Last Minute Gifts (Rolling Down the Highway)

So, you’re driving down the highway, heading to your mom’s, or your aunt’s or your cousins’ for the holidays.  You’ve managed to get the car packed with your luggage, the wrapped presents, the Raspberry Streusel Coffee Cake you promised to bake and bring, and everyone is accounted for, even the dog (who REALLY IS COMPLETELY …

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Filet Mignon with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Lemon-Herb Mayo

This is a fancy one!  Well, filet mignon always feels pretty fancy.  But fancy does not means difficult in this case, not at all. The Brussels sprouts get a nice kick from a bit of hot sauce.  I love playing around with different hot sauces from around the country and around the world.  Many of …

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5 Weeknight Dinners to Make in Between the Big Holiday Meals

Newspapers, magazines, and websites are currently stuffed to the gills with extravagant appetizers, centerpiece-worthy main courses, lush sides, and practically immoral desserts to make for the holidays. If an alien who couldn’t read fell onto our planet and just looked at all the pictures, he/she might get the impression that we ate nothing but jumbo …

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Marinated Petit Filets

Petit filets of beef are tender and lean at the same time, and usually less pricy than a full trimmed tenderloin.

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