valentine’s Day got closer, I really wanted to stay in with my Valentine. I snuck over to Whole Foods during the day for a quick hit, I had Italian on the brain. I love Italian food, but try to moderate … More Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two 2018
Like I said last time, too much good food for one post, had to spread the wealth. We spent our Sunday morning brunch with Mom Ami Gabi. This is my favorite brunch spot, not just because of the good food and great coffee, but also because it’s set right center strip, and the patio and … More Vegas 2018 for the Super Bowl: Part 2
That sounds cool, right?? I knew we were going open one of our precious bottles of Goose Island Bourbon County, so I wanted to make a great dish to pair therewith. I settled on a rack of lamb and decided to crust it with a coffee and chocolate rub. And some cauliflower purée and roasted … More Mocha Java Rack of Lamb
If you’ve followed the blog, you know I’m a big fan of Las Vegas. And I go every year for Super Bowl weekend as a girls trip tradition. This year was a blast – and not just because the team I was rooting for won. Ok, so that helped. We had a fabulous time from … More Vegas 2018 for the Super Bowl! Part 1
I had a hankering for some homemade popcorn – my fave – and some good wine and cheese. And that was dinner! Usually I do this when it’s just me for dinner, but the hubs was on board, as long as I added some charcuterie. Any guy who knows the word “charcuterie,” instead of just … More Popcorn, Wine and Cheese for Dinner!
I had to make a dish that could stand up to a very fancy beer we bought over the weekend. By fancy, I mean really pricey, but it was worth it – Dogfish Head’s Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout. Yes, it’s a mouthful, but a mouthful of deliciously dark, sweet, rich, stout. So naturally, … More Steak and Stout: Bacon-Wrapped Steak, Garlic Mushrooms, and Great Beer!
Quick blurb about my MLK weekend getaway. Cold!!! But we rolled the dice on the weather with booking a trip to Ocean City, MD in January. Spoiler alert – not much is open this time of year! Our limitation in travel this weekend was that we had to bring the pooch. Turns out La Quinta … More Ocean City in Winter
Happy 2018 y’all! Sorry I haven’t posted much the last two weeks, but boy have things been busy! Last night I finally had a little time to cook, but I made something so simple you won’t even believe how great it was. I had this idea to do something with chicken and these big slices … More Crustless Chicken Pizza
I had a rare night to myself so I made some of my favorite deliciously decadent delights! And no actual cooking involved. Just artful assembly of a salmon tartare martini and a heavenly cheese plate. I started with some fresh sushi grade salmon. Diced up some mango… Then mixed the two together with some awesome … More Dinner for One!
What, you ask? Yes, I used potato chips as a crust. That’s right! And just a few ingredients! I had a bowl of truffle potato chips out and didn’t want to finish them all and spoil dinner, so they became part of dinner! I also had a couple of pork chops handy. And, thus, the … More Truffle Potato Chip Crusted Pork