Category Archives: olive

Grilled Flank Steaks with Olive Tapenade

I only buy steak from the grocery store on rare occasions.  This is mostly because it’s pricier than chicken and pork. However, when I saw this recipe in the June issue of Bon Appetit, I immediately wanted to try it out due to its interesting flavor combination. Not to mention the fact that I have a minor obsession with olive tapenade, which the steaks are topped with! I made a few tweaks here and there. Primarily, I just reduced the amount of oil used, and ended up with a very satisfying dinner!

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Mediterranean Fajitas

Mediterranean Fajitas are heavenly. I make Mexican style fajitas fairly often, and one time while cooking, I wondered what it would be like to make them Mediterranean style. Now, Chris and I like these better than a Mexican-style fajita! I’ve made them a few times, they are easily adaptable, and they pair nicely with my homemade tzatziki!

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Mad Men Inspired Cocktails

“My generation, we drink because it’s good,
because it feels better than unbuttoning your collar,
because we deserve it.
We drink, because it’s what men do.”
-Roger Sterling
Author, lover

Here, Here! It has been two years too long since the end of season four of Mad Men, and I am ecstatic for the two hour season premiere of Mad Men this Sunday!! Chris and I are both Mad Men lovers and are going to celebrate the beginning of season five in true Mad Men style, with Man Men inspired cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

The cocktails Chris and I decided to have are an old fashioned (no brainer) and a martini.

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