Category Archives: Beef

Steak au Poivre (steak in a cognac cream sauce) & Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Steak au Poivre (steak in a cognac cream sauce) & Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

I got an email a few months ago telling me about the Courvoisier Collective Challange. Courvoisier Cognac was looking for people to create recipes using their cognac, and then post them up on their site. It’s open to culinary students, and home chefs, in Ontario. This is why I’m going to beg and plead for your help at the beginning of ...

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Peppercorn Steak

Peppercorn Steak

I have to say this right off the get-go: Best steak I have ever eaten. And it wasn’t even a good steak. It was a horrible steak. It was cheap, not aged, didn’t have good marbling, too thin, and I let it rest a bit too long so it traveled past the medium that I would prefer. But the sauce. ...

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Salisbury Steak

Salisbury Steak

Alright, here’s a recipe that, admittedly, I’ve been holding off on posting. It’s not because it’s bad. Not at all. In fact, Bo really liked it. It’s just that I don’t like mushrooms. I realize that this is a stupid reason to not post a recipe. I also realize that many people enjoy mushrooms. Especially outside of my family (not ...

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Classic Chili – This means beans!

Classic Chili – This means beans!

I know that a lot of chili’s, especially in certain parts of the states, consider beans to be sacrilegious. And probably ground meat too, but to me, a chili isn’t a chili without a boat load of kidney beans. This is a really nice, basic, easy chili to make, but I’ll throw in a few optional tweaks at the end ...

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Chili Mac and Cheese

Chili Mac and Cheese

So, this is another recipe created by those people who I worship over at America’s Test Kitchen (from their skillet suppers magazine). It cooked up so nice and quick, had the perfect amount of spice, wasn’t over powering at all for Bo who isn’t a big chili fan, and best of all, Oliver liked it and actually ate a decent dinner! ...

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Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Steak

Ok, I know what you’re all thinking: Holy heart attack on a plate. You know what, that’s exactly what I thought every time my Papa ordered it at the Cracker Barrel on vacation. On a side note, if the Cracker Barrel is scoffed at by actual American’s, this Canadian doesn’t care. I live for those chicken and dumplings. Any way, ...

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