Chicken Chilaquiles

When life gives you sweet, California-grown tomatoes, make chilaquiles, a genius use for tortillas that are a few days old. September is the height of the harvest for the meaty plum tomatoes that make thick, flavorful sauce. Resist the temptation to substitute store-bought tortilla chips for the home-fried tortillas; the chips soften too much, and […]

Spice Rubbed Roast Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce

This roast beef tenderloin looks glamorous and tastes amazing, yet it’s practically fool proof. ┬áThe meat gets its deeply browned exterior in the oven at a single temperature; no pre-searing or fussing with different temperatures necessary. Even better: The deeply flavored, thyme-infused red wine sauce can be made days ahead, so there’s no last-minute panic […]

Arugula Salad with Cornbread Croutons & BBQ Vinaigrette

Submitted by: Rodney Strong Vineyards INGREDIENTS 2 cups of corn bread, cut into 1 inch cubes and chilled 2 tablespoons safflower oil Kosher salt 1 small shallot, very thinly sliced 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 4 slices smoky bacon, cut into one inch pieces ┬╝ cup BBQ sauce (such as Sweet Baby […]