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  1. Tuesday, December 22

    Fred’s Steak

    A delectable delight here in the Bay Area is Fred’s Steak. This is what Fred’s Steak looks like after it’s cooked. It melts like butter in your mouth and the flavor is unreal.

    fred's steak1 web

    Here’s what it looks like uncooked. Pretty nuts, eh? It’s kind of shocking when you walk into the butcher shop to see a big pile of BLACK meat.

    fred's steak uncooked web

    I think this might be my favorite red meat to eat. Although, filet mignon at a fancy steakhouse like Donovan’s might take that top spot. Regardless, I love Fred’s Steak. Too bad it’s $14 per pound! While it is in fact worth every last penny, my wallet can only handle Fred’s Steak for a special treat.

    fred's steak wrapped web

    When I bought our cut at Shaub’s (the originator of Fred’s steak; you can also get it at Draeger’s), the butcher told me that while cooking it on the grill gives it a nice crispy exterior, most of the butchers like simply cooking it in the oven. So that’s what I did. It was so easy and came out perfectly. For those of you who live locally, this would be a great meal for Christmas. Maybe Santa can cover the cost.

    fred's steak2 web

    It’s official, this post has made me hungry.

    For those of you who don’t live anywhere near Schaub’s or Draeger’s, there is a recipe for the marinade on the Fred’s Steak Wikipedia page that may be worth trying! I would marinate a piece of sirloin for 3-5 days in a ziploc bag and then cook in an oven at 375 for around 45 minutes. I might just have to try it myself.

  2. Wednesday, February 5

    Recipe Index

    recipe index for this week for dinner from @janemaynard

    Main Dishes | Side Dishes | Desserts

    Soups | Salads | Appetizers | Breakfast

    Mexican | Italian | Asian | Swedish


    Poultry | Meat | Seafood | Vegetarian

    Sandwiches | Pasta | Pizza | Grains/Rice | Rolls/Bread | Dips | Sauces/Condiments/Dressings

    BBQ/Grilling | Crockpot

    Beans/Legumes | Corn | Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes | Squash

    Chocolate | Pies/Tarts | Cakes/Cupcakes | Muffins | Cookies | Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt | Frosting | Bars


    Main Dishes

    Side Dishes








    Asian (Indian, Thai, Chinese…)













    Sauces, Condiments, and Dressings





    Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes




    Cakes and Cupcakes



    Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt




  3. Thursday, March 24

    Things I Love Thursday

    How’s that for a cute title that makes this post sound totally legit even though it really means I don’t have anything to write about because we’ve only eaten boxed macaroni and cheese (at least it was organic!) and rachel sandwiches all week. Well, actually, I DID cook on Monday, but apparently one good meal in a week is still all I’ve got in me.

    Okay, so a few things I love today.

    1. Cleaning leeks.
    Yes, I LOVE cleaning leeks. Cutting them open and washing out that black dirt is just so, I don’t know, satisfying.

    2. Fred’s Steak. Go on, tell me that meat ain’t gorgeous. I dare ya.
    A few weeks ago I was craving steak. I needed it desperately. So I turned to one of our favorites, Fred’s Steak, which I’ve written about before. For the LOVE, this stuff is good. And, wouldn’t you know, once I had this, my craving was gone. Thank you, Shaub’s, for helping a poor pregnant lady out.

    3. Jake Gyllenhall. I’m resisting the urge to say “Go on, tell me THAT meat ain’t gorgeous” but I don’t want to objectify  poor, innocent Mr. Gyllenhaal.
    Don’t worry, Nate knows I’m in love. In fact, he recorded Jimmy Kimmel for me last night because Jake (yes, we’re on a first name basis) was on the show. What a good husband – Nate, not Jake. Anyway, I already love Jake for being so darn cute and funny…but then I learn from last night’s interview that he loves food. I think I know a food blog you might like, Jake. Oh, and he works with Edible Schoolyard, founded by Alice Waters. Be still my beating heart.

  4. Sunday, June 8

    Week 72 Menu

    Oh, man, back in the grind…time to plan a real menu again!

    My mom visited this weekend, which was, of course, wonderful. She works for M&M/Mars…this is what she left for us. That is my biggest salad bowl. What are we going to do with all this candy? EAT IT?!?!

    – Pasta Alfredo w/Chicken & Broccoli
    – Salad
    – Good bread
    – Mini Snickers, Milky Way & Dove candy

    – Tacos
    – Mini Snickers, Milky Way & Dove candy

    – Steak
    – Baked Potatoes
    – Veggie
    – Mini Snickers, Milky Way & Dove candy

    – Leftovers
    – Mini Snickers, Milky Way & Dove candy

    – A Yummy Dinner Salad of some sort
    – Fruit
    – Good bread
    – Mini Snickers, Milky Way & Dove candy

    – Eat out
    – Mini Snickers, Milky Way & Dove candy

    – Father’s Day! I’m going to see if I can get Mr. I-Don’t-Ever-Have-Ideas-For-Dinner to tell me what he would like for Father’s Day dinner… 🙂
    – Mini Snickers, Milky Way & Dove candy

    Post your menus! Yeah, I’m being bossy about it. Get those menus up here! And be sure to check back in the next day or so for another giveaway (it’s gonna be good!).

