Category Archives: Beef

Beef, Peppers and Potatoes


        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


Beef and Mushroom Sloppy Joes


        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


Dressed-up Hamburgers


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


Spaghetti and Meatballs


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


Shepherd’s Pie


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


Italian Wedding Soup


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


Seared Hanger Steak with Balsamic Glazed Potatoes


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


Game Day Beef and Bean Chili


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


Mini Corn Dogs


        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


Asian Short Ribs


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