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Holiday Hamburgers

Baking bread on hot, muggy days may seem counter-intuitive, but Mother Nature’s Outdoor Proofing Box is just too good to pass up. I get such a great rise from the dough, it’s worth having the air conditioning on. I have been making this particular ...

Sloppy Joe’s and Dirty Potatoes

My original plan for dinner, tonight, was either split pea or lentil soup. I bought a ham last week because it was ridiculously inexpensive and cooked it up last night. I have had – and cooked – many hams over the years. I can appreciate a really g...

Sunday Pot Roast

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in...

Gatò di Patate and Veggies from the Garden

Our friend George, in Sicily, has a lot of recipes on his website – very basic, simple Sicilia...

Steaks on the Grill

A couple of days ago it was snowing and I was making soup. Today it’s sunshine and blue skies ...

Australian Garlic Salt

Through the miracle of Facebook, I was online-talking a couple of weeks ago with a cousin who lives...

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day. The official start of summer and the day people get confused with Veterans Day and Ar...

Tri-Tip on the Grill

One of my mostest-favoritest things to grill are tri-tip roasts. Tri-tips are really a west coast c...

A Tenderloin of Beef

There’s something oddly decadent about putting BBQ sauce on a filet mignon steak. I mean̷...

Beef Braised in Guinness

  It’s that time of year… Corned Beef and Cabbage. You know… that not-really-...

Beef & Mushroom Risotto

This was going to be Butternut Squash Risotto. At least, that’s what I was thinking earlier, ...

Beef Pot Pie

It was cold this morning. Not cold enough to force me into long pants and shoes, but cold, nonethel...

Crespelle con funghi e carne macinata di manzo

That sounds a lot fancier than hamburger and mushrooms in crepes, but, that’s essentially wh...

Birthday Beef Stew

We always get to choose what we want for our birthday dinner, and Cybil is no exception. 11 years a...