Category Recipes

Fettuccini with Lobster Mushroom and Scratch-Made Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Sometimes the food gods leave and you’re left with an empty soul; endless nights of takeout and a heavy reliance of going back to your tried and true recipes….every single night. True I have excuses, and pretty good ones at that. There was a house move, a wedding, a honeymoon, a million house remodeling projects […]

Grilled Sirloin Flap with Strawberry Salsa and Chipotle Balsamic Reduction

Some friends are family; you have no choice but to have them in your life. You love them, you hate them, you would hurt whoever hurts them, love whoever loves them. Let’s go back in time and space to Lake Nacimiento, CA, 1986…say, October-ish. A close group of married couples and their young kids are […]

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cauliflower Purée and Savory Cherry Compote

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Cauliflower Purée and Savory Cherry Compote I am sick in bed for the second day (which is always such a bummer when it is glorious outside, isn’t it?) and I figured I might as well get to it and post last weeks recipe (apologies for the delay).  So here I am, […]

Pan Seared Scallops with Whole-Wheat Pasta and Fresh Pesto

Pan Seared Scallops with Whole-Wheat Pasta and Fresh Pesto serves two Ok, so I get that there is more than one way to cook a scallop, but who are we kidding to deny that there is quite simply one BEST way to cook a scallop. Cast iron my friend. Cast-Iron. Nothing gets that perfect sear […]

Grilled Chicken and Blue Cheese Pear Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken and Blue Cheese Pear Salad with Apple Vinaigrette recipe serves two as a main dish, 4 as an appetizer/side It was a gluttonous weekend for my love and I. Delicious, but gluttonous nonetheless. Needless to say that come Monday afternoon and the proverbial “What shall we have for dinner tonight…” conversation that occurs […]