Tag Archives: Beef

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 […]

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese (Post #50!)

  Wow. I am so proud and excited to be writing my 50th entry here on my Pantry Portfolio!  This has been a space for me to reflect, to document, and to meet many other wonderful folks from around the globe who share a love of food creation and experimentation. This afternoon we came home […]

Beef, Barley, and Mushroom Stew

Well, it is finally cold here in New England. Our heat is on, the cats have found cozy nooks in blankets, and I get to pull out my scarves!  This stew was one of those “what do I have around the house that I need to use” sort of meals. With extra stewing beef in […]

Basic Beef Stew

Enchiladas. Turkey Pesto Meatballs. Lasagna Roll Ups. Caccia Pepe. Stuffed Peppers. Chana Masala. Pulled Pork. Bouillabaisse. Corn Chowder. Pho. Stuffed Delicata Squash. Black Bean Burgers. Me oh my there is just SO much I want to make!  Where to begin? Throughout the week I am constantly building my ‘things I want to cook’ list. Then, […]