Festive Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

Festive Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

American Irish Stew| Servings: 6 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1¼ pounds beef, top round, cut into 3/4-inch pieces 3 cloves garlic, minced salt, to taste pepper, to taste 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces 2 medium 

Food for the soul

Food for the soul

Peachy Keen Cobbler | 8 servings For the Crust 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour  ½ cup granulated sugar  ¼ tsp salt  2 egg yolks  1 ½ tsp vanilla extract  1 cup cold butter, cut into 1” cubes  ¼ cup cold water For the Filling 6 

Breaking Bread

Breaking Bread

Everything Bagel Bread  | 1½ Pound Loaf Bread Machine Setting: Basic/White program  This easy, savory bubble bread has layers of melted butter and everything bagel seasoning sprinkled throughout. It bakes into a solid, sliceable loaf for serving once completely cooled.  ¾ cup milk3 tbsp butter, 

Eat, drink and be merry!

Eat, drink and be merry!

Tasting menus, bite-sized treats and finger foods are always a hit at holiday functions — and this recipe for “Mini Merry Meatballs,” courtesy of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, is sure to please. Paired with a cranberry barbecue sauce, these savory 

Southern Style

Southern Style

Bacon, Apple, and Cheddar Waffles | 12 waffles  Cheddar cheese on top of a Granny Smith apple pie is a common southern combo. That little bit of cinnamon with the hot pastry and cheese really is delicious. It wasn’t until I was dipping a bacon, apple, 

Braised Star Anise Short Ribs

Braised Star Anise Short Ribs

4–6 Servings Making delicious, tender short ribs is deceivingly easy and requires little from the cook. For this low and slow comfort meal, a quick sear and browning is the only requirement to lay the foundation for a standout—albeit simple—entrée. The braise in the oven 

Heal your Gut

Heal your Gut

The Best Ever Sticky Barbecue Ribs 2 – 3 Servings of Ribs  Is there anything better than getting your hands sticky while completely devouring some hearty ribs? I think not, dear friends. I have always been a fan of ribs, and I know you are 

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

DESIGN YOUR OWN RECIPE Whoopie Pies Bake the Cookies • Mix 2 cups flour, 2/³ cup unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon each baking soda and salt in a medium bowl with a whisk. In a large bowl, beat 10 tablespoons softened butter, 1 ¼ 

Cool treats for hot days

Cool treats for hot days

Vanilla Ice Cream infused with Rose Geranium Leaves Makes about 1 quart; serves 6 to 8 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 cups whole milk 3⁄4 cup sugar 24 rose geranium leaves or 6 sprigs fresh thyme or  1 small branch lemon verbena 6 large 

Food & Drink from the Garden

Food & Drink from the Garden

Fudgy Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf Cake with Maple Sour Cream Icing | 8 SERVINGS This is our teenagers’ favorite way to use up the zucchini growing out back. For about a blink of an eye, we had a Southern grocery store chain in Santa Barbara,