Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Steak with Blue Cheese Onion Sauce

My CAbi business along with everything else has kept me busy lately! I love that the Lord is blessing my business just in time for me to step away from my Dream Dinners job. I have loved working at Dream Dinners the past five years and it is going to be hard to leave my family there. This is my last weekend and I am going to reward myself on Sunday with a manicure and pedicure! I have not been able to wear nail polish while working there and that is one thing I will not miss since I love manicures so much!

This recipe is decadent! I love most of the Pioneer Woman's recipe and was not disappointed with this one. It is super easy too!

Pioneer Woman's Steak with Blue Cheese Onion Sauce
2 steaks
1 Tbsp butter
salt and pepper
3 Tbsp butter
1 onion, sliced
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
Season steaks with salt and pepper. Heat grill.

Melt 3 Tbsp butter in a skillet, add onion and cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes until dark and caramelized.  
Reduce heat and slowly add cream. Allow it to come to a simmer.
Cook until reduced by half.
Pour in blue cheese and stir until it melts and is incorporated into the sauce. Remove from heat.

Grill steaks for 3-4 minutes per side. Remove and allow them to rest for a few minutes.
Serve steaks with a generous portion of blue cheese sauce. It is incredibly delicious, just wait!!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Cucumber Tomato Salad

Last week I had the privilege of volunteering for one of my favorite events of the year, Prom Day! My volunteer association, The Assistance League of Los Angeles, puts on this event every year to dress homeless high school seniors who are on track to graduate for their senior prom. This was my 3rd year and they did a fantastic job securing dresses, shoes, jewelry and tons of awesome cosmetics to send the girls home ready to be a princess for their big night! I dressed 5 girls, we dressed a total of almost 80 girls the whole day! If you are in the Los Angeles area and have some extra formals hanging in your closet please seek us out, we will take your donations all year long!

 With Jessica, one of the gorgeous girls I dressed! 

I love a refreshing cumber salad! I found this recipe on pinterest and tweaked it a little with some of the ingredients I had on hand. It was so good, I had to make it again the next night so I could blog it. You could mix this recipe up by adding feta and avocado or edamame, there are lots of choices! It is perfect as you move into the warmer Spring weather (we in SoCal have been warm for a while :)

Cucumber Tomato Salad
3 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3 Persian cucumbers
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
1 quarter of a red onion
2 Tbsp chopped dill

Mix together vinegars, oil, salt and sugar.
Slice onion very thin. You may not want to use all of it, depending on how "oniony" you would like it.
Soak onion in cold water for about 5 minutes, this is will make it less strong.
Slice cucumbers, quarter cherry tomatoes, chop dill, then add it all to the bowl with the dressing.
Drain onion and add to the bowl. Mix together and allow the ingredients to macerate in the fridge for at least 15 minutes before serving.
It is SOO good!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Rosemary Salted Steak with Garlic Butter

I am sorry that I have been lax on blogging. Life in the Keith home has been very busy! I am juggling 4 jobs at the moment, so the blog is low on the list. My CAbi business is in full swing! Here are some pictures of me in our new Spring clothes! I love the Spring line sooo much!!

 I don't have much to share about what is going on around here...sooo I will share a photo I got last week! Shout out, Mom, Seester and Mommasita! They sent me this adorable photo dressed in their CAbi clothes for the Diana Ross concert! I love seeing all my sweet friends and family dressed in CAbi clothes!!
 Jeffrey and I have acquired a stray cat! HA! We don't feed it or anything, but she (I think it is a she) LOVES to sleep in this chair on our front porch every morning. I have named her Viola! Viola's eye are gorgeous and are almost the same color as the seat cushion.

I promise there will be more recipes to share soon. I have been cooking, I just haven't had time to upload. This is a recipe I made tonight! It was really yummy! I have another amazing steak recipe to share soon. Enjoy!

Rosemary Salted Steak with Garlic Butter
2 4oz steaks
3-4 sprigs of rosemary
1-2 Tbsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 garlic cloves
3 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup white wine
Preheat oven to 500
 Spring salt onto cutting board. Pick leaves from rosemary twigs and place on top of salt.
 Chop rosemary fine, incorporating into salt. Set aside.
 Chop 3 cloves garlic.
 Sprinkle steaks with rosemary salt on both sides.
 And with black pepper.

 Melt butter in cast iron skillet.
 Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
 Add steaks to skillet and cook for 1 minute per side.

 Pour white wine into skillet. Place skillet in preheated oven for 5 minutes.
 Remove and allow to sit for at least 2 minutes.
 Plate with a spoonful of garlic butter on top. Yum!