• provencal lamb rack
    Dinner

    Provencal Crusted Rack of Lamb

    When I asked Rob what he wanted for his birthday dinner, he immediately gravitated toward some kind of red meat. We were watching Ina Garten on TV that morning and saw her make a rack of lamb. Rob almost immediately said “let’s do that.” So off to the butcher we went to get the meat. Rob almost called an audible and went with some boar chops, but in the end we stuck with lamb. Lamb can be a bit of a heavy meat; it’s naturally fatty and has a bit of a gamey taste. Rob really wanted to aimed for a lighter flavor, so he aimed for Southern French. He…

  • 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…

  • Lamb Mushroom Ragu
    Dinner

    Lamb-Wild Mushroom Ragu

    The fact that Rob was super excited about this Lamb-Wild Mushroom Ragu is really shocking. He HATES mushrooms more than any other food and he was a big player in creating this recipe and suggested the mushrooms. Ultimately, this recipe was the perfect winter date night in. It’s absolutely packed with flavor and pairs perfectly with a nice glass of red wine! The key to this recipe is the use of dried WILD mushrooms. I used a combination of Morel, Chantarelle, and Porcini mushrooms. These dried mushrooms have a woody, earthy scent and flavor that compliments lamb and tomato flavors. I also added a some red wine to the liquid…