Beef

100 Years of Jam Making in Sierra Madre

apple butter sandwich

My friend Nic told me about a jam maker in Sierra Madre, California, and we decided to go visit his orchard and jam factory. They give free tours every Saturday. For over 100 years, E. Waldo Ward & Son has been making marmalade,…

Buffalo Burger & Cabernet Onions

buffalo burger

After a day of running around, I realized that I have no time to make what you might call a “Sunday night dinner” but I do have ground bison defrosting in the fridge, so I stopped by the market, grabbed…

A Port & Stilton Burger

port blue cheese burger

A simple grilled burger with melted blue cheese and a drizzle of port reduction. No embellishment and no usual toppings. This burger is for a purist and for one that loves beef. The sweetness of the port complements the strong…

Simple Flank Steak

flank

Flank is my go-to protein when I want a quick, easy and light dinner. Just because it’s the casserole-roast-bake holiday season doesn’t mean you can’t prepare a satisfying easy dinner from time to time. The flank is delicious on some…

Slow Cooking: Beer Braised Beef

Beer Braised Beef

Underneath the light and flaky pastry crust are chunks of beef, falling-apart tender, that were braised in Guinness, herbs, and peppercorns for 2 hours. If you haven’t tried braising beef in beer, it is time to make this recipe. It…

Pre- St. Paddy’s: Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie

I was wondering what I should make to celebrate the start of St. Paddy’s weekend without making corned beef just yet (saving it for Sunday of course). Then I realized Shepherd’s Pie would be an excellent choice! I love all-in-one dishes.…