Grilled Romaine Salad with Blue Cheese and Caesar Dressing

My new favorite salad! Ingredients Dressing: 6 cloves garlic, peeled 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon capers 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco) 6 anchovy fillets and 1/2 teaspoon of their oil 1/2 to 3/4 cup olive oil, plus more for grilling […]

Seared Porterhouse with Maitre d’ Butter

I love “Alex’s Day Off” — she’s such a great cook — and teacher. Everything I’ve made from her programs comes out perfectamundo. This steak is duh-lish-shuss! 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus 8 additional tablespoons, softened 1 cup minced shallots Coarse sea salt 2 teaspoons green peppercorns 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, […]

Maple-Mustard Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potato Wedges

I made this for dinner last night — really inexpensive (as long as you have maple syrup in the fridge already) with a high yummability factor. The recipe comes from a really cute/great website called Big Girls, Small Kitchen — written by two 25 year old friends, Cara and Phoebe who are great cooks. This […]

Rosemary and Lemon Scones with Raspberry Jam

I made these for the Blach staff for Valentine’s day — they haven’t had them yet, but I have, and I think they’re gonna be a HIT! They will take you where you want to go. The rosemary is very subtle. I made them only about 1/2″ thick which is more soft-cookie-like than scone-like, but […]

Sesame Ginger Dressing

Really delicious with greens or grains. 1 garlic clove, finely minced or puréed 1 teaspoon finely minced ginger 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon brown sugar or agave nectar 5 tablespoons canola oil or light sesame oil 2 tablespoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds 1. Place all of the […]