Ikea’s Swedish Meatballs are legendary. Up until a few days ago, the recipe was a carefully guarded secret. However, like several other organizations responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ikea released the recipe for its iconic meatballs so that fans could enjoy them at home. I tried my hand at making the Swedish Meatballs. Here’s what…
This classic Swiss steak features fork tender beef smothered in a rich tomato gravy and slow cooked to perfection. I like to serve it over rice with a fresh green salad and crusty baguette on the side for comfort food at its best.
Corned beef and cabbage is traditional fare for St. Patrick’s Day. For a nontraditional twist, I made Sous Vide Corned Beef with Irish Fried Cabbage. The corned beef was, moist, flavorful, and fork tender. The cabbage was brimming with flavor.
Dublin Coddle is a traditional Irish dish dating back to the 17th century. It consists of potatoes, onions, and sausage cooked together and garnished with bacon to create an amazing dish. It’s the perfect dish for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
If you’re looking for a perfect appetizer for your Mardi Gras themed party, look no further. Cajun Sausage Bites with Spicy Dipping Sauce are super easy to make, and are kicked up a notch to satisfy your cravings. Bet you can’t eat just one!
Cottage Pie is one-dish wonder that is the ultimate in comfort food. This traditional Irish dish can easily be made ahead of time and reheated. In fact, I generally have several Cottage Pies in my freezer for those evenings when I just want something easy and absolutely delicious.
What would New Years Day be without Hoppin’ John? It’s a traditional dish served in the South on New Year’s Day, consisting of a black-eyed pea mixture served over rice. Hoppin’ John is often accompanied by cornbread and collard greens. Legend has it that the black-eyed peas are symbolic of pennies or coins.
Shepherd’s Pie is a traditional staple of British and Irish cooking. It’s easy to make, and incredibly tasty. Shepherd’s Pie can be made ahead and frozen for an anytime meal. In fact, I typically have several in the freezer for those evenings when I don’t feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen.
Sausage Ragù is a tomato-based meat sauce made with Italian sausage. It’s amazing on pasta, as a base for lasagna and as leftovers. Sausage Ragù also freezes beautifully for an anytime meal straight from your freezer. If you really want to be creative, use it to make Italian Nachos!
Sausage & Cheese Crescent Ring transforms three simple ingredients into an amazing and crowd pleasing dish. Watch it quickly disappear when served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or a light dinner! It’s super simple to put together. The Sausage & Cheese Crescent Ring can be assembled ahead of time and baked to perfection in less than…
Sous Vide Baby Back Ribs with Balsamic Honey Barbecue Sauce are nothing short of amazing. The ultra slow cooking from the Sous Vide process produces unbelievably moist and tender ribs that melt in your mouth. The ribs are finished off over hot coals with a basting of delicious Balsamic Honey Barbecue Sauce.
Bolognese Sauce, known in Italian as Ragù alla Bolognese is a rich and meaty sauce that is slowly simmered for several hours to intensify its flavor. Serve it over pasta or use it in lasagna or baked ziti for a hearty, flavorful meal. Freeze any leftovers for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal. As an added…