Red Wine Braised Roast Beef

Red Wine Braised Roast Beef

Red Wine Braised Roast Beef

We’ve had a very busy summer and cooking at home has been sadly lacking.  I could tell you the menu at almost every restaurant in town but not the contents of my freezer!  In fact I was digging through that freezer a few days ago to find things to thaw and eat.  I was determined to reduce the meat clutter in there so I could buy boxes of Outshine Fruit Bars, which were on sale.  Truth!
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Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

My favorite way to eat cauliflower is simply mashed with potatoes and butter.  Close behind would be cauliflower in a salad with black olives, tomatoes and a zesty vinaigrette.  This Mediterranean chopped salad recipe was good but I had to do a few substitutions and tweaks.  I added carrots and subbed orzo for Israeli couscous.  I omitted the feta as I didn’t have any on hand. Continue reading

Turkey Vegetable Soup with Dumplings

Turkey Vegetable Soup with Dumplings

Turkey Vegetable Soup with Dumplings

Do you ever look in the freezer and realize you’re falling down on the job?  I will freeze meats such as leftover pulled pork or roasted turkey and promise myself to use it up in a week or two.  Yeah, that rarely happens.  Eventually I take a month and seriously work on reducing my leftovers.  Having turkey breast leftover is good in many dishes.  This day I decided on some soup. Continue reading