Welcome to Boss Women Cook!
While I knew how to cook pretty well in college, I was more concerned with living the “Sex and the City" lifestyle with my friends, going to fancy restaurants, drinking martinis & eventually becoming a “girl boss". But after being in several relationships where I was teased about not cooking enough (which I honestly didn’t care about at the time) or when he cooked better than I, my competitive spirit kicked in!
More importantly, one of my favorite aunt’s passed away from cancer. While sorely missed, my family selfishly also missed Aunt Janice's amazing chocolate cake. We soon discovered none of the nieces and nephews, knew how to reproduce her chocolate cake or we never signed up for the cooking committee for family reunions. Also a few years back, my own mother became ill. And I remember feeling a great responsibility & pressure to cook her infamous broccoli, chicken & cheese casserole perfectly, for our upcoming family functions as she recovered. These unfortunate events made me ponder, “Who would take over my family’s cooking traditions?” Without resolve, my desire to cook begin with a need to continue our family’s legacy.
I read somewhere, cooking was great therapy for Type-A personalities. Since, I qualified, I tried cooking more. And the more I did, it began to be less about the food & more about the process of cooking. It calmed me. Careful recipes gave me temporary control over the chaos in my life & business. So, I thought to share this revelation through Boss Women Cook, for the non-cooks, fellow Type-A personalities & simply for those who want to show off at their next potluck!
Not only will I share recipes but I’ll share stories and test & trials from my recipes. All my recipes are TRIED, SCREWED-UP & PERFECTED. I’m far from being a chef & am still learning along with you but I’m here for the journey & thank you for joining me!
Food is the ingredient that binds us TOGETHER
Cast Iron Ribeye Steak
Total 20 minutes
Prep 10 minute
Cook 10 minutes
Yield 1 serving
1 Ribeye Steak (at room temperature)
1 of stick of butter
2 Sprigs of fresh rosemary
3 Whole garlic cloves
Sea Salt & cracked black pepper (Steak seasoning works too if you have a favorite)
1/4 cup of soy sauce
Drizzle steak with olive oil, season generously on both sides with salt and pepper (or steak seasoning) Optional: marinate for 1-4 hours in refrigerator
Preheat cast iron skillet with olive oil
Place steak in skillet with soy sauce, garlic, rosemary and 1/2 of the butter (place some of the butter directly on top of the steak)
Cook for 5-7 minutes on each side (or to the wellness you prefer your steak)
Scoop the butter & other mixtures from skillet onto the steak throughout the entire cooking process
Add the remainder butter when you flip the steak.
Remove steak and wrap with foil (pouring butter mixture onto the steak) to rest about 3-5 minutes