Easy Family Dinners Are Closer Than Thailand

Hiding stuff inside pastry is the oldest trick in the book, and few people can resist the smell of freshly cooked golden pastry, and then biting through to a redolent savoury filling inside.



Use a crock pot or slow cooker hearty beef stew for cooking. It'll use less electricity and won't heat up your kitchen too much (overheating can make your air conditioner work harder).

Grenache ~ What an amazing value for this 91 Pointer from Robert Parker. This seductively spicy wine offers both red and dark berry flavors, cracked pepper and smoky notes, ending with sweet cocoa powder in the lingering finish. Pair this Spanish wine with barbequed meats, slow cooked roasts, or even tomato based dishes, like lasagna. You don't want to miss out on this one. Great affordable gift idea for the fellow red wine drinker.

There are hundreds of food blogs featuring slow cooker recipes. If you have an old crockpot you can use it to make some of the newest and most exciting crockpot recipes. If not, why not invest in a slow cooker or even a "smart pot", so you can make some easy slow cooker recipes to impress your family?

I used to be amused by my dog Sheba. She really enjoyed Mom's beef stew and would scarf it down with delight.However, before chewing she would carefully spit out the peas into a pile beside her bowl. Funny dog.

Lastly, this is a great stew recipe to use if you attend Sunday afternoon worship services. Get the stew going in the slow cooker beef bourguignon cooker in the morning and when you come home from church, you'll have a tasty, nutritious autumn stew waiting for you.

If the chicken sticks to the bottom of the pan it's no problem because that beef burgundy fond will become part of our pan sauce when we use a liquid to deglaze the pan.

Pho has become very popular in the United States. There are at last count over 500 Pho restaurants scattered across the US. Pho is often served with spring rolls and egg rolls.