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Flanken Cut Asian-Style Short Ribs

A local food market just completed a significant renovation and was deserving of a serious evaluation before it could be placed on my personal list of “Go To’s…” to shop!  I’ve yet to find any one market that fills all of our grocery shopping needs but there are some that are close… and this is […]

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Reuben Sandwich Rye Buns

While doing some creative thinking about what to do with the left over corned beef from St. Patrick’s Day I took inspiration from a recipe that Mom has been baking for years.  She introduced us to cabbage pies, or bierocks, more years ago than I can remember.  Bierocks are simply pastries filled with cooked and […]

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Two Potato Pot Roast

There are times when the simplest of meals can be the most satisfying as well as the most delicious.  One such meal is good ol’ fashioned pot roast… and that for several reasons.  First of all, there is nothing more fragrant than a beautiful piece of chuck roasting to fork-tender perfection.  Secondly, the left-overs are […]

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Beer, Buttermilk and Caraway Seed Bread

Several years ago the fates had taken me to Cleveland, Ohio, for business and as I walked out into the street from the warmth of the lobby of my downtown hotel I had to pinch myself to make certain that I was not dreaming and had been transported overnight to Dublin, Ireland!  I stood in […]

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Meat Loaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

I suspect that meatloaf has been on nearly everyone’s plate at one time or another… it certainly has been on mine.  I suspect, as well, that there are as many variations of meatloaf as there are moms around the world!  Food historians tell us that ground meat has been mixed with bread products, sauces, spices […]

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Brisket of Beef with Portabella Mushroom and Dried Cherry Sauce

On a chilly winter’s afternoon I can think of nothing more wonderful than the enticing aroma of a brisket slowly braising in the oven to be plattered and presented for a satisfying meal at the end of the day.  Brisket is a versatile and inexpensive boneless cut of meat that can be cooked in many ways.  Since it […]

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Boeuf a la Bourguignonne: An Old Classic Becomes New

Boeuf a la Bourguignonne… a French classic indeed!  One’s thoughts automatically drift to Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking published in 1961.  She has been both an idol and inspiration in our kitchen for years. Our dear friend Fran was recently in Washington, D.C., on business and had the oportunity to soak up that great […]

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