Asparagus Napoleons with Oriental Black Bean Sauce

Asparagus Napoleons with Oriental Black Bean Sauce

Impressive looking, not so impressive tasting. These had the potential to be good, but somehow the combination of the rich, buttery puff pastry and the bitter asparagus didn’t go so well. If it weren’t...

Pea Shoot and Spinach Salad with Bacon and Shiitake

Pea Shoot and Spinach Salad with Bacon and Shiitake

Forgive me for posting all these at once. From the way I post, it seems like we eat three meals at once, then starve for the rest of the week. hehe. Apologies, I always...

Lamb Chops with Cherry Balsamic Glaze

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...

Grilled Salmon with Peach-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

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...

Pasta with Roasted Provencal Vegetable Sauce

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...

Garlic Roasted Shrimp with Red Chile Oil

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....

Red Wine Sangria

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...

Sherried Mushroom Empanadas

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...

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

We made these to go along with our spring green salad. Maybe not the best combination, but it worked. I think these are meant to be served as a side/appetizer for like an easter...

Spring Green Salad with Orange-Fennel Vinaigrette

Spring Green Salad with Orange-Fennel Vinaigrette

This was a nice, refreshing salad. A change from our typical croutons and balsamic salad. Spring Green Salad with Orange-Fennel Vinaigrette Makes 8 servings. Recipe from Epicurious. Ingredients 1/4 cup fresh blood orange juice...