Category Archives: Beef

Grilled Balsamic Skirt Steak with Sauteed Baby Spinach and Tomato-Vidalia-Blue Cheese Salad

Let me start this post out by saying how I am so ready for my tomato plants to start producing! I strongly dislike buying fresh tomatoes at the grocery store. They never really taste as good as I’d like. Thankfully I found some organic ones on sale for this recipe and they were decently tasty. […]

Short Rib Sandwich with Pickled Carmelized Onions, Arugula and Monterrey Jack Cheese

And so exited the last of our locally raised beef. I can think of much worse ways to go. . . ribs braised for hours in a red wine concoction until falling off the bone tender. Caramelized pickled onions, who knew such a thing existed! Arugula, Monterrey jack cheese. Yum yum yum. This is certainly […]

Simple Beef Enchiladas

Jason loves enchiladas. He gets pretty excited when I say I’m making them for dinner. I like them because you can make them ahead of time, serve a lot of people with them and they are easy to make vegetarian. The things I don’t like about them is that fact that it takes a long […]

Spicy Turkey Paella

So my parents came in town this weekend. And it seems to be a new tradition that my mom brings a turkey with her whenever she comes to visit. Yes. I said a turkey. Like a thanksgiving turkey, cooked in Dallas, driven to Austin and ready to be eaten. Well, it’s a delicious tradition and […]

Spiced Beef Patties with Couscous

Again on the search for quick and tasty meals, I found this recipe. I pretty much already had everything on hand (still have beef in the freezer, that’s for sure), except for the couscous, which a quick trip to the bulk aisle quickly rectified. If you haven’t tried couscous, it’s an ultra quick version of […]


Mom, you would be proud. I remember having this occasionally as a special occasion dinner and since we purchased that cow, I knew I was going to have to try my hand at it. Most people have never heard of Braciole before (pronounced bra’zhul) but that’s the benefit of being raised with a true NY […]

Pizza Pouches

They are essentially non processed hot-pockets – which I would imagine kids would just love. But you know what, I kinda love little portable pouches with meatballs, cheese and pizza sauce all wrapped in pizza dough too. 🙂 I had made a double batch of pizza dough last Friday to freeze (I use half unbromanated […]