Provencal Beef Stew

I first saw this recipe on a blog I follow but it is adapted from Cooking Light Magazine.  I really loved that it was served over egg noodles (I love egg noodles!) and it sounded so homey and comforting during the long winter months.  I tried this recipe out on my kids (my usual unsuspecting […]

Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef

I needed a cut of meat with tremendous wow factor for my hubby’s 40th (!!) birthday back in October.  (How we are close to our fourth decade still astounds me but that is another story)  I decided to try Ina’s slow-roasted filet of beef since it fed a crowd (we had 16 people attend the […]

Birthday Dinner

Today my hubby is thirty-five. That’s old, right?  It seems old.  What is worse is that I’m not that far behind.  <Shudder>  My mom reminded me tonight that in a few years, I’ll be forty.  Thanks, mom. My husband has been asking me to make beef bourguignon for several years now but I have never […]

Shepherd’s Pie

This dish is such a manly meal.  What’s not to love?  Meat and potatoes (and a few vegetables for good measure) in one dish?  The man in our family enjoyed second helpings.  The boy in our family wasn’t so keen but I don’t let my 3-year old dictate my meal planning.:) This recipe is adapted […]

Kid Friendly Menu

I had a birthday party for my one year old a few weeks ago.  I needed a menu that she could partake in but at the same time would be appropriate for the adults in attendance.  I ran across both of these recipes a while back while watching Food Network (my favorite channel!) and kept […]

Individual Meat Loaves

You can easily make this into a large loaf but I think it’s a little more special to serve them up individually.  The cooked onions really add moisture to the loaf and I love that you have most of these ingredients in your pantry and freezer at all times.  It makes for an easy weeknight […]

Beef Stew

You can make this recipe in either a Dutch oven or the underrated appliance in every kitchen, the slow cooker. I love the addition of the balsamic vinegar since it adds a tangy flavor and helps to tenderize the meat. Recipe Courtesy of Everyday Food Serves 6 3 pounds beef chuck, trimmed of visible fat […]

A Chili Summer Day

So, it’s not officially summer for another eight days but I’ve been in summer mode ever since Memorial Day. When living in Colorado, you have to be prepared for all sorts of weather, no matter what the season. Last week we had temperatures in the eighties and nineties and this weekend the temperatures dropped to […]

Valentines Day Supper

I don’t know if it is because we are now parents or the fact that we live in a town where we don’t have many people to call upon for babysitting but it seems like the last couple of years have been very low key for us for Valentines Day. Gone are the days of […]