Archive for the ‘Beef’ Category


Sunday, June 4th, 2017

This German street food is one of our favorites. A bit time intensive, but worth the effort at least a few times a year! Bierocks Makes 15 bierocks, 6 dinner servings 2 tbsp canola oil 4 cloves garlic, pressed 3 lb ground beef (I use 15% fat) 3 teaspoon kosher salt 3 teaspoon black pepper 1 tsp ...

Guinness Beef Stew

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Tonight's dinner was a modification of Brown Eyed Baker's excellent Guinness beef stew recipe. My version is below. This slow roasted stew made for a great, hearty, one dish meal, worthy of a weekend celebrating Saint Patrick's Day! Guinness Beef Stew Serves 4 generously Ingredients 1 3-pound boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed ...

Pot Roast

Monday, February 24th, 2014

An update to my pot roast recipe, this adds one small finely grated zucchini and a bit of ketchup to the broth, which adds some great body. Steven got to try a carrot and was quite a fan too. :-) Pot Roast (for a 5-6 quart slow cooker) Makes ...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Our sweet sleepy guy wishes you a happy Valentine's Day. :D We had Jaden's beef and broccoli for dinner tonight. Tasty, easy, and worked for both Valentine's Day and the tail end of the Chinese New Year.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

I hope everyone had a fun Saint Patrick's Day! I went to Shawn O'Donnell's for a great Irish breakfast: rashers, grilled tomatoes, O'Brian potatoes, fried eggs, and toast.   I got to see the Snohomish Country Firefighters Pipes and Drums, and generally had a good time people watching. The pipe ...

Restaurant Review: The Keg

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

I was really craving good beef, so late lunch/early dinner today ended up being at The Keg. They are a very good steakhouse near the Alderwood Mall. The atmosphere is very nice without being stuffy. The service is excellent too. My server today, Alyx, took great ...


Sunday, January 13th, 2013

We were craving some comfort food tonight, so I made my meatloaf with some roasted zucchini and baby potatoes. Delicious! Meatloaf Serves 4 1 lb ground beef (I use 20% lean for this) 1 large egg 5 saltines, crushed ½ tsp black pepper ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp onion powder ¼ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp oregano 1 tbsp Worcestershire ...

Christmas Dinner

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

We had our traditional standing rib roast for Christmas dinner today, with yorkshire pudding, au jus, herbed dinner rolls, shiitake mushrooms, and roasted brussels sprouts. A delicious meal! I hope that you are having a good holiday too!


Monday, October 8th, 2012

We went to a sadly disappointing Oktoberfest down in Puyallup this past weekend. The food was mediocre and overpriced, which wouldn't have been quite as bad if they didn't charge admission to the whole thing. There were a couple vendors, and a bean bag toss game set up, ...

Product Review: Jack Daniels Marinade in a Bag

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Tonight we tried a new easy to use marinade - Jack Daniels Marinade in a Bag. I got some tri tip steak and gave the mesquite flavor a go. I marinated the steak for about 1.5 hours before grilling. The marinade smelled great in the bag and ...