Meatball Soup with Broccoli Rabe

Broccoli, we know. But broccoli rabe? broccoli raab? Both are pronounced ‘rob’ and it’s also called ‘rapini’. Scientifically, broccoli and broccoli rabe belong to the same family of cabbages and by color, they might be twins. But broccoli rabe is all about its slightly bitter leaves not its tiny top-side sprouts, and thus is treated like spinach or chard. It’s found in Italian and Chinese cuisine and lucky for us, is also taking hold here. And it’s worth seeking out. I’ve seen it Kirkwood, Rock Hill and Webster Groves. If you don’t, ask your produce manager about a special order. I’m sure you’ll be greeted graciously. RAPINI PANINI If the name alone won’t make the kids clamor for greens, well, perhaps hot bread and cheese will. Broccoli raab makes a great stuffing for hot sandwiches. Just sauté a couple of chopped handsful per sandwich in olive oil with chopped garlic and, yes! two or three mashed anchovies. Tuck between bread slices with mozzarella or goat cheese, roast

Emerald Isle Stew

An Authentic Irish Recipe for St. Patrick's Day or a Great Beef Stew Recipe for Year-Round The Recipe: A hearty, gravy-rich beef stew with carrots and potatoes, authentic for St. Patrick's Day but a really good basic stew recipe all year round too. I especially like this stew because it needn't cook all day, it's ready in a couple of hours, the chunks of beef already tender, the carrots and potatoes firm and sweet, not mushy from long cooking. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ BEST RECIPES! Emerald Isle Stew Made the List! Best Recipes of 2007 Lucky Are the Leprechauns ... ... comin’ home from green-capped mischief on St. Paddy’s Day to stew a-simmerin’ a-stove. Emerald Isle Stew is genuine Irish fare – though a mordant sort might contend that for authenticity, the plates be filled with naught – just meat and onions, carrots and potatoes that cook slowly over a couple of hours, filling the kitchen with earthy-sweet, jig-inducing aromas. And eve

Homemade Mushroom Soup

For anyone who's only tasted canned mushroom soup before, this recipe for mushroom soup made from scratch will be a revelation. All you need are some everyday grocery-store mushrooms, milk and a little cream plus a splash of sherry and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Prepare to be astounded ... Homemade & Home Delicious. Real Food, Fresh & Family-Tested. Budget Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Easy DIY. Low Carb. Vegetarian.

On-the-Run Breakfast Bars

The Recipe: Low-sugar oat bars studded with bacon and cheese, the Kellogg rendition of an old-old recipe from Quaker Oats called "Breakfast Takealongs". Are you here to learn about the old Finnish custom of planting grass in plates and bowls during Lent? That's story's been moved, please see Lenten Grass , it's such a good way to mark the season of Lent with children. Has anyone checked out the energy bar shelves at the grocery store? Whoa, they go on and on and on! And don't even talk to me about energy drinks. All this energy and we're still couch potatoes? Breakfast Bars were my mom's answer to energy bars back when I was in high school – maybe before. They're simple oat bars, studded with bacon bits and grated cheese. I remember loving these bars and when my family published a family cookback with family recipes way back in 2002, Breakfast Bars were one of my contributions. RECIPE HISTORY Since then, I've learned that what