Category Archives: Beef

Beef, Peppers and Potatoes

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        I am a homebody. An unapologetic hermit. I would have no problem hanging out in the house all day – padding around, cooking, reading books and watching old movies. Being a shut-in was a part of my life before Daniel. After a long week of commuting into Manhattan, zipping through the Continue Reading

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Beef and Mushroom Sloppy Joes

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        For the past few months, I’ve been exhausted - navigating through my day on auto-pilot and counting down the minutes until lights out. I need to get more sleep. Every morning, when Daniel wakes up with the roosters I groggily kick myself. Not because I would rather be sleeping, but because I wish Continue Reading

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Dressed-up Hamburgers

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What is it about a red dress that makes the Earth tilt slightly on its axis? I wore a scarlet-hued number today. This dress is not tight. Not low-cut. Not short. It’s just red.  You would have thought Sofia Vergara was loose on Long Island! I actually turned around a few times to see if Continue Reading

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Jeffrey Mullett, my brother’s very close friend, passed away on Thursday. It was a tragic loss. Jeff was only 34 years old. Michael and I had been friends with Jeffrey since we were kids. We grew up in the same neighborhood, only a few blocks apart. Jeffrey and my brother remained tight friends into adulthood Continue Reading

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Shepherd’s Pie

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I have never met a potato I did not like. Hash brown, french fry or latke….baked, fried or boiled….crispy, crunchy or creamy. Yes, yes and yes. The potato is a superfood, a laid-back and low-maintenance root vegetable (also known as a “tuber”) that is surprisingly high in potassium and vitamin C. Potatoes grow beneath the soil, Continue Reading

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Italian Wedding Soup

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Today is my birthday. As it turns out, all I wanted to do on my special day were the things I do every day: play with Daniel, cook and be with my family. I guess that means every day is special. Or I have no life. Either way. I’m not feeling 100% better yet so Continue Reading

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Seared Hanger Steak with Balsamic Glazed Potatoes

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Once upon a time, when I first fell in love with cooking, I decided to prepare a five-course dinner that was entirely out of my league. I didn’t think about the details. I just wanted to be a Michelin-rated chef for an evening. I saw it all in my mind: Candlelight. Beautiful meal. Smiling faces. Continue Reading

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Game Day Beef and Bean Chili

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Superbowl XLVI is just about the pass us by … and here I am posting about Game Day Chili. Brilliant. Ok, so it probably would have served you better to have this recipe a few days ago. But don’t fret! Chili doesn’t just have to be for Superbowl Game Day! It can be for ANY Game Day. Like, Ice Continue Reading

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Mini Corn Dogs

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        Tonight, we stumbled upon an episode of HBO’s Eastbound and Down that we had never seen. We are big fans so how we missed it is a anyone’s guess. But let me tell you, it was like Christmas in our living room all over again. Have you ever seen Eastbown and Continue Reading

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Asian Short Ribs

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I do not have an organized bone in my body. I try. I really do. I keep my house clean and tidy – sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, scrubbing, dusting, dishes, laundry and de-cluttering (the visible parts of) the house are all part of my daily routine. I enjoy it. But my goodness do I fall short Continue Reading

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