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Lamb Chops with Cherry Balsamic Glaze

We splurge every now and then. We eat pretty economically for the most part, and usually get one ‘special’ thing every week, usually that means shrimp or scallops, but this week, lamb. This is maybe the 3rd time I’ve ever had it, and I have to say it was pretty good. Not something we’ll eat...

Grilled Salmon with Peach-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

This was a good one. Made a lot of sauce, but we stuck the leftovers in the freezer for future use. Since peaches aren’t quite yet in season here, we used a jar of peaches (for like, peach pie or something), so our sauce was probably a bit sweeter than it should have been. Grilled...

Pasta with Roasted Provencal Vegetable Sauce

A nice, hearty pasta. We made the entire recipe and had more than enough for lunch the next day and then some. I’m not usually a big tomato sauce fan, but this was good even by my standards. Next time: less parsley, more garlic. :) Pasta with Roasted Provencal Vegetable Sauce Recipe from Epicurious. Makes...

Garlic Roasted Shrimp with Red Chile Oil

This is a recipe for true garlic lovers. We bought so much garlic this week it was ridiculous… the woman checking us out at the store thought we were going on a vampire hunt. We didn’t use nearly as much as the recipe called for (silly me… I misread ‘cloves’ as ‘heads’. Whoops). These are...

Red Wine Sangria

I’m not a big red wine fan. Or a wine fan in general. But I do like sangria. Thanks again to Julie for introducing it to me (you have to make this! It’s almost as good Pipa!). It makes quite a bit though, we made half the recipe and it filled an entire pitcher. Good...

Sherried Mushroom Empanadas

We have a thing for Spanish tapas. We spent a week last year at a cooking school in Napa (thanks Mom!), and one of the sessions was all about tapas. Our wonderful cousin took us to an amazing tapas restaurant in New York City, and it was literally the best dinner of our lives. Obviously,...