Category Archives: beef

Well, hello there!

I realize it has been mighty quiet around The Dinner Dilemma lately, and I apologize for that. It is not because I haven’t had great food to write about, it’s just that I felt written out. I needed to take a little break. And so, I did. And, it was a good break; but now […]

Time to dust (the snow) off the grill…

I have not written much lately because I have been too busy being in a funk for the last few weeks. This winter has seemed interminable. It’s not the cold that I mind- it’s the consecutive days, turning into weeks, of gray, dull light that send me to the loony-bin. But, in the last week […]

Col. Mustard, in the kitchen, with a rib…

I am a carnivore. And, my children are carnivores. In fact, I come from a long line of carnivores. We like our meat and more importantly, we like our bones! There is something so satisfying about a big bone loaded with beef. It might be heavy, and not so good for you, but gosh, it […]

Staring down a childhood demon…

It is January and in the Northeast, where we live, the cold has settled in and the snow is here to stay for a while. Weather like this always makes me think of cozy, hearty food and few things are as cozy and hearty as a good beef stew. I love the thought of beef […]

Comforting Conclusions

We had a wonderful fall weekend filled with friends, good weather, pumpkin carving and sports. But, while all of it was wonderful, the true high point was watching Harrison’s 5/6th grade football team advance in the playoffs. This was football the way it’s supposed to be: kids on the grid, playing their hearts out on […]

BBQ as homework

This coming weekend is Memorial Day weekend. Now, I don’t know about you, but I always get to this part of the year and think, “golly, that went fast!” The school year is almost over, the pools are opening again, the weather is warm and everyone is itching to welcome summer with gusto. So, the […]

A lot More Than Ladies That Lunch-Part 2

I forgot to mention in yesterday’s post that one of the fab ladies who lunched here last week is a professional lobbyist, or she maybe she just plays one on tv! Because, wow, this girl can get what she wants! She has pleaded and begged for the Steak Florentine recipe in every conversation and email […]

Good Things Come In Small Packages

Who says bigger is better? Not when it comes to hamburgers! Tonight we are having sliders for dinner. You know- the little, cute burgers on the tiny buns that everybody loves. Sliders are back in (were they ever out?) and boy, are they fun to make and eat. This is a great, easy way to […]

A Zebra Named Bob

I have been unable to get into a groove, unable to get anything done since returning from vacation. And I know the reason-or at least, most of it. You see, for the last 8-10 weeks, we have been renovating my study and our master bedroom. Over vacation the work finally finished. So, where’s the bad […]

The Makings of a Junkie

I am an unabashed news junkie.  Actually, I might even be worse than that-I am a news groupie of sorts.  I have my favorite news reporters, journalists and anchor people and I have been known to swoon when I see or meet them.  I once was at a party with the late Peter Jennings and […]