A Steakhouse Dinner at Home

February 11, 2013

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The steaks are nigh and the stakes are high. This week, take the pressure off by preparing a steakhouse-worthy meal at home. Sure, you'll have to do the dishes, but it's a small price to pay for the assurance that there won't be any amorous strangers leaning into your bread basket.

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Manhattan from Erika Kotite



Grilled or Broiled Oysters with a Sriracha Lime Butter from melissav



Sour Cream Dinner Rolls from Antonia James



Caesar Salad with Pancetta from Marie Viljoen



French Onion Soup from wcfoodies



Sunday Steak with French Butter from thirschfeld



Spinach, Mushrooms and Cream for Dinner from Nicholas



Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese from Sonali aka the Foodie Physician



Chocolate and Cabernet Sauvignon Italian Cake from Maria Teresa Jorge


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A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).

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Marian Bull

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1 Comment

Hilarybee February 11, 2013
I made the Sunday steak for Christmas dinner. It was amazing.