Hearty Pork Stew takes an inexpensive Boston butt roast and turns it into a robust meal in a bowl, fortified with a satisfying array of vegetables. It is a great way to stretch your meat budget while bringing smiles to the family’s taste buds.
Smothered pot roast is a comfort food for many Americans. If you like smothered Swiss steak, try this beef pot roast version with tomatoes, baby red potatoes, carrots, and onions for an easy all-in-one meal.
Garlic Cheese Hasselback Potatoes add the flavors of bacon, Parmesan cheese, and Italian herbs to make these popular potatoes extra-special. It takes a steady hand, a thin-bladed knife, and an extreme amount of patience, to cut down just far enough so that the potatoes fan out without cutting all the way through the base that holds them together. See my method below to breeze through this step.
Baked Potato Slabs take potato skins to a new level. The secret is in the method and the delicious herb butter. Perfect for a party appetizer or side dish.
Guinness beef stew has become a classic favorite for many families, and it couldn’t be easier to make in the crockpot. The stout beer adds a richness to gravy and enhances the flavor of the beef. Serve it over rice, mashed potatoes, or noodles for a hearty meal. The gravy is to die for, but you won’t taste any beer flavor.
Herbed Parmesan Potatoes may well be my favorite potato side dish. The combination of the Italian herbs, along with both Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses really perk up the flavor of bland potatoes. They couldn’t be easier to make. The method results in a crispy, seasoned cut edge. This recipe is […]
Fiesta Cottage Pie puts a South-of-the-border twist on the classic shepherd’s pie. It’s everything you love about tacos and tostadas, baked into a casserole. You might raise an eyebrow at the unsweetened cocoa ingredient. This is a prime ingredient in Latin molé dishes. It gives the binding sauce richness and […]
Ham corn chowder is a comfort food for many Americans, but I’ll bet you’ve never tried one this rich, creamy, and flavorful. The chowder gets an extra boost of corn flavor from boiling the cobs in with the soup base. Sauteeing the onions in bacon grease adds a smoky depth, […]