• Dinner,  Side Dish

    Dijon-Crusted Rack of Lamb

    So, I will start by saying that this Dijon-Crusted Rack of Lamb was largely Rob’s creation; he even did the cooking. Its always nice when I can take a night off and let him do the work, it makes for a very romantic date night. In fact, many of our big weekend date night-in meals are his creations. There isn’t much better than a husband who can prepare a nice dinner is there? This kind of recipe is really Rob’s bread and butter though. Its overall very simple to make but really deep in flavor and textural elements. Rob definitely tends to stay away from complex techniques but roasting meat…

  • standing rib roast

    Herb-Salt Crusted Standing Rib Roast

    Standing Rib Roast is a somewhat new holiday tradition for me.  For Rob on the other hand, it is a long standing expectation at Christmas.  The first time I made a rib roast a few years ago I found it somewhat intimidating.  Now that I have made it a few times, I have learned that it is actually very simple and honestly doesn’t take that long. This version incorporates a herbed salt crust which was a first for me.  It adds a great flavor and textural element to the meat.  I went with some pretty classic flavors focusing on garlic, rosemary, and fennel seed.  Combining the salt, spices/herbs, and olive…