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Low-Carb Brasato al Vino Rosso, Italian-Style Braised Beef

Brasato al Vino Rosso is northern Italy’s version of pot roast.  The descriptive phrase means braised in red wine, and the technique results in beef that’s elegantly flavored and pull-apart tender.  Barolo wine is traditional, but Chianti or any hearty dry Italian red will work. The dish is typically prepared with the “trinity” of onion,… Read More Low-Carb Brasato al Vino Rosso, Italian-Style Braised Beef

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How to Make a Hot Toddy

One of the most positive things I’ve read lately is this article about someone who rode out a respiratory ailment with hot toddies. As with most things handed down through the centuries, there’s no agreement on where hot toddies originated.  Some say India; some say Scotland; some say Ireland.  They made their way to America,… Read More How to Make a Hot Toddy

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How to Make Creamy Ricotta

When you think about how fresh and creamy good ricotta cheese tastes, it’s hard to believe that the word ricotta actually means re-cooked.  Traditional ricotta cheese is a secondary product made from sweet whey, which is produced when making other cheeses.  But if you’re not a full-time cheese-maker, you probably don’t have access to large… Read More How to Make Creamy Ricotta