Christmas Traditions: December 24 to January 7 and in Between!

The second Festival of Light this month is Christmas on December 25, however, in Orthodox Christianity it’s celebrated on January 7, observing Christ’s birth according to the Julian calendar. But, did you know that in many cultures, Christmas Eve is a celebratory holiday as well, complete with unique foods and traditions? For Christians around the […]

Traditional Meatloaf

Ingredients: 1-1/2 LBS ground beef 1 egg 3/4 cups dry oatmeal, quick 1/2 cup diced onion 3/4 cups milk 1-1/4 TSP salt 1/4 TSP pepper Topping: 1/3 cup ketchup 2 TBSP brown sugar 1 TBSP prepared yellow mustard To Make: Mix oatmeal, meat, egg, milk, onion, salt and pepper together. Press into loaf pan. Mix […]

Mocha Steak

Ingredients: 1 1/2 – 2 pound flank steak 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoons ground coffee 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Olive oil Kosher salt To Make: Rub the steak liberally with the oil, then season lightly with the salt and pepper. Combine the cocoa powder, coffee, and cinnamon, then firmly press in to all […]

Garlic Ginger Rack of Lamb

Ingredients: 2 rack of lamb, Frenched 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced 3 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted 1/2 cup beef stock 2 teaspoons sesame oil 2 teaspoons tahini To Make: Combine the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sugar, and sesame seeds. Rub mixture in to the […]

Steak au Poivre

Ingredients: 2 6-8 ounce steaks, 1-inch thick lots of black pepper, freshly crushed coarse sea salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 shallot, minced 3 tablespoons brandy 1/4 cup white wine 1 tablespoon heavy cream To Make: Season steaks liberally with salt and pepper, pressing firmly in to the meat. Heat oil in […]