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Braised Corned Beef and Irish Colcannon: A Pot O Delicious

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

This braised corned beef recipe is so darn good, I’m posting it again this year. Never again will you boil your brisket once you’ve sampled this mouth-watering dish. I used beer instead of water-about 1/4 cup. I combined the leftover milk/cream from the colcannon recipe with the pan drippings and made a wonderful gravy. Speaking of leftovers  (if there are …

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Turkey Burgers a la Caesar

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

One of the super yummy lunch specials that I clearly remember from a small restaurant in my old neighborhood was the chef’s Caesar Salad Burger. He used beef patties but I have morphed into using turkey for just about everything; burgers, meatloaf and chili. For last Sunday’s weekly traditional family dinner, I decided to surprise everyone with a blast from …

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Foodie Tuesday: Pets Are Foodies Too!

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

It’s not at all uncommon of late to read about contaminated dog and cat foods. Birds and reptiles seem darn near free of this  plus allergy issues, for some reason. It also seems that more and more of our furry family members are developing allergies. Another recently revealed issue is how “grain-free” dog foods that rely heavily on peas as …

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Pamper Your Pup: Homemade Pumpkin Treats

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

Humans aren’t the only warm blooded mammals that look forward to delicious holiday pumpkin treats. Make your furbaby happy with these homemade pumpkin cookies. Pampered Pup Homemade Pumpkin Treats INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup of pureed organic pumpkin (canned or fresh) 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, softened 4 tablespoons of water 2 cups of whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1/4 …

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Bavarian Pot Roast With Sour Cream Horseradish Gravy

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

Bavarian Pot Roast With Sour Cream Horseradish Gravy Ingredients: 4 thick-sliced bacon strips 1 pound baby Yukon Gold potatoes 4 medium carrots, sliced 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper *1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds) 2 packages (14.4 ounces each) frozen …

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Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

Bring out the pumpkins! And the cinnamon and nutmeg. October is here and we’re happy to  indulge in all things autumn! Kitchens hum with activity and the fragrant aroma of spices hangs in the air along with the scent of wood smoke from chimneys. The falling leaves paint bright swatches against darkening skies and crackle and swirl beneath your feet. …