Spiced & Grilled Steak with Parsley~Mint Tabbouleh

SUNDAY Spiced & Grilled NY Strip Steaks  |  Parsley~Mint Tabbouleh  |  Hummus & Toasted Pita Wedges I have never found myself particularly attracted to the cuisine of the Middle East, India, Thailand, Africa or the Mediterranean.  Not because of any dislike mind you but rather ignorance.  Not having been introduced to those foods growing up, Continue reading → «Spiced & Grilled Steak with Parsley~Mint Tabbouleh»


Surf & Turf with Creamy, Buttery Cauliflower Puree

FRIDAY Grilled NY Strip Steak  |  Pan Seared Sea Scallops  |  Creamy, Buttery Cauliflower Pureé  |  Gremolata  This dinner is certainly not standard Friday fare for us.  Prime steak…lusciously large sea scallops…those two items alone could land your grocery bill into dangerous, unwanted territory.  But, after a long week of traveling in both Shanghai and Continue reading → «Surf & Turf with Creamy, Buttery Cauliflower Puree»


Steaks on the Grill & Magic Sauce

SUNDAY Grilled NY Strip Steaks  |  Oven~Roasted Potatoes  |  Broiled Green Beans  |  “Magic Sauce”   I am having a bit of trouble getting my bearings lately.  I have just finished putting away the silver and china used for our Thanksgiving dinner and the last traces of turkey soup sit in the refrigerator but the Continue reading → «Steaks on the Grill & Magic Sauce»

Steak Dinner Collage

Beer Marinated Steaks with Port~Gorgonzola Butter & Green Beans Vinaigrette

SUNDAY Beer Marinated New York Strip Steaks  |  Porter-Gorgonzola Butter  |  Green Beans Vinaigrette  |  Baked Potatoes   I am currently reading three books.  Yes, that is right…three.  Now before you jump to the conclusion that I am lady of leisure who spends her days lounging on a chaise in silk pajamas, sipping tea and Continue reading → «Beer Marinated Steaks with Port~Gorgonzola Butter & Green Beans Vinaigrette»


Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks & Tomato, Basil and Fried Mozzarella Stacks

FRIDAY Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks  |  Tomato, Basil and Fried Mozzarella Stacks with a Balsamic Reduction   “We expect a lot of the tomato…The problem is the color.  Red is the color of richness, ripeness,and sensuality.  It is the color of the erotic.  Scarlet is for anger and ecstasy, the color of love and lust…Red signals Continue reading → «Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks & Tomato, Basil and Fried Mozzarella Stacks»


Dinner Inspiration ~ July 2013

Pardon the interruption but we are going off-course…no dinner post for this evening.  Michael left for Japan today and, on top of it being Monday {after a really GREAT weekend}, well, the kids and I were just missing Daddy tonight.  Max’s All-Star baseball team suffered their first loss and, unfortunately, an elimination yesterday so baseball Continue reading → «Dinner Inspiration ~ July 2013»


Flank Steak With Portobello Mushrooms & Rocket Leaves

WEDNESDAY Grilled Flank Steak with Sautéed Mushrooms & Rocket Leaves   Some people think it is funny that I read…not just cook from…cookbooks.  Most cookbooks are known for well-styled photography of beautiful food that serves as eye candy for the reader, enticing the home cook into the kitchen to {re}create from their pages. But the Continue reading → «Flank Steak With Portobello Mushrooms & Rocket Leaves»


Flank Steak with Chimichurri & Grilled Corn

Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce  | Grilled Corn-On-The-Cob with Chile-Lime Butter  |  Red Fruit Salad     Memorial Day 2013 was gray, cool and damp here in the Bay area.  On and off rain showers kept us inside most of the day…the weather could not have been more perfect on this Holiday Monday.  After Continue reading → «Flank Steak with Chimichurri & Grilled Corn»


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»