Sausages and pancakes just seem to go together, and, in fact, they've been a popular pairing since at least 1787, when the first reference to toad-in-the-hole appeared in an English provincial glossary, for "meat boiled in a crust." Ours is flavored with fresh rosemary and a touch of mustard, and served with an onion gravy intensified by Madeira.
Bacon and scallops are a classic combination. Here, the smoky-and-sweet pairing is used as a savory topping for sauteed zucchini and wax beans. Remove the tough white muscle from the scallops before slicing them.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten, owner of Prime Steakhouse, at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, shares his recipe for this classic meal. For a tender, juicy steak, use only prime beef, the highest grade of meat. A T-bone steak would also work here, but be sure to adjust cooking time as needed for a smaller cut.