Guest Post – Spicy Beef Brisket

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While I’m on vacation, my sister is sharing a couple of guest posts with us.  You may know her from her delicious photography blog, Karma’s When I Feel Like It. You can also follow her on Twitter here.  And, be sure to check out her regular photography scavenger hunts and participate in the fun! Meanwhile, let’s […]


Filet Mignon and Creamed Spinach

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So, did you get that free issue of Cuisine At Home magazine in the mail?  I did and the timing was good.  It has a step-by-step procedure for making perfect filet mignon at home and I had just received some filet from my meat CSA. Yes!  Filet mignon from the CSA!  If you’ve ever thought […]


Slow Cooker, Fast Prep – Beef Stew

beef stew April 7, 2011

The other morning while walking the dog I got this idea in my head that I could whip together some stew and slap it in the ol’ Crock Pot in 15 minutes or less before I had to leave for work. Crazy? Maybe. Doable? Yes. Got one of these? It doesn’t necessarily have to be […]


Rocco’s Mama’s Meatballs

spaghetti and meatballs March 27, 2011

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not Italian. As such, I have no store of old family recipes for sauce or lasagna or meatballs. So I just keep trying other people’s recipes until I find ones that I like. Or that my husband likes. He’s never been really wowed by any meatballs I’ve made in the […]


The Fine Cooking Meatloaferator!

meatloaf February 24, 2011

So, the other day when I was browsing that awesome little cookbook I never did select a lamb recipe to try. I’m easily distracted by shiny things and the cover of the latest issue of Fine Cooking has a little sheen to it, particularly enhanced by that bacon covered meatloaf. The article inside encourages you […]


Long Process, Short Ribs

February 21, 2011

Hi! At a recent outing with friends, I made the mistake of shooting my mouth off about a new technique I had tried in the kitchen.  It was pretty complicated, but it had (mostly) good results, and I may have been bragging a little.  I shouldn’t have been surprised when Jennifer Adams emailed me and […]