My family eats a lot of beef. This is because I live with my parents at the moment, and they are really into beef. I think, if it was healthy, they would both be content to eat beef for all 21 meals of the week.
As a result I am constantly on the lookout for new ways to prepare beef, and I am always altering old standby recipes to be something new and fresh and different.
Pioneer Woman’s pot roast is one of the most delicious things I have ever cooked. It’s simple, it’s delicious, it’s beautiful, and it’s really tough to improve upon. It’s also impossible to mess up! As long as you cook your meat for long enough, you will have a perfect pot roast every time.
It is such a well liked recipe that I was requested to make it 3 times in less than 2 weeks. I cook 4 days of the week, here. My mom takes the weekends, and Fridays we order out. So out of 8 meals I cooked, 3 were PW’s pot roast. When I opened the fridge on Monday and saw yet another chuck roast in the meat drawer, I groaned. More … Read the rest
Posted by MW | Posted in Recipes | Posted on 07-30-2010
These cookies are light, fresh, sweet, and wonderful. Out of one batch, we’ll get 3 different types of cookies. Plain, these cookies have a soft lemon flavor with just a hint of spice. Then we’ll add a dollop of preserves to the top. The fruit really brings out the lemon flavor, and makes the whole cookie taste sweeter. For the last sheet into the oven, we’ll stir in some raisins. No lie, the raisin cookies taste just like Fig Newtons. This recipe will yield 27 cookies, 9 of each style. Of course you could make them all plain, or all fruit, but variety is the spice of life.
Chewy Lemon Cookies
Preheat oven to 400F.
1 cup softened salted butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 teaspoon orange extract
2 lemons, zested and juiced
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup preserves, room temperature
1/4 cup raisins
I use a stand mixer for this recipe. If you don’t have one, you can simply use a whisk in the beginning and then switch to a spoon.
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Posted by MW | Posted in Recipes | Posted on 03-25-2010