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Have you ever heard of the flat iron steak?  It is a tender, relatively-new cut of steak that is becoming very popular on many restaurant menus including Chili’s and TGI Friday. Upscale restaurants often serve flat iron steaks cut from Wagyu beef. Read on to learn more about this succulent, yet economical piece of meat. You will find an easy recipe below for preparing a Southwestern-style flat iron steak on the grill. (more…)

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Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Albert Einstein

Fettuccine is the Roman name for noodles. Alfredo sauce was supposedly invented in Rome by a restaurant owner. Fettuccine All’Alfredo is a simple dish but its success depends on the quality of each ingredient. Use good unsalted butter, heavy cream and Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano for the best results. Here are two great versions for you to try and a bonus recipe for a special pasta sauce.

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In case you wondered, corned beef and cabbage are rarely served on St Patrick’s Day in Ireland. Beef has been salt-cured since the 16th century but mostly for export. Historically, beef has been expensive and a great delicacy. Corned beef is eaten occasionally, often the canned variety. Pork has always been more popular. Cured beef may be eaten for Easter Sunday dinner. Spiced beef is a Christmas specialty. A blogger in Ireland checked his local market this year and found that it had stocked only four packs of corned beef. But rashers of bacon were piled in a mountain-size heap. The only sure-fire ‘food’ for the day was a pint of Guinness. You will probably find people eating a good Irish stew, grilled salmon or juicy pork sausages with colcannon (buttery mashed potatoes with chopped cooked kale or cabbage and leeks mixed in. ) Potatoes are also called praties.

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May your day be touched
by a bit of Irish luck,
brightened by a song in your heart,
and warmed by the smiles
of the people you love.

 

 

Irish soda bread is a rustic, grain-filled quick bread that is a staple in Irish households, pubs and grand hotels. It takes its name from the fact it uses baking soda for leavening. Baking soda was introduced to Ireland around mid-19th century.

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This version of Hot and Sour Soup is from the cookbook of Ruth Law, a Chinese cooking expert. She says, “you can serve it with crusty bread as a one-dish meal or with a dinner.”

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Festive recipes for the holidays featuring seasonal pomegranates.

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The Catfish is a Plenty Good Enough Fish For Anyone”

— Mark Twain Fried Catfish is not just a ‘flash in the pan,’ but the perfect bate to reel in your family in for an easy, delicious dinner. Catfish has long been the star of the popular southern social institution, the ‘fish-fry.’ Few things taste better than a mess of fried catfish with hush puppies and coleslaw. A Fried Catfish Poor Boy is Cajun ‘soul food’ sandwich at its finest!

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