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WRITTEN ON Monday, January 23rd, 2012 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Avocado, Beans, Beef, Chocolate, Dinner, Mexican, Soups, The Big Game, Tomatoes

ShareAnyone who knows me knows that I am a purple-bleeding, jersey wearing, never-miss-a-game-watching, die hard Ravens fan. But it wasn’t always thus. Growing up, Baltimore was a town without a team. Sure, we had the Orioles, but we were a football town at heart, and in the fall we had nothing but the Redskins and […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, February 28th, 2011 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beef, Dinner, No really, what IS for lunch?

ShareActors of a certain age often moan about how ageist Hollywood is. The lack of respect for older actors, for the craft itself, and how the opportunities dwindle post-40. I’ve always been a bit wary of that argument. Look, Meryl never seems to have a problem landing a role.  Tom Hanks can pretty much write […]


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WRITTEN ON Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beef, Dinner

ShareGuess what happens when you go away for two weeks and leave your already neglected  and overgrown property to fend for itself?  It gets even more neglected and overgrown.  Oh, and it hates you when you get home. The previous owners of our house had moved on two years before we bought it.  During that […]


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WRITTEN ON Friday, March 12th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beef, Cheese, Dinner, Holiday, Italian, Pork

ShareMy father is not a cook.  Let’s get this straight right away.  He is a great many wonderful things, but as far as cooking goes, it’s toast and delivery pizza (and the toast thing is extremely rare, though he’s been doing pretty well on the grill, of late).  My mother buys pre-cut Cracker Barrel cheese […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, February 8th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beef, Dinner

ShareThis past weekend my hometown received their second major dumping of the wintry white stuff. They got almost 30 inches in some spots.  Trees were down, power was out. People were stranded in their homes with nothing to do but eat, drink and play Monopoly.  I was so jealous.  We were supposed to get a […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, January 4th, 2010 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beef, Dinner, Italian, Pasta, Tomatoes

ShareThe first decade of the 21st century ended quietly for the Shanleys. To be honest, 2009 was a trying year.  Of course there were some treasured memories. This blog was certainly a fulfilling highlight.  We found a beach rental that we fell in love with.  Got upgraded to first class on a long awaited trip […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beef, Dinner, Holiday

ShareSpice up your New Year with a great Steak au Poivre recipe!  Click on my link below for a demo on how to do it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcj6fu0n9S4 Steak Au Poivre (for 2 steaks) 2 boneless rib-eye steaks, about 1/2 lb each, trimmed of excess fat 3 tbsp whole black peppercorns 4 tbsp butter 1 small shallot, […]


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WRITTEN ON Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beef, Dinner, Italian, Pasta

ShareA close friend of mine had a baby late last week, and I’m hoping to meet the little guy today. Now, in my family, when someone gives birth, or gets sick, or moves into a new house, you bring food. Going to stay with friends for the weekend? Show up with a basket of cheese, […]


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WRITTEN ON Monday, April 27th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beef, Mexican

ShareI spent the entire weekend in complete denial. It was in the high 80’s here in NYC, so I soaked up the sun like a lizard all weekend and wrapped it up with one of my favorite summertime meals: grilled steak fajitas. I normally prefer skirt steak, but by the time I dragged myself out […]


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WRITTEN ON Sunday, April 26th, 2009 BY Meredith AND STORED IN Beef, Dinner, Italian, Pasta, Pork

ShareHere in New York City it’s about 85 degrees. So I personally will be grilling something for my dinner, or maybe even finding a neighborhood place with outdoor seating. However, if you’re living in a somewhat colder climate, or just plain have a hankering for a slow cooked, warming meal, here’s my sauce recipe, as […]


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