Roasted Cornish Hens with Cherry-Port Glaze

We’re in the process of remodeling our kitchen which we’re both extremely excited about. Right now we’re at the stage where our kitchen is still completely in tact, but we have boxes of cabinets and appliances all over our living/dining rooms. So when our new stove arrived, we were excited and just had to hook it up before the rest of the remodeling started. I’d like to introduce you to my new best friend…o ur brand new Maytag Gemini stove who I’ve decided to name (Woah) Black Betty! Continue Reading →

Grilled Ribeye with Cherry Balsamic Chanterelle Sauce

My father-in-law gave us a bunch of beautiful chanterelle mushrooms from a friend of his, and I was really excited to use them. I decided to splurge on some really nice steaks from Whole Foods and went to town concocting a sauce that showed off their flavor. I used thyme from my garden, and a really great balsamic vinegar from O&Co. This turned out to be an outstanding combination – the meat was super juicy, and the sweet balsamic was the perfect accent to the mushrooms and herbs.

Again, I made this on the fly, so the amounts might not be right on. I’ll just have to try it out again soon! If anyone else gives it a shot, let me know what you think! It certainly got an enthusiastic high-five in my house! Continue Reading →

Supper Club: Chelo (Steamed Rice)

Dino decided to take on 2 variations of Persian rice for our Supper Club. We used the basic recipe below, and then for the Dill & Lima Bean Rice added a drained can of lima beans, and a lot of dried dill. For the Sour Cherry Rice, we drained a can of sour cherries and mixed those in. We used a suggestion from Jaden’s Steamy Kitchen and reduced the juice with 1 cup of sugar until it was a thick syrup. Drizzle that over the rice at the end. Continue Reading →