weeknight gourmet

Weeknight Favorites

Here’s a sampling of some of my favorite things.  Click here to see more.


Emeril’s Steak Rub

Emeril Steak Rub

BAM!  It’s grilling season so I thought I would include one of my favorite spice blends for barbecuing.  I love to coat burgers and steaks with Emeril’s spice blend that certainly helps you “kick it up a notch”!

Le Creuset Braiser

le creuset braiserI have always loved my Le Creuset Dutch Oven but I just started using my Le Creuset braiser.  It’s obviously braises beautifully but it also served as a wonderful deep frying/sautee pan.  The enamel coating makes for each cleanup!

Silicon Spatulas

silicon spatulas I use a silicon spatula almost every time I cook — easy to cleanup, doesn’t sratch pots, and doesn’t conduct heat.


zyliss garlic pressZyliss Garlic Press

Since garlic is a staple ingredient in my kitchen, I use this tool almost every time I cook!  Zyliss, a Swiss company, makes the best garlic press I have every used.  You don’t even need to remove the skin!  And, it’s non-stick coating makes it easy to cleanup.

Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce

chipotle peppersChipotle peppers in adobo sauce add a wonderful heat and smokiness to chili, taco filling, and burgers.  Beware…a little goes a long way.


Sriracha Chili Sauce

chili sauceI think everyone know by now that I like spicy food!  Here is my favorite Asian hot sauce — Huy Fong’s Tuong Ot Sriracha.  It’s a delicious blend of purée of fresh red jalapeños, garlic powder, sugar, salt and vinegar.  Tim bought me my first bottle of this sauce as little unexpected gift many years ago.  I was thrilled and this distinctive sauce is now a staple in our fridge!