Beef and Beer Stew

I can’t remember the last time I made a stew of any kind, this latest rendition from Everyday Dorie looked good. I put my husband in charge of finding the Belgian ale and he found this bottle of Gulden Draak which is a dark red triple ale. This recipe requires a fair amount of prep…

Stuffed Cabbage

I don’t think I have ever made stuffed cabbage but I am sure that I have eaten before. This is a good winter dinner recipe, I seem to crave more beef dishes during the winter months. I take issue with the ‘Everyday’ as this is a laborious recipe, I would put this in the special…

Grilled Dry Rubbed Rib-Eye Steaks

We are omnivores so all protein is fair game but out of all the meat I would say we eat beef the least so this week’s recipe was a nice treat. I can’t remember the last time we had steak, restaurant or home. My husband splurged the big bucks for this one steak, $19 for…

Brisket with Carrots

I had to make a few changes for this one. I don’t have a slow-cooker so I used the oven method instead. Since I was serving this for our Hanukkah dinner, I didn’t want two potatoes so I left out the sweet potatoes (though I should have left them in for the leftovers). Got to…

Three-Pepper Burgers

My burgers are two-pepper burgers as our grocery store did not have any peppadew peppers. I saw Mardi’s recommendation about finely chopping the peppers too late as my husband had already made them:) My husband cooked these on a skillet instead of the bbq which I think was the right move keeping them together. They…

French Fridays – Hachis Parmentier

It is officially Fall in the northern hemisphere and I have been craving foods that we associate with Fall. Despite the fact that we are expecting a heat wave in California, I thought it was safe to turn on the oven and make Hachis Parmentier the French version of Shepherd’s pie from Around My French…

Veal Marengo

This week on French Fridays with Dorie we are making Veal Marengo (page 264) or in my case beef marengo.   This was a tasty dish and I was glad to finally get to use cipolline onions in a recipe.  I have often eyed those cute little onions but have never used them.  On the…