I should probably start out by saying Mike has declared this the best tasting steak he’s ever had. Cooking directly on the coals produces a really good sear, and the salt creates a little crisp layer that is simple but perfect.
Like Alton, my favorite steak is skirt steak; it has great flavor [...]
Grilled salmon is my absolute favorite way to cook salmon. I love the smokey flavor that is imparted on the fish. However on busy weeknights when I don’t want to hassle with the charcoal grill I do a quick pan-sear. Pan-seared salmon is a ridiculously quick, super simple and incredibly delicious.
Perfect & Simple Pan-Seared Salmon [...]
This simple recipe gives your quinoa a nice flavor boost, with fairly little effort. The bright, herbs and fresh squeezed lemon goes well with chicken and seafood.
I served this quinoa pilaf with some perfect and simple pan-seared salmon, and some sautéed fresh zucchini.
Quinoa Pilaf with Herbs and Lemon Adapted [...]
This is not your typical no-bake cheesecake; this grown-up version has tangy goat cheese, mascarpone, cream cheese and sour cream for a more refined taste and super creamy texture.
For the crust, I did a combination of butter cookies and biscoff cookies; the biscoff cookies added a little additional depth of flavor to the vanilla [...]
Aida and I are back home this weekend spending time with family, picking strawberries, making jam and enjoying some Rochester Eats.
But last weekend we drove around windows down, enjoying the warm weather and beautiful back roads around our house. These guys were so adorable, I couldn’t help pulling over and snapping a few [...]
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! In honor of the day, I’m sharing one of my Dad’s favorite dinners when we were growing up; super crunchy, moist oven baked chicken. It is a perfect budget and family friendly weeknight meal. Everyone in my family still calls it “Dad’s favorite chicken” – it needs [...]
Earlier this season I caved and bought some grocery store strawberries, and they were horribly disappointing. No exaggeration, they tasted like nail polish remover smells. Ever since then I’ve been stalking my local strawberry patch on Facebook to see when the berries were ready, and this weekend they were! Aida and I took a [...]
Mike and I had a Burritodilla for the first time a few years ago at a local burrito place, Roburrito’s, and were blown away. If you like burritos and quesadilla, you have to give this a try, it is so ridiculously good. They let the cheese ooze out beyond the perimeter of the tortilla [...]
This bread is so incredibly good. It is delicious warm out of the oven with melty little pockets of cheese and meat, but also makes some insanely awesome toast. And as an added bonus it can be made, start to finish, in about 5 hours; no overnight waiting or extended [...]
Does the price of limes have you down this spring? Worried about all the margaritas and guacamole that may not be this summer? Don’t worry – we’ve got something for you to smile about. This cocktail uses half the lime juice as a traditional margarita, and is still a [...]