December 8th, 2011

Steak-Eggplant Casserole

Casseroles are – to me – hearty meals that I like to have in chilly weather. They make me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

This recipe is one I haven’t ever thought of or tried. It’s a Steak-Eggplant Casserole and it sounds yummy, hearty and pretty healthy all at the same time.

A winner.

It calls for sliced chuck steak, but you could experiment with other cuts as well.

Click here to see the entire recipe and let me know if your family is wowed by this one!

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December 7th, 2011

Wellington Wishes

I don’t know about where you live, but it’s getting chilly here.

And when that happens, I like to eat warm meals that fix the situation from the inside out.

Beef Wellington always comes to mind.

It’s hearty. It’s beefy and flaky. And it’s so, so good.

My fave is a Bake and Serve version that I can pop in the oven and then just enjoy. There’s not a lot of preparation on my part, just heat . . . and serve.

That’s the way I like it.

This one’s a luscious filet mignon with mushroom duxelles wrapped in a flaky crust. Magnificent.

My family loves it and I don’t have to expend a lot of energy on my part. Awesome. I need to save that energy for keeping warm!

Click here to try some for your next family meal this winter!

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November 4th, 2011

It’s a Beef Stroganoff Kinda Day!


It’s starting to get cold here. And when that happens, I always want hearty meals that keep me warm – and take my mind off the fact that it’s freezing outside!

Beef Stroganoff is one of my favorite cold weather meals. Yummy beef with beautiful noodles in a tasty sauce is so, so satisfying.

Click here for a great Stroganoff recipe for your next chilly day meal. And here’s a hint:  Make an extra batch for leftovers!!!

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