Category: dinner for two
Oven Roasted Chicken with Blackberry-Bourbon Sauce
I love using ingredients in unexpected combinations. I love taking classics and turning them on their side. Last night’s dinner was no exception. After going round and round about what to have for dinner, I gave up asking my husband what he wanted. The supermarket had a sale on blackberries, so I decided that we […]
Brown Sugar Bourbon Glazed Pork Belly with Sweet Potato Gnocchi
First things first…Is this a difficult dish to pull off? No. It just takes a while, so don’t be in a rush. With that said, we did it in an hour at World Food Championships in Dallas. In order to make this dish in an hour, we cut corners by using smoked uncut, slab bacon. […]
Tilapia with Manchego Grits and Warm Crab Salsa
The real challenge for many home cooks is using what is readily available in the neighborhood grocery store and turn it into something fantastic, something creative, something inventive. In many rural areas, such as mine, access to gourmet or specialized goods and grocery stores is quite limited. Granted, I can order just about anything I […]
Valentine’s Day Dinner: Ribeye & Scallops with Beer-Butter Sauce
For our last Valentine’s themed dinner of the week, let’s feature steak, but this isn’t just any old steak. No, this steak recipe breaks all the rules…Steak & Scallops in a Beer-Butter Sauce.
Valentine’s Day Dessert: Dark Chocolate-Raspberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich
But these aren’t the grilled cheese sandwiches from childhood. No, these grilled cheese sandwiches melt chocolate, brie, and raspberries between slices of poundcake. Yes, they’re messy…oh well! Enjoy!
Valentine’s Day Dessert: Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes
We may not eat desserts after every meal, but on Valentine’s Day, it’s required, and we have several ideas that will have your sweetheart feeling loved and appreciated. Today’s featured Valentine’s Day dessert…Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes.
Valentine’s Day Dinner: Butter-Poached Scallops in Spaghetti Nests
I love using pasta for nests; it makes such a cute, creative vessel for seafood and even, meatballs. Combine that with my desire to play with my new oyster bed, and I had a perfect date night dinner in mind.
Valentine’s Day Dinner: Peppered Chicken with Saffron Polenta
For our first Valentine’s themed dinner of the week, let’s feature chicken. It’s both affordable and approachable. However, let’s make a chicken dish that is over-the-top…Peppered Chicken over Saffron Polenta.
Valentine’s Day Dessert: Citrus Crepes
Rather than spending Valentine’s Day in a crowded restaurant or dropping hundreds of dollars for a private dinner, why not cook dinner for your sweetheart?
Spicy Shrimp & Scallop Pasta
Give me a night of feeding only myself, and I will, without fail, give you a bowl of pasta. Pasta is my go to for every night when I eat alone. Why? Who knows… All I really know is that pasta is (to me) the most versatile and convenient food on the planet. Print Yum […]