Beef Tenderloin Bruschetta with Goat Cheese, Arugula, and Roasted Tomatoes

Beef Tenderloin Bruschetta with Goat Cheese, Arugula, and Roasted Tomatoes

Posted by Anthony on January 6, 2015 in Appetizer

Serves: 3

Time: 30 min (active); 30 min (inactive)

Difficulty: Easy

After kicking off my 50 in 15 Challenge by making Beef Wellington, I had some additional beef tenderloin that I needed to use, so I decided to concoct a tasty appetizer with some of it. And since my wife and I have become big fans of trying new types “bruschetta” for appetizers for our meals, I created a new variation using beef tenderloin, goat cheese, arugula, and roasted tomatoes.

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Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington

Posted by Anthony on January 3, 2015 in Entree

Serves: 6-8

Time: 1 hr 30 min

Difficulty: Intermediate

To kick off my 50 in 15 Challenge, I decided to tackle Beef Wellington — a recipe I’ve been wanting to make for a while now. I had the pleasure of preparing the meal with my mother-in-law while my wife and I were in town visiting for the holidays. Having found lots of recipes and variations for Beef Wellington, we ended up using a mix of them in the final dish.

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50 in 15 – Fifty New Recipes in 2015

Posted by Anthony on January 2, 2015 in Tidbits

I don’t technically subscribe to New Year’s resolutions, but rather, like to give myself a new challenge on which to embark. Over the past few years, I’ve successfully completed a number of such challenges — some list-based and therefore having a definite end, while others are ongoing.

This year, I’ve decided to embark on a culinary challenge, which I am calling “50 in 15”. The challenge is simple: I will make 50 new recipes throughout the course of 2015. I will use this site to document this challenge and keep myself accountable. I will also be sure to include each of the recipes I make, along with notes and thoughts on each.

Here’s to an exciting and tasty 2015! Bon Appétit!


Love People. Cook Them Tasty Food.

Posted by Anthony on January 2, 2015 in Tidbits

“Love People. Cook them tasty food.”

That is by far my favorite food-related quote. I’m not 100% sure to whom it should be attributed, but I came to know it from ads and bumper stickers from Penzeys Spices. Regardless, it has become my mantra in the kitchen.

Anyone who knows me (or has read the About page) knows that I truly like to cook. I enjoy trying new recipes, experimenting with different ingredients and techniques, finding healthy and natural alternatives, and most of all, enjoying the spoils of my culinary efforts — especially when it’s a crowd-pleaser like my internationally-acclaimed grilled pizza.

But I don’t just enjoy cooking for my sake. I love to cook for other people. I get an immense amount of satisfaction in preparing food for others and letting them enjoy one of my creations. If you have ever been my guest for a homemade meal, you know that I like to let my guests sit back and relax while I prepare tasty food. I can’t help it. It’s who I am. It’s what I do.

All this being said, I invite you to grab your favorite drink, sit back, and enjoy this site. It’s my little corner of the Web where I’ll be posting recipes, tips and tricks, resources, etc. And I hope it’s a place you will find to be helpful and inspirational in your own culinary adventures.

Bon Appétit!