National Fried Chicken Day!

No one, ourselves included, need to tell you how amazing fried chicken is. In a sandwich, with waffles, on its own, slathered in a sauce…the list just goes on and on. Today is the day to treat yo’self, put the diets on pause, head to your favorite locale,…

¡Feliz Cumpleaños!

by: Maribel, staff The boys and I decided to vacation in Mexico last summer.  We’ve done the beachy coastal resort thing many, many times.  When they suggested Mexico City, I was so excited.  As soon as I booked our flights, I started looking up restaurant reservations.  Mexico City…

French Omelet

Last month we recommended reading (or more rightfully owning a copy of) Julia Child, et al. Mastering the Art of French Cooking and here we present to you our French Omelet recipe.  The French have made an art of cooking eggs, seriously, and this dish honors that tradition.  As…

International Albariño Day!

It’s International Albariño Day and what better way to celebrate than drinking some!  Well, as Americans, it isn’t commonplace to have some just laying around the house or in our cellars – in fact, most supermarkets won’t have it in the wine isle, so let’s take a moment…

Gravlax Salad

There is nothing like a great salad.  Especially one that is great as an appetizer when hosting, but can be an incredible meal all on its own when it’s just you and a loved one.  This very versatile salad can also offer leftovers of the main ingredient for…

Wagyu New York Strip Steak

Steak time!  Nuff said. As always, click on the recipe card below for a 4×6 printable version. Remove the steak from the refrigerator 10 minutes or so before cooking. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until very hot.  Season the beef with salt and pepper and…

Pasta Carbonara

Wow, where does the time go!?  We are a week away from the official start of summer, and it seems like the last time we had a moment to breathe was just after the holidays!  This recipe couldn’t have come at a better time, as time itself is…