Tender Lamb Ribs

I made these today after picking up a package of lamb ribs that had been marked down.  They were very easy to make and came out to crawl for.  Most recipes for oven ribs call for boiling them first, but these cook quite nicely in a low temperature oven, with…

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Miranda’s Spicy Ribs

My resident food critic has been having raptures over my smoked pork ribs, so I thought I’d share the rub I’ve cobbled together. Quantities are entirely approximate–really I just dump some in the bowl, and you will need to adjust for however many ribs you’re cooking. You want enough powder…

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Eggertillas

This is a fun and simple breakfast dish, a bit more leisurely than a breakfast taco, but easier than an omelette. Yes, I know “eggertilla” is a silly name, and not even close to being real-sounding Spanish, but it was bestowed very playfully, and not by me. I invented these…

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Miranda’s Walnut Sourdough

This is a very addictive, fiber-rich bread.  All the bran might make it sound as if it would be heavy or gritty, but it’s very smooth and lovely, quite a treat with a bit of butter.  I make the dough in the bread machine and bake it on a baguette…

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Lamb Burgers

Make these savory burgers on ciabatta for best flavor!  One pound of lamb with the added ingredients makes three 7 oz. patties.   Ingredients: 1 pound ground lamb 1 egg 1/4 cup minced sweet onion 1 T. minced garlic 1/2 T. finely chopped fresh or dried rosemary 1 t. parsley…

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Herby Cheesy Goodness

I made some cheese rolls today, and they were darn good, but the thing that really rocked was the topping.  I put this on top of the rolls before I baked them, but you could also use this mixture on bought rolls or slabs of bread for garlic bread.  …

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Cream of Tomato Soup

All these measurements are a bit approximate, since I don’t usually measure while I’m cooking.  Feel free to adjust as you wish.   1 small sweet onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon butter cooking spray 2 tablespoons flour 1 1/2 cup beef stock 1 teaspoon salt 2 cans…

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Lamb and Split Pea Stew

This is a fairly mild, comforting stew.  The spices are there, but gentle.  A good, soothing dish for a mellow day.   Ingredients: 2 lamb shanks 1 pound split peas or yellow lentils 1 large onion 4 cups chicken or beef stock 1/4 cup red wine 1 can diced tomatoes…

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Red Cabbage & Bratwurst a la Miranda

I’ve been working on this dish for a while, and I think it’s just about perfect now.  This is so easy to do, and a great comfort food.  It uses a spice called long pepper, which may be a bit tricky to find, but is well worth the effort.  …

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Roasted Root and Beef Stew

Roasted root vegetables lend this stew a delicate flavor, which is preserved by leaving out the usual tomato products. The vegetables and marinade 4 or 5 parsnips 4 or 5 turnips 10 cloves garlic (yes, really.) 1 large sweet onion 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon…

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