Cincinnati Chili

I’ve been craving chili; warm, spicy, chili that is filling to the belly and soul.  I think I found this chili. This recipe is a warm and full of bold flavors reminiscent of it’s Macedonian and Mediterranean roots.  The true Cincinnati chili recipe requires that the sauce is more watery than I made here, but…

Tex-Mex Salisbury Steak (from America’s Test Kitchen)

Honestly, I have never made Salisbury steak before and I didn’t know what to expect, I was delightfully surprised!  This is not your grade-school teddy bear shaped Salisbury steak nor your frozen dinner Salisbury steak covered in a salty flavorless sauce of yore, this version has a bounty of wonderful flavors with an added kick…

Super Bowl Pulled Beef Brisket with Beer

It is the greatest compliment when a friend requests a repeat of a meal that you’ve cooked before and this was the case for Super Bowl XLVIII.  This was a nice change in place of wings or burgers.  The first time I made this was when we were invited to a raft up and I suggested…

Rotini and Meatballs

If you have never made homemade meatballs in marina sauce, you should definitely give it a try, you will be pleased with the results!  This meal is hearty and brings back memories of making spaghetti for my parents whenever they craved something American to eat.  This is a recipe from Cooking Light that I adjusted…

Slow Cooker Roasted Red Pepper and Bean Chili

Winter makes me want three things: soups, stews, and chili!  Ok, chili is technically a stew, but some would argue that it could stand on its own as a type of culinary perfection.  I love this recipe because you can just put the ingredients in the slow cooker, set it, go to work, and come…

Crock Pot Meatloaf with Mashed Roasted Roots

1 1/2 pound extra Lean ground beef 1/4 C finely chopped onion 1/2 C seasoned breadcrumbs 1/4 C finely chopped green bell pepper 1/4 C ketchup 2 TBSP prepared mustard 1/2 tsp garlic minced 1 tsp diced oregano 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 large egg, beaten cooking spray 2 TBSP…