Tag: Casual Party

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy BBQ Pot Roast

In September I became a Grandfather.  One of the great blessing of being PaPa (what my daughter calls me to my Grandson), is having my Daughter coming over on Wednesdays and Fridays.  It’s not quite Tuesdays with Morrie type of a deal – however, I do relish our Father / Daughter discussions.  This is where a lot of the life lessons I laid down earlier in my Daughter’s life have come back up and let me know that they were not lost or forgotten lessons.  They are actually stuck and are now being applied in her day-to-day life.  I...

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Whole Bronzini in a Mediterranean-Style

Bronzini is also known as Mediterranean sea bass.  Bronzini continues to rise in its popularity.  Here is a simple way to prepare this dish that will really change your mind about the treasures from the sea! Whole Bronzini in a Mediterranean-Style Print recipe Print with main photo Print text only Serves 4 Prep time 15 minutes Cook time 30 minutes Total time 45 minutes Allergy Fish Meal type Main Dish Misc Gourmet, Serve Hot Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party, Easter By author Emerald Lagasse Ingredients 4 Whole Bronzini (about 1 lb each, gutted, scaled with the heads left on, rinsed...

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Ditka’s Italian Beef Sandwich Recipe

I am a huge fan of Deli’s and the fine items the sell.  I have always been enamored with what few well cured cold cuts can elevate the pedestrian status of a sandwich.  I am going to share with you a sandwich that truly has to be tried to be appreciated.  It is messy, it is addicting, and you will find yourself making this sandwich over and over again. Important Notes: This takes time, 24 hours at the minimum.  A 5 pound rump roast is roasted, cooled, sliced (note the quick tip in the recipe), and then the whole...

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Watermelon Cucumber Sparkler

In the heat of Summer it is important to provide as many tasty ways to quench your thirst as possible.  The honest truth of the matter is water is boring and Soda Pop can be too clingy sweet when you are trying to break Summer’s hold on your throat. One of my favorite places discover fun, and tasty treats is Trader Joe’s.  Luckily, Salt Lake County in Utah is home to one.  Upon a more recent trip I found this amazing beverage: Trader Joe’s Watermelon Cucumber Cooler.  I loved it, however I felt that it needed a bit of...

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Chianti Short Ribs

These ribs are even better when they are allowed to sit overnight. Chianti Short Ribs Print recipe Print with main photo Print text only Serves 6 Prep time 20 minutes Cook time 3 hours Total time 3 hours, 20 minutes Meal type Main Dish Misc Serve Hot Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Football Party, Formal Party, Valentines day Region Italian Ingredients 4-5 Pounds short beef ribs (approximatly) kosher salt and black pepper 3 Tablespoons butter (unsalted) 1 bottle chianti red wine 4 Cups beef broth 3 Cloves garlic (peeled and smashed) 3 carrots (diced) 1 Medium onion (diced)...

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