Kamado Joe — Big Joe

The Kamado Joe Big Joe

The Big Joe

It doesn’t really take up the whole deck.

…it just looks that way

(We tidied up our deck for its new occupant.)

It […]

Steak & Ale Pie

Steak & Ale Pie

Since this was a test, I decided to go with ground beef instead of steak. Also, I’m using button mushrooms in this dish because I happened to have them on hand.

Top this with mashed potatoes and bread crumbs or pastry. Both […]

Queso Burger

Take Grilled Burgers & Buns

Garnish With Cukes, Radishes, Queso, Cilantro…

Scallions & Onions

I chose to top my burger with a slice of grilled Vidalia onion, a thin slice of tomato, cilantro leaves and […]

Corned Beef & Cabbage

This is possibly the best corned beef that I’ve ever made. How did I do it? There were a couple factors that I believe led to this. First, I saut√©ed the cabbage separately. This made the cooking day much more enjoyable. The smell of cooking cabbage is not a good […]

Chimichurri Sauce

It’s grilling season!

This isn’t a perfect example of the sauce. Ideally, the tender leaves would be ever so slightly chunkier. But, that’s the downside of having a powerful food processor. Pulsing the processor as little as one second too long, that fine mince of tender leaves turns […]

Spezzatino Di Manzo

My honey is hard to impress. He’s more than a little bit spoiled. So, when he tells me that this is one of the best stews I’ve ever made, it means a lot to me. I might add another picture… If I can grab the bowl out of his greedy […]

The Best Meatball Subs… EVER!

Meatball on Mini Ciabatta

I guess you could call this a meatball slider. But, I’d rather not.

Whatever you call it, I’m sure you’ll love it.

Meatballs For Sub, Sandwich, Hero Or Slider makes 1 pot full of meatballs (10-12)

2lb good […]

American Amber Ale Stew

Sometimes, you just need a beer.

I love cooking with Rogue Brewery beer. The flavors are so rich and complex, one bottle goes a long way. There are many amber ales out there that would make acceptable substitutes. But, I doubt you’ll find one that makes a better […]

Mexican Tostada “Lasagna”

I live with someone who detests leftovers. So, creative casseroles turn those leftovers into something new. Here, leftover chili and refried beans turn into a Mexican “lasagna”.

Yes, there were a lot of leftovers. Again. But, there were no complaints about them. They were eagerly devoured.

September 15th, 2011 | Category: Beef, Food, Mostly Healthy, Pork, Recipe, Simple Bites | Leave a comment

Italian Beef Shank Stew

This ultra-rich dish is obviously better suited for the winter months. But, it’s so delicious. My husband and I crave it all year long. So, why wait? A rainy day (ok, fine… it was only a few clouds) gives me a perfectly acceptable excuse. Just wait until you get one […]