You doubted me, didn’t you? You thought maybe after moving, having a baby, and then going back to work that I just might forget about this little old blog. Have a little faith, people! Sure, it’s taken me a few weeks to get back into the saddle in the kitchen, and then a few more to make anything even worth sharing with you. But, here I am.
Granted, for a while, the recipes you see here might all fall into the category of “things you can cook with only one free hand.” Or, “things you can eat hot… or cold, hours later, after the baby has finally gone to sleep.” And the ever popular, “things you probably don’t even need a recipe for because they are so simple.” If you hang in there with me for long enough, I’m sure at some point I’ll work my way back to the layer cakes of yesteryear, but for now, I’m all about simplicity. Continue reading
I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day. Did any of you have a BBQ by any chance? Maybe a BBQ where you served big ole steaks? And maybe you had so much steak that you still have a little leftover in your fridge today? Well, we don’t. Not because we didn’t grill anything in the backyard. And not because we didn’t have steak. We definitely grilled up some nice steaks to celebrate Memorial Day, but we didn’t have any left because… um… we ate it all. I don’t regret it. Well, maybe I do a little bit, because leftover steak always means one thing in this house: Steak Salad.
I can’t remember a time before we ate this salad with leftover steak. My mom has been making this forever. So, you see, it’s a tradition. It’s the perfect solution to leftover steak in so many ways. First of all, letting the steak go to waste is just never an option. Period. Secondly, if you had steak for dinner last night, chances are that tonight, you’ll want something a little lighter, and more refreshing. Salad perhaps? Thirdly, I love salads that have that hot/cold thing going on. The warm steak with the cool, crisp lettuce, with a little richness from the creamy dressing… drool. Continue reading