Meat

Stuff-A-Roni (Beef and Spinach Filled Manicotti)

by Anne Papina on September 20, 2013

Comfort food comes in many forms, depending on your background. In our family, things like drunken chicken and stuffed zucchini are near the top of the list. There are a couple of dishes that are extra special, though–homemade ravioli being one of them. And if you’ve ever made ravioli, you know it can be a […]

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Italian Gravy (Spaghetti Sauce)

by Anne Papina on September 14, 2013

Growing up, the making of the “gravy” was a big production. Actually, it still is, but once your kitchen fills with the heady aroma of fresh herbs and garlic, you realize it’s worth all the effort. A simmering pot of meaty-tomatoey-herby deliciousness promises of good things to come. My mom would start her day early, […]

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Classic Tamale Pie

by Anne Papina on August 7, 2013

While folks in the surrounding areas are sweltering, I’ve been nestled in a cool blanket of fog–one of the “benefits” of living near the ocean. Of course, on cold, dreary days, my thoughts turn to comfort foods. Whether that comes in the form of a piping hot bowl of split pea soup, my mom’s roasted […]

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Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on July 29, 2013

One of my favorite weekend rituals is hitting the local farmers’ market, and San Francisco has no shortage, with one in nearly every neighborhood. This weekend #SundaySupper is all about farmers’ markets and enjoying the local bounty–T.R. over at Nobody Likes Crumbley Cookies is hosting. Of course, the farmers’ market is the best place to […]

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Personally, I could eat breakfast all day. How about you? I’m not talking about the sweet stuff either. Sure, I enjoy a short stack every now and again, but I’m a savory gal through and through. So, when Conni over at the Foodie Army Wife said she was hosting a Breakfast for Dinner #SundaySupper, I […]

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BBQing the Whole Hog, Cuban Style #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on June 29, 2013

Summer and BBQ seem to go hand-in-hand. Here in San Francisco, summer usually waits until August to usher itself in, yet we find ourselves in the middle of an unseasonal heat wave right now. At my sister’s today, just a couple of hours outside San Francisco, it was 104F. And despite the oppressive heat, we […]

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Grandma Papina’s Lamb Stew #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on June 16, 2013

Seems it’s that time of year again when we celebrate dad, so what better way to honor him than with his favorite meal? This week Isabel, owner of FamilyFoodie.com and the founder of the #SundaySupper Movement, is hosting a virtual shindig celebrating Father’s Day. For me, this was a no-brainer, as my dad loved his […]

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Osso Buco for #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on May 19, 2013

Slow cookers are an amazing kitchen gadget. Simply add a handful of ingredients to the pot, cover, set on low, and when you come home from work, dinner is ready for you. Seriously magic. This week the #SundaySupper crew is taking it low and slow with dozens of recipes for your crock pot. Susan over […]

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Skinny Beef Chili #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on February 17, 2013

Sometimes nothing is more satisfying than a steaming bowl of chili. There’s something irresistible about that combination of meat, beans, and spices, simmering all day in a tangy gravy that beckons the taste buds. Whether you eat it straight, scoop it up with chips, or smother it over a hotdog or fries, it’s one dish […]

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Easy Beef Wellington

by Anne Papina on February 14, 2013

If it’s true that the way to man’s heart is through his stomach, well this dish will send him over the moon. Not much can beat a tender filet mignon steak, topped with a savory mushroom mixture, and wrapped in a flaky puff pastry crust. Swoon. The funny thing is I’ve always thought of Beef […]

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