Portobella Burger

From my Food Fight Cafe days! Portobella Sharp Cheddar Roasted Poblano Sauteed Onion Toasted Bun

A Siren’s Late Night Snack

Whether they are myths or true creatures of the deepest depths of the sea, I’m imagining there are mermaids that devour their prey and spit out the bones. If she’s a myth then I’ll just imagine that I once was a siren but now am forced to live on land and in this current world….

Smoked Tri-Tip Stroganoff

I can’t remember the last time I heard about or even ate Beef Stroganoff. Sadly, the only version of stroganoff I’ve had is the boxed ones. You know, the ones where you add ground beef to a mystery powder and pour it over egg noddles. When I was a kid I thought that was good…

On The Grill

The heat has been outrageous lately here in SoCal! Even along the coast where I live. We don’t have air conditioning over here on the westside, it is rarely this hot so it is not a necessity. These last few weeks however…were quite uncomfortable. It may have only lasted a few weeks but I swear,…

Purple Slaw Dog

I heard somewhere that July is National Hot Dog Month. I guess that’s why every American I know is grilling dogs on the Fourth of July! I totally geeked out after finding this crazy all American news out and my inspirational muses started whispering sweet recipes in my ears. I’m kind of a hot dog…

BEP and Filet Mignon

This has to be my favorite New Year’s dish. A hearty pot of Black Eyed Peas with big pieces of sausage in a rustic tomato broth, served alongside a slowly Smoked Filet Mignon Roast. Need I say more? I think not.

New York Strip

My inner Texas girl came out to play today and it all started with my beautifully marbled New York Strip Steak that were on sale at Whole Foods! I’m always excited when they have their One Day or Three Day sales in the meat department. I am a big fan of Whole Foods Animal Welfare…

Smoked Tri-Tip

This amazing hunk of meat done right, will be a definite hit at family and friends barbecues. I’ve been perfecting my Smoked Tri-Tip since I moved to the beautiful and sunny Santa Monica, Ca. where Tri-Tip is readily available at most markets. Santa Monica also happens to be the perfect place to grill almost year round! I smoke…

An Amazing Quick And Easy Steak Dinner

This really is an amazing and easy to put together, steak dinner. Some of the ingredients I had on hand. From the store, I just picked up filet mignon and blue cheese crumbles. Here’s a list of everything you’ll need… filet mingnon (of you’re favorite cut of steak) 1/4 cup of butter (unsalted room temperature)…