• Spaghetti with easy homemade meatballs.

    Spaghetti and Easy Homemade Meatballs

    Make this yummy spaghetti with easy homemade meatballs in under an hour! I recently watched Anne Burrell make meatballs on one of her Food Network shows. Spaghetti and meatballs are a quintessential comfort foods that almost everyone loves. Plus, they’re the type of meal that gets better with time, which means you can make a gigantic batch and then feast on the leftovers all week long. As a person who *loves* eating leftovers for lunch, this is right up my alley. During my last trip to the grocery store, I bought a package of ground lamb/beef/veal (a.k.a. “meatloaf mix”), and with an open afternoon and the whole family home for…

  • Frozen beef roast in the slow cooker with potatoes, onions and carrots to make pot roast.

    Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

    This slow cooker pot roast starts with a frozen rump roast. You can’t make dinner prep any easier than that! This may be the easiest slow cooker pot roast recipe in the world. I mean, what recipes start with a frozen roast and end with a full meal, all the trimmings and au jus to go with it? This one. There’s nothing better on a busy workday than knowing you can reach into your freezer, grab the rump roast you bought on sale at the grocery store and froze in order to keep it until “I don’t know when,” and then slow cook it deliciously over the next eight to ten…

  • Even though most folks think about corned beef recipes in March thanks to St. Patrick's Day, corned beef makes for a yummy meal any time of the year!

    Corned Beef Recipes

    Even though most folks think about corned beef recipes in March thanks to St. Patrick’s Day, corned beef makes for a yummy meal any time of the year! Traditional Corned Beef Recipes Nothing beats the classic, melt-in-your-mouth taste of traditional corned beef recipe. I love my corned beef mashed up with potatoes, cabbage and carrots and a healthy dollop of butter with some juices. There’s no wrong way to love corned beef! Baked Corned Beef With Mustard Crust familyspice.com “Corned beef is taken to a new level when baked with this delicious mustard crust. It’s as easy as traditionally boiling the beef, except it is wrapped in foil and baked in the…

  • This savory beef vegetable soup is so simple to make in your Instant Pot!

    Instant Pot Beef Vegetable Soup

    This savory Instant Pot® beef vegetable soup is so simple to make! You’d think by the number of recent Instant Pot recipes that I’ve become a little obsessed with the thing. The truth is, I haven’t reached obsession-level yet, but I have found it to be way more useful than I thought it would—even without having used some of the settings yet (um…homemade yogurt, anyone?). I’d say I use the Instant Pot (mine’s a 7-quart) on a weekly basis these days, for everything from chili to stew to soup to stock. That’s even more frequently than I used my slow cooker or my Dutch oven. I’d say it’s because the cooking time is cut down…

  • How to cook a great steak — it's so simple!

    How to Cook a Great Steak

    Sometimes there’s nothing better than a juicy, slightly charred, well-seasoned steak. In our house, we might have steak once a month because it’s one of my husband’s favorites (a self-proclaimed “meat and potatoes” guy), and quickly becoming a fast favorite of my son. Besides tasting great, steak also happens to be quick and easy to prepare, which fits nicely into our busy weekly schedules. How to cook a great steak has been a project of mine over the years, and — shocker — I think it turns out best with the simplest of preparations. I’ve tried various cuts of steak from sirloin to filet, and t-bone to porterhouse. However, our…

  • Instant Pot chili tastes like you've made a batch that's simmered all day long—and surprise!—it's ready in less than an hour.

    Instant Pot Chili

    Instant Pot chili tastes like you’ve made a batch that’s simmered all day long — and surprise! — it’s ready in less than an hour. Yesterday I made my first batch of Instant Pot chili. It was Sunday and FREEZING (actually, below freezing) and I was home all day long, so I could’ve had a simmering pot of chili on the stove for hours, or a batch in the slow cooker. Instead, I thought it’d be a fine time to test out another recipe in the Instant Pot, because … why not? I can’t say enough about how much I love this gadget. It’s quite the multi-tasker, which is a requirement…

  • Beefy Taco Cheeseburgers - YUM!

    Beefy Taco Cheeseburgers

    These taco cheeseburgers are a fun twist on both tacos *and* burgers! My family has a love-love relationship with cheeseburgers. All of them. And, even though we could all happily nosh on the traditional beef patty with American cheese, sometimes I like to try and change things up a bit. Maybe I make sliders. Or perhaps I substitute ground turkey for the beef. OR, forget the meat and just go straight up portobello burger. It’s all good. Beefy Taco Cheeseburgers   The other day when I was strolling down the aisle with tortillas, salsa, and other taco accents, my mind leaped to a new iteration: BEEFY TACO CHEESEBURGERS. It’s really…

  • Marley Spoon: Soy-Miso Beef Burgers with Japanese-Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries

    Marley Spoon: Soy-Miso Beef Burgers With Japanese-Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries

    I was on vacation earlier this summer trying oh-so-hard to not check email and do work-ish things. For the most part I succeeded, but every now and then I’d sneak a peek. During one of the covert email checking missions, I caught a glimpse of an email from a company called Marley Spoon. They were reaching out to see if I’d like to give their DIY meal kit delivery service a try, on them. Sounds interesting, I thought. And then I went back to vacation. But, then I got home. Marley Spoon, eh? I’d never heard of the company. It’s competitors, yes. But not Marley Spoon. The first thing that…