Spaghetti and Meatballs

These meatballs freeze well, and are great for both sandwiches and spaghetti. This is an easy recipe to double for a crowd.

Spaghetti and Meatballs
Serves 6

1 cup (about 3 ounces) panko bread crumbs
3/4 cup buttermilk (or 1/2 cup of plain yogurt thinned with 1/4 cup milk)
3/4 teaspoon powdered gelatin, dissolved in 1-1/2 tablespoons cold water… Read more

Cast Iron Steaks with Herb Butter

This is Alton Brown’s easy cast iron cooking method. Cook’s Illustrated has a version that’s more fussy, but also gets good results. Warning—This may set your smoke alarms off. Start with open windows and the fan on.
Cast Iron Steaks with Herb Butter
Serves 4—6, depending on your appetite
2 (1-pound) boneless strip steaks, 1 1/2 inches thick, trimmed
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Perfect Oven-Baked Bacon

I was first introduced to oven-baked bacon via America’s Test Kitchen. What a revelation! Cooking bacon in the oven has several advantages. First, an oven gives you a larger margin of error (a couple of minutes) than a skillet when it comes to timing. Second, the oven cooks the bacon strips more consistently; when part of the bacon is done, … Read more

Port-Braised Beef Short Ribs (low carb)

Adapted from a recipe from Melissa Clark’s “Dinner in an Instant”, this version keeps the carbs low, but the flavor is still 100% 🙂

Port-Braised Short Ribs
Yield: 6 servings // 461 calories, 5 net carbs

4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
—4 bay leaves, torn into tiny pieces
—4 teaspoons sea salt
—1 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
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