Rack of Lamb – Marinated With Herbs and Garlic

Don prepared this last night and really liked it. I think it was just because he wanted to use his new Christmas Le Creuset pieces. 1 rack of lamb 3 sprigs fresh thyme 1 tsp. dried rosemary 3 cloves garlic 1 tbsp. salt 1 tbsp. pepper 1 tbsp. chili powder 2 tbsp. olive oil 1/2…

Really Special Trout Pie

Sometimes you try something because it sounds good and this would be one of them. It is sooooo delicious! 2 frozen pie crusts (yes, it works really well) 3 trout fillets (approx. 8 ounces each) pinch each of salt and lemon pepper 1 beef bouillon cube dissolved in 3 cups water 1 tbsp. olive oil…

Vanilla Poached Pears in Spectacular Sauce

That sauce….Don could bottle it and become very rich. Kelly feels bartenders would also go crazy as in something like an Old Fashioned. Take out the simple syrup and use this sauce. OMG!!! Anyway, I digress. here we go. 1 bottle of a Riesling white wine 1 cup water 3/4 cup sugar 1 whole vanilla…

Beer Battered Fish and Homemade Chips

Last night Don made Fish and Chips and I have to be honest….they were THE best yet. So  we agreed no more ordering in. You might be surprised at one of the ingredients but, boy oh boy, it worked. 3 large russet potatoes vegetable oil for deep frying 1 1/4 cups flour  2 tsp. baking…

The Most Awesome Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms

Don made these and my goodness, they are truly awesome. If you make them once, you will definitely make them many more times. 20 very large white mushrooms, stems removed 12 medium shrimp, tails on 1/2 cup softened cream cheese 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce pinch of garlic powder 3/4 cup s grated Parmesan Cheese Steam…

Scallop Spaghetti In A White Wine Sauce

Don made this for dinner one night last week and we are all still praising this dish. It is more than awesome and, trust me, you will love it. White Wine Sauce 1 tbsp. butter  1 tbsp.  olive oil 4 cloves minced garlic 1 cup white wine 1 cup whipping cream 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese,…

A Great Cheater Tomato Pasta Sauce

This is an apology to our Italian friends, but it is good! 1 can tomato soup 1/2 can water 1 small tin tomato paste 1/4 tin water 1 spaghetti sauce mix envelope 1/2 cup half and half cream 1 1/2 tsp. oregano 1/4 tsp. garlic powder 6 frozen tomatoes Put all in a medium saucepan…

Creamed Celery With Pecans

I know, you are scratching your heads over this one. It is tasty and it is really different from the norm. To me it is a great way to disguise celery. Give it a go. It is really simple to make and takes no time to prepare.   4 cups celery pieces, string removed 1…

Scallops With Noodles and Asparagus

We made this up last week and I have to admit I am slow in getting it posted. It is truly delicious and not hard to put together.   8 oz. no yolk noodles 1 cup asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces about 16 large scallops, cut in half horizontally and ligament removed from the…