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) […]

Balsamic Chicken Wings

This is from one of my favorite cooking shows — Chuck’s Day Off. I love all his recipes, but since I’m a chicken wing (and turkey wing) fanatic, I couldn’t resist. INGREDIENTS 18 chicken wings 1 cup/250ml honey 1 cup/250ml brown sugar 1 cup/250ml balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons/30ml peeled and grated fresh ginger 2 cloves […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Raviolis with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Super easy to make and as delicious as any I’ve ever had in a restaurant. I roasted the squash in the morning, and then pureed it, cooked the filling, filled the raviolis, cooked them and the sauce in about 30 minutes. Ingredients 9 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons minced shallots 1 cup roasted butternut squash puree […]

My Favorite Mac and Cheese

This is a Martha Stewart recipe that was a regular Mark and Tony recipe until their big diet, that I adapted a little and made for Mom’s birthday because Mark told me she loved it, only to discover on her birthday that she DIDN’T like it, but now she does . . . confused? So […]

Korean Fried Chicken Wings with Ginger Soy Glaze

Yes, it’s a well-known fact that I love wings. 2-3 lbs chicken wings (tips discarded, and wings cut at the joints-washed and patted dry) 1 cup of Wondra flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper Soy Ginger Glaze 1 cup water 1 cup thinly sliced ginger 3 tbsp soy sauce 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 […]

Chile-Rubbed Wings

I’ve been a chicken wing fanatic for zillions of years. Thanksgiving turkey? I’ll take the wings please. Appetizers? I always go for wings. Spicy, crunchy, sticky, roasted, fried, grilled — I could eat them every single day of the week. Here is my latest favorite wing recipe complete with a heat range from tame to […]

Asparagus and Cheese Tart

Adapted from Great Food Fast, a great little cookbook from the kitchens of Martha Stewart Living. Try to find asparagus spears that are straight, and of uniform width. Makes one tart that serves 4-6 people for lunch, with a side salad or bowl of soup. 1 sheet frozen puff pastry 1-1/2 cups gruyere, Emmental or […]

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 jalapeƱo peppers, seeded and […]

Hunter’s Chicken / Chicken Cacciatore with Portobellos and Sage

Anyone who knows me, knows I loved living up in Portland. One of my favorite casual restaurants there was Papa Haydn’s on the eastside. Almost every time I ate there, I ordered the Hunter’s Chicken. I was craving that so much recently, that I seriously started looking for a recipe — ANY recipe — for […]