Red Wine Braised Beef

Red Wine Braised Beef 9

Of all the possible ways to cook a hunk of meat, my absolute favorite is braising. Without a doubt, I love to braise.  It makes everything tender, delicious, and it’s low maintenance.  It’s the best way to make an inexpensive and tough cut of meat into a delectable, elegant dinner. You could braise a boot… 

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Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

A new year has begun, and there’s nothing like starting it off with a cold.  I spent New Year’s Eve like a party animal with a box of tissues, a tube of Carmax, and some Advil decongestant. It was a wild, wild night; I was asleep by midnight. In the days before New Year’s Eve, between… 

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Savory Bread Pudding

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The Christmas party circuit has begun. All of the sudden, you turn around, look at your calendar and realize that you have something going on almost every weekend.  I would bet there is a lot of food involved, too.  Cookie parties, recipe exchanges, progressive dinners, potlucks — you name it, it’s happening somewhere. Last week… 

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Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup 10

This is Mrs. Butternut, she is the cousin twice removed of Mr. Potato head. I gave her a minute to put her face on.  She doesn’t like to be seen out in public looking so disheveled.  I am sure most ladies can relate. Fabulous!  Love the tiara and that shade of lipstick! She gets her time… 

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