Steakhouse Filet Mignon with Red Wine Reduction

 

There is nothing better than an incredibly juicy, perfectly cooked steak at your favorite steakhouse.  Well, I lied.  There is something better.  Making your own incredibly juicy, perfectly cooked steak at home!  This Steakhouse Filet Mignon with Red Wine Reduction is that steak.  It’s the kind of meal that will make you ask, “Why go out?”.

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Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb

I was born in New Zealand and my dad’s side of the family all still live there.  My husband is half Greek.  Basically, our kids have no choice but to love lamb, it’s a double whammy!  This Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb always reminds me of Christmas.  We usually have it on Christmas Eve at my mom’s house.  It’s funny, I grew up having it prepared this way by both my mom and dad, not sure who taught who, but it is clearly a Julia Child recipe for the marinade.  I will tell you this, I have found no better way to prepare any cut of lamb than with this recipe.

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Roasted Vegetable Beef Stew

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Fall is in the air…football is on tv, temperatures are dropping, I hear some places are getting quite a bit of rain!  None for us here yet in the SF Bay Area but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t waiting anxiously for it.  I love cooking comfort foods, they are such a perfect weekend meal!  Roasted Vegetable Beef Stew is another great recipe you can put together during the day, let it simmer and it will be ready for you by the time dinner rolls around.  Plus, your house will smell wonderful, cozy and inviting. Continue reading →

Ancho Short Rib Tacos

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This recipe for Ancho Short Rib Tacos came across my Facebook feed recently from Williams-Sonoma and I knew I had to try it.  Most of the recipes I post are recipes of my own, however, I have to make an exception for this one.  I made a few alterations of my own, but not many, it didn’t need them. It is a phenomenal recipe with amazing flavors.  I made this when we had family in town visiting and it definitely did not disappoint.  The beauty of this recipe is that with a little planning ahead, it will do most of the work for you while you’re entertaining guests or relaxing with family.  The end presentation is beautiful and you can serve it family style. Everyone can build their own just how they want it, so everyone is happy! Continue reading →