• orange vanilla pound cake
    Baked Good

    Orange-Vanilla Pound Cake

    This pound cake is my take on a family recipe that is a dessert staple for parties. It also is another one of those family recipes that Rob seems to love. I mean, it’s not fancy or anything like that but it is classic and does taste awesome. Traditionally, this would be made in a bundt pan and served as a dessert with icing all over the top. I decided to go for more of a breakfast approach, since Rob wanted it for that. So I actually made it in not one, but TWO different forms! The first was a traditional loaf and the second was muffins! The loaf served…

  • Thai Grilled Swordfish
    Dinner,  Instant Pot

    Grilled Swordfish with Thai Glaze

    The credit for this goes entirely to Rob. I had to go on a work trip for a few nights leaving him to fend for himself dinner-wise. He will admit that normally he just gets kind of lazy and will pick up something easy. This time though he decided to experiment with some fish dishes in my absence. The first was a Grilled Swordfish steak with a Thai-style glaze. His focus for this one was getting the grill timing down and for developing flavor. He picked swordfish for one of the experiments since he figures its something I will like because of the firmer texture. Based on his texts when…

  • Dinner

    Peach-Bourbon Glazed Skirt Steak

    This Glazed Skirt Steak recipe is my take on a Tyler Florence recipe.  Recently there was a Tyler Florence episode on TV where he made a Hawaiian Style steak using two different methods.  Grilling both, he marinated one before cooking and added a glaze to the other during the cooking process.  The difference between how the steaks turned out was amazing; the steak with the glaze was cooked more evenly and came out so much juicier than the marinated steak.  Maybe I am just a cooking nerd but I would much rather watch a show demonstrating how to cook then how to make a single recipe.  After watching this episode, I wanted to test…