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Grilled Lemongrass Beef

Opening kitchen cupboards is always a bit of a thrill at our house.  You never quite know what you’re going to find. I’m pretty good at going through and actually using things, but when I do those wild and crazy shopping treks at places like Assi...

Nutella Pear Tart

Extra pastry dough is a great thing to have around the house.  Especially when Victor is in the kitchen! We had a mere two pears in the house but he made do with a filling that really worked well!  We had chocolate bars and a jar of the chocolate hazelnut s...

Pasties

I had taken a piece of round steak out of the freezer this morning with no clear idea of what I was...

Chicken Soup

I am just so over cold weather! Really.  Over.  It. And depending upon how Mother Nature decides ...

Meatloaf and Fresh-Baked Bread

It’s still colder than cold outside.  Spring has not sprung. I have all sorts of plans for t...

Asian-Inspired Flank Steak

I have a recipe for flank steak that I have been making for years…   It’s double-mari...

Chicken with Strawberry BBQ Sauce

A couple of years ago I had a plethora of strawberries and came up with a pretty good Strawberry BB...

Chocolate Orange Cake

  If chocolate cake is my friend, chocolate orange cake is my best friend.  Bestest best frien...

Broiled Salmon and Cauliflower Purée

I knew last night that salmon was for dinner tonight.  What I didn’t know was exactly how I ...

Pork Tenderloin

Tonight’s dinner started with a baguette.  I found the perfect baguette this morning and kne...

San Francisco Days San Francisco Nights

It was a whirlwind weekend of Fun, Family, and Food. And what fun we had.  We landed early Saturda...

American-Style Kobe Beef Burgers

I just cooked us up some American-Style Kobe Beef Burgers.  I was prepared to say “eh”...

The Kitchen Is Finished

Done. Well…  other than a bit of hole-filling and minor detail work on the trim, it’s ...

Corned Beef and Cabbage By Any Other Name…

It was my plan all along to make some corned beef sandwiches this week.  Even before Marie’s...

Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake

  When Marie brought over the corned beef, she evidently said she would bring dessert.  Victor...