Boscov’s Meat Loaf

This recipe for meat loaf is attributed to Boscov’s, which is a department store in the Ohio-Pennsylvania-New Jersey area. Founded in 1914 by Samuel Solomon Boscov, it is still in operation and is one of the last family-owned department stores that helped create the American department store landscape in the 20th century. In the 1980s, Boscov’s … Continue reading

Meat Balls Napoli

Meat balls are known the world over, whether they be Swedish or sweet, as a plated, skewered or spaghetti-adorning lump of spiced and meaty goodness. The meat balls from Naples in southern Italy originally had a soft doughy center, but with the Americanization of Italian cooking, breadcrumbs became the standard. These particular meat balls are … Continue reading

Marinaded Flank Steak

One of my family’s Christmas and special occasion traditions is a delicious flank steak for dinner, cooked rare on the barbeque. Now that my folks don’t have a barbeque any longer, I don’t know exactly how we are going to duplicate this dish. I suppose it could be done

Beef Stroganoff

I’m sure you all have your holiday fruit cakes started, so we’ll take a dip into another comfort food from my childhood: beef stroganoff. I remember having this dish and my mother served it over noodles, although I liked my noodles plain and on the side. I also have a distinct memory of asking my … Continue reading

Stayabed Stew

I have a similar recipe that can be cooked in the crock pot. Clearly the concept of slow cooking is not new, and even more, I love the thought of putting the food in to cook and forgetting about it for a while.

Sauerbraten – NY Times Dec 1961

Roll out the barrel, and put on the polka records, it’s time for some pickled roast meat! Sauerbraten is a very common – some say the most well known – German dish, literally meaning pickled roasted meat. Although it varies from region to region, in essence, it’s pot roast that has been marinaded in a … Continue reading