Crock Pot Pho (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

Crock Pot Pho (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

    It’s no secret that good Pho broth requires a gazillion hours of simmering time. Time that I just don’t have. Tony, a boyfriend from a lifetime ago, told me his Dad used to simmer giant vats of pho broth overnight for his little pho restaurant in...

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Honey Soy Skirt Steak with Shitake Mushroom Recipe

Honey Soy Skirt Steak with Shitake Mushroom Recipe

The trouble with food writers writing about their favorite things is that one of two things usually happens: Either the product runs out or the prices get jacked up. Sometimes with enough hype, both happen. It pains me so much that I used to be able to buy skirt steak...

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Stir Fried Beef and Nectarines Recipe

Stir Fried Beef and Nectarines Recipe

Click on image for a photoset of 9 additional images (including one shot taken with my point and shoot camera) What you'll learn: How to properly cut your nectarines (or peaches!) for this Stir Fried Beef and Nectarines Recipe The ideal way to fry (not steam!)...

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Broccoli Beef Recipe

Broccoli Beef Recipe

After moving out of the dorms in college, I found an apartment to share with 3 others. My job was to cook, and as long as what I put out on the dinner table was better than instant ramen, I didn’t have to clean the kitchen or vacuum. A mighty fine trade of labor, if...

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Artisan Steak Tasting

Artisan Steak Tasting

"So, have you ever thought about doing a steak tasting?" was the start of the first emails I'd gotten from Carrie Oliver of Oliver Ranch Company. I was intrigued, but wasn't convinced that the taste of steak could go much more beyond the grades of tough Select,...

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Thai Curry Beef Skewers + Guest Writer for Martha Stewart

Thai Curry Beef Skewers + Guest Writer for Martha Stewart

I'm a guest writer over at Martha Stewart Everyday Food! Have you been to their website? They've got thousands of recipes, all of them simple and perfect for dinner tonight. My kids made Thai Curry Beef Skewers and Grilled Banana with Dark Chocolate for them. Come on...

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Pan Seared Steak with Sweet and Sour Tomato Onion Sauce

Pan Seared Steak with Sweet and Sour Tomato Onion Sauce

Last week was my good friend's birthday and like me, she popped out kids back to back, 16 months apart, which meant we both had the same momentary lapse of judgment. Date nights are rare events, not because we're lame, married, boring people, but that trustworthy...

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Beef Congee (Rice Porridge) + PBS Show

Beef Congee (Rice Porridge) + PBS Show

Every morning in China, we would wake up to a smorgasbord of a breakfast buffet. The hotels and cruise ships had anticipated every kind of craving - from "orange sauce" to "dessicated potatoes" , Chinglish for orange juice and hash browns. But when in China, eat like...

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Gorgonzola Stuffed Hamburgers

Gorgonzola Stuffed Hamburgers

(a.k.a "The best damn burgers you'll ever have") Once you taste these burgers, you'll never order from a restaurant again. Once you serve these burgers, your friends and family will never want any other kind! Hamburgers are so easy to make, but there are a few secrets...

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