Lobster rolls with a twist

We are long overdue to write about lobster rolls (and borscht), so here we go… Lobster rolls quickly became one of our favorite summertime meals to make at home after we moved next door to the grocery store. Grab them on sale, boil in water with 2 bay leaves and 2tbsp sea salt, and then…

Greg’s Chimichurri Rib Steak!

Greg’s steak advice starts with “find a good piece of meat with good marbling”. Sometimes, this means asking the butcher if they have anything else not on display. One of the things that makes Greg’s steak so delicious is the sauce he makes. Mix up some olive oil, fresh cilantro, garlic, fresh cracked pepper, sea…

Birthday sandwich cake

It was my Mom’s birthday this past weekend, and Greg and I decided to host a BBQ to celebrate. The plan was to make lobster and steak… but then Greg was inspired by a video on Facebook showing these “cakes” that are actually multi-layer sandwiches made to look like cakes. Sooo that’s what we did….

Bourbon Bloody Mary

Greg likes to mix up the traditional Bloody Mary by making it a Buffalo Trace Bourbon Bloody… it confuses all the waitstaff at restaurants, but then they admit it’s awesome. Make one at home! Buffalo Trace or Maker’s Mark bourbon Tomato juice Hot sauce Horseradish Fresh cracked pepper Garnish with blue cheese stuffed olives, bacon,…

Steak Tartare

This is one of Greg’s favorite recipes… and it’s insanely good. It’s a little scary serving raw meat and egg… so just make sure you buy your ingredients fresh (Whole Foods is a good bet). We like to serve this on rye bread or pita chips. Finely dice half a pound of steak tenderloin or…

Russian crepes (blinis)

We’ve been meaning to post this recipe for a while… but in the meantime, Greg has been perfecting it, and we think it’s now ready to stand up to (and beat) the French crepes. These crepes are a great base for nearly any ingredients… we enjoy them savory (with eggs, pate, ground beef, or vegetables)…

Warm weather salad

Greg’s mom was nice enough to bring us a huge crate of berries last night… so in addition to making a berry crisp (forgot to take photos), today we are having a spinach salad with strawberries, cucumber, avocado, pecans, goat cheese, and shrimp cooked in garlic and olive oil. Yum! Here’s to sunny weather… 

Sesame cucumber

Lately, Greg and I have been buying cucumbers and whipping up this Asian cucumber side dish with practically every meal. We were inspired by the local Ganko Ittetsu Ramen  restaurant which serves a similar dish. It’s fast, delicious, and healthy. Just slice up some cucumber, add lots of sesames, some sesame oil, regular soy sauce,…

Slow cooker corned beef kinda day…

It’s March 31st and we were rumored to be getting up to 8 inches of snow in Boston. Greg bought a corned beef that had been sitting in the fridge waiting to be cooked for a few days now, so it was perfect timing. We found a basic recipe for slow cooked corned beef, threw…

Peanut Blossoms

  I made this one a little while ago while I was looking for a dairy-free (read: no butter) cookie to bring to a lactose-free friend’s party. I want to try the recipe with the butter next time, but these were a hit nonetheless. Recipe here.

The base for any muffin recipe

I wanted to bake something yummy for breakfast the other day, and we are both muffin fans, so I found a new recipe (that I have since made 3x). This recipe is great for pretty much any combo of fruits/nuts you want to add to it, and it’s super quick. I personally was a fan of…

Mini chocolate raspberry cheesecakes

Mmm cheesecake… one of my favorites. I had no idea how simple it is to make a good cheesecake until I found this recipe. I made no modifications to the cheesecake itself, but did make a graham cracker crust for the bottom instead of using vanilla wafers. In addition, Chef Greg topped them off with a…