BBQ Smoked Brisket

My husband wanted a good BBQ brisket but we don’t have a smoker. I told him to try making a brisket without it. He looked at me perplexed. I told him I had read about it a few times before, but never tried it and that he should. He dismissed it. I sent him a […]

Venezuelan beef

Instant Pot Venezuelan Shredded Beef

This Instant Pot Venezuelan shredded beef recipe is a family favorite and one my husband has been making for a while now. This is not my recipe, I have adapted it lightly, but the original can be found here.  This is the first Instant Pot recipe on my blog, and it’s an easy one I […]

braised beef with red wine

Braised Beef With Red Wine And Mushrooms

Braised beef with red wine and mushrooms is a quintessential dish for winter. Rich, tender beef, slowly braised in a decadent red wine sauce that melts in your mouth. This comfort dish oozes cozy vibes on a blistery weekend night. Although this dish takes time to yield the out-of-this-world results, it requires minimal prep making […]

beef with barley soup

Beef With Barley Soup

Beef and barley soup is a classic dish that has been enjoyed for centuries and oozes cozy vibes. It is a hearty, filling soup packed with flavor and nutrition that’s perfect in the winter months. The soup is believed to have originated in Scotland, where it was a popular dish among farmers and laborers who used […]

soy glazed beef fillet

Soy Glazed Beef Fillet With Shiitakes

Easy dinner alert. This soy-glazed beef fillet is a lovely, Asian-inspired, dish that should be in your recipe arsenal if you’re a meat eater. A tender fillet of beef and flavorful shiitake mushrooms complement one another perfectly, with a prep-and-forget marinade I adore. A quick sear on high heat makes for a simple finish minutes before […]

beef with broccoli

Beef With Broccoli

Beef with broccoli reminds me of my childhood. My mom never made it from scratch, but we ordered it often when we ordered Chinese food and it remains, to this day, a favorite. And while this beloved Chinese-American dish graces the menu of almost every Chinese restaurant I’ve been to over the years, I never […]

crispy beef and lentils

Crispy Beef And Lentil Bowl

This is a perfect Buddha bowl to me. I mean seriously, what’s not to love about flavorful, crispy beef and lentils?  Truth be told, I can’t claim credit for this incredibly wonderful bowl, but I had to share it, because I absolutely adore it. This recipe is lightly adapted from a new cookbook called, Flavors of […]

osso buco

Osso Buco

What Is Osso Buco? Osso buco (also written osobuco, ossobucco, osso bucco), is perhaps the most famous Italian dish there is. The phrase itself, in Milan’s dialect, means “bone with a hole”, and is a fitting name for a dish that stars a succulent piece of meat—typically a shank—with a bone in the center. The rich […]

Pan seared rib eye

Pan Seared Rib Eye With Radicchio And Mushrooms

The key to extra-juicy rib-eye steaks, according to chef Renee Erickson, of the restaurant formally known as, Boat Street Café in Seattle, is to “baste them with butter while they sear“. That is what I learned in culinary school and why this pan-seared rib eye recipe was a must-make recipe for me when I read […]

braised brisket with fennel

Braised Brisket With Fennel and Shallots

Brisket is a cut of beef not everyone knows about, but should. And Jews love it. This is my braised brisket with fennel and shallots, and it’s a great, easy dish I make during the week, but that’s also elegant enough for a holiday dinner. Braised brisket is a popular dish in Ashkenazic Jewish cuisine […]

Bolognese sauce

Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese, known in Italian as ragù alla bolognese, ragù bolognese, or simply ragù is a meat-based sauce in Italian cuisine, commonly associated with the city of Bologna. But contrary to popular belief, Bolognese has no definitive tie to the city of Bologna, in northern Italy. Food historians typically agree that the dish originated in Imola, […]

beef ragù with pappardelle

Beef Ragù With Pappardelle

This is my beef ragù with pappardelle and it is a keeper. Hearty, comfort food that’s perfect for the dead of winter. The word “ragù” comes from the French word “ragoutier,” which means “awake your appetite“.  Ragù originated as a simple meat sauce, traditionally made with leftovers, and served as accompaniment to pasta. There is evidence that […]

lamb stew

Lamb Stew With Israeli Couscous

My husband loves lamb stew. In all honesty, I think it’s because it reminds him of goat stew, something we both become fond of while vacationing in Anguilla. Can’t say that I’ve ever had (or would eat) goat stew on a regular basis, but in the Caribbean it’s as common as a fish sandwich and […]

Hungarian goulash

Hungarian Goulash

I have always loved paprika. My first exposure to it was the light dusting on the top of my mom’s deviled eggs that she frequently made when I was a kid. To six-year-old me, paprika made the simple eggs look elegant. I liked that, even way back then. For anyone who is unfamiliar, paprika is […]

prime rib roast

Prime Rib Roast

It’s holiday countdown time and everyone is searching for ideas about what to make for Christmas. Let’s face it, we all have our standard go-to’s and that’s fine, it works, but this year you want to challenge yourself or impress others perhaps. I say, go for it. Enter prime rib roast. Not a new dish, but […]

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