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Salmon Wellington with a Beurre Blanc & Thermador’s New Steam Convection Oven

Last week I had the privilege of spending some time in Scottsdale, Arizona with a group of amazing bloggers after being invited to the Thermador Showroom as they released their new Steam & Convection Oven, set to hit the market this fall. Before I even said yes to going, I knew that I was in love with Thermador. I mean, have you seen Thermador's … more

salmon wellington and buerre blanc

Weekly Dinner Menu: 7/12/10

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we're benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry. I spent last week in … more

piece of salmon

Grilled Pineapple-Mango Salmon

This past November I signed up to be adopted by another blogger through Dine and Dish. My blog was still a baby, not even a year old, and I was in need of some focus and direction. The stars aligned, and Michelle from What's Cooking entered my life. Michelle has been wonderful when I needed someone to bounce ideas off of, and her work teaching … more

sushi in boulder colorado

Weekly Dinner Menu: 7/5/10

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we're benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry. I apologize for the lack … more

build the fajita

Top Shelf Steak Fajitas

Fajitas are usually something I order at restaurants. I love to get a sizzling skillet full of peppers, onions, seasoned beef and a stack of warm tortillas. The dish is always a feast for all the senses. When it comes to Mexican food at our house, we usually stick to tacos, nachos or burritos. Recently though, I felt the need to leave leave the … more

zested and minced

Lemon Dill Cream Cheese to Top Your Morning Bagel

Our dill is in. Not only is it in the spots we planted last year, but I had let it go to seed in our container herb garden last year. We then spread the dirt from that pot into our new raised garden beds, and now there are tiny dill plants coming up everywhere. Not that I mind. I am going to move them once my large dill goes to seed, and then … more

gerbera daisy

Weekly Dinner Menu: 6/21/10

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we're benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked pantry. As we move into summer, … more