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Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs Recipe

Homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs is a great Sunday afternoon dinner. Yum!  Nothing like a spaghetti sauce with pasta.  Homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs is the comfort food we crave.   Making a tomato sauce is easy, all you need is time for the sauce to slowly cook.  This concentrates your sauce as water evaporates out leaving […]

Red Wine Braised Beef Shanks with Rosemary

Red wine braised beef shanks are melt in your mouth delicious. I love to braise, and I’ll say it again, it’s one of my favorite ways to cook a piece of beef.  Braising doesn’t work well using just any cut of beef, but rather those tougher cuts that require a slow cooking process to tenderize.  […]

Ginger Skirt Steaks Marinade with Pepsi

Ginger skirt steaks marinade adds Asian flavor to your beef. One secret to preparing your beef ahead of time… is to just marinate it.  Ginger skirt steaks marinate with only 4 ingredients: ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and Coke (or Pepsi).  To make your prep time even easier, I suggest that you use a disposable freezer bag to marinate your skirt steaks. […]

Red Wine Reduction Sauce Served over Filet Mignon

Dinner for two with a red wine reduction sauce served over filet mignon. Sometimes there are occasions when you require a special dish.  Whatever the reason to impress a certain someone, celebrate a festive time, or just say “I love you,” I have a great dish to answer that celebratory need.  Its Red wine reduction sauce served over filet mignon.  It may look […]

Beef Chili with Bottom Round Roast

This beef chili is thick and rich with a touch of spice to heat things up. Brrrrr!  Yep, it’s wintertime in the northeast all right.  It’s cold outside, and I’m chilled to the bone!  Wouldn’t it be nice to be welcomed home by the nice warm glow of a fire and the comforting smell of a pot […]

Mushroom Beef Pot Roast with Gravy

Mushroom beef pot roast with gravy is a cold weather comfort food. A good pot roast is delicious, and an easy way to make pot roast… well, that would be wonderful.  My mushroom beef pot roast recipe is a tasty solution… a roast so easy to prepare and oh so delicious to eat!  I always […]

Lamb Burger with Mint and Feta

Lamb burgers are a nice change for your next barbeque. Tired of beef, ready for something new for a change?  Have you ever considered a lamb burger?  Lamb has a unique, rich flavor and that is part of what makes it a terrific burger.  Ground lamb is easy to find at your local grocer and it’s […]

Beef Short Ribs Braised in Red Wine

Beef short ribs braised in red wine are so tender that you only need a fork to eat them. I love braising meats!  Just the idea of taking a tougher piece of meat, cooking it long and slow, until it comes out tender and juicy. what’s not to love?  This recipe for braised beef short ribs is easy, easy, and […]

Meatloaf with Beef, Veal, and Pork

Meatloaf is a comfort food that’s easy to prepare. Why do I love eating meatloaf for dinner?  Let me count the ways!  Whether it’s with the family or friends, meatloaf makes a great dish to serve any group of people.  Not only is this recipe simple to prepare and delicious to eat, the mix of […]

Stuffed Shells in a Hamburger Tomato Sauce

Stuffed shells are rich and creamy and delicious when combined with a hamburger tomato sauce. When it’s cold and snowy outside, and all you’re looking for is a little comfort, I have the perfect recipe to warm up to!  In fact, why not throw a few more logs on the fire and invite some friends over, […]

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