Archive | Beef

Classic Beef and Bean Chili

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Can I ask you a question? What does it mean when someone “winterizes” something? Is it just checking to make sure the chimney sweep doesn’t have eagles or hobos stuck in it again? Or is it a quick glance at the windows and doors for any slits where evil ice ghosts might slip through at […]

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Thai Beef With Cabbage

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I must be craving iron or something, because when I flipped across this beefy recipe out of the newest Cooking Light, my stomach joined forces with my heart and sucker punched me in the face. Oh, and guess what! Yesterday, for the first time ever in my existing life existence, I purchased my very first […]

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Orzo with Corn, Zucchini and Spicy Sausages

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Did you know it’s a full moon today? Have you fallen down 13 times, worn your bra on the outside of your shirt and kissed your boss? That’s why. You shan’t be blamed. Actually, if we play our cards right, this whole full moon thing could really be on our side. We could play Follow […]

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Simple Beef Tacos

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The other afternoon, Aaron and I were resting on the couch, excruciatingly horrible movie on TV, my new favorite book in my lap and our minds taking a much needed breather. We had just hosted a little dinner party with our friends the night before, so cooking an elaborate dinner was simply out of the […]

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Blue Corn Posole

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Earlier this summer my parents took a vacation via car, making a round-trip excursion through Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, then back to their home state of Arkansas. While in New Mexico I constantly bombarded their phones and Facebook pages with frantic, “OMG GET ME CHILES!! NO SERIOUSLY, GET ME SOME CHILES!! DID YOU GET […]

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Good Old Fashioned Burgers

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This past Saturday I was sitting at the kitchen table, meal planning, a hobby that makes me so giddy, others who know me might view it borderline inappropriate. Aaron was peacefully sitting on the couch, flipping through his newest “This Old House” magazine. My head was down and my pen scribbled quickly over a page […]

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Beef Drip Sandwich Au Jus

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I didn’t plan on cooking meals that involve shredded meat two nights in a row. Really, I didn’t. Maybe it was the innards of my soul cavity reaching out to my subconscious through the vessels and the lining of the euphoric parcel of my heart petals, whispering glorious cravings of the exquisite and delicate nature […]

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Spicy Beef and Bean Burritos

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Tomorrow I leave my man. Good grief, not for good! But for a mere week, so that I can be with my sister as she gives birth to my niece. Or a pipe wrench. The verdict is still out. So as I pack my bag, prepare for the lawng drive, and glare at the snow […]

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Beef and Beer Stew – For Yew.

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I love day cooking. When you have all afternoon to attempt a project recipe (like yesterday) or to just simmer a pot of soup for hours, there’s something absolutely restorative about it. And get this: I’m fine-tuning my attitude towards Winter, and the frequent snow storms that blow through, (Why did I move away from […]

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Meatloaf. No, Not the Band.

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  I have a small confession to make. Yesterday I had my first stab at making meatloaf. I’m not sure what took me so long. If it’s the fact that I grudgingly ate it as a child, our year-long hiatus from beef and pork, or the words “meat” and “loaf” back to back. Let’s safely […]

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