Category Archives: Beef

Beef Brisket

My sister requests brisket every year for her birthday, and this particular recipe is her new favorite. I use the flat cut of brisket as it cooks more evenly. Roast the brisket the day before you plan to serve it … Continue reading

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Beef Tenderloin

This beef tenderloin recipe is a lovely special occasion dish. When I purchase the meat I look for a good quality beef cut labeled PSMO (Peeled, Silver Skin, Side Muscle On), when I can find it because, although it involves … Continue reading

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Indian Beef Curry

This beef curry is a great cold weather comfort food. The soft chunks of meat are redolent with cinnamon and the house smells wonderful while it is cooking. This is another recipe from our excellent cooking teacher and friend, Farida. … Continue reading

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Beef Vegetable and Dumpling Soup

This soup is comforting and filling on a cold winter day. It is adapted from one my mother makes. It takes some time to prepare, but you can divide the steps by making the soup stock one day and finishing … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Meatballs and Sauce

My mother makes wonderful meatballs. She has just the right touch and I haven’t found any that taste better than hers. I know every Italian thinks their mom makes the best meatballs; this is our family’s version. We called pasta … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage

Stuffed cabbage is one of my favorite winter dishes. This recipe is adapted from one my Aunt Joan learned to make from one of her Polish neighbors. It takes some time to prepare so it is a perfect snowy day, … Continue reading

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Italian Salsa Verde

Skirt steak is an inexpensive yet very flavorful cut of meat. Simply grilled, it is a nice dish for summer entertaining. Italian salsa verde is an uncooked green sauce that includes parsley, olive oil, garlic, and capers. You can also … Continue reading

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Rosemary Lángos and Hungarian Goulash

A few years ago a Hungarian woman at our local summer farmer’s market sold goulash and a delicious fried flatbread called lángos (lawn-gosh), a kind of fried focaccia dough. It is a very popular street food in Hungary. It was … Continue reading

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Porcini and Herb Prime Rib Roast

Prime rib roast is a dish I have always left to the professionals, ordering it in restaurants but never attempting it at home because I have been afraid of overcooking such an expensive piece of meat. For the last year … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Italian-style Pot Roast

I know spring is not far off, but early March is usually cold, occasionally snowy, and pot roast is still warm and inviting during this transitional month. This is a delicious and simple one pot meal. The recipe does require … Continue reading

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