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Garlic Rosemary Roast Beef!

A beautiful carved roast beef doesn’t have to be a menu item reserved for fancy buffets. Whether you are building roast beef sandwiches for the game or a roast beef dinner with all of the trimmings, you can serve a rustic beef full of flavor. Cook a delicious roast beef at home with this quick and easy recipe!


I love my roast beef pretty rare, but it can be cooked longer to a medium to medium well doneness. I have paired the beef with roasted tomatoes and a lemon rosemary aioli in this recipe.


My go-to sandwich roasted tomatoes are tomatoes, sliced into wedges, drizzled with olive oil, topped with salt and pepper and roasted until they begin to shrivel and wrinkle. The tomatoes add a burst of flavor and pair well with the tang of the aioli. Enjoy this delicious recipe!



Garlic Rosemary Roast Beef

2 tbsp. olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, chopped + 2 sliced in half
1-1/2 tbsp. rosemary leaves
3 lb. beef top sirloin roast
Roasted Tomatoes

Lemon Rosemary Aioli
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. spicy mustard
2 tsp. rosemary, finely chopped

Whisk together olive oil, chopped garlic, salt/pepper, and rosemary leaves.
Add the roast to a large Ziploc bag and add liquid.
Let the roast sit for a few hours or overnight.
Remove the roast from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Coat the roast with excess liquid and transfer to the rack of a baking pan.
Roast 90-120 minutes, until the internal thermometer reads 130 degrees.
Remove from oven and transfer to a cutting board, let cool before carving.
Grill the bread with butter, Spread the Aioli, Build the sandwich with sliced roast beef and roasted tomatoes.






Cherry Goat Cheese Pastry!

Sometimes the most simple recipes are the best! Do you glance at a recipe and move on when you see a super long list of weird ingredients not to mention weird kitchen instruments you have never heard of? If I’m trying to find recipe inspiration, I tend to skim to something more basic, a recipe where I can taste the list of ingredients. (And totally tell what ingredients I would swap and change!)

As an appetizer, brunch pastry, or dessert, these cherry goat cheese pastries are simply perfect! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


Cherry Goat Cheese Pastry
Makes 6 servings


2 sheets frozen puff pastry -1 roll fillo dough- fillo shells already cooked
10 oz. crumbled goat cheese
1 lb. fresh cherries, pitted and quartered mixed with 2 tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. lemon juice OR 1 21oz. can cherry pie filling
1 large egg yolk
2 tsp. heavy cream
Granulated sugar for sprinkling


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Pit and quarter your fresh cherries and mix with sugar and lemon juice Set aside until juice thickens.


Flour work surface and lightly roll out puff pastry to be 1/2″ longer on all sides.

Cut dough into an even number of squares or circles.

Divide the cherry filling and goat cheese evenly and place on half of the shapes.

Cover with another shape. press sides and pinch to close.

Beat egg and heavy cream together and brush to seal and coat top of pastry.


(If using Fillo dough, keep dough damp so it doesn’t dry up. Fill, cut into rectangles and fold like a present. Brush with egg mixture to keep closed. )

SUPER EASY BUTTON!! (If using Fillo shells, justĀ fill with cherry and goat cheese filling and bake to melt until golden and bubbly.)

Slice 2 slits on the top and sprinkle with sugar.

Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 20-25 mins. until golden brown and puffy.

Don’t burn your mouth! Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

For dessert, I topped my pastry with ice cream, whipped cream, and chocolate syrup!