Beef

Homemade Tortillas (from a mix) and More From My Kitchen Today, Existential Crises Notwithstanding

Homemade Tortillas (from a mix) and More From My Kitchen Today, Existential Crises Notwithstanding

I’m not one to regret much. I’ve been making sound decisions for myself for a long time now. And I wish I had the ability to describe in words how much angst I’ve produced over this blog, and my work, and my approach. It’s not […]

Grilled Ribeyes with Compound Butter

Grilled Ribeyes with Compound Butter

Welcome!!! If you’re here because of the recent article in the Jacksonville Daily News, I want to wholeheartedly thank you for taking the time to click on my website. You can also follow my fb page for lots of updates, interaction with other members and […]

Freezer Cooking Series:  Bulk Seasoned Ground Beef (AND Nachos for Days)

Freezer Cooking Series: Bulk Seasoned Ground Beef (AND Nachos for Days)

Vid with recipes and freezer prep for ground beef is here! I’ll post the rest of the pics and the text recipes tomorrow. Thanks so much for your views, clicks, shares and comments! You’re the best! – SV

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

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 […]

Beef, Black Beans and Rice for a Crowd

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 […]

Ribeye Steaks with Compound Butter

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 […]

Baked Beef Ribs

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 […]

Taco Salad, We Love You!

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 […]

Nachos for a Crowd

Nachos for a Crowd

I’ll never be too good for nachos.  Never.Who can deny the healing properties of a mound of tortilla chips topped with slow-braised shredded beef, aged cheddar cheese, fresh guacamole, jalapenos, clouds of sour cream and more….? The best thing about this recipe is that the beef cooks […]

True Love’s Beef Stew

True Love’s Beef Stew

I met my husband when I was only eighteen.  I may have been only eighteen, but I was smart.  I thought to myself, “He’s the one”.  And then I set about to convince him that I was the one for him. Since my only training in romance had […]

My 72-Hour Beef Broth

My 72-Hour Beef Broth

That’s right.  Seventy-two hours.  This is the kind of broth that will make a hundred dishes swoon-worthy.  This is the kind of thing you make when you really FEEL your food.  When you consider yourself an alchemist.  A rogue.  A guns-blazing, ax wielding badass of a […]

My Family’s Favorite Braised Beef

My Family’s Favorite Braised Beef

There’s nothing quite like coming home after a long day out and being greeted with the heady, spicy scent of this braised beef.  It cooks up so perfectly in the crock pot.  If you’re tired enough, and stressed enough, and overwhelmed enough, it may just […]