Roast Beef, Old Fashioned Sunday Dinner Style



Whose family had roast beef every Sunday for dinner?

We did. Only we had flaming roast beef. Yes, you read that correctly, flaming.

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January Cottage Cooking Club, Kale and Mushroom Lasagna


Have you eaten your vegetables today? For some, eating lots of vegetables just plain comes naturally. For others, well, outside of salads, eating vegetables just may require a bit more prompting, especially if combined with a bit of uncertainty on the many creative possibilities that exist in their preparation. 


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Broccoli Cheese Soup


The group of congenial colleagues shared lunch together, often, a couple times a week.

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Fennel and Shallot Gratin


 You see it at the market. A particular fresh vegetable stacked up along the slanted chilling tray, its bright color grabs out at you, it looks, well, it looks wow. So you purchase extra with a set menu purpose in mind.

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Smoked Pork and White Bean Soup


Soup, soup, soup. So warm and comforting in the winter, so refreshing in the summer.

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Beef Tenderloin, Leeks, Mushrooms, Artichokes


Elegant for any dinner party, stuffed Beef Tenderloin, Leeks, Mushrooms, Artichokes, enables basic preparation ease, even for the guy taking on some new culinary skills of his own.

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Tuna Melt


Good simplicity. Easy and quick to prepare, Tuna Melts provide a nice little dinner, especially on any busy days transcending into evening activities from sports practice to a board meeting.

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Is it National Cocktail Day or something like that yet? It should be. Yes. I propose it to ideally be celebrated somewhere around the time you finish taking down all the Christmas decorations that took you a month to put up, and when the children return to school.

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December Cottage Cooking Club, Brussels Sprouts, Apple and Cheddar Salad


Its December 28th, the number date that marks the monthly coming together of the members in the Cottage Cooking Club. Our international online group monthly prepares recipes from the cookbook, River Cottage veg everyday!  Written by British cookbook author and television celebrity, Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall, the main theme tied to the group provides encouragement toward eating vegetables daily, incorporating them into meals, and experimenting with a variety of choices making these diverse foods more interesting and flavorful.

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Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas! Wishing you, your family, and friends, a wonderful holiday season and hope that the moments of your celebration continue to be filled with much peace and joy at the shared table!

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