Archive of ‘Meats’ category

Simple and Savory Slow Cooker Dinners

Posted on March 4, 2017

Slow-cooking makes hearty and economical winter meals a snap to make, and I’ve shared two of my favorite recipes in my column, The Recipe Box, in the March issue of Direct Magazine. Investing a little time to do some advance prep the evening before allows you to quickly combine everything to cook in the morning. […]


Cookbook Corner: My Fat Dad

Posted on February 13, 2017

Disclosure: My Fat Dad is generously providing one copy of the book for a giveaway.  I was not compensated in any way for writing this post, and all the opinions are my own. Author Dawn Lerman grew up with parents that were on opposite ends of the eating spectrum…among other challenges.  Her father, who at […]


Cookbook Corner – St. Paddy’s Mac n’ Cheese

Posted on March 21, 2016

Welcome back to the Cookbook Corner, y’all!  This edition features Secrets from the La Varenne Kitchen – 50 Essential Recipes Every Cook Needs to Know. One of the recipes is Bechamel Sauce, which is the base for so many tasty dishes – like Macaroni and Cheese.  And that’s what mine turned into, using my St. Patrick’s […]


It’s Pumpkin Chili Time!

Posted on September 8, 2015

Fall is here, with her crisp cool days, back-to-school, beautiful foliage, football and tailgate parties, Halloween, Thanksgiving and all the delicious foods that embody the season – apples, pears, root vegetables, squash, sweet potatoes, and all things pumpkin.  My Pumpkin Chili is a perennial favorite in our house – sweet and spicy, versatile and easy to […]


Shortcut “Chimichurri” Flank Steak Tacos

Posted on May 26, 2015

I love that on Memorial Day we take time to honor our military who gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep us free. America truly is the “land of the free because of the brave”, and first and foremost, that is what I think of on this long weekend every year.