Monthly Archives: April 2010

Restaurant Review: Hill Country in NYC!

I have now eaten at Hill Country twice in one week – once with my dear friend Jeremiah, and then again a few days later when I took my husband Matt there. This place is really cool. It’s a BBQ … Continue reading

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Elvis Milkshakes

I just made these up a few years ago, and I finally wrote down the recipe exactly tonight. So I decided to share it since they’re so yummy! It’s called the Elvis shake because it’s peanut butter, banana and chocolate. … Continue reading

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Blackened Salmon with Charred Asparagus

This is one of my simplest, yet most favorite meals that I have made up. It’s very light and healthy, very flavorful, yet it is comfort food to me – as much as meatloaf or mac and cheese. I have … Continue reading

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Red Chile Chicken Under Bricks

This was a most interesting recipe; I got to try a new cooking technique – grilling the chicken breasts under two bricks! It comes from the book “BBQ USA” by Steven Raichlen. Despite the title of the recipe, it’s really … Continue reading

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Subtly Spicy Chocolate Brownies

Since I have Baking in the title of my blog, I figured that at some point I should include a baked recipe, right? So here is the first one! It’s a delicious brownie recipe found in an older “Everyday with … Continue reading

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Spanish Spaghetti

This one is found in Rachael Ray’s cookbook entitled “Big Orange Book”. I have several of her books, and this one might be my favorite. This dish is very interesting, flavor-wise, and pretty light and healthy. Don’t skip the anchovies, … Continue reading

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Mushroom Swiss Burgers

These were our dinner last night. It’s a recipe I made up a couple of years ago when I was searching for the perfect mushroom swiss burger recipe and couldn’t find one I really liked. So, I just made up … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Bar Americain in NYC!

Last night Matt and I went out on a date in Manhattan and ate at the restaurant Bar Americain. It’s one of the restaurants owned by Bobby Flay of Food Network fame. It’s located in Midtown West, above Times Square. … Continue reading

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Dark Beer Can Chicken

This was tonight’s dinner. It came from the book “Beer Can Chicken” by grillmaster Steven Raichlen. Beer can chicken is where you cook a whole chicken by popping open a can of beer (or really anything else in a 12 … Continue reading

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The Black and Blue Burger

This recipe came from Hubert Keller’s book “Burger Bar”, which is a cookbook based on the burger recipes he uses in his casual dining restaurant of the same name. This particular burger is a play on steak tartare, which as … Continue reading

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