Category Archives: Meat

Oxtail in the Slow Cooker – Yum ( not low cal – but once in a while why not?)

This is a favorite South African Recipe. It is not for everyone. But we love it! It was my father’s favorite recipe. Here is a picture of my mom and dad, Norma and Jack Wolfowitz, about two months before he died of … Continue reading

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Pocket Sandwiches – cooking with kids – easy for them or you to make for lunches!

Call them hot pocket sandwiches, pastries, piroshki, or calzones (though calzones are pizzas in a pocket, made with Italian spices and red sauce).   They are very good and easier than you may think. There are three ways to make hot … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks in great Tomato Sauce ( in a slow cooker or in the oven) – a great dish for a wintry night accompanied by a yummy rice recipe

Lamb shanks makes for a very filling meal – and a perfect one for a cold wintry night. It takes all day to cook in the crockpot, or two hours to cook in the oven. Either way your family will … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids – a wonderful recipe for Brisket and Apricots – great for winter evenings!

Doing chores around the house is important during the sunny winter days – getting ready for the rainy season. Here Jack and Jonah help Max paint the front gate. Messy but really fun! We were waiting for a scrumptious dinner that … Continue reading

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Traditional MeatLoaf – Using your hands ( remember to wash them well when preparing food) is very satisfying! And you can cook this with kids too!

Traditional Meatloaf is comfort food – so I love it. You could use ground turkey or chicken if you prefer that but add a bit more tomato sauce and one tablespoon of oil as the lack of fat in those … Continue reading

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Crockpot heaven – A Great PotRoast Recipe – Perfect for Cooking with Kids!

I know I am a crockpot addict – but if you have not tried cooking in one – do it! You will be amazed at how great your home smells, and how easy and time efficient it can be. Below … Continue reading

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The Steak Marinade to Beat ALL Marinades – Cooking with kids, with family, or just for yourself – YUM!

This is a steak marinade that we use all the time – it is truly delicious. And sooooo simple. Put on your rockin’ grandma music and enjoy! Dancing in my room is terrific fun! Ingredients ( for four servings) 1/4 … Continue reading

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Meatballs -with pasta – orzo – or rice. Cooking with kids FOR kids!

We make our own Feta. Cooking with kids using home made organic products is a thrill because the children can see the process from farm to table. And that teaches them to respect nature. Which is wonderful. So Jack and … Continue reading

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Veal and Tomatoes in the Crockpot! Cooking with kids – an easy dinner dish! Healthy too….

Did I tell you how much I love my crockpot? I really do – it’s sooo easy to use. So today I made Veal Tomato Stew -easy, healthy, and fast! We put on some upbeat weird music for this one … Continue reading

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Pigs in a Blanket – Did your Mom make this when cooking with kids? I love them – not so healthy but yummy

Many folks in our home town used sausages with pastry when cooking with kids. Only when I traveled to the UK did I hear the term “Pigs in a blanket”. It was used even more often when I came to the USA. So … Continue reading

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Cooking with kids – Hearty Beef/Chicken/Turkey Bean Meal in One Pot – Tuesday Tips!

Hearty Beef/Chicken/Turkey Bean Meal in One Pot Cooking in one pot is so easy. My grandchildren love it too – cooking with kids has never been so easy as when creating a one stop meal in a single pot! You can … Continue reading

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Tasty Thursdays – Middle Eastern Lamb and Brown Rice – Cooking with kids!

Middle Eastern Lamb and Brown Rice This is easy to make – and if there are leftovers, it tastes even better the next day. Alas – we tend to finish whatever I make – it’s that delicious! And the assembly … Continue reading

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Tasty Thursdays – Crockpot Heaven – Filet Mignon – Cooking with Kids

Here is a fabulous recipe for my very favorite approach to cooking – the crockpot. But instead of using a tough or less expensive piece of meat I am using New York steak or even Filet Mignon. Here are my … Continue reading

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Tasty Thursdays – Beef Stew – Easy Peasy – Cooking with Kids to Grandma Music -FUN & YUM!

I made this beef stew with my grandson Jack  ( here seen climbing a tree)  in about 5 minutes. He is not crazy about the squishy feel of raw meat, chicken or fish, but was more than happy to add … Continue reading

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Tasty Thursdays! Here is the latest recipe – Roasted Rack of Lamb Rib Chops with Tomato Rice and Mint Sauce

Background: Costco has wonderful lamb rib chops – and they are so easy to cook.  I buy them and freeze them for special occasions. It was my husband’s birthday so I decided we deserved a special dinner! And since I … Continue reading

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Here is the Beef Curry Recipe I made yesterday – easy Slow Cooker style!

Beef Curry in the Slow Cooker Background: I just love my slow cooker – truly, it is the easiest way to cook delicious food while you are doing other things and it makes the whole house smell divine. My daughter-in-law … Continue reading

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Easy Thai Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps

Background: We have visited the fair country of Thailand ( called the country of Smiles) – wonderful people, gorgeous scenery and amazing food. This is an easy throw together dish – Thai cooking uses salty/sweet flavors – and when traveling … Continue reading

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BBQ Slow Cooker Ribs

Background: You can make these as a main course ( double or triple the amounts) or as a starter. You could use Beef or Lamb Ribs if you don’t eat pork.In this recipe as in many others, I use the slow cooker- the … Continue reading

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Ground Beef with Paprika, Peas and Potatoes in a Wok

Background: Wok cooking is easy and very fast. This is standard fare for us – I basically throw into the wok anything I have around with some protein staple like ground beef or chicken or turkey. It is a healthy … Continue reading

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