Porterhouse Steak, Luger Style

A couple weeks ago hubby and I decided to open up a beautiful red wine from the Masciarelli Wine Company. We had bought it while at a tasting hosted by The Townshend in Quincy. That of course meant we would need to cook something extra special at home: hello porterhouse steak. I made Dutch Potatoes and hubby…

Pistachio Crusted Lamb Chops

I had never cooked lamb before but decided it was high time I checked this off my cooking bucket list. Honestly I was a little embarrassed I had never even attempted it. Plus with the tzatziki I made yesterday hubs and I were clearly having a Middle Eastern themed meal and I tend to think…

Pork Spare Ribs in a Cast Iron Skillet

First of all, I need to preface this by saying I got THE best Secret “Politically Correct” Snowman gift of all time this year – a cast iron skillet from Williams-Sonoma! Having our wonderful guidance counselor Seth as my Snowman was definitely the jackpot. He knew I loved cooking and even got me the cookbook Collards…

Sticky Orange Chicken Drumsticks

I made these on Saturday and they were finger lickin’ good. We wanted to have an early dinner because we were going to ride the Staten Island Ferry for fun (bucket list!). We ate this with some fresh corn and it tasted like a great summer meal (pun intended).

Shrimp and Vegetable Skewers

I love shrimp. I love that “jumbo shrimp” is a perfect oxymoron. My Grandma makes a mean shrimp scampi and I’ve had some other killer shrimp pasta dishes (Bar Tabac). Shrimp is delish on it’s own too. After getting the best burger, chocolate shake and fries in the world at Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack Friday…

Fannie Farmer’s Pork Chops and Apple Rings

I’m back! After more than a month being at my parent’s house in Massachusetts I have finally returned to my tiny Brooklyn apartment. It has been nice being spoiled by my mom who is a great cook, so I must admit I felt some trepidation returning to my little galley kitchenette. The first night I…

Pimento Grilled Cheese with Bacon

You need to make this and eat this: now. This is DEFINITELY a recipe you should use again and again. I don’t think  I will ever make a plain grilled cheese sandwich again, ever. During Hurricane Sandy the hubs and I went to Van Horn Sandwich Shop in our neighborhood.  It’s a Southern influenced restaurant and I…

Sauerkraut and Sausage Grinder

The first time I ever had sauerkraut was in the land of the Pennsylvania Dutch. My aunt Elkie is German and made us some sauerkraut at dinner. I thought it was pretty awesome and I remember eating a whole plate of it on their porch overlooking a field of wild flowers. I think this experience…

Guac and Chicken Panini

When I’m feeling lazy I go to the store and buy a rotisserie chicken. Typically my laziness lasts several days and the chicken will last that too-how convenient!. Tonight I made this delicious panini from some leftover chicken.

Roast Chicken and Red Pepper Panini

I don’t know about the rest of you, but hubby and I were ready to face World War III when Irene struck. The same man who made teachers skate to work during last year’s ice-storm (and lost the city tons of money on injuries and call-outs) shut down the subways? I thought the world was…

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Buff Chick. That is what I am trying to be with my upcoming nuptials. That is also what I ate tonight. And it was awesome.

Mother of All Burgers

Don’t get  me wrong. I’m an all-American girl. I love my mama, and America too. I’m crazy about Elvis. And I like me a good burger sometimes, but…. I’m not crazy about burgers. I don’t crave them on a grill the way I might crave a hot dog or shish kabob. I’ve only had two…