Beef

Slow Cooker Tomato and Beef Cube Sauce for Spaghetti

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Whenever you crave a simple family meal that everyone can agree on, try this recipe. My Italian friend Adelina fed her version of this recipe to my kids & I more times than I care to contemplate. And it was always a hit.  If ground beef is such a natural match to spaghetti, why not […]

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Slow Cooker Orange and Honey Beef stew

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A list of things I want you to know: 1.My family and I are in the midst of relocating ourselves, our three children under the age of five, our clothes, our books and what is left of our peripheral nervous system. 2. We are leaving the wild, wild North, the only home my children have ever […]

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Zucchini Moussaka

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This is my personal, quick and easy version of a classic favorite. This zucchini moussaka is lighter and easier to make than its eggplant counterpart, not to mention that in order to cut even more on the calories and workload, I skip the heavy bechamel topping and decorate my moussaka with tomato slices.   Zucchini […]

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Baby Countdown #2 Slow-Cooker Easy stuffed Peppers

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Hello? hello? Don’t hang up! I’m still there! even though I came quite close to losing my operating room virginity this very afternoon. As it so happened, I was attending a routine 40 weeks check up today when the good doctor noticed that although the belly is prominent, it’s inhabitant is not, shall we say, […]

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Fantastic glazed meatballs

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A small update to this recipe:  if, like me, you prefer your glaze slightly more savory then sweet, add another table spoon of soy sauce to the mixture. That  should take care of your sodium fix! Before we get to the details I want to take this opportunity and issue a serious warning. Do not […]

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Beef Tourtiere a la Ayalla

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Not many dishes spell special occasion more then a Tourtiere. A traditional Quebecois dish, with as many versions as regions and households. The Tourtiere is basically a meat pie, made with everything from leftover stew, to game meat, fresh duck or even sea food. The filing is moist and well seasoned, the crust  crispy and […]

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Quick and easy Chili Con Carne

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Please take a moment to notice the absence of my beloved SLR camera. This pic was taken with a point and shoot replacement which is, well, convenient. Shiver. This post has been lying in my dusty drafts folder for nearly a week now. This is how long it took me to temporarily incapacitate my obsessive perfectionist evil […]

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Reinventing Barbecue leftovers

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In our corner of the globe, it is barbecue season! The minute the sun sticks around long enough to melt the snow and make snowsuits optional, you will find my husband outside, scraping ice off the grill. Since it is now officially warm (I can hear my middle-eastern friends choking in the background) outside, I […]

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Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

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  This soup is a square meal in a bowl. You should really make this soup. It made my babies practically lick their bowls and my husband pledge his eternal love forever more. OK, so I invented that one, but my kids DID devour their portions. Another reason you should make this soup? It is a proud participant in my ever […]

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Morrocan inspired meatballs with tomatoes, olives and lemon

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My husband asked for some meatloaf. Good old meatloaf. The baby was napping and the meat was on the counter. All I had to do was assemble one of the easiest dishes known to mankind and then drink my coffee in peace. Almost too easy. Too easy. Boring. I just couldn’t do it. My palate […]

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