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Stout Beef Stew

Earlier this week we were looking at the weather forecast for the weekend.  Since it included cold and snow, my wife suggested I make a beef stew.  So of course I responded by asking...

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasting pumpkin seeds is really easy and makes a healthy snack.  If you have been following the blog, you already know that autumn is my favorite season.  One of the fun parts of this...

Holishkes

This week I wanted to share my favorite Sukkot recipe.  This is autumn comfort food at it’s finest; the ground beef and cabbage are guaranteed to fill you up and warm you up.  The...

Shepherds Pie

The weather is cooling down and the kids are back in school.  Summer is suddenly gone, which makes it the perfect time for some good old, stick to your ribs, comfort food.  A simple...

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

We are definitely into the heat of summer now.  We have had a few days of 90 degree temperatures and my wife decided that we should make some ice cream to get some relief...

Meatloaf in Paradise

Meatloaf is certainly an American classic and this recipe is my version of paradise by the range top light.  Of course, you can’t have meatloaf without some good ground beef, but I like to bring a...

Must Have Mustard

As we kick off the summer grilling season on this Memorial Day weekend, there are sure to be lots of foods on the grill.  For me, nothing goes better on a grilled hot dog...

Time for an Old Fashioned Cocktail

I usually have a pretty simple, straightforward approach to life.  Most of the time, I like my coffee black and my whiskey neat.  But once in a while, when life kicks you in the...

Gefilte Fish

Every year for Passover I try to do something new.  Last year I made my own gefilte fish for the first time.  It came out OK, but I knew I could do better and...

Weeknight Pasta Bake

Usually I do most of my cooking on the weekends or holidays and my wife is on everyday weeknight duty.  But things have been so busy lately and my wife has had to work late...

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