Homestyle Beef Stew

Old Fashioned  Beef Stew


There’s nothing like thinking back on your early childhood and remembering the sounds and smells of the kitchen. A good ole fashion beef stew is one of those recipes that sends our scenes swirling, not to mention, it’s whole foods at their finest.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret that may seem kind of odd.  I don’t drink, at all…nope, not any alcohol. I just never have, but I do use it to cook with because there’s something incredible that happens when a bit of wine is added to comfort foods. I just wish I liked it more straight from a glass.

A good, homestyle beef stew can have lots of improvisations with seasonings (I used only the basic simple ones), varying veggies and even the wine you choose, but this is a hearty, flavorful meal.

I hope you’ll give this recipe a try and see if it brings back memories of your Mom’s or Grandma’s beef stew.

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Easy Onion Cakes

Such a unique side dish for the onion lovers. We love these.

Remember when you were a little kid, and there were some foods you just wouldn’t touch? For me, onions were near the top of my list, if not at the very top. If a meal had onions in it, you’d better not tell me or I was immediately turned off.

Now, I can’t think of many things I wouldn’t want with onions. To me, onions are the king of all vegetables and during my sugar, carb detox, I learned to just love them carmelized. Yes, they became like treats, so you know I must have been desperate.

I love onion rings, but the fat grams and calories. Yikes!! This little side dish, easy to whip up, (not to mention burn), is a great addition to every onion lovers menu and you can mix and match your favorite spices. Once I finished my carb detox and wanted to incorporate healthy “junk food”, this was a great lower carb appetizer.

This recipe, along with about 30 others, have been sitting in my drafts for two years waiting for me to retake better pictures. Well, I’m just going ahead with it anyhow. Envision perfect photography and these taste better than they look. 🙂  [Read More…]


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