Category Archives: Meat

Finger food Birthday Party

We had a biiig party last week! As usual with finger food for our guests. The husband turned xxx while we were on vacation. Such an important birthday that I could not let it pass unnoticed. So as soon as we came back, we invited everybody over and had one of our food food food and good company parties ;) Personally I think it turned out great! I hope the guests feel the same way… We had quite a bit … Continue reading

Beef Fillet with Green Peppercorn

One more recipe from Italy and this is an amazing one: beef fillet with green peppercorn, in italian Filetto al pepe verde. Made by the hubby, as usual when meat is involved :) Does your hubby cook? I hope so because I think that for some things they can do a lot better than us ladies ;) So the hubby decided to treat me to this delicacy, we went to a good butcher and bought really fresh organic beef fillet, … Continue reading

Almost Shepherd’s Pie

The following recipe is “almost” a shepherd’s pie, quite appropriate for this time of the year since it is almost St. Patrick’s Day. I thought this was the right time to try another recipe from Ireland England, but I couldn’t find ground lamb (shepherd – lamb, you do see why I needed it, right?) so I went for beef and therefore the following recipe is “almost” a shepherd’s pie ;) {Waaa I have just been admonished by not one but two … Continue reading

Buffalo Burger

I am not a burger person, I am not a meat person in general but burgers are my least favorite. Nonetheless sometimes I eat a burger… rarely, and sometimes burgers surprise me :) The BEST burger I have ever had was in Jackson Hole WY, more precisely at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. It was no ordinary burger, it was a buffalo burger! Last night Max decided to treat me barbecuing buffalo burgers. It was the first time Max made burgers … Continue reading

Something about me…

I simply LOVE my herbs! But I certainly do not have a green thumb! I suppose some of them really want to live, they really don’t want to give up, or they are mutating genetically and becoming like cactuses: they store all the water they get for when they have to face tough times :P Basil I am particularly fond of my basil :) Even so, I have to replace it once or twice a year, but it is only … Continue reading

Tagliata of Top Sirloin with Arugula and Parmesan

I am definitely not a big meat eater, but sometimes a good piece of beef can be just plain good, and if your side is a healthy arugula salad topped with tasty parmesan it is even better. Today’s post features Max as a cook. He is my man at the grill. He was so happy when we got him a nice gas grill. We ate quite some meat after that :P He just bought a new recipe book: grilling and barbecues, doesn’t … Continue reading

Chicken Marinated with Yogurt Lemon and Mint

This marinated chicken is a burst of summer flavor! In this family we are not really crazy about chicken, we find it dry and kind of tasteless… but this marinade made of yogurt, lemon and mint keeps the chicken very moist and adds a lot of flavor. This chicken dish is baked with potatoes and onions, how great is it that once you take it out of the oven you have your main dish and your side too :) Moreover … Continue reading


This souvlaki recipe completes the Greek weekend, and your meal if you are like me and once you pick a country for your lunch/dinner you stick to it :P check out yesterday’s recipe Tzaziki and enjoy! Souvlaki is easy to make and very flavorful due to the marinade the meat is soaked in before grilling. With the following ingredients you can make 4 skewers, about 3-4 portions. Ingredients 1 1/2 lb to 2 lb pork loin or tenderloin (800 gr … Continue reading

My Italian Fried Chicken

… not your KFC! I can’t stand fast food chains. But probably there is no need for me to say this out loud since I am keeping a cooking blog :) But I don’t always eat 100% healthy food :P This is my version of fried chicken, a crispy, tasty Italian version. I call it Italian because it is breaded with some rosemary. You can see it here plated with some store bought fries, but it would be good, and … Continue reading

Guinness Beef Stew

Finally the weather is getting colder even in Florida, so I decided it is time for a stew. I was feeling in the mood for something new and instead of cooking one of my safe Italian stews, I decided I should try to cook something with Guinness. I found this recipe on the web ( and modified it according to my taste. It turned out very good! This is a reach stew, the meat almost dissolves and makes a creamy … Continue reading