Main Dishes

Mexican Skillet Fry

  I use this mix for tostada’s and scoop it over some great refried beans or top with tamale topping and bake or even spread on nachos or in tacos…

Chicken Stew Cassoulet


Tomato Overload

There are many ways to save your harvest and if you have more tomatoes than you know what to do with here are some ideas.   First and foremost is…

Fontina & Tomato Tart

Add a baby green salad tossed lightly with olive oil & vinegar for a nice summer lunch or light dinner.

Lemon Roasted Chicken

This is by far my favorite dish with hints of Meyer lemon and sea salt and I like to add some roasted baby potatoes to the pan to soak up…

Seafood Grill Packets

  Seafood Grill Packets 12        littlenecks or cherrystones clams 12        uncooked medium shrimp in shells 12        sea scallops 4          ears fresh sweet corn, husks removed, cleaned, cut into fourths 2         …

Fettuccine with Fresh Spring Peas & Pancetta


Chicken Marsala for a Quick, Easy Weeknight Dinner


Duck Breast with Grand Marnier Sauce

    Photo: Chef Jon

Santa Maria Style BBQ

Santa Maria style bbq tri tip is traditionally made with a simple rub and grilled over hard wood, sliced thin and served with salsa, pinquinto beans and tortillas. You can…

Hot Weather Dinner

There is nothing like summers sweet corn on the cob. The tables at the farmers market this weekend were loaded with all kinds of corn and great prices make you…

Easy Pizza Margherita