Posted at 1:10 pm , on January 22, 2016
I’m taking a break from the winter soups and pastas. Most of the time it’s just Joe and I at the kitchen table and we enjoy a good sandwich as much as anything. I picked up a skirt steak and some veggies to make my version of the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. Stir frying the steak and veggies makes such a quick and easy meal. I have a mini wok that I love to use for just the two of us. It’s seasoned just like a cast iron skillet and everything tastes so good in it. Philly cheese steaks are traditionally served with onions, mushrooms and green bell peppers but I personally love the taste of the sweet ornamental peppers. I can say without a doubt that these peppers add a great new taste to an already famous sandwich.
Posted at 9:51 am , on January 11, 2016
It’s that time of year to share Josh’s Birthday Cheesecake. For the past dozen years I have made the infamous cheesecake for Josh. He is one who stands by tradition and every birthday his cheesecake must have chocolate and it must have peanut butter cups. Each year I try to change it up a bit . . . sometimes it comes out amazing . . . other times it doesn’t. This year was a complete success! We all enjoyed having a bite or two of these little cheesecake squares without all the guilt. Celebrating several birthdays right after the holidays can make for sugar overload if you know what I mean. When I dipped each square in chocolate it was like each piece had it’s own personality. Some would drip down the sides while others would harden instantly. They have a decadent flavor followed by a melt in your mouth sweetness. Your taste buds will definitely smile!!