Seared Salmon, Succotash, Creamy Corn Sauce and Lemon Confit

This one was inspired by an episode of TasteMade‘s Make This Tonight, TV show. Years ago I made a Sweet Corn Soup and the creamy corn sauce recipe reminded me very much of that meal. It really honors the fresh seasonal corn we have right now. Seared Salmon with a Corn and Asparagus Succotash, Creamy…

Fried Chicken Grana Padano, San Marzano Sugo with Rotini Pasta

Like a few of my other recent Italian recipe posts (Bucatini all’Amatriciana and Spaghetti al Pomodoro), this one is super easy and super good. Unlike the other recipes, this wasn’t inspired by the time I spent in Italy. This one was inspired by a menu item at a local favorite restaurant. Restaurant 17 had a…

Beef Stroganoff (Using Leftover Standing Rib Roast)

For our Christmas dinner we made a Standing Rib Roast. With the COVID-19 situation we only had my parents over. The rib roast was fantastic but rendered A LOT of leftovers. So I Googled, “Standing Rib Roast Leftovers” and the most popular was Beef Stroganoff. I hadn’t had Beef Stroganoff in I don’t know when…

Beef en Croute (Copycat from Sassafras Bistro in Greenville, SC)

The first and only place I have ever had Beef en Croute (De Boeuf en Croûte or Beef Wellington) was at Sassafras Bistro in downtown Greenville, SC. It is my favorite meal of all the great food they dish out. Almost over the top. A filet mignon, wrapped in a herby mushroom duxelle, gorgonzola cheese…

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

A week or so ago I posted a super delicious and very easy recipe for an authentic Italian dish, Spaghetti al Pomodoro. This time I’m posting my absolute favorite super simple and very easy authentic Italian recipe, Bucatini all’Amatriciana (pronounced aa·muh·tree·chaa·nuh). The thing about super simple Italian food is you can’t skimp on the ingredients….