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Garlic Butter Steak, Family Style. Learn the pan-rushing method of cooking a large steak that can be sliced and shared with the whole family, complete with melting garlic butter as a tasty finishing touch. Family Style Garlic Butter Steak This idea for a recipe post for Garlic Butter Steak came about last week when Prime Rib steak was on sale at one of our local supermarkets....

Steak Frites with Cabernet Thyme Gravy – a French bistro comfort food classic, elevated by an incredibly flavourful gravy. Tips for perfect frites, too. Steak Frites with Cabernet Thyme Gravy Okay, so steak frites is just steak and french fries, so what’s the big deal? The big deal is when you experience both of these things done to absolute perfection....

Lemon Dijon Moules Marinières – Lemon Dijon Steamed Mussels, an incredible appetizer course or spectacular lunch. Add some linguine for an amazing pasta version too. Lemon Dijon Moules Marinières – Lemon Dijon Steamed Mussels Lemon Dijon Moules Marinières – Lemon Dijon Steamed Mussels – with Valentine’s Day just around the corner,...

Souvlaki Roast Pork Loin with Lemon Oregano Tzatziki – a tender centre loin roast pork marinated in a delicious souvlaki flavour paste and served with refreshing lemon oregano tzatziki. A differently delicious idea for Sunday supper. Souvlaki Roast Pork Loin with Lemon Oregano Tzatziki This Souvlaki Roast Pork is my idea of a perfect Sunday dinner. Not only...

Black Bean, Sausage & Duck Cassoulet – this simple, slow cooked French comfort food stew is one of the best cold weather meals there is; with a deeply flavoured rich broth and wholesome nutritious black beans too. Black Bean, Sausage & Duck Cassoulet This duck cassoulet recipe with sausage and black beans is an ultimate comfort food recipe for me. I...

Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef – a beautiful roast of beef seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, garlic and thyme butter which gets marinated overnight for maximum flavour! Worcestershire Butter Roast Beef My idea for Worcestershire Roast Beef came from wanting to marinate a roast in Worcestershire sauce without the meat being overwhelmed by the flavour of the...

Easy Beef Bourguignonne Pot Pie in Corningware Meal Mugs – plus 2 other meal mug recipes; a microwaved smoked cheddar fondue and a chocolate orange mug cake! Easy Beef Bourguignonne Pot Pie in Corningware Meal Mugs I do love a creative challenge in the kitchen and this Beef Bourgiugnonne Pot Pie was part of a pretty interesting one when I was asked by Corningware...

Apple Roasted Pork Loin – A tender, juicy loin of pork roasted with an apple crust and glazed in a spiced apple, honey & cider vinegar reduction. Apple Roasted Pork Apples and pork is a pretty traditional combination and I couldn’t count the number of ways I’ve put the two together in the past but this one is a little different. The Granny...

Spanakopita Lasagna – a fusion of Greek and Italian cuisines in a rich, incredibly flavourful lasagna, piled with layers of goat cheese, feta and spinach filling. Spanakopita Lasagna I got this idea from a Spanakopita appetizer that I recently served at a dinner party with friends, where the delicious goat cheese and feta filling was baked inside crispy, golden...

Phyllo Chicken Prosciutto Margherita – a fantastic dinner party dish that can be prepared in advance, including the sauce. Just pop the wrapped chicken breasts in the oven when your guests arrive.  Phyllo Chicken Prosciutto Margherita This version of phyllo chicken prosciutto is another great dinner party idea that can be prepared in advance and popped into...