Grilled Ribeyes with Compound Butter

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Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes and Carrots. “Fah Gahds SAKE!!”

Okay, THIS is delicious.  For full instructions and shenanigans, including my list of how to live the “Irish Way” watch the vid below. This is another one of my pressure cooker recipes.  I usually make corned beef in the crockpot, but I just got a new pressure cooker and I’m dang excited about it. Instructions/recipe: Put one corned beef, plus the contents of the spice packet in your pressure cooker.  Add 5-6 whole, peeled potatoes and one whole bottle of Guinness beer.  Set to the “chicken/meat” setting and shift time selector to “medium”.  The pressure cooker will heat up for about 10 minutes, then […]

Beef, Black Beans and Rice for a Crowd

This fast, easy, SUPER economical dinner is the one I featured on my show on Feb. 14.  It’s one of the “satellite” recipes I’ve developed off of my Crockpot Braised Beef Master Recipe. Ingredients: One Braised Beef recipe, cooked on low for 11-12 hours, shredded, and chopped 4 cups cooked rice 1/2 cup olive oil 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed Simply combine the rice and black beans with the braised beef recipe, stir in some olive oil and add a touch of salt, if needed.  A dinner for a crowd under $12. See vid for more information! Thank you […]

Ribeye Steaks with Compound Butter

    These fast-marinated compound butter rib-eyes are standard Saturday night fare at our house.   Why in the world would we go out for dinner if we can spend a fraction of the money and have better food at home?  These steaks only need an hour to marinate, and each one sears in less than five minutes. Having many children in quick succession actually made me a better cook.  Most nights, going out to eat was not an option.  I had to figure out how to bring the restaurants to us.  When the kids were all little, we’d put them […]

Baked Beef Ribs

“Hey, do you want me to make ribs?”, I ask. “Is that a trick question?”, is always my husband’s response. Of course he wants me to make ribs.  Of course he does. And these are good.  Really good.  AND easy.  Who knew?  Don’t spend a ton of money buying ribs at a restaurant.  Unless the restaurant has smoke coming out of the top of it, that is.   If you see a restaurant that does their own smoking, then go for it.  But until then, just make these at home.  You’ll save yourself a bunch of money.  All you need […]

Taco Salad, We Love You!

I seem to remember some kind of controversy surrounding taco salads back in the 90’s.  I don’t know if it came from TV or health class or some kind of fitness magazine – but suddenly, the “unhealthiness” of taco salads seemed to be something worth talking about. Oh, those evil taco salads!  Masquerading around pretending to be healthy. Pretty soon nosy-know-it-all’s were crashing entire tables of taco-salad eaters, warning everyone that WHILE it may be a salad, it was FAR from healthy. And I was just like…. “Oh, you don’t say?”  *crunch* *crunch* *crunch* I mean, if you want to […]