  5. Wednesday, January 31

    RECIPES: Main Dishes

    Hello! This page that you have just landed yourself on is how I used to organize recipes on the site. However, we now have a much more robust recipe index page with all the recipes on the site organized by all kinds of helpful categories. Click here to see the full, up-to-date recipe index!

    this week for dinner blog "main dishes" recipes from @janemaynard

    Aaron & Lindsay’s Chicken Tortilla Soup Extravaganza

    Adobo Chicken

    Almond Waffles

    Apple Ham Paninis

    Asian Chicken Noodle Soup (aka Homemade Ramen) (super easy)

    Asian Spinach Salad

    Asian-Style Orange Sauced Norwegian Salmon with Sesame Broccoli

    Baby Back Ribs (sauce and rub)

    Baked French Toast

    Baked Stuffed Winter Squash

    Baked Stuffing-Coated Chicken

    Barbecue Chicken Pizza

    Beef Stew

    Bertucci’s Tortellini

    Bistro Chicken

    Blackened Fettuccine Alfredo

    Bookclub Chicken Salad

    Boursin Turkey Baguette

    Broccoli Cheese Soup

    Bruschetta Chicken Skillet

    Butter Chicken (Indian dish, aka Murgh Makhani)

    Butternut Squash Cauliflower Leek Soup

    Butternut Squash Soup


    Caprese Paninis

    Carmelized Onion and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

    Chicken and Butternut Squash Risotto

    Chicken and Dumplings

    Chicken A La King

    Chicken Caesar Wraps

    Chicken Croissants

    Chicken Fajita Marinade

    Chicken Fried Steak

    Chicken Marsala #1

    Chicken Parmesan

    Chicken Piccata

    Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping

    Chicken Salad

    Chicken Satay

    Chicken Soup with Rice

    Chicken Tostada Goop


    Chili Chicken Skewers

    Cilantro Sour Cream Enchiladas

    Coconut Chicken Curry Soup

    Corn Chowder

    Corned Beef (2 ways)

    Cream of Mushroom Soup

    Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

    Creamy Pesto Fettuccine with Mushrooms & Tomatoes

    Creamy Potato Leek Soup (without the cream!)

    Cucumber Sandwiches

    Curried Squash and Chicken Soup

    Debbie’s Easy Crockpot Chicken

    Easy Apricot Chicken

    Easiest Ever Chicken Pot Pie

    Easy Peasy Bean Tacos


    Gobi Matar Sabzi

    Grammy’s Orange Chicken

    Green Noodles (aka No. 3)

    Grilled Cheese

    Hawaiian Pizza (more of a secret tip than a recipe)

    Homemade Enchilada Sauce (Red)

    Homemade Tomato Sauce 

    Honey Goat Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Onions

    Hot BBQ Chicken Wings (or not hot, if you prefer)

    Hungarian Stuffed Peppers

    Indian Butter Chicken

    Island Pork with Sticky Coconut Rice

    Italian Chicken Panini Pizza

    Kitchen Sink Quesadillas

    Lasagna (Ina Garten’s)

    Lasagna-Baked Ziti

    Lemon Crusted Chicken

    Lentil Soup

    Lettuce Wraps

    Lime & Honey Glazed Salmon with Warm Black Bean & Corn Salad

    Malibu Melt Wraps

    Maple Balsamic Chicken

    Margherita Pizza

    No. 3, aka Green Noodles (this is a fantastic pasta dish hard to tell from the title)

    No-Cook Pizza Sauce

    Oriental Chicken Salad #1

    Oriental Chicken Salad #2

    Oven Barbecue Chicken

    Pasta with Arugula and White Beans

    Pasta Milano

    Pasta Primavera

    Pasta with Peas & Ricotta

    Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches

    Pesto Tortellini Soup

    Pollo Guisado (Chicken Stew) (great filling for tacos, fajitas, etc.)

    Pot Roast

    Pork Chops

    Pork Tenderloin with Heirloom Tomato Salad

    Texas Pulled Pork

    Jane’s Pulled Pork

    Puffed Oven Pancakes

    Pumpkin Pancakes (easy)

    Rachel Sandwich

    Real Simple Lasagna


    Rosemary Chicken with Artichokes & White Beans

    Santa Fe Salad

    Sausage, Pepper & Onion Sandwiches

    Sausage Potato Soup (with secret ingredients)

    Simple Cream Sauce for Pasta

    Simple Pork Chop

    Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Spaghetti Pomodoro

    Spicy Orange Chicken

    Spinach & Pancetta Stuffed Shells with Asiago Cream Sauce

    Spinach Mushroom Panini with Feta

    Steak (how to cook it perfectly!)

    Stefania’s Braised Chicken

    Stuffed Peppers

    Stuffed Shells (simple)

    Swedish Meatballs

    Swedish Pancakes

    Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

    Teriyaki Chicken (crock pot)

    Thai Chicken Pizza

    Tomato Sauce

    Tre Formaggi Frittata with Sausage

    Tri Tip Roast

    Turkey Boursin Baguette

    Turkey Lasagna

    Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry and Cream Cheese

    Tuscan Tomato Soup

    Tuscan Bread Soup

    Uncle Tony’s Pizza Crust

    Vegetarian Chickpea Burgers

    Waffles (light and fluffy)

    Waffles (sweeter and not quite as fluffy, but just as delish)

    White Chicken Chili

    White Roux

    Whole Wheat Pancakes

    Year-Round Margherita Pizza

    Yorkshire Pudding