Tag: Home Chef

Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon

Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon

Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon is one of the best beef entrees that I’ve had the joy of eating. Tender, juicy beef, seared in a cast iron skillet, wrapped in delicious bacon and full of fabulous flavor. Yes, it’s small compared to it’s counterpart the New York 

Spaghetti Sauce and Mighty Meatballs

Spaghetti Sauce and Mighty Meatballs

Our family loves Italian food, especially when I make my homemade Spaghetti Sauce and Mighty Meatballs. The sauce cooks long and slow and fills the kitchen with such a delightful aroma it makes everyone hungry. Plus, it’s a wonderful recipe to make with kids, who 

Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus

Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus

I love Italian food and making my own pasta. This Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus is a perfect second course (Primi) for a traditional Italian meal. Or served as a side dish with shrimp or steak. Continue reading Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus

Skillet Gnocchi and Brussels Sprouts

Skillet Gnocchi and Brussels Sprouts

I’ve recently become a fan of homemade gnocchi and this Skillet Gnocchi and Brussels Sprouts is so easy and delicious to make, you’ll be coming up with all kinds of meals to serve it with!

Creme Brulee with Espresso

Creme Brulee with Espresso

Creme Brulee with Espresso is an amazing dessert to serve your most honored guests. Creamy vanilla custard with the tiniest hint of coffee and a caramelized brittle topping that you must break through with a spoon. Simply divine! 

Elk Wellington with Madeira Sauce

Elk Wellington with Madeira Sauce

Want to wow your dinner party guests with a meal fit for a king? This Elk Wellington with Madeira Sauce is the perfect choice. Start with a pan-seared elk tenderloin fillet, brushed with Dijon mustard, cloaked in mushroom Duxelles and prosciutto, and then wrapped in a homemade sourdough puff pastry that has been baked to golden perfection. Finish off by topping it with a generous spoonful of silky Madeira sauce that has simmered in a demi-glace sauce of vegetables and herbs.  Continue reading Elk Wellington with Madeira Sauce

Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu is an easy, yet elegant recipe for a special dinner. Tender and lightly seasoned chicken breasts rolled up in ham and oozing Swiss cheese baked in a golden brown crust. It’s so good. Your family or guests will think you’ve slaved 

Sourdough Puff Pastry

Sourdough Puff Pastry

Sourdough Puff Pastry is a great way to use your sourdough discard, and puff pastry can be used in so many ways. For tarts, toppings for pot pies, to make appetizers, or even the covering for Beef Wellington.

Beef Bourguignon – French Beef Stew

Beef Bourguignon – French Beef Stew

Here’s my take on Julia Child’s recipe for Beef Bourguignon – French Beef Stew. It’s so delicious. Don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients and instructions. It’s worth the effort and is the perfect way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon!  Continue reading Beef Bourguignon – French Beef Stew

Asparagus with Mushroom Cream Sauce

Asparagus with Mushroom Cream Sauce

I like to serve Asparagus with Mushroom Cream Sauce for special meals, such as with Chicken Cordon Bleu. A creamy dill sauce with mushrooms and garlic, served over steamed asparagus and julienned carrots.