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Steaks with Bacon and Chipotle

The End of Week Thirty

I’m definitely filing this in the who woulda thunk category, today. Really. Who woulda thunk we’d be doing this for thirty weeks – losing weight, gaining strength and stamina, eating better – and actually enjoying it?!? It seriously bog...

Top Round Steak

Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, and Peas

My impulse-buy of the week was a 3 3/4 pound top round steak – often erroneously called a London Broil which is a cooking method, not a cut of meat. Your food etymology lesson for the day is complete. I like top rounds because they lend themselves to a s...

Chili

Chili

I’ve been craving chili for a while, now. Back when Victor had to travel for work – and ...

Steak and Mushrooms

Steaks and Mushrooms

I came across a steak recipe the other day on the BBC Food website that sounded kinda interesting. I...

Steaks and Baked Potatoes

Steaks and Baked Potatoes

Gastronomically speaking, it doesn’t take a lot to put a smile on my face. And sometimes, the ...

Orecchiette with Fennel and Tuna

The End of Week Twenty-Seven

I’ve been circling the sun for 66 years – and I finally have the the very beginnings of ...

Beef Stew

Beef Stew and Mashed Potatoes

It has definitely turned into stew weather. It was 22°F when we headed off to the gym, this morning...

Beef and Mushrooms

The End of Week Twenty-Five

Twenty-five weeks, boys and girls. We’ve been at this for twenty-five weeks. That means at the...

Roast Beef and Hasselback Potatoes

Roast Beast and Hasselback Potatoes

Tonight’s dinner is the roast beef I planned for Christmas. The potato is a recipe Victor foun...

Dijon and Cognac Beef Stew

Dijon and Cognac Beef Stew

After about 15 minutes into this recipe, I was a bit worried… I had followed the recipe fairly...

Beef and Mushrooms

Beef and Mushrooms

We were having a conversation with some friends the other day about cooking. Some of us are intuitiv...

Steak and Horseradish

Steak and Horseradish

My impulse buy at the store on Friday was a piece of fresh horseradish. I haven’t done much wi...