Pan-Seared Tuna Steaks with Asian(ish) Sauce

This is my first attempt at tuna steaks, but I think it came out pretty well, especially for being more or less thrown together.

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Recipe

Ingredients:

2 Tuna Steaks
Salt and Pepper to Taste
1/4 cup Cooking Sherry
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
1 Tbsp Canola Oil
Chopped Chives
Sesame Seeds

Preparation:

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Cacio E Pepe

Cacio E Pepe is Italian for “pepper and cheese” and this recipe – while it sounds incredibly simple – is exactly that.  And despite how simple it is, it is very, very tasty.

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Ingredients:
Kosher Salt
6 oz. Pasta (I bought 9 ounces, so I multiplied everything by 1.5 – also long pasta like fettuccine works best)
3 Tbsp unsalted butter (springing for French butter is well worth it)
1 Tbsp freshly cracked black pepper (I was generous, I love pepper so used almost 2 Tbsp)
3/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

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Boef Bourguinon (Beef Burgundy)

Boef Bourguinon – what a fantastic meal this was!  It takes some patience, but I will MOST DEFINITELY be cooking this again, and probably soon.  Something that doesn’t happen often happened Sunday night – there were no leftovers.  I was uncomfortably but definitely not regrettably full.

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I cooked the main dish in a cast iron dutch oven on the stove (and in the oven for part of it) and used a regular frying pan and saucepan to prepare mushrooms and onions.

Ingredients

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The SSL Nightmare is Over!

SSL is fixed.  Check this out:
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Came home from work today, took a nap, woke up late and decided I was ready to finish beating my head against a wall for this.  It took me a good hour or so to get a working virtual host using the certificates I bought in December.  Finally got that working, then changed the virtual host to match the same root directory as the site is under.  Then I ran into some real problems…problems logging on, getting kicked out of the WordPress admin panel, etc.  Turns out it was caused by three things:
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This Beef Stroganoff Was…Off.

I tried this Beef Stroganoff recipe.

It really wasn’t good.  IT didn’t even taste like beef stroganoff.  We were in a little bit of a rush and I didn’t have time to make some tender, slow cooked beef tips so I tried the ground beef recipe…well…basically it meant we ended up paying about $20 for ingredients to make something that was similar to, but not as good as hamburger helper.  It didn’t even look appetizing.  1/10 do not want.

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