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So tonight I had a steak wok in mind until our son said he was out to an athletic game. So I decided to create an awesome adult pasta. I did and it is great. So simple but so good.

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Easy Beef Short Rib Rigatoni


Boneless beef short ribs are good, bacon is good, rigatoni is good … so combining them should make a great meal. Right?


3 strips of thick cut bacon.

1 and 1/4 lb. boneless beef short ribs.

1 cup diced onion.

1 cup water.

1/2 cup diced green bell pepper.

1/3 cup BBQ sauce.

1/2 cup red wine.

1 cup water.

1/4 cup minced carrot.

14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes.

2 cloves garlic – minced.

1 tsp dried basil.

salt and pepper.

1/2 tsp olive oil.


In large frypan fry bacon, and then set bacon aside. In bacon grease sauté all vegetables until soft.

To a large pot add can of tomatoes, wine, BBQ sauce, and water; heat on medium, add sautéd vegetables. Reduce heat to simmer.

Prepare short ribs for some surgery.

Slice the short ribs into large bite size pieces and then season with salt and pepper.

In same frypan add olive oil, bring to medium high heat and add short ribs. Fry ribs, turning often, until nicely browned on all sides.

Add ribs to sauce, bring to boil and then reduce to simmer and cover. Simmer for at least 30 minutes so the flavors infuse the ribs.

Prepare rigatoni as directed on packaging.

Grate some cheese, and plate the awesome meal you made by yourself!


Don’t forget my three volume action novel series featuring Jack Fields and Amber Reyes, along with my thriller Dinner With Lucifer are available from all e-book suppliers virtually everywhere!

Good Eating and Table Talk,






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Happy New Year


So here’s the thing… after Christmas me and She Who Must Be Obeyed headed out to the desert to chill. We chilled. I am now back in the bunker but I’m too relaxed to create a new easy recipe for New Years Eve! I guess what I am trying to say is … have a great holiday …. see ya in 2017!!

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Easy Dinner: Lamb Meatballs with Saffron Rice


This week I wanted something that was easy to make but still a little exotic. So I decided to make an easy lamb meatball dinner. The butcher picked out a nice portion of lamb and ground it fresh for me. I wanted some sides that were tasty, colorful, and easy to make. My solution was Mahatma Saffron Yellow Rice, and wait for it …. purple carrots.

This dish has plenty of spice and sweet flavors and is perfect for a cold winter night.

easy lamb meatballs

recipe serves 4.


1 and 1/4 lb. ground lamb.

1 egg – beaten.

1/2 cup bread crumbs.

2 cloves garlic – minced.

1/4 cup minced green onion.

1 Tbsp. ground cumin.

1 tsp. dry rosemary.

1/2 tsp salt.

1/2 tsp pepper.

1/2 tsp. cinnamon.

1/2 tsp zest of lemon.

1 – 5 ounce packet of Mahatma Saffron Yellow Long Grain rice.

1 bunch of purple carrots (or whatever color).

2 oz butter.

1/2 tsp allspice.

1/2 tsp brown sugar.

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice.


To large bowl add ground lamb, and next 9 ingredients, and using your hand mix the ingredients. When mixed, cover and place in refrigerator for ten minutes as it is easier to form the meatballs when the mixture is cold.

I did not brown the meatballs in a frypan to add searing, you can if you want, but my recipe is all about being easy.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil for easy cleanup. Spray with canola oil.

Form meat into 1 and 1/2 inch or so meatballs. Place meatballs in roaster. And bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Prepare rice pursuant to product directions (making an effort at rice being ready about the same time as meatballs).

Trim and peel carrots. With about 15 minutes to go melt butter in frypan heated to medium low, add brown sugar, allspice, and lemon juice. Stir to mix. Add carrots and sauté, turning occasionally until soft.

Plate meatballs, rice, and carrots, and sit back for an easy but wonderful home cooked meal.

And Stuff

Its been a fun year! I got some easy but great recipes out to you all, and published two new novels. Now here’s a secret, this blog is a hobby and produces no income. Fact is most blogs struggle to create income. That is why so many rate a product with an easy passthrough link to get the highly reviewed item.

So, to be honest, what I shamelessly do is promote my highly reviewed (by others) novels. This holiday season consider giving an e-book link gift to your out of state friend. Heck, the postage you save on sending a box will pay for my ebook!

My novels are carried by all ebook retailers in USA and EU including UK! If you like action I recommend the Amber Reyes and Jack Fields adventure series: Goldplay; Veyron; and Desert Ice. If your friend is more into the meaning of everything with a dash of the end of the world, my darker novel, Dinner With Lucifer should briefly put a gleeful look on their otherwise somber mug.

So there ya go, hope you enjoy my easy recipes and fun novels.

Good Eating and Table Talk,





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