Sirloin Steak Panini

Our local pizza & sandwich joint has a very tasty Flank Steak Panini on their menu that I’ve been ordering for years. I finally decided to just make it at home – tweaking it until it was just right. I’ve never been a big fan of flank steaks because they end up being very fatty…so I use sirloin instead, marinating it and grilling it and adding sautéed marinated red onions, sharp cheddar cheese, tomato, arugula and a smear of black pepper aoili…all piled on toasted rustic sourdough bread…This is the perfect pick-me-up when I’m in the mood for a tasty lunch! Continue reading

Vietnamese Style Pho

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I have to admit that three years ago I had NO idea what Pho was. Not until I took my son to Philadelphia for his 20th birthday did I find out. My son, (now 23) loves all things Asian and insisted we find Pho while we were in the city. I’m game to try practically anything, so we researched to find the best in the city! That was all it took to turn me onto probably the best broth I’ve ever had. Well, here at home if you want Pho, you’re going to have to make it….and so I did! Continue reading

Dijon Marinated Sirloin

Saturday night steak night! With all guys in the house (except me!) steak is on the menu more often than it should be…This sirloin was scored in a crisscross fashion then allowed to marinate for at least 30 minutes…the scoring allows the marinade to fully penetrate the entire sirloin. After a quick grilling the beef is tender and flavorful…Enjoy!   Continue reading