Category Archives: beef

Spicy Chicken Taco Cups

All right, if you never ever ever use store-bought anything, you’re going to want to turn away from this post right now and maybe read about the time I made Bouef Bourguignon from scratch, because I used *gasp* packaged crescent … Continue reading

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Steak with Red Wine Balsamic Reduction

I like a good steak as much as the next person. Heck, I named my blog after my favorite cut! (Granted, it’s also a convenient play on my small stature, but a petite filet mignon really is my fave.) My … Continue reading

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Hearty Egg Drop Soup

I’ve been wanting to try making an egg drop soup for a while, but never got around to it. I’ve read a few different recipes, including this one and this one, and figured I would cobble together my own version. … Continue reading

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Italian Drip Beef

My friend Adriana passed around this recipe a few months ago after seeing it on The Pioneer Woman’s website, and I saved it because it got rave reviews from everyone who tried it.  I altered her original recipe a bit … Continue reading

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Bouef Bourguignon

By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the movie Julie & Julia.  I saw it last summer in the theaters, watched it on pay-per-view with Ann, and got the DVD for Christmas.  Though I’ve watched the movie several times, it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Meatballs Stroganoff & Notes on Freezer Meals

It’s been a very busy week, as I’ve been trying to put together some freezer meals to bring to family.  What’s been saving my sanity is that I’ve been making a double recipe of each meal – we eat one … Continue reading

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Beef with Broccoli

 I’ve been in the mood for Asian food lately, and in the town where we live, there aren’t a ton of choices.  There are some great restaurants closer to Cleveland, but on a weeknight, that’s not an option.  Andrew and … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: B Spot

I’m a big fan of Michael Symon – you may know him as the first winner of The Next Iron Chef, but he was a well-known and well-loved member of the Cleveland food scene long before his Food Network fame.  … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about comfort food. Everybody has those foods that they reach for when they’re cold, tired, lonely, sad, or when they just want to feel warm and satisfied. Comfort foods are often things you ate as a kid, smells … Continue reading

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Braised Beef

This is another recipe from Samantha – when I get a recipe from her, I always know it’s going to turn out delicious, and this was no exception. After being braised, the meat is incredibly tender and flavorful. You could … Continue reading

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