• Beef,  Dinner,  Pork

    Ricotta Meatloaf

    This really could be called a three cheese meatloaf having ricotta, mozzarella and Parmigiano, however, the ricotta is such a key ingredient to this meatloaf’s texture and flavor that it deserves the starring role in the title. It is important to…

  • Beef,  Breakfast / Brunch

    Chili Hash

    If you all thought I was the Biscotti Queen, well you are also looking at the Leftover Queen!  I love leftovers!  A frig filled with post party foods is like an artist’s palette of inspiration for me.  I love to…

  • Beef,  Dinner,  Pork,  Sausage

    Chili alla Putanesca

    Trust me when I tell you that if I had my balcony window open while this chili was simmering on the burner, I just might have landed me a date! So the story goes, at least the story I’ve heard,…

  • Beef,  Dinner,  Eggplant,  Pork,  Vegetables

    Eggplant Lasagna

    I’m sure I’m not the only one constantly inspired by food I see or hear about.  As soon as someone mentions a new restaurant, or had an interesting dish or something deliciously sinful, I’m instantly interested.  I want to know every detail so that I can…

  • Beef,  Dinner,  Soups / Stews

    Italian Beef Stew

    Beef stew was not my favorite dish when I was a child.  I clearly remember not being very happy when it was stew night!  I honestly can’t think of any other dish she made that I didn’t like except this.  …

  • Beef,  Dinner

    London Broil with Red Wine Marinade

    A London broil is really a method of preparation rather than a specific cut of beef; however butchers will specifically label certain cuts, like top round, as London broil.  And the name is further misleading as the method really doesn’t…

  • Beef,  Cuban,  Dinner,  Turkey

    Picadillo

    Last year around this time, my BFF Ayesha came for a visit and we headed down to Key West for a weekend getaway.  Even though I live in Florida, these getaways within my own state still feel like a vacation. …

  • Beef,  Dinner,  Pork,  Veal

    1770 House Meatloaf

    I saw Ina Garten make this meatloaf awhile back and made a mental note to try it out.  It was tagged the Best Meatloaf I Ever Had, so obviously I had to test this out for myself!  I liked that…