Tag 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 […]

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 […]

Grilled Steak Sandwiches with Chimichurri and Bell Peppers

So when you buy half a cow (even if you distribute among eight other people) you end up with a lot of beef. . . and a lot of the steak pieces are bigger than what you see at the grocery store meat counter. We made a sirloin the other night but the steak was […]

We’ve Got Beef!

. . . was the title of the e-mail I received Thursday night. That’s right. Our half cow was ready. Alexander Farms is mostly known as a chicken farm with a sustainable focus. I see their eggs offered in some of the most locally conscious restaurants in town (like Fino), but I found out through […]

Beef and Bacon Meatloaf

Ah meatloaf. The classic meat and potatoes dish. I have made so many variations on this dish, I’ve lost count of them all. I decided to try this on out since it was on the cheap and easy section of Bon Appetit’s January issue. And really, anything with bacon in it sells me pretty quickly. […]