Beer Braised Short Ribs

I’ve been wanting to try short ribs for a while and like most things I do, these are really hard to mess up. There are so many different flavors you can add to this or leave out depending on your preference. I chose beer because that’s what was in my refrigerator at the time, but…

Steak Fajita Salad with Chili Lime Dressing

If you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo (or not) and want an option that is still full of flavor but won’t sabotage your diet, here’s a salad for you. If you’re cutting out red meat, use chicken instead. It is just as good. Or nix the salad completely and make fajitas, tacos, or quesadillas. Next on…

Surf n’ Turf Dinner

Good food doesn’t have to be complicated and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Luckily this one is neither and you can have it ready in under to hour. There’s no need to wait for the weekend to treat yourself to this Garlic & Herb Steak and Cilantro Lime Shrimp 🙂

Beef Stew

When I was younger, my mom used to make oxtail soup and it was sooo good. It was one of my favorites! But if you’ve ever worked with oxtails, you know they can be a lot of work. I think I was in college when she started using stew meat instead which was a lot…

Balsamic Steak and Glazed Carrots

Steak has always been one of my favorites but I normally don’t step out of the traditional way it’s prepared and served. I’ve been pushing myself lately to try new flavors and I love this one. I’m also not a fan of cooked carrots at all but I loved these! Like many of my recipes,…

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

I’m not a huge sandwich fan, but Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are probably a favorite of mine. From start to finish, this takes about half an hour and it heats up well so this is a good make-ahead meal. You can also make this with chicken and it’s just as good!

Classic Beef and Bean Chili

Growing up, I wasn’t a huge chili fan. There was nothing all that special about it. It always tasted good but I never thought to myself, “I really want some chili today!” That being said, I was watching some cooking show one day (normal day for me) and the recipe called for ground beef AND…

Quick and Easy Meatballs

I love making these because my son loves helping me in the kitchen and he’s always excited about meatballs. And getting him to sit still long enough to eat a meal, is an accomplishment. Whether we’re having spaghetti and meatballs or meatball sandwiches, I have a happy boy which makes me a happy mama. I…

Pot Roast

This is one of my favorite things to make and it doesn’t take much effort. I started making this in college. It was an easy meal to feed a lot of people and it made me feel more like I was at home. It also didn’t require me to spend a lot of time standing…