• 25 Valentine’s Day Menu Item Ideas

    February 14, 2019DishinandDishes

      Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you have something special planned for today with your sweetie, your Gal-entine’s friends (apparently this is a thing now) or something to just plain treat yourself with. Because loving yourself is important! I am sharing some dinner plan ideas to help you out by suggesting some of our favorite…

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  • Beef Wellington Tart

    February 12, 2019DishinandDishes

    I’ve always had a little crush on Beef Wellington. I mean, what’s not to love about a beef filet seared then covered with Pâté de Foie Gras (a pate made out of fatty duck liver….trust me it’s a delicacy), and/or Duxelles (finely chopped mushrooms sauteed with shallots and herbs) and wrapped in flaky puff pastry…

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  • Warm Chocolate Cobbler aka Chocolate Pudding Cake

    February 13, 2018DishinandDishes

      Chocolate Cobbler. Yes you heard me right. There IS such a thing…and it’s easy and delicious. Also, known by various names like Chocolate Pudding Cake and Fudgy Pudding Cake, the recipes out there are varied but pretty similar and all result in a pan of warm chocolate goodness.  Think molten lava cakes, but instead…

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  • Valentine’s Day Chocolate Recipe Ideas

    February 9, 2017DishinandDishes

      Valentine’s Day is coming!  What do you on Valentine’s Day? Do you go out and fight the restaurant craze or stay home and cook a romantic meal for you and your hunny?  We typically stay home and for those of you who do, here are some recipe ideas with chocolate dessert inspiration for your…

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  • Filet Mignon with Mushrooms and Mustard Cream Sauce

    February 7, 2017DishinandDishes

    Oh my goodness gravy (literally) but these filet mignon steaks are DELICIOUS.  And you won’t even believe how easy they are to make.  A quick sear on all sides and then pop them in the oven while you finish making the sauce in the pan and you can have an amazing Valentine’s Day recipe to wow…

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  • Espresso Truffles

    February 12, 2015DishinandDishes

    Recently I visited one of my favorite baking shops (Sweet Cherry’s Bakery ) and picked up some supplies to make truffles.  Valentine’s Day is approaching so I thought I’d knock some chocolates out ahead of time! Now, you can use your imagination here – make milk chocolate or dark chocolate truffles.  Add in a flavored liquor or…

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  • Valentine’s Day- Stay In!

    February 11, 2015DishinandDishes

    Avoid long lines and stay home and cook with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day and here is why along with ten main course dish recipes!

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  • Red Velvet Pancakes

    February 5, 2015DishinandDishes

    A moist and tender red velvet pancake recipe topped with a not-too-sweet cream cheese drizzle. Perfect for Christmas or Valentine morning breakfast or brunch.

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  • Strawberry Baked French Toast

    February 3, 2015DishinandDishes

    A delicious baked french toast recipe with strawberries and cream flavors. Perfect for making the night before and then baking for Valentine’s Day breakfast!

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  • How to Cut Strawberry Hearts

    February 2, 2015DishinandDishes

    A brief photo and instructional tutorial on how to cut strawberries into hearts.

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  • Grilled Lobster Tails with Herbed Butter

    August 22, 2014DishinandDishes

    A delicious and simple way to prepare lobster tails…on your grill! Dressed with a compound butter of butter and fresh herbs and garlic.

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  • Black Bottom Cupcakes

    September 17, 2013DishinandDishes

    There were a few things I remember vividly from our large family gatherings in Michigan where I grew up. I remember being the youngest cousin of the bunch, which was both a curse and a blessing all at once. My Mom was the youngest sibling of seven sisters and a brother so being the youngest cousin…

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