Cook: How to Cook the Perfect Steak
Beef / Entrees / Holiday Food / Potatoes / Sunday Dinners / Vegetables

Cook: How to Cook the Perfect Steak

…In my opinion. …Without a grill. …In a tiny kitchen. I’ve learned in my year or so of really eating red meat that people’s opinions about it vary drastically.  Burgers are the subject of serious thought and debate, roast beef can be completely polarizing (and completely delicious) and as far as the perfect steak goes, … Continue reading

Cook: Ragu Bolognese
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Cook: Ragu Bolognese

Last Monday, the day before I went home for Thanksgiving, I was hurrying down the crazy ladder-like stairs in my tiny loft apartment and wiped out, somehow managing to break a toe.  So, let me paint this picture.  I slipped, bumped down the stairs, somehow got thrown forward, and landed on my face.  I’m laying … Continue reading

Cook: Classic Meatloaf
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Cook: Classic Meatloaf

It’s November, which means my favorite time of the year is here!  November brings with it fall foliage, pumpkin flavored things, warm drinks, and scarf and boot weather.  It also brings sickness, feverish kids coughing in my face, freezing weather, a landlord that still hasn’t turned on my heat, and, oh yeah, coughing.  Yuck. But … Continue reading

Cook: Reverse Bacon Cheeseburger
Bacon / Beef / Bread / Cheese / Entrees / Guilty Pleasures / Pork / Potatoes / Sandwich / See Hatsie Cook / Summer Recipes / Sunday Dinners

Cook: Reverse Bacon Cheeseburger

Here are some things I learned about this week: 1. As a New England resident, I am not immune to earthquakes. 2. Even if there is an earthquake, chances are I will be too immersed in whatever I’m doing at the moment to actually notice.  When you call me and ask if I “felt that,” … Continue reading

Beef / Cheese / Comfort Food / Entrees / Guilty Pleasures / Potatoes / Sandwich / See Hatsie Cook / Summer Recipes / Sunday Dinners

Cook: Reverse Cheeseburger

I have a shameful addiction to watching road-food shows.  I will watch Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Network for hours on end, and have been known to put on Man Vs. Food on Netflix often.  I like to see what food different cities are known for, what seemingly impossible restaurants exist in towns that I … Continue reading

Beef / Cheese / Comfort Food / Entrees / Guilty Pleasures / Mexican Food / See Hatsie Cook / Spicy / Sunday Dinners / Winter Recipes

Cook: Tex-Mex Enchiladas

Is there really any other kind?  Sure, there are fancy schmancy enchiladas with goat cheese, black beans and roasted red peppers, topped with sour cream foam, and there is certainly a place for those.  There’s always a place for goat cheese.  However, when we’re talking about real, honest, pure, enchiladas, there’s only one.  It’s stuffed with … Continue reading

Beef / Citrus / Comfort Food / Entrees / Fall Recipes / Holiday Food / Italian Food / Rice / See Hatsie Cook / Sides / Sunday Dinners / Vegetables

Cook: Filet Mignon and Lemon Risotto

I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking that I fell off the wagon.  I haven’t written in almost a week, and as I said in the beginning I have a history of flaking out on resolutions. Well here’s my case: 1. I haven’t stopped cooking.  Quite the opposite actually.  I have three recipe’s in the wings … Continue reading