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Hissy Fit Dip

You should stop what you’re doing right now and make my Hissy Fit Dip. Don’t let the name scare you. The only thing about this luscious, creamy, party favorite that will actually cause a “hissy fit” is only getting one bite!   I love the excitement that hits in August each year as football season gets underway, well, at least all the wonderful party food and tailgating the fall brings with those rabid fans. It does make me sad, though, to see so many amazing dishes only grace a table if there’s an impending kick-off.  This recipe is a...

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Steak Marinade

No more relegating steak to special occasion status! Even inexpensive cuts of beef will satisfy when you use my Steak Marinade. Fire up your grill, STAT!  Whenever I experience some life event that calls for an extravagant culinary celebration, maybe a graduation, anniversary, or even a cheat meal after two hours of successful dieting, I usually opt for a big steak dinner.  That’s the time to pull out all the stops with an expensive cut of beef – maybe a prime ribeye, with a little butter melting on top, surrounded by a monster baked potato and some after-thought of...

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Alton Brown Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is an incredible comfort food. Delicious, super flavorful meaty filling topped with a mound of rich, buttery mashed potatoes! I spend a lot of time in my kitchen experimenting with food and researching techniques and ingredients to find just the right combination of flavors for a share-worthy dish. Usually that process involves making my own tasty revisions to an existing recipe. A simple tweak or two might do the trick, or the changes might be significant. Sometimes, though, I find recipes that really hit the mark as-is, where it’s clear the person who developed the recipe took...

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Vegetable Beef Soup

This Hearty, Old Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup has an incredibly rich broth and is loaded with tender chunks of beef, and all the right veggies!  Oh my, oh my. Is there anything as classic, as heartwarmingly nostalgic, as Vegetable Beef Soup? It’s got to be right up there with chocolate chip cookies and apple pie in the list of “things that make us think of childhood.”  Every winter I sift through my soup recipes and pick a few that I can make in big batches and freeze, to make sure I’ve got family-sized meals ready to go anytime. It’s...

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Porcupine Meatballs

Old Fashioned Porcupine Meatball Recipe!  These super easy meatballs are made with beef and rice then simmered in a delicious tomato sauce.  Always a family favorite! Do you have one of those dishes that is like a time machine for you? It takes you back to your younger days. Maybe it reminds you of your mom or dad or aunt or uncle or grandma or whoever made it for you regularly. It reminds you of them and of the times you had together. For me, that recipe is porcupine meatballs. One bite into these savory, tender meatballs and I’m...

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