Spicy Carrot Pasta Sauce

“Not for me the pile of buttered carrots on the plate.  Too sweet, too orange {too bloody cheerful more like it}.  But the carrot’s place is assured in my kitchen as the bringer of earthy sweetness, a backbone vegetable on which to build layers of flavor.” ~ Nigel Slater, Tender


Celery Soup

WEDNESDAY Jane Grigson’s Celery Soup  |  Buffalo Chicken Wings It is just about 5:30pm on a very wet Friday evening.  Rain…glorious rain…has been coming down, steadily, for hours.  Not a shower, mind you, but a thoroughly soaking rain streaming down from a sky the color of battleship gray.  It has eluded us for months, this Continue reading → «Celery Soup»


Rosemary Chicken Lasagna

SUNDAY Rosemary Chicken Lasagna   Not too long ago, I came upon this lasagna recipe over at the Feasting at Home blog and I knew it would find its way to our dinner menu sooner rather than later, if for nothing more than to satisfy my curiosity.  As I have recently mentioned, I have an Continue reading → «Rosemary Chicken Lasagna»


Orecchiette with Roasted Tomato & Basil Sauce

FRIDAY Orecchiette with a sauce of Roasted Tomatoes & Garlic, wilted Fresh Basil and Cream   As I write this post, I am sitting at my desk wearing a down vest and sipping a cup of mint tea.  It is 5:30pm Friday afternoon {the 5th day of July} and I have just placed the tomatoes, Continue reading → «Orecchiette with Roasted Tomato & Basil Sauce»


Pasta with Spring Greens, Bacon & Mustard Seeds

MONDAY Pasta with Sautéed Greens, Bacon & Mustard Seeds “When you have the best and tastiest ingredients, you can cook very simply and the food will be extraordinary because it tastes like what it is.” ~ Alice Waters, The Art of Simple Food   Simple cooking…what does that mean?  Years ago as a new wife Continue reading → «Pasta with Spring Greens, Bacon & Mustard Seeds»


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»


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»


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»


Valentine’s Day

~ Arugula, Pear & Goat Cheese Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette Grilled Chateaubriand Roasted Red & Purple {Organic} Fingerling Potatoes  Coeur à la Crème with Raspberries  Devil’s Food Cupcakes ~ Spending this evening with My Valentines {all four of them!} so putting the camera away for the evening.   Wishing you all a LOVEly Valentine’s Day!


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»