steakgorgeous2Holy crazy weekend.
I am one blessed chica to have not one, but two careers I adore. But working 7 days a week is EX -HAU-STING. whew.
So, I was so excited to spend the morning  with my little boys romping around at the hunt club with our crazy springer spaniel puppy in mountains of snow. (pictures to come later)


But now… it’s back to work! I am getting ready for my morning stint on Fox 6’s Real Milwaukee tomorrow where I am making Skinny Valentines!
I just whipped this up for “linner”. Not romantic I know, but kind of the reality of a recipe developer. (Must cook before the sun goes down…)

If you don’t catch me tomorrow morning live, I will post the link later. (Here it is!)

In the meantime, enjoy your Sunday before another “Manic Monday” rolls around….;)



Here’s What You Need- Steaks: (For two)
2 petite filet mignon
1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Swiss
2 slices pickled jalapenos (Like Preferida Hot), diced
2 tsps of good quality blue cheese, crumbled
Olive Oil
Salt + Pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
Here’s What You Do:
Heat a grill or a grill pan to medium high. Season the steaks with salt and pepper and then marinate them in a couple capfuls of evoo and the garlic.* Add to the pan and sear for 4-6 minutes the first side depending on how you like your steaks cooked.
Meanwhile make the blue cheese topping: Mix the Laughing Cow with the jalapenos and the blue cheese. Flip the steaks and add the topping to each one and cook 4-6 minutes more. Remember to let the steak rest for 5 minutes before you cut into it!
Italian shrimp

I served this with my 5 minute Grilled Shrimp Italiano. (Think skinny surf and turf!) and a roasted asparagus.

Here’s how you make the roasted asparagus:
(Preheat oven to 450. Blend 1 tsp of your favorite seasoning with a 3 capfuls of evoo and add to a plastic add with a bunch of asparagus. Roast for 10-12 minutes)
grunau wines

Great meal calls for a great wine!
Gruna Wines 0815 Pinot Noir. Delish….

Kid Tip:
Really? Put them to bed and enjoy some peace + quiet. Or if it’s my house and your kids are super hard to put to bed, give them some “gourmet” PB+J and pour yourself something with caffeine so you can stay awake after they go to bed!

Be MY Valentine!



  1. I feel you on the busy mom front! I keep getting work offers and I am SO grateful for it, but some days I just want to take a nap :) I love that you skinnied valentines day :)

  2. Wow. This looks amazing! I love a good steak! I spread those laughing cow wedges on english muffins all the time, but I never would’ve thought to use one here!

  3. Natalie says:

    Looks so juicy and delicious, haven’t had a good steak in forever.

  4. Steak is totally our go-to after-the-kids-are-in-bed special dinner. This sounds wonderful!

  5. Sues says:

    What a perfect Valentine’s Day dinner! And looks so pretty, too :)

  6. marnie says:

    I think this looks amazing!! i got every thing i needed today…and i’m not waiting for tomorrow! the kids are super excited too! this will be my first steak in over a year! i just never think of it…but add laughing cow and i’m like NOW!!!!!


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