Summer Lobster Rolls

New England Style Lobster Rolls  |  Drawn Butter & Lemon Aioli  |  Seasoned Sweet Cucumbers  |  Potato Chips “I’m from Manchester~by~the~Sea, Massachusetts, so it was lobster, lobster and more lobster!”  ~ Sprague Grayden, Actress Several years ago, while not quite newlyweds {and shortly before the children began to arrive} Michael and I bought our first Continue reading → «Summer Lobster Rolls»


Pumpkin Soup & Thyme~Roasted Grapes with Ricotta and Grilled Bread

MONDAY Pumpkin Soup  |  Thyme~Roasted Grapes with Ricotta and Grilled Bread   “One day many years ago a man walked along and stood in the sound of the ocean on a cold sunless shore and said, “We need a voice to call across the water, to warn ships; I’ll make one. I’ll make a voice Continue reading → «Pumpkin Soup & Thyme~Roasted Grapes with Ricotta and Grilled Bread»


Linguine Vongole & Other Things

WEDNESDAY Linguine Vongole {Linguine with Clams in a White Wine & Garlic Broth}   This meal is one that the kids and I really enjoy but Michael not so much so it is a dinner that we save for when he is away.  Michael is on his last day of business in Japan and Max Continue reading → «Linguine Vongole & Other Things»


Egg Salad Bruschetta & Broiled Grapefruit

WEDNESDAY Egg Salad Bruschetta & Broiled Grapefruit This year, the first day of Spring, officially, arrived on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013.  Personally, it arrived today… I am not complaining!  This winter in Northern California has been mild & I spent last week in the California wine country of Paso Robles, where temperatures reached almost 90°F. Continue reading → «Egg Salad Bruschetta & Broiled Grapefruit»


Sunday Dinner Recipes ~ Herb Butter Roast Chicken, Bread Salad & Braised Peas with Prosciutto & Pecorino Cheese

  SUNDAY Herb-Butter Roast Chickens  |  Tuscan-Style Bread Salad  |  Braised Peas with Prosciutto, Pepper & Pecorino   Tonight’s dinner, referenced above, yeah,we’ll get to that.  Let’s rewind a bit… I woke up this morning, well before dawn.  Mind wheels were spinning.  Mental checklists for this week’s horse-show trip were in over-drive.  I silently emerged Continue reading → «Sunday Dinner Recipes ~ Herb Butter Roast Chicken, Bread Salad & Braised Peas with Prosciutto & Pecorino Cheese»


Lobster Bisque & Herbed Popovers

MONDAY Lobster Bisque  |  Herbed Popovers THIS LOBSTER BISQUE IS BETTER THAN SEX…yep, that is the line that got my attention.  Wouldn’t it grab yours?  I spend quite a bit {you have no idea} of time, here at The Dinner Concierge, searching/researching recipes and reading food-related articles.  Well, needless to say, when I came across Continue reading → «Lobster Bisque & Herbed Popovers»

Finished plate

Minestrone Soup with Cheese Tortellini & Herbed Parmesan Bread

Before I go any further, I want to share that I just survived my first “have my own website crisis”! Rewind a bit…I was so proud of myself today:  I posted a “bonus post”, Bloody Orange Fizz, this morning after my walk with the dogs and then I pulled together next week’s dinner menu.  Just Continue reading → «Minestrone Soup with Cheese Tortellini & Herbed Parmesan Bread»


{Best} Burgers on the Grill

THURSDAY Burgers on the Grill  |  Vermont-Aged Cheddar  |  Tomato  |  Baby Arugula, Romaine, Baby Spinach  |  Bakery Rolls  |  Special Sauce Our family finds itself in the “tween” season…the “in-between” season of {we are in the play-offs} basketball & {I am a starter for} baseball…with Max.  And, of course, there is always the horses Continue reading → «{Best} Burgers on the Grill»


Brioche with Prosciutto, Gruyere & Egg

MONDAY Brioche with Prosciutto, Gruyère & Egg  |  Ruby Grapefruit   The sunshine, mild temperatures & gentle breezes we have been experiencing here in Northern California these last few weeks gradually slipped away throughout the day today giving way to darkening gray skies and wind.   The rain is expected to begin later this evening Continue reading → «Brioche with Prosciutto, Gruyere & Egg»


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»