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Bo’s Perfect Porterhouse Steak (no-grill method)

Since it is release week for You Can Leave Your Boots On, I thought I would bestir myself to write my own #FoodieFriday post featuring something from the book.  Bo loves a Porterhouse.  That sounded good.

There are lots of methods for cooking steak on the interwebz, including this crazy freeze-fry method, which sounded like way too much effort.  Hmmm… maybe I could get Bones to do this for me instead of actually doing my own work. (Have we discussed how lazy I am?) This turned out to be the easy part. Like Travis, I don’t often offer to bring home 2 lb chunks of red meat – Bones couldn’t quite pull off blasé as he agreed.  You know, as a favor. Just because he loves me.


2 lb Porterhouse SteakBones:

This is a simple method for cooking almost any steak and it doesn’t require a grill.

  • olive oil
  • 2 lb porterhouse steak
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • red pepper
  • minced garlic
  • butter (about a tablespoon)

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N.N. Light: Tips for a Romantic Steak Dinner

Bones and I have had many wonderful meals out, but some of our most romantic dinners have been enjoyed at home. Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. If you’ve decided to stay in, N.N. Light is here with some tips for turning out a perfect, restaurant quality steak dinner.  

Don’t forget to scroll down and check out her book, Princess of the Light.  I’m thrilled to feature this book because a portion of the proceeds go directly to food banks in order to feed the hungry and help those in need. 

If you make it all the way to the bottom of the page, you can enter my $25 Amazon gift card give-away.


 N.N Light:

“Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.” ―M.F.K. Fisher

Food and romance go hand-in-hand. I have had a love affair with food ever since I could remember and in my opinion, there is nothing more romantic than sharing a delectable meal with someone. Whether it is the triple A Angus steak or a roasted chicken breast, eating together is an intimate experience.

I am the luckiest woman on the planet because my husband is a retired chef and he loves to cook for me. He creates the most amazing food for me, better than any restaurant. I remember last year, he made the most amazing porterhouse steak dinner for Valentine’s Day. Here is a picture of the steak:

Porterhouse Steak

I sat down with him and asked him to give a few pointers for cooking a romantic porterhouse steak dinner. As he tells me, it’s not about getting the most expensive products but getting quality products and making them sing. Here are his tips: Continue reading


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Heather Thurmeier: Easy Turkey Meatballs Recipe

So, in case you haven’t read any of my previous posts, I’ll let you in on my BIG SECRET. I don’t spend all my days in the kitchen producing the slowest of slow food while wearing  heels and single strand of pearls. Mostly my foodie designation means I like to eat. Okay, I sometimes like to cook, but the reality is that most of my days are filled with lots of time-consuming things that take place outside the kitchen. At the end of those days, I still like to eat. Preferably something tasty.  Is my foodie card revoked?

Welcome fellow foodie author Heather Thurmeier to the blog. Heather assures me that I can still eat yummy meals even if my kitchen time is limited and she’s brought a tasty recipe to prove it. Don’t forget to check out Heather’s latest release, Pinch of Me, Dash of You.


I’m all about easy food. I wish I could say it was only that way when I’m on deadline and strapped for time, but the truth is, I cook easy meals all the time. Why? Because I’m a terrible cook. Surprised?

I know, I know! I can already hear you asking… How can a self-proclaimed terrible cook write a foodie romance? Let’s just say there’s a reason why Kali—the heroine of Pinch of Me, Dash of You—can’t cook to save her life! She gets her cooking inability from me…

How did I write a book full of food? Easy (LOL!), I watch a ton of cooking shows! I know the lingo and am familiar with how to cook different things, or what items might go well together on a plate. But when it comes to feeding my family, I kinda suck. I need meals that are fast, kid friendly, screw-up proof, and tasty, which is why I LOVE my CROCKPOT!!! There is seriously no better kitchen invention. Well, except maybe my Margarita Machine, because a kitchen without margaritas is like a cookie without chocolate chips. Not cool.

So here’s one of my super quick and easy meals that I like to make on my daughter’s figure skating nights when we’re at the rink for hours and get home without any time to fix a hot meal.

Easy Turkey Meatballs you can make in your crockpot

Crockpot Meatballs!

Easy Turkey Meatballs in Mushroom Soup Sauce

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