Chicken Enchilladas

An Ode to Unwritten Recipes 2013

There are a lot of reasons not to write about what you’ve cooked, but it is a little sad to see all the photos of food made that will never get a day in the sun. So, here, I’ve collected are many of my 2013 recipe “fails,” or those simply not quite good enough yet…

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Christmas Breakfast - Eggs Benedict!

Christmas Morning: Eggs Benedict & Nog

Whoops, this post was just sitting in my “to publish” queue, forgotten. Please enjoy! This is easily the best way to wake up on Christmas morning… for grown-ups. Poach eggs in water and a splash of white vinegar until the whites are set but the yolks are still soft, toast some English muffins, and heat…

Seared Tuna wrapped in Boston Lettuce

Feast of the Seven Fishes 2013

Previous Steps: Prep, The Plan The Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve 2013 Menu Shrimp Cocktail with Two Sauces adapted from Poached Shrimp by Tyler Florence and featuring my own Spicy Cocktail Sauce Baccala Mantecato on Crostini adapted from Lidia Bastianich’s Baccala Mantecato Sardine Bruschetta adapted from Sardines on Toast (MarthaStewart.com) Seared Tuna & Avacado in Boston Lettuce Cups Baked Bay Scallops…

Crock Pot Venison Stew

Slow Cooker Venison Stew

Early winter at our house generally means the return of venison to the table. Here is a simple slow cooker venison stew that is in our regular/easy recipe rotation. The smaller you dice the veggies the more elegant this will look. We tend to leave it pretty rustic, i.e. very rough chopped, as you can…