Daddy’s Day is just around the corner! I think you would be the favorite if you serve this!

The Front Porch Gourmet


Saturday night. Fire glowing in the firepit. Retro 70s and 80s music blaring all through the house and pouring through the windows onto the back deck. A slight chill in the air. Adult beverages in hand. Grill lit and ready to serve. I live for Saturday nights at the Hassienda.

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While I do enjoy quick, simple weeknight meals, my most fun cooking endeavors unequivocally come on the weekends. I get just a bit giddy planning new things to try on the grill, and recipes I’ve created that take a little more time than is available through the week.

Last Saturday was a feast fit for a king. Chilled Stone Crab with Brown Butter, Bourbon Beer Marinated Filet Mignon with Whipped Herb Butter, and of course a tray full of things to nibble. A little meat, a little cheese, a little pate…


I’ll repeat. I LIVE for Saturday nights at…

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