Korean-Style Steak & a Cilantro Salad

TUESDAY Korean-Style Steak  |  Cilantro Salad When I plan our dinner menus I begin, for the most part, with the entrée…usually a protein…adding vegetables, grains, etc. as a complement.  This dinner, however, was put together in reverse order.  Last week I came upon this recipe for Cilantro Salad at 101 Cookbooks and quickly became curious of Continue reading → «Korean-Style Steak & a Cilantro Salad»


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»


A Terrier’s Life & Quiche Before the Concert

THURSDAY Middle School Steel Pans Concert Bacon, Shiitake & Shallot Quiche  |  Spinach Salad with Bosc Pears, Cranberries, Red Onion & Toasted Hazelnuts Okay, I know…the height of the finished crust turned out a bit uneven.  Not bad considering…but I will get back to that. First, let me introduce you to our Hunt Terrier, “Tuffy”…he Continue reading → «A Terrier’s Life & Quiche Before the Concert»