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 […]

slow roasted pork burritos

Slow Roasted Pork Burritos With Pineapple Salsa

Sometimes you find things in the least expected places. Like killer burritos in Denmark. Sounds crazy I know, but it’s true. Some readers follow me on Instagram, if you do, you may already know what I’m talking about. While visiting Copenhagen last Spring, my boys and I stumbled across delicious slow roasted pork burritos at […]

Tuscan tortellini soup

Tuscan Tortellini Soup

This is a new(ish) family favorite. The best part, it pleases all. My husband and I love soup and my kids love pasta. The marriage is perfect. This Tuscan tortellini soup is a fantastic slow-cooker meal that is mostly effortless. A tomato-based soup is a great go-to option for me year-round. Tomatoes provide a great […]

corned beef hash

Homemade Corned Beef Hash

Corned beef hash is a labor of love.  It takes commitment, planning, and someone in your family who loves it.  For me, that is my older son, and he could live on it.  Well, this and kreplach.   While I will do almost anything for my boys, I am a reasonable person.  I do not […]

slow cooker brisket

Carnitas-Style Slow Cooker Brisket

This carnitas-style slow cooker brisket is divine.  I think brisket is always delicious and there are many ways to make it, but this is special.  I have a bunch of recipes for brisket that I love and use often, but this time I wanted to try something a bit different, and boy, did I find […]

ropa vieja

Ropa Vieja

Ropa vieja is considered comfort food.  I can see why.  I first had ropa vieja on the Upper West Side of Manhattan at La Caridad.  This traditional Spanish dish, which translates to “old clothes,” is so named because the shredded meat looks torn, like old clothing. Prepared like a stew, the primary flavors–tomato, beef, pepper, […]

short ribs

Slow Cooker Short Ribs

I did not grow up eating this, my husband did; I ate pot roast.  Short ribs are a cut of beef taken from the brisket, chuck, plate, or rib areas of a cow. In essence, they are the short portion of the rib bone, which varies in thickness.  Short ribs come in two ways: (1) […]

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