Orange Braised Beef Short Ribs with Fennel & Carrots

Many home cooks are crazy about their electric slow cooker. Personally I am a bigger fan of braising in a Dutch oven. I just like the taste of food cooked slowly in the oven better than on a counter top. The meat and vegetables achieve a deeper flavor in the Dutch oven. Their tops and edges get caramelized while the…

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Guinness Braised Cabbage with Bacon

Guinness Braised Cabbage with Bacon

Guinness braised cabbage with thick cut bacon is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and pairs great with potatoes! When I think about the meat I ate in Ireland the first thing that comes to mind is bacon. Not the long thin strips of bacon common in the U.S. The bacon I think of is called rashers or back bacon. This…

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Seared Pork Chops with Vegetable Marinara

This week we missed our Monday Weight Watchers meeting and rather than holding out for our Wednesday backup I suggested we check out the Tuesday crowd to see what they are up to. The leader was bright, cheerful, and enthusiastic.  She presented the material with a smile but there was something about the evening’s topic that rubbed me the wrong…

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