Strawberry Shortcake

“I have learned to treat each basket of really good berries I encounter as a box of fleeting, precious jewels, a treat to be enjoyed with unalloyed pleasure; no cream, sugar, or splash of Beaujolais, just the warm berry in all its scarlet glory.  That perfect fruit is a rare find, but once you chance Continue reading → «Strawberry Shortcake»


Classic Tapioca Pudding

  ” Mmmm! Gentlemen, I put it to you: the worst tapioca pudding is better than the best pudding of any other flavor.” ~ the character, Rajesh Koothrappali of the TV series “The Big Bang Theory” in The Friendship Algorithm” episode, 2009 {via IMDb}   I recently prepared a Chicken Bouillon soup for dinner, slightly adapting Continue reading → «Classic Tapioca Pudding»


Chicken Salad & A {Very Special} Chocolate Cake

MONDAY Saffron Chicken & Herb Salad  |  Chocolate Bundt Cake {Gluten-Free} Back in April I made this amazing chicken salad.  The ingredients are simple…simmered oranges, saffron and honey  puréed into a dressing, fresh basil and mint, salad greens…but, when combined, produce an incredibly flavorful and satisfying salad.  For this evening’s dinner, I used left-over Grilled Continue reading → «Chicken Salad & A {Very Special} Chocolate Cake»

Flank Steak Collage

Rolled Flank Steak with Pesto & Steamed Asparagus with Mustard Cream Vinaigrette

TUESDAY Rolled Flank Steak Stuffed with Pesto  |  Baked Potato  |  Steamed Asparagus with Mustard Cream Vinaigrette   After a week away, it is SO wonderful to be home & cooking again!  Yesterday, our first day home after break {and a horse show} was a blur.  But, today, the sun was bright & the house Continue reading → «Rolled Flank Steak with Pesto & Steamed Asparagus with Mustard Cream Vinaigrette»


Steak Salad & Roasted Strawberry Skillet Cake

TUESDAY Steak Salad with Horseradish Dressing  |  Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Cake   OK…I am tired…REALLY tired!  Yesterday, I woke up to the alarm after only 3½ hours of sleep and I tackled the day like a machine.  Last night, I slept 9 hours and I can barely function today…what is up with that?  I spent Continue reading → «Steak Salad & Roasted Strawberry Skillet Cake»

Clover Peas

Corned Beef, Guinness Mustard & Chocolate Guinness Goodness…

SUNDAY HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY ~ From our Clan to Yours… Corned Beef & Vegetables  |  Spicy Horseradish Cream   |  Malty Guinness Mustard  |  Potato Dominoes  |  White-Wine Spiked Peas  |  Chocolate Guinness Goodness Corned Beef is one of Michael’s favorite dinners.  I am not sure which version he enjoys more, the original melt-in-your-mouth meat & potatoes dinner or the hot Continue reading → «Corned Beef, Guinness Mustard & Chocolate Guinness Goodness…»


French Onion Tart & Baby Greens

TUESDAY French Onion Tart  |  Baby Greens with Dijon Vinaigrette I feel the need for a vacation right now!  Maybe it is all this spring-like weather we are having, the switch back to daylight savings time or the simple human tendency of wanting what I can’t have.  Given the schedules for each member of this Continue reading → «French Onion Tart & Baby Greens»


Lasagna Bolognese, Garlicky Spinach & Clementine Cake

SUNDAY Lasagna Bolognese  | Garlicky Spinach |  Clementine Cake Speaking of patience ~ WARNING…This evening’s post is a long one.  So go get a cup of tea & relax.   I will wait for you…{I have to write this post, right now, so I am brewing myself a fresh pot ~ chamomile & mint is my Continue reading → «Lasagna Bolognese, Garlicky Spinach & Clementine Cake»


Herbed Chicken Breasts, Risotto, Peas & a Lemon Cream

WEDNESDAY Chicken Breasts with Fresh Sage  |  Lemon Risotto  |  Peas  |  Tartine’s Lemon Cream Everyday, on this little space known as “The Dinner Concierge“, amazes me… On September 26th, 2012 I began this project…chronicling what my family eats each evening…attempting to inspire those of you who need to answer the question, “What’s for Dinner“…every day!  But Continue reading → «Herbed Chicken Breasts, Risotto, Peas & a Lemon Cream»


Cupcakes {Part 2}…Ombre Frosting

  I came across this saying this morning & thought it perfectly described these cupcakes!  You see, it all started with… And look at what was made…Devil’s Food Cupcakes filled with Whipped Cream and topped with Ombré Frosting! You can click here to see my post yesterday, Cupcakes {Part 1} for the recipes and the Continue reading → «Cupcakes {Part 2}…Ombre Frosting»