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»


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»


Citrus & Herbs

MONDAY Capellini with Lemon & Basil   Pasta and lemons must just go together.  Lately, I have bumped into recipes that feature those two ingredients in several places:  Deborah Madison has a version in her Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, the ladies at Canal House have one as well in their Canal House Cooking, Volume No. Continue reading → «Citrus & Herbs»


April 14, 2013 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu & Recipes

SUNDAY Grilled Chateaubriand with Parsley Tarragon Butter*  |  Baked Potatoes  |  Chopped Raw Asparagus & Pea Salad** MONDAY Egg Salad with Tarragon, Parsley & Chives*  |  Toasted Baguette Slices  |  Broiled Grapefruit TUESDAY Chicken Thighs with Preserved Lemon**  |  Steamed Artichokes  |  Tarragon Mayonnaise* WEDNESDAY Rolled Flank Steak with Pesto***  |  Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Continue reading → «April 14, 2013 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu & Recipes»


A Picnic Dinner on the way to a Horse Show

WEDNESDAY Jambon Beurre {Parisian-Style Ham Sandwiches}  |  Carrot Sticks  |  Citrus Salad  |  Teddie’s Apple Cake Getting two girls packed and prepared to spend four days at a horse show is not easy.  Getting two horses packed and prepared to accompany those girls to said show is even harder.  Horses need a LOT of stuff {even Continue reading → «A Picnic Dinner on the way to a Horse Show»


A Perfect Roast Beef Birthday Dinner

TUESDAY Perfect Roast Beef  |  Mushroom Sauce  |   Bistro Fries with Laura Chenel Goat Cheese Ranch Dip ♣   ♣   ♣ For those of you who know my husband, Michael, his Birthday Dinner choice comes as no surprise!  Michael loves meat & a great roast beef sits at the top of his meat wish list. Continue reading → «A Perfect Roast Beef Birthday Dinner»