Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Madeira Wine Pan Sauce

Pan seared beef tenderloin with madeira wine sauce

When I was little, I would stand with my face pressed against the chain link fence that surrounded our yard, watching my Grandfather attempt his daily chores outside.  Grandpa was a hard worker.  Once a policeman, then a plumber and always … [Read more...]

Hearty Winter Bolognese

When I was little, I remember my Grandmother standing at the stove top stirring her homemade tapioca pudding. I stood close by, waiting, asking to help, so I could somehow sneak a sample of her delicious recipe. Grandma smiled and with a twinkle in … [Read more...]

Tacos Ropa Vieja

I'd like to believe I'm Superwoman.  But I'm not. I often wish I were type A.  Sadly, I'm not that either. I can multi-task.  I think all women can multi-task.  It's in our blood. Right? But again, I'm not really the best at … [Read more...]

Beef and Barley Soup

Winter has definitely arrived.  When I look out my window I see a blanket of white gracing the landscape. When I look over at my sofa, with my lovely new throw blanket (the one my sister gave me for Christmas), I see a scruffy Cairn Terrier … [Read more...]

Tio Cameron’s Salsa Verde over Grilled Rib Eye Steaks… and a Family Reunion.

This was the summer of the family reunion.  As I’m writing this post, visions of the classic Vacation movies pop into my head (hee hee). For some reason Christmas Vacation seems to come to mind. Nope, I do not belong to the Griswold … [Read more...]

Tomato Gorgonzola Vinaigrette over Grilled Beef Tenderloin

It's summertime and that means I'm livin life in the fast lane these days.  Although my fast lane is very possibly most people's slow lane. The days are long this time of year and I jam pack these days with as much as possible.  I believe my … [Read more...]

Spice Rubbed Flank Steak Tacos with Fresh Avocado and Tio’s Salsa

I think I should have titled this post, Me and the Ranger... Kitchen calamities!  It's been quite the evening here at the Bennett Camp.  I had the brilliant idea of preparing a fun and delicious dinner of quick grilled spice rubbed flank steak tacos, … [Read more...]

Slow Braised Beef Daube

I love my fresh organic fruits and veggies and of course I love dessert, especially chocolate dessert.  Actually anything chocolate is great with me. But what I really love is a good hearty beef dish.  Mmmmm (I can’t think of anything more brilliant … [Read more...]

Salisbury Steak with Pan Gravy

I walked in my front door a few weeks ago and heard my oldest gal call “hey Mom!” from the family room sofa.  She’d come home from college for a few days to recover from a cold she’d picked up during mid-terms.  After we chatted for a few minutes … [Read more...]

Steak with Tomato and Garlic Sauce (Bistecca alla Pizzaiola)

Steak and potatoes, steak and fries, steak and salad, why not steak with tomatoes and garlic?  This is a delicious old world Italian recipe that is truly fresh and simply divine.  Originating in Naples, this fabulous dish is easily prepared but … [Read more...]

Beef Carbonnade

In typical Tink fashion, my oldest gal texted me to ask if we could have Chinese take out for dinner.  I bet you're all having a good laugh right now, just as I did.  Yes, my children would much rather have Chinese take out than Mom's dinner, unless … [Read more...]

Steak Diane

Arriving home from a fun day trip to Port Townsend, WA last weekend,  I grabbed two one pound packages of ground beef out of my freezer to use for dinner, or so I thought.  When I went to prepare Suzie Q's ( pet name for our little gal) famous … [Read more...]