HOME!!! for Dinner

MONDAY Chicken Thighs with Preserved Lemon  |  Steamed Artichokes  |  Tarragon Mayonnaise   HOME…what a wonderful place!  I so enjoyed our time away.  Not your typical vacation…so much work with the horses.  BUT, it was a change of pace & we all loved every minute of it {uhmmm, well, the 2 dogs did get on Continue reading → «HOME!!! for Dinner»


Herbed Chicken Cutlets with Panko & Parmesan and Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce

WEDNESDAY Herbed Chicken Cutlets with Panko & Parmesan  |  Asparagus with Lemon-Butter Sauce   Barely “back in the saddle” after our horse-show adventure this past week{end} and Mallory headed off to oral surgery this morning.  Mallory’s issue…too many teeth & not enough room in her tiny mouth.  Before she can get braces, we needed to Continue reading → «Herbed Chicken Cutlets with Panko & Parmesan and Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce»


Steaks on the Grill & Absurdly Addictive Asparagus

MONDAY Grilled, Korean-Style Steaks with Spicy Cilantro Sauce  |  Roasted Fingerling Potatoes  |  Absurdly Addictive Asparagus   We are back!!!  The girls and I left Southern California on Easter Sunday at 2:30pm following Madison’s stadium jumping round and Mallory’s cross country run at Galway Downs in Temecula.  After many hours, many miles, lightening, thunder, torrential Continue reading → «Steaks on the Grill & Absurdly Addictive Asparagus»


Kitchen Knives 101

TUESDAY Potato, Green Cabbage & Leek Soup with Lemon Crème Fraîche  |  Galway O.’s Irish Soda Bread I knew today was going to be busy.   We are beginning our preparations for next week’s horse show in Southern California…a 10-hour drive for us & the horses.  Both girls will be competing and the list of “stuff” Continue reading → «Kitchen Knives 101»


A Very Yellow Sunday Afternoon

This morning began with tonight’s dinner {yes, dinner…even before my Sunday morning cup of coffee}. Herbed Pork Roast…a very, simple preparation that slow-roasts in the oven all day {nine hours!…check back later this evening for my dinner post & the recipe}, leaving you free to do other things on this lovely Sunday afternoon.  For me, Continue reading → «A Very Yellow Sunday Afternoon»


Sunday Steak, Baked Potatoes & A Horse Clinic

SUNDAY Sunday Steak with French Butter  |  Baked Potatoes  |  Baby Arugula with Lemon & Parmesan So, if you follow this little blog, you might remember that King underwent airway reconstructive surgery this past December …{Click here to get a few more details & Click here to view pics of his actual wound}.  Well, following the Continue reading → «Sunday Steak, Baked Potatoes & A Horse Clinic»


Winter Tomato Soup & Crispy Baked Kale with Gruyere Cheese

FRIDAY Winter Tomato Soup {Slow-Cooker}  |  Crispy Baked Kale with Gruyère Cheese This tomato soup is one of our family’s favorites.  It cooks in the slow-cooker which makes it a favorite of mine.  The vermouth adds such a wonderful flavor and don’t be stingy with the dried tarragon.  Using a hand-held immersion blender, once the soup Continue reading → «Winter Tomato Soup & Crispy Baked Kale with Gruyere Cheese»


Meatballs with Tetrazzini Sauce, Pappardelle Pasta & Haricot Vert

THURSDAY Meatballs with Tetrazzini Sauce  |  Pappardelle Pasta  |  Haricot Vert with Shallots, Tomato & Lemon Both the meatballs & tetrazzini sauce recipes come from my new favorite cookbook, Canal House Cooks Everyday.  Chefs & authors, Christopher Hirsheimer & Melissa Hamilton refer to the tetrazzini sauce as “decidedly retro”  harking back to a time when “ladies Continue reading → «Meatballs with Tetrazzini Sauce, Pappardelle Pasta & Haricot Vert»


Sunday Morning in SF & Dinner From “Food & Wine”, March 2013

This week I received {through the magic of the Internet} my March 2013 issue of Food & Wine magazine.  I poured over it’s pages {on my iPad…oh my, every dish looked like it could have been eaten with a fork right from the page}.  Upon my first pass of the issue, I knew this Asian Continue reading → «Sunday Morning in SF & Dinner From “Food & Wine”, March 2013»


February 17th, 2013 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

SUNDAY Chicken Thighs Yakitori  |  Glossy Mushroom Rice  |  Garlicky Greens MONDAY Brioche with Prosciutto, Gruyère & Egg  |  Grapefruit Wedges TUESDAY Cream of Mushroom Soup  |  Kale & Apple Salad with Pancetta & Candied Pecans WEDNESDAY Chicken Breasts with Fresh Sage  |  Lemon Risotto  |  Peas  |  Tartine’s Lemon Cream THURSDAY Meatballs with Tetrazzini Continue reading → «February 17th, 2013 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»