Easy Sunday Pot Roast

When I make this easy Sunday pot roast, it fills the house with a warm, rich beefy smell that immediately makes me think of my Nana.  My Nana made pot roast all the time; even in the middle of summer which is what Nashville feels like this week despite it now officially being Fall.  TOO HOT!  Anyway, …

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beef and broccoli mushroom stir fry

I just looked back at the last 5 posts I made and they are all for sweets.  I swear we’ve been eating lots of good things other than sugar!  I’ve been perfecting this stir fry since mid-December.  Nothing is more comforting in wintertime than a warm beef and broccoli mushroom stir fry.  This rice bowl has made …

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Perfect Filet Mignon at Home

As I mentioned in the last post, I always cook a special dinner for The Hubs on Valentines Day.  This filet is the To Die For cornerstone of said special meal.  If you like meat and have a fancy occasion on which you are willing to drop a few extra bucks, this recipe is for YOU.  This …

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BA’s March Cover: Short Rib Pot Pie

  I am particularly fired up over Bon Appétit’s March cover recipe: Savory Short Rib Pot Pies.  I’m a sucker for braised, slow-roasted meat, and placing it in pie form only further encourages me to want to cook this recipe.  Short rib pot pie reminds me of the beef and potato pasties (say: paah-stie) my …

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Pom & Guinness Braised Beef Shanks

It was cold here in TN for like, oh, I don’t know, 10 minutes?  Of course, when the temperature drops below 70, my Midwestern Polish roots kick in and I want COMFORT FOOD.  Unfortunately, by the time I brought these beautiful beef shanks home, the temps had already spiked back into the 90’s.  Sigh, what’s …

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Rogue Chocolate Stout Beef Stew

So I’m in line at Whole Foods with a parsnip in one hand and a Rogue’s Chocolate Stout in the other.  The Irish woman in line ahead of me looks at my hands and says, “looks like you are having an Irish dinner tonight!”  It was funny to me that stout and parsnips screamed “Irish” …

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Mini Beef Wellingtons

I made my true love mini beef wellington for Valentine’s day last month.  This recipe seems daunting and looks super fancy, but is in fact, quite simple!  In an hour’s time you, too, can serve up retro baby beef wellies to your true love!  The key to this recipe is to check your meat’s temperature …

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