Tacolicious Guajillo Shortrib Tacos

Tacolicious Campbell.  That’s at my house these days.   These tacos and an Achiote Chicken have been my breakfast and dinner for several days.    Who could ask for anything more? Tacolicious is one of my favorite restaurants in SF — and sure, it’s easier to sit outside on Chestnut Street, sipping a beer and […]

Mark’s Moussaka

If you HAVE to have surgery, coming up to Lovall Valley is a pretty amazing way to sit through the first few days of recovery, and it includes the perk of having Mark and Tony cook for you!  Last night Mark made this delicious moussaka, Tony made an orange pound cake with two glazes, and […]

Finding Religion Grilled Ribeye, Adam Perry Lang

I wrote recently about Charred and Scruffed, one of my very very favorite cookbooks by Adam Perry Lang — remember?  Okay, so don’t be scared, and you’re GONNA be scared when you look at the recipe below because it looks so long — but this is the steak version of Judy Rodger’s Zuni Chicken — […]

Slanted Door Shaking Beef

Ever since Mary and I took a Vietnamese cooking class in Portland years ago, I’ve loved Vietnamese food.  Pho Van in the Pearl District was one of my favorite restaurants when I lived in Oregon, and since moving to California,  I love eating at the Slanted Door.  I don’t get to go as often as […]

Barley Beef Soup with Vegies

I’m back to cooking after several months of not being taste anything.  I’ve made this two weekends in a row — super easy to make — and I have lunch and dinner for a couple of days. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1  1/2 pounds beef chuck steak or roast, cut into chunks, 1 medium […]

Red Chile Short Rib Tacos

Okay.  These are seriously the best tacos I’ve ever made.  Michelle, Lindsey and I went to Tacolicious on Chestnut Street in the Marina a few weeks ago, and I had a short rib taco that was crazy delicious — even with limited taste buds.  This recipe is from Bobby Flay — and every recipe I’ve […]

Tyler Florence’s Dad’s Meatloaf

The best meatloaf I have EVER eaten! Eh-heh-ver!  I made half of this recipe and had enough for 3 meals from it.  Use a meat thermometer to test the doneness — it should be about 175 degrees when it’s ready to come out. TOMATO RELISH: extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, finely diced 2 garlic […]

Steak Salad with Watercress, Shallots and Stilton

Last night’s dinner. umma-umma-umma-yummmmmmmmm!! Serves 4 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard Kosher salt 12- to 14-oz. strip steak or rib eye (1 inch thick) Freshly ground black pepper 4 large shallots, sliced 1/4 inch thick (about 1-1/2 cups) 6 cups (lightly packed) […]

Steak with Parmesan Butter, Balsamic Glaze, and Arugula

Easy-peasy, quick to make, and extremely yummy in your tummy plus it looks fabulous on the plate. 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese plus Parmesan cheese shavings 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, room temperature 1 12-ounce rib-eye steak 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots 1/2 teaspoon (packed) dark brown sugar […]

Steak Tacos with Cucumber-Avocado Salsa

My new favorite tacos with a killer salsa! Serves 6 For the salsa: 1 medium English cucumber, seeded and diced (about 2 cups) 2 medium firm-ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced 1/2 red onion, diced Juice of 2 limes (about 1/4 cup) Salt to taste 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and […]