Beef Stew with Beer

Belgian Beef Stew with Belgian Ale, #SundaySupper

Beef stews are usually very forthcoming in nature. Chunks of beef and hearty vegetables served broth or in a thick gravy. This Belgian Beef Stew becomes rock star special with the addition of a bottle of Belgian Golden Ale and then finished with mustard and red wine vinegar. Sorry Mom, this version may have just replaced your recipe for my go-to. :::: gasp  :) This week's #SundaySupper project is to feature recipes using libations. If you’re not familiar, the #SundaySupper Movement was started by Isabel over at Family Foodie as a project for “bringing back Sunday supper around the family

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Holiday Beverage

Carl’s Homemade Eggnog

Are you squeamish about eating raw eggs? I guess I’d have to answer “no,” since I use them in my favorite Caesar Salad Recipe and most recently in making eggnog. I just make sure I’m using super fresh good quality eggs and hope that I’m doing the right thing. I’d be interested in hearing your opinions,

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Bratwurst cooked in beer

Brats and Kraut for Blogger C.L.U.E.

It’s time for our December Blogger C.L.U.E. event, but first a big thanks and congratulations to Liz over at That Skinny Chick Can Bake for organizing our group and for a successful inaugural launch in November. How much fun is this…each month we’re assigned to a blog and we’re given a clue. With that clue, we’re

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Crescent Rolls with Gruyere

Holidays are all about memories of family traditions, carrying forward those traditions or starting your own. Christmas Eve was spent with just Mom and Dad and myself. After the tortuous task of making sure every dish was clean and in the cupboard after our roast beef dinner, we were finally ready gather around the tree and open

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Shrimp Salad for pot lucks

Shrimp Salad with Lime Zest

Who can say no to shrimp, cream, mayonnaise, dill and lime. This is a great shrimp salad that travels well for a buffet pot luck party. Made in advance, it’s refrigerated and the flavors blend into a delicious salad.

Recipe for Breakfast Quesadilla

Breakfast Quesadillas

  Bacon, Hatch green chile, mushrooms and cheddar cheese melt together for killer breakfast quesadillas. Happy Saturday everyone, hope you’ve had a delicious week. As with most of you, we’ve gone from a beautiful, lingering Indian Summer to being plunged into the deep freeze. I mean really, 14 below??? Ouch. We’ve had scant snow, not really enough to

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Vegetable side dish for the Holidays

Cauliflower with Garlic and Sage for Blogger C.L.U.E.

This fresh, crisp and delicious cauliflower recipe is a great addition for any dinner. Sage and garlic are a great pairing for creamy cauliflower and the dish is a great addition to any Holiday meal or dinner party.

Easy Braised chicken recipe

Rosemary Chicken

This easy one-pot braised chicken dish is stunning in flavor. Simple ingredients, wine, rosemary, bay leaf and lemon return a very flavorful and rich tasting meal.

Healthy White Bean Dip

White Bean Dip, Creamier and Healthier with Daisy Cottage Cheese

White Bean Dip made creamier and healthier by blending in low-fat cottage cheese. Seasoned with thyme and smoked paprika, it’s a great appetizer.

Pork Stew with paprika broth

Pork Stew with Paprika and Sauerkraut

Hungarian Pork Stew. Pork roast is simmered in a broth of hot paprika, sweet paprika and smoked paprika and served over hot buttered noodles. A Perfect meal to celebrate the Fall season.

Pot Luck Meatballs

Mom’s BBQ Meatballs, My Go-To for Pot Lucks

Mom’s BBQ Meatballs, my go-to recipe for pot lucks. The BBQ sauce is a delicious tangy, smoky and sweet combination.