Arugula Salad

{sorry for the poor quality photos, this is what happens when you eat dinner at 9pm in a horribly lit kitchen!}

Arugula Steak Salad

3 cups Arugula

1 steak cooked to liking {still mooing if you’re Russell} & sliced thin

Parmesan Cheese

1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced

Layer Arugula, steak, cheese & onion in bowl or on plate.


1/4 cup olive oil

1 tsp. lemon zest

juice of one lemon

1 Tbsp. honey mustard

Salt & Pepper

Whisk together & pour over salad.

Marinated Tomatoes

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

2 Tbsp. olive oil

2 tsp. balsamic vinegar

pinch of chopped or dried parsley

pinch of chopped or dried basil

pinch of dried oregano

Salt & Pepper

In a small bowl mix together all ingredients oil, vinegar, herbs, S&P. Pour over halved tomatoes. Stir and let “marinate” in fridge for a few hours.  Serve as side dish, OR do as my husband and dump them in the salad above 😉


Cinnamon Grilled Peaches

1 peach, pitted & quartered

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup dark rum

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

pinch of salt

Vanilla ice cream

Preheat grill to medium high and skewer peaches. Add butter, brown sugar, rum, cinnamon, and salt to a saucepan and bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer until thick. Place peaches on grill and baste with about half of the sauce. Cook approximately 3 min. on both sides until they are warm. Scoop vanilla ice cream into bowls and drizzle with sauce. Top with grilled peaches. Enjoy!