Chicken Lasagna with Mushrooms and Fontina Cheese

Modified from Daniel Boulud’s Chicken Lasagna I have to warn you straight up about this recipe – it is incredibly rich.  Not rich as in “I always fly first class.”  Not rich as in “We fly our own plane and have a time-share ski cabin in Aspen.”  It’s rich like “Please have the pilot ready… Continue reading Chicken Lasagna with Mushrooms and Fontina Cheese

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Roast Tenderloin of Beef with Madeira Sauce

From The Fearrington House Cookbook: A Celebration of Food, Flowers and Herbs by Jenny Fitch Valentine’s Day is coming up, and I know many of you are looking for something really special to surprise your sweetheart.  Well, if the love-of-your-life also loves red meat, I promise that he or she will swoon over this recipe.… Continue reading Roast Tenderloin of Beef with Madeira Sauce

Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Soup

This is a nice, simple soup for a cool evening!  This recipe is part of our feature on U.S. Wellness Meats, “Music and Meals to Warm You Up“.  Visit their website for free-range chicken, grass-fed beef, and other great products! Although I haven’t tried it, coconut milk can probably be substituted for the heavy cream… Continue reading Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Soup

Seared Scallops with Apple Cider-Balsamic Glaze

With this heat wave, I needed something relatively light for dinner – so off I went to the seafood counter.  It just seems cooler over there, with the long display of sea creatures nestled in iced-down trays.  The scallops were calling my name, all sweetness and light in their plump milky-whiteness.  Ok, they didn’t really… Continue reading Seared Scallops with Apple Cider-Balsamic Glaze

Primal Burgers…buns need not apply

A mid-week cookout, just because! First, the burger meat!  Some people might gasp in horror at this, but others will nod knowingly in approval – but I have ADDED FAT to the grass-fed ground beef because it was 90% lean.  Not just any old fat, mind you, but 100% pure beef lard from grass-fed cattle… Continue reading Primal Burgers…buns need not apply

Asparagus with mushrooms

Finally it is looking like spring outside, and that means lots of fresh asparagus in season!  Most of the time we roast or grill asparagus.  It’s so simple to just toss it with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, then put it in a 400F oven for about ten minutes, and serve with maybe… Continue reading Asparagus with mushrooms