Author: Liz


A Very Nice Dinner at Juniper in Hastings

Small Bites fans will recognize this supper, which I posted about over there quite a while back: First Taste: Juniper in Hastings-on-Hudson. Here it is again for SCF fans: Juniper, the new bistro-cafe in Hastings-on-Hudson, is a gem of a […]


Dinner at Birdsall House in Peekskill

Small Bites fans will recognize this post, but here it is again for SCF. I’m in love with Westchester’s newest gastropub: Birdsall House. Owners John Sharp and Tim Reinke, along with chef Matt Hutchins, have found just the right balance […]


Baseball with Fisher; Legos with Reece

Next stop on the Austin visit — Jessica and Kelly’s house. We settled in and caught up briefly, and then headed out to Fischer’s baseball game. Related posts: Flank Steak with Garlic and Herbs Iron Pizza Chef: Pizza Night in […]


Supper with Chris

Some SCF fans may already know that Leigh was in the hospital for 19 days in April. He’s just fine now, thank goodness. During those 19 days, Sondra spent many a night in the hospital. And for one weekend, Chris […]


Fried Chicken Saturday Night Supper

We were looking for supper from the freezer and after discovering a couple packages of drumsticks and chicken breasts that needed to be eaten, we knew we had a contender: Fried Chicken. I waffled with making Southern-style and serve it […]


Flank Steak with Garlic and Herbs

Flank Steak 5 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh rosemary 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 5 tablespoons olive oil Salt and Pepper 1 (1 1/2 pound) flank steak Prepare a grill for high […]

cocktails, recipes

Watermelon-Basil Mojitos

  Watemelon-Basil Mojitos 1/4 large watermelon (about 2 to 3 cups) 1 cup basil leaves, loosely packed 3/4 cup lime juice 1/4 cup simple syrup 1 cup rum Club soda Put the watermelon in a large pitcher. Add the basil […]


Crock Pot Caramelized Onions

Originally accompanied this post on French Onion Soup. PrintCrock Pot Caramelized Onions Ingredients1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons beef or veal demi glace 3 tablespoons sherry 1 tablespoons brown sugar About 10 onions, sliced, […]