Beef and Onion Stir Fry

My kids had afternoon appointments today, so I knew I needed something super quick to make for dinner after. This beef and onion stir fry is another recipe from Woks of Life, which I have mentioned before. I have loved everything I have made from their site so far. This is a super simple dish.Continue reading “Beef and Onion Stir Fry”

Balsamic Braised Short Ribs + Mashed Potatoes

These fantastic balsamic braised short ribs are another one of my family’s favorite meals. The subtle sweetness of the balsamic vinegar creates a uniquely delicious gravy when slow cooked along with the short ribs, red wine and beef broth. I pretty much always serve these over some creamy mashed potatoes because the combination is prettyContinue reading “Balsamic Braised Short Ribs + Mashed Potatoes”

Steak Bites With Miso Ginger Dressing + Bok Choy and Rice

In addition to my son’s hospitalization, we have all have had covid these past two weeks except for my daughter. I can still smell and taste, but my husband and sons can’t. We were all so ready for homemade food after 3 weeks of not having any, but it is hard to know what toContinue reading “Steak Bites With Miso Ginger Dressing + Bok Choy and Rice”

Barbacoa Burritos + Taqueria Style Jalapenos and Carrots

We were fortunate enough to live out in California for 15 years in an area with amazing taquerias. When we first moved to North Carolina it was hard to find that style of Mexican food, but I am happy to say that there are totally amazing taqueria style Mexican food trucks all over the placeContinue reading “Barbacoa Burritos + Taqueria Style Jalapenos and Carrots”

Open Faced Steak Sandwiches with Parmesan Dressing

My family loves steak. And sandwiches. And sourdough (my sourdough recipe and tips here). So these open faced steak sandwiches make everyone happy. Tender steak is layered on top of griddled sourdough and topped with parmesan mustard dressing, arugula, red onion, and some shaved parmesan. So yummy! I haven’t talked a lot on here yetContinue reading “Open Faced Steak Sandwiches with Parmesan Dressing”

Burnt Ends Baked Potatoes

We are celebrating Father’s Day a week early! My husband sent me a video of BBQ burnt ends baked potatoes a while back, so I decided to make it for him today. It is a crispy oven roasted potato, topped with cheese sauce, caramelized bbq burnt ends, and fried shallots on top. Brisket is SOContinue reading “Burnt Ends Baked Potatoes”

Swedish Meatballs on Homemade Egg Noodles

Swedish meatballs are a quick and easy dinner that everyone will love. You can’t get much more satisfying than meatballs in gravy over noodles. I make fairly traditional ones with a mix of ground beef and ground pork, cooked in beef broth based gravy, with sour cream to give that creaminess that makes this dishContinue reading “Swedish Meatballs on Homemade Egg Noodles”

Beer Braised Short Rib Sandwiches

I think these short rib sandwiches from Tom Colicchio’s wichcraft cookbook are probably my favorite sandwich in existence. The short ribs braise for several hours with onions and carrots and garlic in Guinness beer until it reduces down to a super flavorful glaze. They are served on my favorite sandwich roll recipe I shared earlier,Continue reading “Beer Braised Short Rib Sandwiches”

Sauerbraten, Spätzle and Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

This is one of our all time favorite meals. It doesn’t really get more perfect than the combo of tender, meaty beef and flavorful gravy, creamy spätzle, and the hit of sweet and sour from the cabbage. This is a dish that has variations by region and person, and I have never tried another version,Continue reading “Sauerbraten, Spätzle and Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage”