Boeuf Bourginon for Cook the Books

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Boeuf Bourginon has become a traditional holiday meal for us. I served it on Thanksgiving this year and am also using the recipe for my Cook the Books post for Oct/Nov. . . . → Read More: Boeuf Bourginon for Cook the Books

Marinated Grilled Flank Steak for C.L.U.E.

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I was so glad to find this marinated flank steak recipe at Kathy’s site. Trust me….this will become your favorite grilling marinade. . . . → Read More: Marinated Grilled Flank Steak for C.L.U.E.

T-Bones in Ashes

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Grill it right int he coals….easy and delicious and primal…. . . . → Read More: T-Bones in Ashes

Sous Vide Steaks (DIY)

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Remember a while back we attended a cooking class and had sous vide octopus and Chicken Saltimbocca? That chef/instructor also commented that this water-bath method was the only way to do steaks to perfection.

So what happens when you take your husband with you to cooking class?

What happens when said husband has a temperature . . . → Read More: Sous Vide Steaks (DIY)

Garam Masala-Rubbed Flank Steak and Mistress of Spices

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Keep reading for a meal inspired by India and the film Mistress of Spices, this month’s Food ‘n Flix pick. . . . → Read More: Garam Masala-Rubbed Flank Steak and Mistress of Spices

Mock Filets

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When times get tough, some of the best (and most loved) recipes are created. . . . → Read More: Mock Filets

Holiday Recipe Club: Beer Braised Brisket with Potatoes and Peppers

Beer Braised Brisket

I am excited for my first post for the Holiday Recipe Club!    Of course, the upcoming holiday is St. Patrick’s Day so the “secret ingredients” to choose from are beer, potatoes, and/or pistachios.   (Thanks to Veronica at My Catholic Kitchen for putting me on to this new club!)

I wanted a hearty meal so I . . . → Read More: Holiday Recipe Club: Beer Braised Brisket with Potatoes and Peppers

My Go-To “Clean Out” Stew

Oh, look!   I found some saltines in the cupboard.

In hindsight, that doesn’t look like a very good recipe title. . . . → Read More: My Go-To “Clean Out” Stew

Coffee Rubbed Flank Steak

Dinner is served.

I don’t drink instant coffee, but these little packets from Starbucks are great for cooking. . . . → Read More: Coffee Rubbed Flank Steak

Getting ready for the Christmas Eve Buffet

Mmmmm---homemade BBQ Sauce also makes a great gift.

The first recipe of a few family favorites. Christmas Eve can’t be a success without these. Recipes for cocktail meatballs and honey BBQ sauce. . . . → Read More: Getting ready for the Christmas Eve Buffet

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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