Easy-to-cook dishes that put restaurant meals to shame

New Orleans Creole Gumbo

New Orleans-style gumbo is a true taste of Southern tradition. This boldly flavored stew is bursting with fresh, filling ingredients like bell pepper, sausage, stewed tomatoes, and crabmeat. Hot sauce ad Cajun seasonings add a kick that makes this Lousiana dish a favorite amongst our community of home cooks.

Beef Stew

This beef stew is the ultimate, hearty, melt-in-your mouth comfort food of all, and so easy to make in the slow cooker and for a simple midweek dinner.

Delicious Chili

Chili is filling enough to stand-alone as a full meal itself, but you can always add sides or even use chili as a "topping" for other foods. Try serving it with cornbread, coleslaw, or grilled corn.

We love to use chili as a topping over rice, baked potatoes, nachos, and even as a filling for tacos.

Impress Your Guests With The Perfect Prime Rib Roast

Achieve a feast for the senses, with a prime rib roast that is tender, flavorful, elegant and simple to serve. Always start with a room-temperature roast as this allows it to cook more evenly. Season the roast a generous blend of olive oil, garlic, sea salt, freshly-cracked black pepper and fresh herbs that forms a flavorful crust.

The Local Butcher Shop vs The Supermarkets

This debate has been going on for years over whether butcher’s meat or supermarket meat is better. You have two main options when purchasing meat, you can either go to the butchers or to the supermarket. The supermarket provides a convenient one stop shop for all your meat and grocery items, however, at the butcher’s, you know you will be getting a fresher, higher grade of meat.

Mediterranean Lentil Stew

This is an excellent slow cooker recipe… Mix ingredients and let cook. Delicious! Spiced with cumin and coriander and flavored with tomato paste, this veggie-filled lentil stew will keep you warm for winter, and all year round! Good with a loaf of fresh-baked rustic bread! Vegetarian and vegan. Serve with a piece of bread for dipping.

Cooking Meat: Degrees of Doneness

Cooking times and temperatures may vary with the method of preparation, the size and shape of the beef cut and the desired degree of doneness. The following guide covers the five grades of cooked steak from rare to well-done, and the amount of heat required.