Beef Tenderloin

Tenderloin Beef

Some people like Ham or Turkey at Christmas. Beef Tenderloin is my favorite choice for Christmas dinner. It must be my British background. I love this recipe because it’s tasty and so easy. Just rub the tenderloin with olive oil and the pepper based spice mixture and roast on a rack in the oven until it reaches 130 degrees F. You’ll get a perfect medium rare beef that’s almost fork tender!

Accidental Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey from

Welcome to Thanksgiving 101! Today the turkey – I was a little nervous about cooking the Thanksgiving turkey (it had been decades!), so I went straight to Ina… her Accidental Turkey comes with a cute story and produces a wonderfully moist turkey.

Shrimp Creole

Shrimp Creole from

Shrimp Creole – one of those kinda sloppy, finger licking, casual, low country type dishes. Peel, dunk, eat, repeat…. and for goodness sake serve lots of french bread to sop up the sauce!

Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette from

A few weeks ago I shared about a friend’s gift of blackberries,  which I turned into Blackberry Fool.  Well, I also froze the remaining berries. which I’ve just defrosted.  What did I make ?   Blackberry Vinaigrette.  You know, during the summer I eat alot of salads and I’m always on the lookout for  some different […]

Outdoor Concert Menu 2

Bruschetta for Outdoor Concert Dining from

Last summer, I posted a two-part series with  tips and tricks of eating at Outdoor Concerts.  Apparently that’s been a dilemma for many of you, because they have become quite popular posts at a scrumptious life.  The first post  focussed on the logistics and ‘equipment’ of dining al fresco.  The second offered menu ideas.   So I […]

Not Ketchup Pork Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin with "Not Ketchup" marinade from

One of the many perks of going to Camp Blogaway is all the loot you get to take home.  We were instructed to ‘pack light and pack big’, so we could get all the goodies home.  One of the goodies was a bottle of Not Ketchup, from fellow blogger Erika Kerekes.  When I saw the flavor […]

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