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.

Seasonal Color

With the cold weather on us, a good slow braise is always a welcome sight/taste. This one is beef and lamb braised in red wine with tomatoes, peas and parmesan. I did a spinach pasta with it. Green and red on the table. Very seasonal.