Main Dish

BEEF WELLINGTON

YES, this is a time consuming dish but I promise you, NOTHING tops Beef Wellington done this way! A real show stopper!! When my family gathers, it is not only special because they are the people I love most in this world, but because they are all Food Aficionados! Professional […]

ROASTED RABBIT

I am not sure why Rabbit meat is eaten more widely in Europe than in America, but it is an absolutely beautiful, lean, tender and flavorful meat! If it were not so expensive, I would highly recommend it over chicken. I have prepared it several different ways, and each becomes […]

KOFTA KABOBS

I love that my ethnic heritage is of Middle Eastern roots. The food is about the best anywhere in the world! Spices, sweet and savory ingredients mixed together, lamb and seafood prepared in so many varied ways. Yep, I am thankful my palate was awakened as soon as I could […]

SPINACH SOUFFLE MUFFINS

Busy lives need healthy snacks that are easy to make ahead and take with you. These spinach soufflĂ©’s muffins are one of my favorite to-go meals when I travel by plane and want something healthy to eat on my journey. Oh, if only you could see the look of envy […]

WELLNESS SOUP

Have you caught it yet? Hope not, but if you have or when you do you will want this hot soup created just for cold and flu season ( though yummy any time!). Let’s make this and get you feeling better fast! Turkey (not chicken since chicken messes with antigens). […]

KOFTA

While competing on Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games, we were asked to prepare a meal that speaks of your family, something they typically like. Since I am from a Mediterranean heritage, (Syrian) lamb is always served when we have a family gathering. But, on GGG we have 30 minutes to […]

CRAB CAKES

No one visits the east coast of the United States, particularly Maryland, without remembering the best Crab Cake they’ve ever had! What I am about to share with you comes from a long line of Marylander’s rarely straying from this ingredient combination. While competing on Food Network’s Guys Grocery Games, […]

HASSELBACK POTATOES

Potatoes are one of those fabulous vegetables we could eat all by itself, and these Hasselback Potatoes will fast become your favorite! The great thing about making a potato this way, besides its crunchy skin, individual sections stuffed with anything your heart desires and easy to serve one-per-plate portions, is […]

TOMAHAWK STEAK

Whether you grill a steak on an outdoor grill or a cast iron griddle on your stove, the Tomahawk Steak is the most impressive steak to cook! I use to be intimidated to cook steaks, thought it was a guy thing, until my son, an executive chef who cooks hundreds […]

SEARED SCALLOPS & PEA PESTO

Light, healthy eating is what I am about all spring and summer long. This dish is one you will hunger for at least once a week! There are three components to this decadent flavorful and colorful dish: Beurre Blanc Seared Scallops Pea Pesto – Recipe here This recipe can accommodate […]