Gordon’s Beef Wellington with Spring Carrots, Potatoes Mousseline and Blackberry Demi Glace

Our dear friends, Lynne and Laurence, visited me and AJ this weekend from Vermont.  Lynne is a theatre professor and author at the University of Vermont and Laurence is an accomplished CIA trained French Chef.  Because nothing says, “We think you’re special” louder than Gordon’s Beef Wellington, I decided to put Chef Jeff’s method to the […]

Bucket List #57: Debone A Chicken.

Apologies to my Vegetarian Friends...

“Like everything French, it’s pretty simple, slightly perverse, and very labor intense,” stated a fellow blogger on deboning a chicken for a Chicken Ballotine. Exactly.  I will say this was an extremely gratifying experience; I feel like I checked something really BIG off the list of life accomplishments;  I have garnered a new boasting fact […]

Joe Gets Sloppy….and Stays Slim!

With snow in the forecast and a long week under our belts, I thought I would try a lean take on a classic comfort food dish- the Sloppy Joe!  This recipe is inspired by Cooking Light but I made a few changes.  I added extra veggies (which are coming out of my ears thanks to […]