Best of 2012: Our Favorite Recipes

Andrea Meyers - Banana Maple Grits

I always enjoy looking back on our favorite recipes from the past year, the ones that we would make over and over again. Though there are often many—and this year was no different—I try to keep the list down to twelve. So here they are, our family’s favorite recipes from 2012. We hope you enjoy… 

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Steak Tips with Mushroom Pepper Gravy

Andrea Meyers - Steak Tips with Mushroom Pepper Gravy

Life is crazy enough during the holidays without adding complicated meals on top of the craziness. I try to keep weeknight meals easy any time of the year, but especially during December. This recipe for steak tips with mushroom pepper gravy from Cooking Light is an easy favorite, one that Hockey Guy requests regularly. It’s… 

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Beef Fajitas with Lime Beer Marinade

Andrea Meyers - Beef Fajitas with Lime Beer Marinade

So far our garden is doing very well. The tomato plants are hanging heavy with fruit, the basil plants are bushy, and some of the peppers have started turning yellow, purple, and red. With all the vegetables coming in from the garden now, we are busy harvesting each day, and cooking and putting up what… 

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Steak au Poivre with Sauteed Porta Bella Mushrooms

Steak au Poivre with Sauteed Porta Bella Mushrooms - Andrea Meyers

Most of our evening meals are simple, often pulling from the freezer any leftovers from my weekend cooking marathons. We spend our energy taking care of the boys, coaxing them to eat their dinner and use good manners, and conversation centers around the day and what the boys did in school or any new milestones…. 

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Chinese Beef and Broccoli with Tomato

Chinese Beef and Broccoli with Tomato Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I used to order this dish at China House Restaurant in Saipan, and the combination of flavors grabbed me. Admittedly this is an Americanized version of Chinese broccoli beef, but I like the extra layer of flavor the tomatoes add. Don’t add them too soon or cook them for too long; otherwise, they will turn… 

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