Hearty Beef Stew

Hearty Beef Stew

Consider this a small labor of love. Yes, it's more time-consuming, but it's actually pretty simple in technique. I promise. First, you brown the meat to develop its flavor. Then, you braise the beef with some vegetables in a red wine-beef broth mixture. Mmm. Finally, near the end, you add the rest of the chopped vegetables so they keep their character, color and [...]

How To Cook Roast Beef

How To Cook Roast Beef

This post was updated on September 10, 2014 to include new images and a recipe video. Let me first start this recipe post by sharing its resounding success. And, when I say "success," I mean "Dustin loved it." And, when I say, "Dustin loved it," I mean he has not stopped talking about it. I [...]

Pan-Roasted Steak

Easy Pan-Roasted Ribeye Steak

For the longest time, I never cooked steak. I relied on Dustin to grill them on our outdoor grill because that's the way I liked steak. It's silly, but I looked at making steaks as his job for [...]

Steak With Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Sauce

Steak With Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Sauce

This amazingly delicious recipe came out of nowhere a couple months ago when Dustin and I were looking for a quick and tasty way to liven up our grilled ribeye steaks. Now, I love sauteed mushrooms on pretty much anything so this wasn’t much of a stretch [...]


Simple and Healthy Beef With Broccoli

Hello there! Here's an easy-to-make Beef with Broccoli recipe that is both delicious and healthy. 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided 3/4 lb. beef sirloin (center cut) steak, boneless, sliced into bite-size pieces 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 shallot, finely chopped 4 cups broccoli florets (about 2 small crowns) 2 tbsp. cornstarch 3/4 cup water [...]


Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Sounds fancy, huh? Believe it or not, this is an extremely easy dish to make. I'll be honest with you: I rarely cook steak.  I tend to leave the steak cookin' to Dustin because he's a master at grilling. Me?  Not so much.  I'll take my oven and stove, thank you very much. But, sometimes, [...]


How to Make Awesome Burgers

Remember a while ago when I wrote a post on a great burger place in Austin called Collie's? Well, sadly, they closed down a couple months ago. Their lot is going to be turned into apartment homes or a parking structure or something not nearly as cool. Frankly, I find amazing burgers more appetizing than [...]

Tasty Burgers Coming Soon!

Hi all, I wanted to share I'm working on a tasty new burger post. I have all the pictures taken and the recipe perfected -- I just need to sit down and actually write it all out. Here's a sneak peak of what's to come...     Thanks for stopping by -- I'll post soon!! [...]


French Dips with Homemade Au Jus

As promised, here is my French Dip recipe with a delicious Homemade Au Jus. You've already learned how to cook roast beef, right? As Dustin and I sat down for dinner with these French Dips, we knew it was something special. I used my Hoagie Roll and Roast Beef recipes for the sandwich and made [...]



Today, for the 4th of July, I'd like to share a recipe Dustin and I always enjoy: Meatloaf! I know, I sounds kind of first. But, this meatloaf is hearty, easy and oh so delicious. Once you've tried it, you'll be craving it all the time. Trust me. You may notice some similarities [...]

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