Naming Issues

Why do they call it Chicken Parmesan when you put mozzarella on it? Here we have it with oregano and red pepper dusted pasta. The tomato sauce is tucked up under the cheese. Mmmm. I don’t know what is more attractive, the cheese or the cast iron.

Tortilla Soup

Remember those chicken bones you froze yesterday? Get ’em out. Put them in water and simmer for a few hours and you have the base of your Tortilla Soup. Cook with pureed onion, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, cumin. Garnish with fried tortilla strips, chicken, avocado, and cheddar cheese.

Big Bang

What happens every year yet never gets boring? Wrong! It’s New Year’s Eve dinner! I love to support local restaurants, but man, usually they are generic Disney: Big hype… mechanical let down. I stay closer to home on this holiday (not that some restaurants aren’t swinging a big bat). Beef tenderloin seared in clarified butter, […]

Chop Salad

Chop Salad, Cobb Salad, Clean Out Your Fridge Salad. What ever you like to call it, it’s usually all the stuff that is hanging around your refrigerator. This one has avocado, bacon, feta, tomato, cucumber, hard boiled egg and red onion with a creamy honey vinaigrette.