Harvest Short Rib Comfort

I wrote this recipe for a guest chef appearance I did on a television show. You can watch me make these in the media section of this website for extra guidance, but it really is a simple, adaptable dish that is hard to go wrong with…. Keep Reading »

Beef with Broccoli

The trick to this healthy meal is to have your ingredients prepped, and ready (mise en place). Once everything is in place, the actual cook time is very fast…. Keep Reading »

Last Omnivore Standing

omnivore – an animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances

Julie Anne Rhodes – the 2 year old omnivore

I feel like the last human omnivore standing. My ex went vegetarian years ago, my daughter is leaning that way these days, and I live in… Keep Reading »

Santa Maria Tri-Tip

Tri-tip is a flavorful yet economical cut of beef that is perfect for grilling. I adapted this recipe from fellow personal chef, Jamie Burton, and my clients ask for this time and time again!… Keep Reading »

Beer Braised Brisket

This tender, melt-in-your-mouth beef brisket is bursting with flavors! It’s also so easy to throw all the ingredients into the slow-cooker in the morning before work, then find a hearty hot meal waiting for you when you return home…. Keep Reading »

Sesame-Garlic Top Sirloin Steak

This is a sensational Asian inspired marinade that will have you feeling like a cross between Bobby Flay and Ming Tsai at the grill. Children and adults alike ask for this recipe repeatedly…. Keep Reading »

Roasted Garlic & Chili Rub Porterhouse Steaks

This versatile rub is an outstanding on any kind of beef, chicken, pork or shrimp. I sometimes find garlic already roasted at the store, which does save time, but it is very simple to do – just check out my note below. Any extra can… Keep Reading »

Slow Cooked Guinness Corned Beef Brisket

I celebrate every St. Patrick’s Day, and anytime I’m pining for Ireland with this delicious slow-cooked version of corned beef. It’s so simple – just dump in all the ingredients, turn the slow cooker on, and come back in 5 hours to a hot meal… Keep Reading »

Roast Beef

One of my favorite memories of my first trip to London as a teen, was of having a proper Sunday lunch at Simpson’s on the Strand. The famous carvery was known for it’s succulent roast beef, perfectly crisp roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, all smothered… Keep Reading »

Grilled Cowboy Rubbed Rib Eye

Don’t let the ingredients put you off. The coffee and coarse ground black pepper combine with the brown sugar to caramelize into a delicious coating on any grilled cut of beef you prefer. You can almost taste “home, home on the range.”… Keep Reading »

Blue Cheese Meatballs & Caramelized Jack Onions

Who says meatballs always have to be served smothered sauce? These meatballs are so moist and tender, you’ll never miss it. The sweet southern caramelized onions with a hint Jack Daniels play nicely with the sharpness of the cheese. These would be delicious with cripsy… Keep Reading »

Fusion Flank Steak

Since Dad is master of the grill in our family… here is a marinade for Father’s Day that he will love too!… Keep Reading »

Jewels Cottage Pie

One of my all time favorite comfort foods, this versatile recipe is a great way to get your little (and big) ones to eat their vegetables. With that rich gravy and texture of the ground beef they will hardly notice the vegetables are there. Besides… Keep Reading »