Flank Steak Tacos with Grilled Corn Salsa

Flank Steak Tacos with Grilled Corn Salsa

From the June 2011 issue of Cook’s Country magazine comes a wonderful addition to your summer cooking/grilling bag of tricks.  This is a quick and absolutely delicious steak taco with carefully edited garnishes (proving again that you do not have to drown every...
Open-Faced Beef Wellington

Open-Faced Beef Wellington

  I made “real” Beef Wellington once.  And it took days. Even without making the puff pastry or the pate from scratch, it was quite a project: a scrumptious and complicated red wine sauce made with oxtails, the Duxelles, the proper cooking of an...
Off Topic: Pasta Al Forno

Off Topic: Pasta Al Forno

This is from the latest (February 2011) issue of Cook’s Country and it is incredibly delicious and just different enough from every other pasta dish you probably make often to get your attention.  And I love that the vegetables (in this case, eggplant) play a...
Off Topic: White Bean Soup with Rosemary Croutons

Off Topic: White Bean Soup with Rosemary Croutons

It’s a rainy Monday here and while not exactly cold by the standards we will soon be numbly familiar with, it’s not pleasant either. It’s the kind of night when you take the dogs for a walk and they get down to business quickly and turn right back...