Classic Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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First of all, Happy New Year, Dear Readers! I hope you had a beautiful holiday season and that the New Year holds much happiness for you.

And now for something hearty…

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Maftoul (Palestinian Couscous)

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The ingredient pictured in my last post is Palestinian couscous, called maftoul. It’s hearty and comforting, making it perfect cold-weather food. I learned how to make it from my Syrian mother-in-law, and she learned how to make it from her Palestinian mother-in-law. Head over to my post on Honest Cooking for the full recipe!...

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Nourishing Barley Soup with Homemade Stock

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Do you remember a while ago when I posted my recipe for Homemade Lamb or Beef Stock? It was way back at the end of last September when nights had just started getting chilly around here. I thought I had used the last of that beautiful stock in a stew last month, but I just found a quart of it tucked away in my freezer. (Yup, stock lasts that long in the freezer. A sure-fire way to tell if it’s still good is to let it thaw and then smell it before using – you will know if it smells “off”; as a general rule, […]...

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