Beef Shank Osso Buco

Osso buco is such a delicious dish. So many flavors layered in. So delicate. Traditionally made with veal, I am using beef instead. For those who don’t know the difference, veal is still beef, just slaughtered around the 6-7 month mark in life while beef is slaughtered around 12 months. While the veal is more delicate to eat, I think the amount of flavors in this dish combined with the low temp slow cooking of it leads way to making this dish just fine for us everyday folk. osso buco-1

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Quick and Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

I love a good soup. I love a soup that is good and EASY to make. That is why I love this chicken tortilla soup recipe. I’ve been making it for years. It was a friend who made it one night for dinner years ago and literally told me to just dump stuff in and warm it up. It’s been modified through the years and been tweeked to make it what it is here. I promise you will love it! My friends sure do! Chicken tortilla soup-6

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Meatball Soup

I was sitting at work the other day dreaming of what to make for dinner. It was chilly and rainy out, a perfect night for a hearty soup — a Meatball Soup! I had a small pork butt in the refrigerator I needed to use so I figured it would be perfect to grind up and make meatballs with. I also had fresh chicken stock from a couple nights before I wanted to use since it has so much great flavor. I sat on the train home staring into the rain-filled sky and wrote this up. You’ll see when you Continue reading