One of the MANY ways I use my Silicone Rolling Pin! (VIDEO + PICS)

Here is one of my favorite recipes, complete with video using products from my KITCHEN LINE. My silicone rolling pins, used in this video, are on a fantastic deal at LIVING SOCIAL right now! Australian Meat Pies FILLING 3 pounds beef chuck, diced 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 cup flour 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1...

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Hanger Steak with Mushroom Risotto

Jul 24, 14 Hanger Steak with Mushroom Risotto

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I will fully admit that I love it when I post a food shot on my Instagram feed and everyone wants the recipe. Consider my foodie ego properly stroked at the response to last night’s dinner, pictured to the left. Also, I always forget about hanger steak as an option when buying meat for home cooking. It’s weird;...

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Pappardelle with Veal Ragu

Jul 10, 14 Pappardelle with Veal Ragu

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I wish I had a bowl of this right now! While looking through all the iPhone and Instagram pics of various meals I’ve served at home recently, this one is making my mouth water right now so I thought I would share. It’s a ragu, basically a very chunky pasta sauce and you can use just about any red meat and of course any...

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Saag Aloo: A Great Vegetarian Side Dish

Jun 22, 14 Saag Aloo: A Great Vegetarian Side Dish

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I’m late with this, I know, but here is the Saag Aloo recipe for the photo I posted on Instagram recently. My boys rarely eat spinach, but they did eat this and I think it’s down to the spices. 1 large white or Spanish onion, chopped 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed 1/2 to 3/4 pound fresh spinach, washed, stemmed and...

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Garam Masala Spice Blend (Don’t BUY it, MAKE it!)

Jun 22, 14 Garam Masala Spice Blend (Don’t BUY it, MAKE it!)

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  Do you like to make Indian food at home? I certainly do; whether it’s Chicken Tikka Masala, a good Lamb Madras curry or Naan bread, the McCord van Kempens love their spice. Many recipes for home cooks rely on a spice blend called Garam Masala, which is simply a mixture of spices most home cooks already have in their...

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Braised Pork Ribs, because we can’t stop thinking about them.

Feb 21, 14 Braised Pork Ribs, because we can’t stop thinking about them.

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Has anyone else binged on the entire second season of House of Cards on Netflix? Now that’s over, we’ve gone back to the BBC original which we’re watching slowly and savoring. While we do that, I decided to go back and try to perfect my braised pork ribs, since Frances Underwood never eats anything else. That...

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