Category Archives: Meat

Bison Meatballs

My memories of football tailgating in college are hazy at best. Home games consisted of squeezing into a sundress, ramming my feet into heels or cowboy boots, and tromping over to campus seeking bourbon and, if I was lucky, ice. I’m still not sure how thousands of veritable children were allowed to do this every […]

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Curried Chicken Salad

I spent literally 27 hours watching football yesterday. I woke up this morning feeling like some jock had given my brain a swirly. That particular breed of football overdose is the direct result of having six Patriot-obsessed brothers and one TV. I had to spend a few extra minutes on Suri’s Burn Book this morning […]

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Root Vegetable Chicken Salad

Thanks to a few sporadic days of warm “spring” weather, I’ve given my delusional self full license to wear clothing that is really only acceptable in late July. White pants, sandals, no coat or jacket of any kind… it’s all totally reasonable. It was sleeting two days ago, and I still trudged to my car […]

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Mid-Winter’s Chili Fest, also known as Super Bowl Sunday, is right around the corner. Do I care who wins the “Big” Game? No. Who is even playing? Unless it’s Tom Brady my interest is about as low as my singing voice (I’m a bona fide baritone). Where is Green Bay anyway? But recognizable-team-or-no-recognizable-team, I’ll be […]

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Braised Short Ribs

So my friend Lindsay and I were trying to come up with some Christmas recipes (I knew I did NOT want to go down the sugar-cookie-decorating-fiasco-route), and Lindsay suggested a London Broil. I assumed that this is some sort of meat? From London? That you broil? I needed Wikipedia, and fast. Turns out, my detective […]

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Steak with Green Beans and Cauliflower

The skeptics are going to have to trust me on this one. Cauliflower? Sounds like some eternally horrible veggie that only weirdos eat with a side of sauerkraut and wienerschnitzel. It looks like albino broccoli. You’ll recognize it as the pitifully abandoned pile sitting on the crudités platter untouched, long after the carrots and celery […]

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Roast Chicken with Carrots and Yams

There are few things in life better than a roast chicken. I mean, in my book, it definitely sits at the champions’ table with August tomatoes, café au laits, and pizza. And when you can throw all your veggies into the pot with it, a delicious dinner is also really simple to make. I used […]

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Mom’s Chicken Salad

michigan lottery Just to brag for a second: my mom is an excellent cook. I know everyone says that, but my mom actually is. In the midst of raising twelve children, she somehow managed to put gourmet meals on the table every night. The poor woman would spoil us kids with Coquilles St. Jacques and […]

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