Steak – When Beef is What’s for Dinner

Steak – When Beef is What’s for Dinner

Ah, summer….where grills are fired up and the smell of burgers across the nation remind us of peaceful, warm days and time with our friends and family.  But, maybe you swore off beef because you thought it was so bad for you.  Perhaps, your life is about to change.  Why?  Beef has more benefits than you know:  http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/health.aspx Everything in moderation! How can you resist a dish like this? The dog days of summer come along and remind us that our days of basking in the sun are numbered.  Although…

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Super Easy Goya Recipes

Super Easy Goya Recipes

Trying to work around a family with different dietary needs can be difficult.  Whenever I find a recipe that the kids enjoy, I know it’s a keeper…especially when one won’t eat meat. When I came across Goya’s recipe for Black Bean Quesadillas, it looked like something my family might enjoy.  I decided to use a corn/flour tortilla combination for this recipe.  I couldn’t locate Pico de Gallo, so I substituted salsa by draining it.  I reserved the salsa liquid for anyone who wanted to dip the quesadilla into it. I…

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Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Cakes

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Cakes

I was raised in a family of crab lovers.  As a child, my grandmother introduced me to crabbing and enjoying steamed blue crabs.  She lived near Baltimore, Maryland at the time, and the competition was fierce for the best crab cakes. When I became a teenager and lived in Virginia Beach, she would take us crabbing.  We had various crab traps and tied chicken onto the traps in order to catch crabs off the Lynnhaven Fishing Pier.  We spent hours there checking those traps.  I enjoyed that time at the…

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