A Barefoot Contessa Holiday Meal: Herb-Roasted Lamb, Zucchini Gratin & Haricot Vert with Shallots

A Barefoot Contessa Holiday Meal: Herb-Roasted Lamb, Zucchini Gratin & Haricot Vert with Shallots

In case you are still on the hunt for a holiday menu, here is one that is sure to please any lamb lover! I was happy to have 7 lamb lovers in the Berkshires this past weekend for an anniversary / holiday celebration with our 

Elegant Weeknight Meal: Mustard Crusted Rack of Lamb & Broccolini with Olives and Capers

Elegant Weeknight Meal: Mustard Crusted Rack of Lamb & Broccolini with Olives and Capers

Here are two great recipes for weeknight entertaining or for a special meal for you and your love.  Rack of lamb sounds complicated but is surprisingly quick and easy to make. Luckily, I married a fellow lamb lover.  Not everyone likes lamb.  But I am 

Holiday Menu: Rack of Lamb, Brussels Sprouts & Butternut Squash with Bacon Vinaigrette, and Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Holiday Menu: Rack of Lamb, Brussels Sprouts & Butternut Squash with Bacon Vinaigrette, and Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  We had a great first Christmas with Charlotte.  We enjoyed lots of time with family and lots of delicious food! In case you are looking for menu ideas for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, I highly 

Holiday Menu: Rack of Lamb Persillade

Holiday Menu: Rack of Lamb Persillade

I love rack of lamb!  And, this is a delicious and simple recipe!  The breadcrumb crust has great flavor from the lemon zest, garlic, and parsley. And, the quality of lamb we had was just unbelievable.  So tender! The only change I would make is 

Lamb Chops with Pistachio Tapenade

Lamb Chops with Pistachio Tapenade

I have been cooking but have been finding it hard to actually find the time to write posts.  Fresh Direct has been delivering our groceries.  And, Charlotte generally lets me cook but she doesn’t allow me and Tim to eat at the same time.  We 

Cooking with Baby

Cooking with Baby

Our baby girl, Charlotte, arrived on May 12th! Tim and I are adjusting to parenthood and are totally enamored by our little one. Angus seems to be adjusting well which is a great relief. Even with the myriad of options in NYC, there is only 

Easter Dinner: Roasted Lamb Chops with Charmoula & Skillet Asparagus

Easter Dinner: Roasted Lamb Chops with Charmoula & Skillet Asparagus

We had a quiet Easter at home in New York City.  My mom came in for dinner.  Since Tim, my mom, and I are all lamb lovers, I decided lamb chops were a perfect Easter dinner. I found this recipe on Epicurious and thought it 

Summer Barbecue Menu: Spiced Butterflied Leg of Lamb, Zucchini & Orzo, and Roasted Red Peppers with White Beans and Mozzarella

Summer Barbecue Menu: Spiced Butterflied Leg of Lamb, Zucchini & Orzo, and Roasted Red Peppers with White Beans and Mozzarella

We had Tim’s family up to the Berkshires this weekend.  Tim’s parents and the dogs arrived on Friday and Tim’s brother, his wife, and baby girl came on Saturday. We had this delicious and surprisingly simple barbecue menu on Friday night!  I love grilled lamb 

Summer Barbecue Menu: Spiced Butterflied Leg of Lamb

Summer Barbecue Menu: Spiced Butterflied Leg of Lamb

One of my favorite summertime barbecue treats growing up was butterflied leg of lamb.  My dad would butterfly the leg of lamb himself and grill it to perfection!  SUPERB-O! I am not the butcher he was so when I ask a butcher to butterfly the 

The Weeknight Gourmet's 100th Post!

The Weeknight Gourmet's 100th Post!

I started this cooking blog one night in late January and really wasn’t sure how it would be received or if I’d enjoy writing it. I have been pleasantly surprised by the positive reception from my readers and how much I enjoy communicating my culinary