Step 1: Get up early and take a nice two-mile walk to Union Meat Company at Eastern Market before work. Buy these dry-aged, grass-fed, prime ribeyes:*
Walk to work and try to concentrate while they sit in the refrigerator, taunting you with their beefy goodness. Carry them home, guarding them zealously against potential marauders.
In the last elimination challenge before the finals in the first season of Top Chef, a panel of judges including some of the most accomplished and discerning chefs in the country chose Dave’s truffle & cognac cream macaroni & cheese, filet of beef, and collard greens & radicchio as the winning dish. The filet and greens were criticized for being “afterthoughts” to the macaroni & cheese, which itself was the favorite dish of all the judges. Why did macaroni and cheese capture the imagination of experienced chefs and critics of high-end cuisine? Continue reading
Yummy, tart, and so very easy. A small slice will do, it's so rich. Save the egg whites for an omelette or put one in each section of an ice cube tray and freeze until needed for something else. Also, if you use a crust with "2 extra servings" just double the rest of the ingredients. Continue reading
A tasty simmering sauce for beef. Continue reading
Moist, flaky salmon. Continue reading
A very hearty set of greens – Alton Brown's method, my ingredient choices. Continue reading
A soothing meal, not for the dieter! Continue reading
Best darn scallops ever. Continue reading
Banana's Foster: Serves Two….has alcohol in it though, although most of it burns off in the cooking process.
(these directions are not exact…we found that measuring them made the dessert not as much fun to make, and depending on the temp of the burner it always turns out a little different each time regardless…
Please be very careful, this is a FLAMING dessert, meaning the alcohol you add flames, making a great show!)
This is the recipe for the BEST. LEMON BARS. EVER. My dad got it from some cookbook years back and we have never looked back! You can get a nylon nut grinder at food specialty stores, or I got mine at a yard sale. It gives a better texture but if you don't have one use a food processor to grind the nuts or chop them finely with a knife. The reason it makes 25, which means they turn out small, is that they are SO rich! But if you really want to you can cut them bigger– just be warned they're calorie-laden! Continue reading