Skirt Steak Salad

Now that I’ve pigged out at Thanksgiving, I should probably eat a little healthier. Salad. Oh joy! Oh rapture! Let’s give that an upgrade. How about some medium rare skirt steak? You start with greens and add some bleu cheese dressing, and you have completely defeated the purpose but deliciously. I hope you like it….

Chocolate Merlot Bundt Cake

What do normal people do with left over Merlot from a recipe? Drink it, of course. What Do I do? Make a decadent chocolate cake with Merlot and chocolate in the cake and in the frosting. I know many of you readers find that combination delicious, so I’ve done my best to accommodate you. I…

Merlot Cranberry Sauce

Most cooks have done homemade cranberry sauce with the package directions off of the bag. Some of us have also added orange juice or other things like wine. This is a little different since I don’t use table sugar. It’s a deeper, richer flavor than standard cranberry sauce. I hope you like it. 12 ounce…

Compound Butters for Thanksgiving

I love compound butters as a way to jazz up a meal. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to test that theory. If you think about it, you have a bunch of foods that normally would be the same thing year after year. Veggies tastes like, you know, veggies; mashed potatoes can be, well, boring; butter…

Gluten-free chocolate cookies

My younger daughter was reviewing a chocolate cookie recipe for me, and she explained her roommate was gluten-free. So I had to try again. I went on line and found this on “My-gluten Free Kitchen” by Michelle Palin; the results were so darn good that I’m putting this recipe out or my readers. Chocolate level:…