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New York, New York

I grew up calling the strip loin steak a New York Steak. The restaurants where I worked had New York...

Steaks and Fresh Mozzarella

  Victor made homemade mozzarella on Saturday. O.M.G. It’s too wonderful to even begin t...

Braised Leeks and Beef Tips

  I picked up a bunch of leeks at the produce market on Monday. They were an impulse-buy ̵...

Hamburger Steaks with Mushroom Gravy

We’ve survived 48 hours without an oven, but not having that clock is driving me nuts. I can&...

Burgers and Tater Tots

  I am fond of saying an organic Pop Tart is still a nutritionally-unsound Pop Tart. And an al...

Ravioli and Other Italian Dishes

It’s been a while since I sat down and wrote a blog post. It’s not that we stopped eati...

New York, New York

  Once upon a time, a strip steak was called a New York steak. It was a reference to Delmonico...

Meat and Potatoes

  The whole reason for making the dinner rolls today was I wanted roast beef with mashed pota...

Stuffed Peppers

  I wanted to make a huge pot of spaghetti sauce and I had a hankerin’ for stuffed peppe...

Bachelor Food

  Victor is off having dinner with friends in Dallas. He’s in Dallas until late Thursday...

Filet Stroganoff

My impulse-buy of the week was a 5 1/2 lb tenderloin roast on Monday. There was a huge refrigerated...

Skirt Steak Sandwiches

I tell ya… I’m so old I remember when skirt steak was cheap. Then it got trendy and the...

Beef and Mushrooms

As a kid growing up in a large family, I saw a lot of casseroles, sauces, and gravies. Mom made st...

Lardo-Studded Roast Beef

Cut “X’s” in the meat in about a dozen places and stuff with the paste. I knew whe...