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Top 10 Recipes

As we wind down December, 2012 we are going to hold off on our best of the year ’til New Years Day. However, our lifetime top ten are below. Obviously this blog is just to kick of some steam and to be able to point folks to the recipes they ask for…so here is what people like best over the years:

Cookies & Cabernet during the Covid-19 Pandemic

I am a big believer in good cookies to end a dinner – and I mean very good cookies. Recently, I found a greater purpose for these tasty treats. When the lock-downs started to roll through the United States, it was tough to keep in touch with people beyond never-ending mass text chains. If IContinue Reading

Italian Beef Stew

When the cold weather comes it’s time to turn to some classic hearty dishes like beef stew. I have had a lot of tasteless versions of this dish but the deep slow cooking of just a bit of hearty read wine and the beef makes for the base of a delicious sauce. The anchovy pasteContinue Reading

Spicy Lamb Gravy and Biscuits

This great start to a brunch is a Greek twist on an old southern staple, sausage gravy and biscuits. ย Our true southern neighbor in Washington D.C., Jan, is an expert on all traditional southern regional dishes and has given this new approach a doubleย thumbs up. ย It has a kick to it and the spice inContinue Reading

Marinated Skirt Steak

Wesley Maloney is the king of the kitchen, and for years she would serve up a perfectly charred skirt steak that had marinaded for 24 hours. The oil creates a high flash point that ignites the grill to caramelize the sugar in the ketchup, while the soy already deeply penetrated the beef for rich flavor.Continue Reading

Toasted Cheese Sandwiches

Borough Market sits in the heart of central London, in the shadow of the famous London Bridge, and is a playground for amazing food and drink.  There are food and specialty stands as far as you can see, well at least from the barrel we claim as ours at a wine bar.  We love to spendContinue Reading

The “Morton’s” Steak Sandwich

When we were interns and wanted a big night out on the town, we would make our way from Georgetown University summer housing (we were squatters, not students) to Morton’s for happy hour. We’d have enough money for two glasses of wine, but the bartender would bring out complimentary steak sandwiches which we would devourContinue Reading

Braised Short Ribs

Braised short ribs are a rich and bold dish, easy to prepare and even better if you make it the day before and so they rest overnight in the refrigerator.  The fat will form on the top, which is easy to scoop out and discard.  Just reheat and serve, which makes for more time forContinue Reading

Shrimp and Feta

One of my favorite Greek dishes is shrimp with baked feta, which is often served in a tangy tomato sauce and makes for fantastic small plates for a casual meal. I say casual because to properly cook the shrimp, you’ll need leave the shells and heads on, which makes for a mess best saved forContinue Reading

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