Beef tenderloin filets are crusted in cracked black peppercorn and finished in a thyme and mustard creme reduction.
This is very airy and not too dense, it comes out beautifully, if you follow the instructions exactly. They are very tasty as well, and this version is not hard at all.
This is sinfully delicious and will get you a lot of OOHs and AAHs. Simple but fantastic! Coconut milk crepes with a banana filling are flambeed with Grand Marnier orange liqueur.
The cowboy's diet packed in a single dish: Steak and coffee.
A simple delicious risotto with sun-dried and Roma tomatoes. I like to add in turkey polpettini (small meatballs about the size of a nickel).
Steaks seared in real butter topped with sauted capers. My brother substitutes canned green peppercorns in place of black pepper.
A lovely mild tomato and chilli pasta sauce with a hint of basil. Goes with any pasta (or try serving over chicken) and takes minutes to make!
A wonderful summertime grilled steak marinade. Serve alongside a loaded baked potato and a steamed veggie side and you have a world class dinner at home.
A nice fresh salad full of delightful contrasts and doesn't take more than 10 minutes to throw together.
These wonderful fried bananas come with a bite from the jalapeno, but the mellow brown sugar cream sauce helps to tame the fire. This is my daughter's favorite dessert.
Ground beef patties breaded, sauteed, and prepared "veal Parmesan" style. Delicious with yellow rice or hot spaghetti noodles.
This is the absolute best way to cook a Cornish hen. It always comes out tender and juicy.
You've always known what's missing from Greek salad: steak, of course. Just proves again that if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.
This fine dessert often served at Thai restaurants can be made very easily at home in the toaster oven.
A simple, flavorful recipe for chicken paella, an easy one-dish meal. The turmeric gives it that golden color you see in restaurants.
Supple flavors with a nice crunch. A classy toaster oven recipe for date night.
An easy sangria recipe that will have your guests begging for more. Gets an extra kick from brandy.
Fresh poblano peppers roasted over an open flame give this rich soup of shrimp and coconut a hint of heat. A little brie cheese adds just the right amount of richness.
Tropical flavors shine through in this main course salad. Warm, cilantro-macadamia nut pesto marinated shrimp top salad greens tossed with mango vinaigrette.
We do like French dressing around here. Problem is, these modern bottles of orange stuff have lost the true essence of the dressing we had as kids. And if you compare the recipes from books written in the early 20th century to the ingredients in one of those plastic bottles, well, you'll see why there is such a difference in flavor! Don't expect this to turn out anywhere near as orange as the bottled stiff, either. But do expect a fresh burst of lovely flavor!