Oxtail soup has always been a favorite of mine. I didn’t grow up on it but I eat it often enough, as if I did. My sister made this dish for me years ago and ever since I always make it a point to cook it whenever Chris or I are sick with a cold/flu or when it’s cold out. It’s not a heavy or chunky soup, it’s a brothy soup with a ton of flavors. I always make a big pot of it but having it day after day can get boring and tedious.
I hate thieves! Last week, I discovered someone had stolen one of my popular posts and used it as their own content on their website, while generating ad revenues with pop-up ads. And that’s not the worst part. The owner of the site pulled in my content using a hidden iframe so people think they’re visiting unihomemaker.com when they’re not. I mean, how often do people actually pay attention to the URL address they click over? I think this all originated from Pinterest. I had to file a DMCA complaint with Pinterest and the thief’s web hosting company out in Germany. Luckily, both parties took action and shut this guy down quickly! Has this happened to anyone before? Care to share your story with me?
This past weekend was a nice and lazy weekend (there’s no other kind for us. :)). Chris and I didn’t do a whole lot except eat, drink and relax. We have some organizing we needed to do but never got around to it (we’re procrastinators). We munched on some empanadas and crab dip (recipe to come this week) while sipping on wine and beer. It was pure delight!
These empanadas were tasty for my first try. I based the filling off of my picadillo recipe. I am not a dough making person (yeast and kneading terrifies me!) so I used store bought pie crust instead. These would be fabulous for entertaining. And you can make these ahead of time too (you gotta love that!). Have a stellar week!
It has been chilly here lately so last night I decided to make a big pot of stew. Chris picked up some Angus Beef (stew meat) from Harris Ranch at the market. The first thing I thought was how expensive this stew meat was. But it was totally worth it. It made the best beef stew ever! I didn’t think you can tell the difference but with this meat, you can.
This was my first stuffed pasta recipe I learned 5-6 years ago, and it has been a staple in my household whenever we wanted something hearty in the form of pasta. I have to admit, this dish does take some time to make but it’s totally worth it! Plus, it can feed a lot of people if you are casually entertaining. The trick to stuffing these tube pastas quickly and maximize the stuffing in each tube is with a demi spoon. You can cram a lot in there and in a flash. Add a simple salad and you have yourself a meal!