April 28, 2017

Low-Carb Meal: Taco Lettuce Wraps

We love tacos around here, but they’re not so friendly to my waistline. As I seek to maintain a low-carb diet, I have to come up with creative ways to enjoy our favorite meals. One of those is taco lettuce wraps. This way I can make my regular taco filling recipe, and I serve it to my family in...
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November 11, 2015

Beef Tenderloin Sandwich with Horseradish Cream

I’ve been enjoying having more of a fashion focus here on the blog, but a girl’s still gotta eat, so I was thrilled when Udi’s reached out and invited me to partner with them and share two new gluten-free recipes. This is the first, and I’ll have another one for you in a few weeks. My food contributor,...
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February 26, 2015

Homemade Chili Recipe

I love chili. I can think of nothing better on a cold winter day than a bowl of steaming hot chili, topped with scallions and cheddar cheese, and served with a side of cornbread. In fact, that’s what I’m making this afternoon, so I thought I would republish this recipe with the new pictures I...
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February 16, 2015

Classic Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

This classic Shepherd’s Pie recipe is one of our go-to winter meals. With this polar vortex we’re experiencing, I thought this might be a good time to republish. If you look up “comfort food” in the dictionary, you might just find a picture of this Shepherd’s Pie! The other night, I was sitting around at...
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January 19, 2015

Ground Beef Taco Recipe {without the packet}

We love tacos in our house. It’s one of our favorite easy weeknight dinners, but of course like to make my own beef because I’m not a fan of the seasoning packets at the store — who knows what crazy chemicals are in those things!?? While the meat is simmering, I wash and chop the...
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August 7, 2014

Osso Buco Recipe {with Gremolata}

When you order a side of beef from a local farm, you get all the cuts of meat — not just the popular ones. Osso Buco was new to me, so I had to consult The Google to find out what on earth to do with it. Turns out this is a shank that you want...
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July 13, 2013

Braised Short Ribs

I have recently discovered braised short ribs. How I lived on earth for 40 years without discovering this culinary delight is beyond me. And I call myself a foodie… ANYWAY. Every time I eat out, if braised short ribs are on the menu, then they are on my plate. I absolutely love them. These flavorful,...
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July 2, 2013

Red Wine Marinated Flank Steak

This Red Wine Marinated Flank Steak is a long-time favorite meal in our house. Flank steak is a great cut for marinating because it can be a bit tough, but if you marinate it for 8 hours or overnight, it soaks in the flavors and grills up beautifully.  The key is not to overcook it. I...
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April 2, 2013

Paleo Stuffed Peppers Recipe

In my quest to find meals that are dairy and gluten free, I decided to try these stuffed peppers from Practical Paleo. I was surprised by how much my family enjoyed them. I really didn’t expect them to love them so much. The kids did say that they would have liked them better with red peppers...
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March 26, 2013

Paleo Beef Stew

We love beef stew, but I’ve always loaded mine up with potatoes which leave me feeling overly full. I’m trying to eat fewer starches nowadays and moving towards more of a paleo-style diet (I hate trendy labels, but that is the easiest way I know of to describe the way I want to eat) so I thought...
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March 4, 2013

How to Cook Filet Mignon in a Pan

We bought a side of beef in the spring of 2012 and stored it all in our basement freezer to supply our red meat quota for the year. Included in the side of beef were 6 packs of filet mignon. I’m a huge fan of filet when dining out, but I was terrified to prepare...
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October 23, 2012

Hamburger Soup

I have no idea where I found this hamburger soup recipe. I’ve googled and googled to no avail. So if it is yours, please speak up and I’ll link back to you!! This hamburger soup is a family favorite. It’s a bit like chili, but without the beans, and not as spicy. It’s nutritious, easy to...
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