From the Williams-Sonoma "Vegetable" cookbook. DH and I enjoyed this as a side to a lemon chicken recipe. Choose either fresh or frozen artichokes (the default when listing this would not let me write "or"). We used frozen artichoke hearts from Trader Joe's and it turned out really nice.
DH and I took advantage of the nice weather yesterday and made these grilled lamb chops for dinner. The recipe is from Bobby Flay's "Boy Gets Grill" cookbook. While the recipe calls for baby lamb chops, Bobby says you can use regular lamb chops, too. DH and I used lamb loin chops and halved the recipe to suit 4 chops (the sauce, when halved, made enough for 6+ chops). Follow the recipe's proportion for the garlic. I am always heavy handed with the garlic since we love it, but it was a little strong in the sauce when I used more than required. Prep time includes refrigerating the sauce.
This easy, flavorful recipe comes from the December/January 2010 "Taste of Home" magazine. According to the recipe description, even those who do not like blue cheese will like this mild sauce. DH hates blue cheese, but was willing to give this recipe a try. He liked it. We used a little more butter than the recipe indicated as we found we needed some more to give the roux a good consistency. We also sprinkled our pork chops with salt and pepper, rather than just pepper.
This salsa has been a hit at several of our BBQs. Our friends have said they've never had anything like it before and it was devoured! We typically roast the corn for this recipe on the outdoor grill. From the Black Dog Tavern's Summer on the Vineyard Cookbook.
DH and I served Williams-Sonoma's Braised Short Ribs atop of this herbed spaetzle (also from Williams-Sonoma), with a side of broccoli rabe with pancetta and garlic. It was really tasty. DH and my colander did not have holes large enough to sift the dough so we used a metal steaming basket which worked perfectly.
DH and I made this easy tasty recipe submitted by Kim Caputo in the Aug/Sept 2011 "Taste of Home Magazine." The only change we made was to top with freshly grated Romano cheese. We also used fresh linguine. We will be having this again!
I absolutely love this dish. Even my father, who does not like garlic or cauliflower that much, was raving about this dish. It is essential to use fresh bread crumbs. I usually buy a baguette or country-style bread from the grocery store, and after cutting off the crust and tearing it into slices, put it in the food processor until it forms crumbs the size I want. This recipe is from the Williams Sonoma Vegetable Cookbook.
DH and I enjoyed this decadent recipe for brunch today. I did not have store bought Creole mustard, so we used Recipe #38148. We skipped the reserving of the egg yolks to scatter on the finished dish as it was just us eating and we didn't really care about the garnish. I used my egg maker for the hard cooked eggs. From southernfood.about.com
DH and I found this to be an easy, tasty way to prepare rack of lamb. It is from Williams-Sonoma Kitchen. Prep time includes marinating time. I believe DH and I had to cook longer than 15 mins for medium-rare. We skipped the lemon wedges as it was just the two of us and we weren't concerned about presentation.
DH and I made this recipe from Feb 2009 Bon Appetit and thought it was really good. The recipe recommends using grass-fed steak and to serve the steak rare. Prep time includes time for the steak to rest.
Served this recipe from Williams-Sonoma last night for dinner. It was so good!! I made the mistake of using leftover hamburger buns instead of following the directions of using sourdough rolls, which would have stood up better to the sauce, resulting in a soggy burger. This did not affect the wonderful taste, I just would not make this mistake again. I used an 18-year old balsamic vinegar from Fustini's in this dish and it was wonderful. I also used my grill pan instead of the BBQ owing to the weather. It worked well. According to the recipe, the sandwiches can be served warm (which we did) or chilled. Prep time includes marinating time.
DH and I made this winner from the BistroKatie.com website. She says it is an adaptation from Isa Chandra Moskowitz's "Appetite for Reduction." According to the author, chiffonading the collards (stacking them one on top of the other, rolling them up and slicing the roll) is one of the easiest ways to chop them, which is what we did. This was healthy yet very flavorful and spicy. DH indicated that he was surprised by how much he liked it, helped himself to two servings and indicated that he would like to have this again. We served over Recipe #373373 for authenticity.
From the Fox13now.com website credited to Jennifer Burns of Dan's Market. I made a half batch of this egg salad for lunch today. Actually, I used 4 eggs (what I had on hand) and halved the other ingredients. I used pickle relish for the dill pickle. Be careful with your cajun seasoning. I read somewhere that paprika should be the highest proportion in a good Cajun seasoning. Other types can be heavy on the salt (like the one I used) so my salad was a little salty when tasted on its own, but fine once I put it into a sandwich. I did not use salt and pepper to taste. I served on toasted English muffins with tomatoes, but skipped the lettuce. Prep was very fast for me because I used an egg cooker. The recipe does not reflect time to hard boil the eggs.
I got this cocktail recipe by Chuck Taggart on the gumbopages.com website. This drink is strong, but it is refreshing on a hot day. According to Chuck, "this drink was supposedly invented at a New Orleans joint called Santina's Saloon in the mid 1800s...The traditional spirit for this drink is brandy or Cognac, but bourbon has been known to be substituted." I used brandy, and Patron citronage for Cointreau. DH said simple syrup and sugar syrup are the same thing.
Another delicious recipe from my Williams-Sonoma "Steak and Chops" cookbook. DH and I found this to be wonderfully spicy. We used baby portabellas for the mushrooms instead of white and it worked well in the dish. Prep time includes the at least 15 minutes of letting meat stand at room temp.
We made this recipe credited to Mark Bittman that was published in the April/May 2013 "Vegetarian Times" and really enjoyed it. My friend and I topped ours with parmesan. We used fresh thyme and the Roma tomatoes. The recipe indicates that the dish will keep for several days in the fridge or several months in the freezer.