This tenderloin roast makes a good company dinner. It is similar to Beef Bourguignon, but requires considerably less cooking time. Roasted shallots are added to the sauce along with sauteed bacon bits. The recipe serves 6 and can be doubled.
This garlic focaccia is a riff on garlic bread, complete with roasted garlic cloves studded throughout and garlic butter brushed across the top. It takes only a few minutes of real work and produces soft, tender, chewy focaccia that's as good as any you've tasted.