Steak Diane Recipe – An American Classic Revisted Around the Kitchen Table

Steak Diane

While I admit that I no longer eat beef and haven't for quite a long time now, I do still enjoy preparing it and serving it to Lisa and my guests.   I've spent many an hour working on whole strips , whole filets, steamship rounds, prime ribs and just about any cut of beef you can imagine, so even though I don't consume it personally I have no … [Read more...]

Meatloaf with Balsamic Glaze by Barefeet In The KItchen

Meatloaf with a Balsamic Glaze

If this is Winter, bring it on!   Sixty-two and sunny on February 23.....this must be what my friends in San Diego feel like all winter......sigh    We have had it way to easy this winter, not one real snowfall, and very few days dipping below freezing, but you know I keep waiting for that other shoe to drop.    We just can't go through an entire … [Read more...]

Beef Teriyaki with Just One Cookbook

Beef Teriyaki

Another week just flew by,  it was just  Halloween,wasn't it?  We were off for All Saints Day on Tuesday and I think that's where my trouble started.....sigh,  I should have just gone into work and gotten all my work done, because let me tell you, Wednesday was a bear, and today might have even been a little worse.   Now the good news is I get off … [Read more...]

It’s Definitely Not Your Grandmother’s Braciole and Ask Chef Dennis


Today I want to share with you a recipe I came up with in my restaurant days, I always cut my own steaks and the end of the Strip was never really fit for a good steak. so I would save the pieces.  After awhile I had all the pieces I needed to use, so my Braciole was born! I can promise you this, if you ask your Italian grandmother how to make … [Read more...]

It’s Guest Post Friday with The Constant Hunger

It's my happy day!!  Guest Post Friday!!!  Today is a doubly happy day because besides having a great guest post to share, I also get to announce the winner of Dorie Greenspans new book, My French Table!!  It's so good to be me today!! Before we get to the giveaway announcement I want to take the time to introduce to you a very talented fellow … [Read more...]

Say Goodbye to San Francisco, and Say Hello to Mama’s Chicken Pepperoni


Well a week has passed since the Foodbuzz Festival in San Francisco.  I have enjoyed reading all the posts about the festival, everyone had such a wonderful time, and posted so many great images!!  I know I've said it before, but I want to say it again......Thank You Foodbuzz!!   What an incredible community you have given us, we are truly blessed … [Read more...]

Zucchini Pops and Steak Scampi


Well I did it again, the farmer's market called to me, whispered through the wind, beckoning me......come hither Chef Dennis.....Now, let me tell you that if I ever heard the wind calling come hither to me my first thought would be that somebody slipped something into my brownies.......sigh.....but seriously, this time of year my first … [Read more...]

Grilled Peaches & Walking Taco’s

Today we are having one of the girls favorite meals, Walking Taco's (this was here when I arrived at the Mount 5 years ago, no one seems to remember who came up with it), but not to worry we are also having a Baked Potato Bar, and lots of Grilled Veggies, Eggplant, Zucchini, Gape Tomatoes, Asparagus, Cauliflower, Portobello's and Regular … [Read more...]