Getting past the ick factor: Boiled Beef Tongue – a Fearless Friday Post

Boiled Beef Tongue - peeling 1

We haven't done it for a while, but Fearless Fridays are where readers of this site share their culinary adventures. For some, it’s simply the act of preparing a meal in their home instead of hitting the drive through. For others it’s trying new foods, recipes, or techniques. It’s a chance to push against our boundaries and maybe discover new … [Read more...]

Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe – Like Mom Used to Make

Vegetable Beef Soup - start with shank cross cut soup bones

Bobbie says: Have you ever caught a whiff of an unexpected scent that suddenly sent you back in time? Figuratively speaking, of course. The sense of smell is a huge memory trigger, and if there's a smell that says "home" to me, it's the comforting aroma of simmering Vegetable Beef Soup the way our mom used to make it. Packed with veggies and … [Read more...]

Beef Stroganoff, Gluten Free and for the Slow Cooker

Gluten Free Beef Stroganoff

Heather says: Beef stroganoff is not an attractive comfort food, which is why it has taken me nearly five years to get around to posting this slow cooker recipe. It's not the beef stroganoff's fault it's unattractive and the recipe itself is quite simple; it's just a homely dish. People on the interwebz can be cruel and I just knew, no matter … [Read more...]

What Is the Difference Between Cube Steak and Round Steak?

Dear Home-Ec 101, I'm really trying to cook more at home, but sometimes I'd like to make substitutions but I'm just not sure when it's ok to substitute round steak for cube steak or vice versa. I'm just not comfortable talking to the butcher, I just want to grab whatever happens to be in the meat case and make dinner. Is that so … [Read more...]

How to Grill Meatloaf

Crave meatloaf when it's 95+ outside. Use the grill

Heather says: Earlier this week I asked Home-Ec 101 readers to share their questions about grilling. Sandee asked how should I grill a meatloaf? There are several methods out there on these wild, wild interwebz. Some of them are rather unsettling. Foil packets are awesome for vegetables, but what foil packets create is an environment to … [Read more...]