Tag Archives: Beef

Paprika Beef Chili

Recently on a pantry clean out I found FOUR containers of paprika. FOUR! So – I set out to make a few dishes with hearty servings of this spice in order to whittle down my stash.  The first dish I made was a paprika roasted sheet pan chicken. I had high hopes of this one […]

Filet Wellington

After a relaxing weekend with friends in the Catskills we made a detour on the way home to cut down our Christmas tree!  Wandering the forest, saw in hand, we inspected each tree from top to bottom, eventually selecting our gem. Once home we filled our mugs with warm hot chocolate, turned on holiday tunes, […]

Sunday Pot Roast

Winter storm Toby is barreling our way, bringing over a foot of heavy snow, the potential for more power outages, and causing headaches across the Northeast as routines are once again disrupted. Meanwhile, our Toby continues to make great progress and I’m sure he will be thrilled when the world is once again blanketed in […]

Cauliflower Topped Shepard’s Pie

Happy Pi Day! In honor of this amazing nerdy holiday (and St. Patricks day right around the corner) I’ve made a healthy shepherd’s pie that uses cauliflower instead of potatoes and is filled with beef and lentils.  I first made this beef and lentil shepherd’s pie with the traditional potato topping and it quickly became […]

The Beef and Broccoli Experiment

As you may know, us living on the East Coast were just clobbered by a massive storm that was characterized as “bomb cyclone” Grayson.  Boston simultaneously experienced the highest recorded tide at the height of this storm which led to water flowing down subway stairs and inches of standing ocean water filling downtown streets where […]

Baba’s Borscht

Christmas is a time when we make many of my grandmother’s (Baba) recipes as explained by the story that I wrote in this post about her homemade pirohi. Typically for this weekend we prepare a European Cream of Barley Soup which is a soup filled with leeks, carrots, celery and barley swimming in a thin […]

Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

It seems fitting that I post a meatloaf recipe on the eve of my mom’s birthday as it was one of her specialties and a dish that never disappointed.  Unfortunately, we don’t have an official record of her recipe as this was one that she always threw together with some meat, ketchup, bread crumbs, and […]

Beef and Lentil Shepard’s Pie

For as many years as I can remember, my Baba’s favorite Christmas gift was a ‘food box’ from my parents containing her favorite grocery and pantry items. Each year the same old sturdy tomato box was dug out of the garage with the top pre-wrapped for easy opening and re-use.  This tradition initially started as […]

Beef and Broccoli

While takeout is a truly magical (and often necessary) invention, it certainly impacts the wallet and the waistline.  So, I’ve recently begun playing around with some of my favorite take home dishes at home.  I went went with this recipe as the base and added some stir fry veggies such as water chestnuts, and baby […]