Tag: easy dinner

Oven-Braised Pot Roast

Oven-Braised Pot Roast

I don’t think I fully appreciated a good oven-braised pot roast until I turned 40. It’s a great thing. Pot roast is a generic term for browned meat cooked with vegetables in a covered pot.  It began appearing in cookbooks in the late 19th century. But […]

Whole Wheat Spinach Stromboli

Whole Wheat Spinach Stromboli

This is my spinach Stromboli, and it is tasty. To clarify some confusion, Stromboli and calzones are not the same thing. Both Stromboli and calzones are pizza derivatives. Both use either pizza dough or Italian bread dough (which involve similar ingredients) to achieve a similar […]

Shaking Beef

Shaking Beef

Shaking beef, also known as “Bò lúc lắc”–meaning sautéed dried beef–is a French-inspired Vietnamese dish that my entire family loves. The name Vietnamese name literally translates to “shaking beef,” which is the main cooking method for this incredibly easy and tasty dish. Beef was once considered […]

Lamb Kofta With Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

Lamb Kofta With Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

I have always loved lamb kofta but, surprisingly, I have not made it very often until recently.  A trip to Iceland put lamb back on my radar–one of my sons, who does not eat fish, ate lamb almost every night while we were there. When […]

Beef Tacos With Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Beef Tacos With Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

My whole family is obsessed with Mexican food. It’s recently become a thing. My husband has made it a practice to take the boys to various local Mexican taquerias for either breakfast or lunch in search of the “best taco“. My boys were hooked after […]

Pan-Seared Filet With Chimichurri Sauce Makes The Perfect Match

Pan-Seared Filet With Chimichurri Sauce Makes The Perfect Match

A good friend of mine from college loves Chimichurri sauce.  The last time we were together, she ordered it as side to a dish that it didn’t come with it.  That didn’t matter, it just worked.  I have always loved this simple sauce myself, when […]