Oven Roasted Tri-Tip


About two and a half years ago my friend Manny came over and christened my grill with a tri-tip roast that he had marinated in some delicious concoction that had involved orange juice. We had tri-tip tacos that night. Ever since, I’ve wanted to recreate Manny’s tacos on my own. Minus the grill. Because let’s…

Thanksgiving Day Bacon and Biscuit Dressing


I’m afraid the pictures for this dressing do the recipe no justice. But you’ll have to trust me on the fact that any dressing recipe made out of biscuits and bacon is going to rock your world. This one rocked mine. My grandma sent me a recipe that she clipped from Penzey’s magazine. I could…

Herb Marinated Flank Steak {and poached eggs}


This week is obviously not going to be my week of vegetarian eats. Thanks to yesterday’s breakfast, I’ve got flank steak to eat all week long and some pulled pork for lunch tomorrow. The funny thing about having a food blog, provided it’s semi-decent, is that it gives the impression to others that you have…

Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprout Gratin


I have a friend who has been mostly vegetarian/vegan for a while now. Last weekend we went out for dinner and we ended up having a mostly vegetarian meal. We tend to share meals when eating out, and we have no problem finding tasty sharable vegetarian dishes. Vegan choices are a bit more difficult for…

Crock Pot Chicken Stock


It seems like I have a lot of recipes that call for chicken stock. And I never have any on hand. So I end up using chicken broth, which works fine, but I always think a recipe is probably just that much better when using stock. This recipe allows you to have homemade chicken stock…

Rosemary Lemon-Pepper Slow Cooker Whole Chicken


I made this chicken last weekend for my dog. Yep, that’s right – for my dog. Having recently been diagnosed with heart failure, I was looking for a low-sodium and tasty meal to serve him. I ground up the white meat chicken along with the shredded carrots in my food processor and he gobbled it…

Chicken Cauliflower Maglobeh


One of the best things about blogging about what you eat is reading about (and drooling over) what fellow bloggers eat. The other day Procrastinator Cook posted her recipe for Cauliflower Chicken Maglobeh. It was perfect timing for me to read the blog as I had just purchased cauliflower and had just pulled a whole chicken from my freezer to…

Christmas Day Roast Turkey


Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make a large Thanksgiving dinner this year (as I have the past few years). Because I missed my chance on Thanksgiving, I wanted to make a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for Christmas. (Thanks, Mom, for the nice new Calphalon roasting pan!) I’ve never roasted a turkey before so of course I…

Crock Pot Turkey Legs and Herb Gravy


For the past few years now (having moved far away from where I was born and raised), it’s been tradition that my dad and I (or a substitute for my dad when he’s not available) have a steak or seafood dinner at an expensive restaurant on Thanksgiving. In 2008 my dad and I ate at…

Roasted Rosemary Cashews


Fragrant and slightly spicy, these nuts are perfect to serve guests as an appetizer or snack at your holiday party. And they’re a snap to make. ingredients. 1 1/4 lb. cashews 2 T. coarsely chopped fresh rosemary leaves 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 2 tsp. dark brown sugar 2 tsp. kosher salt 1 T. butter, melted…

Rosemary Olive Oil Focaccia Bread


If you like foccacia (who doesn’t??), you need to try making your own. It’s so simple it’s almost a shame to buy it when you can easily make it at home.