Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Best Beef Short Ribs


Every year, I wait for the beginning of March with high hopes of warmer temperatures and that “feeling of Spring”…and every year, I am battling the winds and heading back into the house to hibernate for another month.

This year, looks to be no different, so I am posting this recipe for the best ever…Beef Short Ribs. These Cabernet Braised Short Ribs, will be the perfect weekend meal to satisfy the family. They will warm you up and make the house smell unbelievably cozy and delicious:)

The recipe below will feed six people and I have used two dutch ovens to prepare it. Give yourself about 40 minutes to get the dish going, and then it will cook in your oven for three hours without even needing a stir!

Melt in your mouth deliciousness…try them this weekend~
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Tuscan Style Cannellini & Kale Soup


I love a great bowl of soup! On a super cold day, a beautiful bowl of soup not only warms me up, but also lifts my spirits.

The smell of this Tuscan Cannellini and Kale Soup simmering on the stove, will have the family hovering around. Enjoy some quality time…add a glass of good wine…and Spring will be here before you know it!
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“Bistro Filet”


Are you planning to prepare a family dinner this Valentine’s Day? If so then Bistro Filet, would be the perfect dish.

Bistro Filet tastes similar to Filet Mignon, yet looks more like a piece of Pork Tenderloin. Bistro Filet is super tender, easy to cook and the best part….much less expensive than Filet Mignon. Not all Butcher’s carry this cut of Beef, but R&S Meat Market is lucky enough that D’Artagnan brings it right to us!

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Valentine Steak and Frites



Treat your “Love” to a gourmet dinner at home this Valentine’s Day!
Nothing could be more romantic than cooking a beautiful meal for someone special. When you cook for someone it truly shows that you care.

That being said…cooking a steak perfectly can be intimidating. Well, the wonderful thing about a filet mignon is that it cooks quickly and will stay juicy, if you sear it in a cast iron or stainless skillet and then transfer it to the oven to finish cooking.


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Love This Caprese Salad!


Love is in the air…

Who can resist a fresh caprese salad? The combination of fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes and a great quality olive oil are the perfect starter to any meal.

For Valentine’s Day make this classic combination extra special by using heart-shaped cookie cutters to put a cute twist on it….That someone special will surely appreciate it:)

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Pub Style Oven Frites


We love french fries in our house…The Butcher likes them extra crispy, and the boys will inhale them any way they are put down in front of them! I have come to find out that it is actually quite simple to make pub style frites at home, using fresh potatoes and herbs. A platter of home-made fries is a┬ádelicious compliment to any steak dinner, but can also be used as an appetizer.

If you decide to make these fries, let me warn you ahead of time, to make enough..well…you’d better make more than enough. My boys can down a platter of these frites in no time…and I may have had more than one helping myself.

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