Month: February 2014

Braised Beef Short Ribs (a Tried and True Recipe)

This past weekend I shared a picture of one of our favorite meals:  Braised Beef Short Ribs.  This recipe originates from The Food Network courtesy of Chef Anne Burrell.  I have made this several times and It always turns out perfectly.  Chef Burrell serves it over mashed potatoes but I prefer a quick cooking polenta with …

Beef and Three Bean Chili from FINE COOKING MAGAZINE (Feb/March 2014)

One of my favorite go-to magazines when I need a recipe that is usually  delicious but also accurate in the directions is Fine Cooking Magazine.  I knew immediately when I saw the cover of the Feb/March edition that I had my first recipe to test for my new blog, Recipe Realities.                                                  Beef and Three-Bean …

Why the Recipe Realities Blog?

Day after day we all see recipes in a cooking magazine or on a foodie television show that we think, “I would love to make that!” But is that recipe really one designed for the home cook?  I understand the concept of food photography, but will my finished product resemble their picture?  These are questions that we …