Homemade Bar Food – Game Day Menu

All this week I’ve been working late, which means Luke has been stuck doing all the grocery shopping, cooking and dishes. I hate feeling like I’m not pulling my weight, but I suppose it ebbs and flows and soon I’ll be doing the same for him.

When Saturday rolled around, I decided to take a mental break from skiing after eating, sleeping and breathing it all week, so Luke and his brother headed off to Northstar for the morning. I knew the big Indiana game was airing later in the day, so I decided to show Luke my appreciation for his support during the week by making a big game-day feast.

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Lamb Riblets With Rosemary

It’s been unseasonably cold, rainy and grey here in Tahoe. Certainly not the weather I was hoping for in June! Since we weren’t going to be spending much time outdoors, we drove into Reno (about 15 degrees warmer) and spent the day running errands.

A trip to Whole Foods made it’s way into our day, where we ended up buying a cut of meat we haven’t tried before – Lamb Riblets. We adore lamb and ribs, so figured this would be a tasty combination of those.

Given that I’ve never cooked lamb ribs before, I Googled recipes until I landed on one that looked good – Roasted Lamb Ribs with Rosemary – on a blog I hadn’t Read More

Mocha Cadbury Egg Cheesecake

We are having some visitors this weekend  – Luke’s buddy from Florida and a couple of my friends from San Francisco. I decided I wanted to bake something yummy to have in the house for a post-skiing treat that also would help us get into the Easter spirit.

My concept? Mocha Caramel Cadbury Egg Cheesecake.

Easter Candy Cheesecake

This dessert is a perfect mix of my favorite Easter candy – Cadbury Eggs – and the flavor combination of coffee, chocolate and caramel.

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Pork Belly With Caramelized Veggies

Yesterday we decided to take a break from skiing and spent the day doing other activities – going to church, making a mexican breakfast, rock climbing, watching March Madness and cooking a favorite of ours, an easy pork belly recipe.

If you haven’t had pork belly before, you’re missing out! This is an incredibly succulent, savory cut of meat that, if cooked correctly, will fall apart with a little nudge from your fork.

I had only eaten pork belly in a restaurant before, Read More