My Perfect Steak Supper

June is a special month any way you look at it. We’ve got Father’s Day, and Lord knows I love my pops. There are all those June Weddings. Under normal circumstances, the school year would be ending and the summer fun beginning. And then there’s my birthday, which naturally makes June special to me.

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Peppercorn Filets with Mushroom Port Reduction Sauce

This recipe had me at Reduction Sauce. Anytime a sauce is simmered and reduced, it becomes even more intensely flavored. By its very definition, Reduction is a process of thickening and intensifying the flavor of a liquid. This concentration of flavors is achieved through evaporation. I know, it sounds like a lot of scientific stuff, but what it all comes down to is flavor. Reduction sauces are bursting with flavor.

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My Fantasy Dinner Party – What’s Yours?

When I was a little girl, I found Dad’s foot-locker stuck in a corner of the garage, just collecting dust. It was from his time in the Air Force. We aren’t talking about a flimsy foot-locker. It was a big, sturdy trunk that was made to last. Dad let me have his foot-locker as a way of storing my treasures.

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