Friday, August 12, 2011


For some reason, it is assumed that men have a thing for meat, especially grilled meat. If you happen to be attached to one of those type of men, I have been working on the perfect grilled meat for you to surprise him with. Succulent, tender-as-can-be ribs. And approachable enough for any female unfamiliar with the grill.

photos by Sheena Jibson

And even simple-to-make homemade barbecue sauce. This recipe is going to make your man so happy.

When will this recipe be ready for your kitchen and eating pleasure? The hope is to have "The Family Flavor: Practical Recipes for the Simple and Delicious" to be done and ready to send to my project manager by mid-November. From there, we go through editing, layout and design. So maybe another month or two after that. If you want a job done right, you take the right amount of time. In complete honesty, I am ready to see a finished product. I know the day I get my first copy of my book in the mail, I will cry like a big baby.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Late-night recipe love

It isn't often that I stay up until 1am to work on recipes, but I did tonight.

Crispy Polenta with Sausage and Fresh Tomato Ragu
Orange and Herb Marinated Tri-Tip Steak
Ham and Cheese Frittata

Couldn't get more diverse than that, eh?

Writing these recipes comes with chopping, weighing, measuring, tasting, smelling, stirring and CLEANING.

Gosh, I sure love food.