Tomato Goat Cheese Salad


This is one of those recipes that I feel slightly guilty about actually calling a recipe, that's how dang easy it is.  All it takes is four ingredients and about ten minutes to put it all together, and while it is wonderful alongside chicken or steak or whatever else you are cooking up on your grill, it is also just plain perfection all by itself.  So with that, welcome to one of my all time summer favorites: tomato goat cheese salad. Read More & Get the Recipe

Salt and Vinegar Roasted Potatoes


Is there anything better than potatoes?  I like them mashed, I liked them made into fries, I like them sliced on top of a cottage pie.  I like them here, I like them there, I like them like them everywhere.  I especially like those adorable little baby know the ones I mean.  The little tiny red and white ones, the ones that make it possible for you to eat multiple potatoes at the same meal and still feed kind of virtuous.    Kind of.  Hey, they are vegetables!  That's my story and I'm sticking to it. So besides mashing them up with lots of butter and cream, which I completely concede is the absolute best way on earth to prepare a potato, I think I just stumbled upon the next best approach to potato heaven.  It's completely easy, completely delicious, and only involves four things.  Potatoes (natch).  Olive oil.  Coarse salt.  And this... Now, I admit that finding malt vinegar can be a bit of a challenge.  I actually found mine in the international foods section of Read More & Get the Recipe

Teriyaki Steak and Sesame Noodles


Just in time for the holidays, I have a great recipe and an equally great cookbook to give away! Those of you who read my post on Pork Dumplings with Chili Sauce know that I am a big fan of Jaden Hair and her Steamy Kitchen blog. Jaden is an amazing cook, an incredibly talented photographer, a really nice person, and the author of THE STEAMY KITCHEN COOKBOOK, which is where I got the recipe for the teriyaki steak that you see above. This cookbook is jam-packed with fabulous-looking recipes that I am going to work my way through...just as soon as I get it back from my mom, who took one look at it on my kitchen counter and borrowed it. But not before I had made this rocking good steak, which is marinated in a balsamic teriyaki sauce that is Out Of This World. Jaden makes it with a skirt steak, but says you can use the steak of your choice, so I took her at her word and used my all-time favorite cut for grilling: the flank steak. The Southern husband and I made the teriyaki sauce the Read More & Get the Recipe