Beef & Lamb

Yogurt Marinated Lamb Steaks

Yogurt Marinated Lamb Steak - The Duo Dishes

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Firing up the grill is one of those favored pastimes during the summer. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, fish, vegetables…all good ones. And let’s not forget steak. A good friend hosted a gathering, and I poked around the kitchen musing over what to bring. My freezer was a treasure trove of grill-able goods, including a couple of lamb steaks. You’ll often find lamb paired with yogurt sauce, so with that in mind, I decided to use some of those same ingredients in a marinade. Whisk it together in less than 5 minutes, and you’re ready to go.

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Beef · Bevvies · Cakes, Pies and Tarts · Chicken and Poultry · Dips, Dressings and Sauces · Main Dishes · Salads · Seafood · Side Dishes · Sweet Treats · Veggies

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Teach a Man to Fish

LP & Kerri-Duo Dishes

We feel very lucky to have a third round with Foodbuzz’s 24, 24, 24 series.  Literally the second the call for entries was announced, we had the idea.  The old adage says ‘If you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day.  Teach him how to fish, and he’ll eat forever.’  We believe in that all the way.  Quite frankly, we cook for ourselves all the time, and we cook for friends and family all the time.  We are always ready to share our food experiences with other people, but not everyone can quite appreciate everything in the same ways as we do.  We have a couple of friends who we’ve always deemed ‘picky’, whereas they find themselves to be ‘particular’.  Semantics really.  The interesting thing is that they both have a desire to expand their own cooking prowess in the kitchen, and that is where we saw a spot for the Duo.

We are not Martha Stewart and Gordon Ramsey, but we like helping and teaching people in the kitchen.  Our goal is to take two specific eaters and work with them to construct a three course menu, assist in the shopping and, of course, pitch in with the cooking.  In the end, our hope is that they will have put at least one or two toes outside of their comfort zone and end the evening with a couple of recipes that they can re-create anytime, on their own.  On your marks…

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Special Events

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: A Tipsy Dinner Party

Liquor bottles

When the call went out to Foodbuzzers that it was time for the February 24, 24, 24 event, the idea for our proposal came to mind immediately.  Just by looking at the picture above, maybe you can guess what it was.  Now don’t get scared.  We did more than just whip up drink concoctions by the gallon.   No, we did much more.  There are great applications for spirits, but of course the ones we are most interested in are cooking and baking.  Hence, “A Tipsy Dinner Party” was born.

The world of spirits–liquor, not ghostly apparitions–spans from dark to clear, bitter to sweet, full bodied to light.  They are excellent additions to a number of meals.  No need to worry about truly being tipsy after a meal peppered with alcohol.  Good for us, most if not all the actual alcohol burns off during the cooking process, leaving nothing but flavor.  Continue reading “Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: A Tipsy Dinner Party”

Beef · Chicken and Poultry · Main Dishes · Seafood · Side Dishes · Sweet Treats

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Eating Down the New Year Parisian Style

Lauberge de montparnasseOh yes, that’s right ladies and gents.  The New Year was spent in Paris.  And it was lovely.  Quite lovely at that.  Being an American in Paris is already special, but being an American in Paris on New Year’s Eve is spectacular!  Especially when you get to spend the last day of the calendar year feasting on fabulous French cuisine.  No doubt there is nothing but good eats in the City of Light, and lucky for us, we found them.  This  meal was even better because Duo was chosen to be part of’s December 24 ,24, 24 extravaganza–24 meals from 24 bloggers in 24 hours around the world.  Chouette!

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