Slow Braised Beef Brisket

Slow braised beef brisket fills the kitchen with such wonderful aromas that you may find yourself pacing in front of the oven wanting to take a peak but don’t. The secret to melt in your mouth tenderness is the steam from the vegetables and broth totally enveloping the meat. Just remember that low and slow […]

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Orecchiette Pasta With Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Is there anything more flavorful and comforting than a bowl of pasta? Not if the pasta has spicy Italian sausage and  slightly bitter greens added. Sprinkle with freshly grated cheese and you have one delicious meal. When you are really busy, you want something that is fast and easy. This rustic Italian meal is perfect […]

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Simple things that make you smile

Something simple can put a smile on your face, make you chuckle to yourself, and can even lift your spirits on a gloomy day. A kiss from a loved one, a hug from a friend, the giggle of a small child, the fleeting visit of a butterfly, one small piece of chocolate, these are all […]

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Simple comfort food

A Sunday afternoon at the lake and it’s time to start thinking about what to prepare for dinner. I have some ground beef in the refrigerator and  Yukon gold potatoes in the vegetable basket. Since it’s almost the middle of June, under normal circumstances I probably would think about hamburgers from the grill along side […]

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