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Wine Braised Oxtail Stew

This is a perfect make ahead dish- it improves with flavor if you cook it one day and serve the next. You can make it and serve it same day if you like though. Same day -you will need about 7 hours start to finish. It is only about 30 + 30 minutes of hands on time to prep it for the oven and then strip the meat and reduce the sauce. Or you can prep and braise it one day and strip and reheat heat the next. Continue reading “Wine Braised Oxtail Stew”

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Brandied Beef Bourguignon

A fantastic make-ahead dish that is easy yet elegant enough for a holiday meal. It is meant to sit overnight after you cook it to let the flavor develop. How perfect for an entertaining recipe!  Serve this  French classic with mashed potatoes or rice. The brandy flambé gives this an additional flavor hit beyond the red wine sauce. Continue reading “Brandied Beef Bourguignon”

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Veal Stock

I wish I had understood the value of a real veal stock much earlier in my cooking career!  I am in love with real stock. Let’s face it – we put a lot of time and effort into many of the dishes we create for  friends and family. I was often irritated that I couldn’t quite get that same umami level you get in a good restaurant. Well-I finally learned – it is the veal stock!! Continue reading “Veal Stock”