5 Dishes to Splurge On Using Your Tax Refund

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April 15, 2015

If you were lucky enough to receive a tax refund, splurge on a gourmet meal made right at home.  Whether your weakness is a juicy steak, chocolate, or succulent lobster, we have a recipe that is guaranteed to make you feel like royalty.

Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon
Recipe from Something New for Dinner

Filet mignon is the king of all steaks.  This tender cut should ideally be served medium rare with a nice sear.  The bacon adds a salty, slightly smoky flavor that compliments the natural flavor in the steak.  This meal would be a definite treat.

Beef Wellington Burgers
Recipe from From Away

Beef Wellington burgers is a reinvented version of the classic English dish.  Foie Gras is the fattened liver of a duck or goose which is a delicacy in many countries.  If foie gras is unavailable in your area, you can substitute with a good quality chicken liver mousse.

Lobster Mac n' Cheese
Recipe from Amy in the Kitchen

Lobster mac n' cheese is a sign of great opulence.  A combination of cheeses including gruyere, parmesan, and cheddar cheese are mixed with sweet chunks of lobster and elbow macaroni.  This dish can be served on its own or as part of a surf and turf meal.

Braised Short Ribs with Truffle Polenta
Recipe from Nancy's Cravings

Truffles are definitely a culinary luxury and if you are lucky enough to enjoy it from time to time, you would agree.  Truffles are part of the mushroom family and foraged in the wild.  This recipe calls for truffle oil which is less expensive and readily available in most gourmet markets.  If you ever have the opportunity to taste a fresh one, it will be an unforgettable experience.

No-Bake Salted Chocolate Tart
Recipe from Bibby's Kitchen @ 36

Chocolate is one of life's greatest pleasures.  While there is nothing wrong with an old fashioned Hershey's chocolate bar, there is a world of difference between generic and high-end chocolates.  Depending on the dish, one kind is better than the other.  This no-bake salted chocolate tart is best suited for a luxurious bar of bittersweet chocolate.

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