Steak Diane

Steak Diane

Arriving home from a fun day trip to Port Townsend, WA last weekend,  I grabbed two one pound packages of ground beef out of my freezer to use for dinner, or so I thought.  When I went to prepare Suzie Q’s ( pet name for our little gal) famous Grizzly Burgers, I opened up one package of ground beef and one package of beautiful beef tenderloin.  I hadn’t planned on grilling the tenderloin, and truth be told, I was saving those little...

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Grilled Swordfish Topped With a Coconut, Lemongrass and Ginger Sauce

Grilled Swordfish Topped With a Coconut, Lemongrass and Ginger Sauce

There are moments when I believe I must eat, drink and sleep “food”.  I wake up most mornings thinking about the next delicious dinner creation, contemplating ideas during most of my day, and mentally assembling those ideas into what I hope will be a winning combination.    Once I’ve created the tasty dish, I spend precious moments trying to capture the true essence of the sumptuous food.  Much to my husbands dismay,  when he...

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Grilled Portabella and Sweet Banana Pepper Quesadillas with Fresh Cilantro and Pepper Jack Cheese

Grilled Portabella and Sweet Banana Pepper Quesadillas with Fresh Cilantro and Pepper Jack Cheese

Quesadillas qualify as “fun food” in my house.  Whether they’re filled with assorted gourmet cheeses, meats, veggies or even filled with fruit and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, quesadillas make an appearance on our kitchen or patio table at least once a week.  Most often my quesadillas are filled up with whatever’s in the frig that needs to be eaten before the expiration date.  This week it was the yummy portabella...

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Max’s Fresh Blueberry Cobbler

Max’s Fresh Blueberry Cobbler

I love it when children get excited about cooking.  When they realize they can take a few simple fresh ingredients and transform them into something delicious to eat.  The dazzled little expressions on their precious faces says it all. We have several “little Chef’s” in our extended family.  Our two tweens, Max and Amelia, definitely get motivated about good food.  Not that our teenagers and young adult members don’t...

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Grilled Halibut Tacos with Fresh Pineapple Slaw

Grilled Halibut Tacos with Fresh Pineapple Slaw

I love tacos!  Any kind of tacos really.  Just put a taco in front of me and I’ll probably eat it, and enjoy every bite.  But alas, I’m trying hard to keep my calorie count in check, so if I’m going to indulge in my favorite food I’ll need to include something really healthy… like fish.  Fish tacos can be absolutely delicious, especially when they are battered and fried.  However, for the sake of all things good...

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