Salisbury Steak

The rich Madeira wine and mushroom sauce over tender ground sirloin, topped with crunchy bacon crumbles reminds me of my childhood. I suddenly woke up craving it one day, so I played around with what I remembered of the flavors…. Keep Reading »

Slow-Cooked Hoisin Pork

Fork tender, juicy slow-cooked pork with perfectly balanced sweet and savory flavor. We usually think of slow-cooking in the winter, but it is a great way to beat the heat in the summer too!… Keep Reading »

Mediterranean Lamb Stuffed Peppers

A Mediterranean twist on stuffed peppers. Big juicy red and yellow peppers serve as colorful vessels for the cinnamon spiked lamb, sliced kalamata olives, and tomato sauce with oregano filling, topped off with salty Feta…. Keep Reading »

Beef Enchiladas

Hearty without being too heavy in your tummy, my pro baseball player clients wanted these beef enchiladas at least once a week before heading off to training. Remember you control the amount of heat, so you can enjoy all of the robust Mexican flavors even… Keep Reading »

Pork & Vegetable Stir-Fry

Savory and sweet with a combination of textures sure to please. This Asian dish is surprisingly quick and easy to make, so don’t let the number of ingredients put you off. The trick is to prep and measure all your ingredients in advance, because it… Keep Reading »

Beef Paprika

This has been a favorite dish of mine since I was a little girl. Comforting, mildly spicy, and creamy with a hint of my Hungarian origins – children and adults alike will find this satisfying to both palate and tummy…. Keep Reading »

Osso Buco

Slow-cooked veal shanks braised in a rich tomato, wine, and broth sauce with herbs until the meat falls off the bone, so tender it melts in your mouth. This comforting Italian recipe is traditionally served with either creamy polenta or risotto Milanese, and garnished with… Keep Reading »

Italian Pot Roast

Italian pot roast just like your grandmother might have made with a rich tomatoey sauce over fork tender, succulent beef smothered in vegetables. Braised Chuck roast is a flavorful, not too expensive cut of meat that will go a long way. This is the perfect… Keep Reading »

Szechwan Green Beans & Ground Pork

Sweet and savory, smooth and crunchy, this Asian dish packs a wallop of flavor and texture that children and adults alike appreciate. Remember that you control the heat, and this recipe works equally well with ground chicken, beef, turkey, or crumbled tofu too…. Keep Reading »

Teriyaki Burgers

A little teriyaki (homemade or store bought), ginger, green peppers, scallions, and water chestnuts add pizzaz and Asian flare to ordinary beef burgers topped with hoisin ketchup and grilled pineapple. These also make great sliders for parties too!… Keep Reading »

Sesame-Garlic Top Sirloin Steak

This is a sensational Asian inspired marinade that will have you feeling like a cross between Bobby Flay and Ming Tsai at the grill. Children and adults alike ask for this recipe repeatedly…. Keep Reading »

Lee’s Shuswamp Ribs

One  of my longtime close friends – Lee Lindsey, shared this recipe with me for the site. This recipe brings back so many fond memories of her legendary barbecues and Sunday lunches in London. Lee is actually from Canada, she lived in Hong Kong and… Keep Reading »

Beef Stew

Stew is one of the most versatile meals you can make. Feel free to substitute any vegetable of your choice, or any cooking liquid (ie. beef stock, dry white wine, chicken broth etc.). You could even do a whole chicken or pork butt in place… Keep Reading »