Jenny’s Most Excellent 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Roast Beef

photo source: Jenny It’s Guest Chef Week (or weeks) at Once Upon a Spice and I wanted to start with some of the most popular recipes from our blog. It’s been difficult to streamline all of our incredible offerings, so in the end I had to resort to counting likes. 🙂 Once again, many thanks to…

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Magic Dust aka Steak Rub & Herb Butter-Rare, Medium or Well?

I call the incredible concoction encrusted on this gorgeous steak “Magic Dust” It’s an exceptionally delicious and simple steak rub that tastes like your local steakhouse’s—maybe even better! This pleasingly powerful powder has the ability to turn a naked steak into a culinary masterpiece! Rib eye is my choice, but most any marbleized cut will suffice. Also,…

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Chili & Pasta? Cincinnati Skyline Chili One of Ohio’s Finest! And a little history

A much-deserved repeat for pasta week! Skyline Chili! Growing up in our conventional Italian household, serving this type of sauce over pasta was unheard of–bordering blasphemous! Yet, I can still remember the first time I experienced this incredible, piquant potion poured over pasta—brimming with beans and golden cheeses and spiked with red onions. Heaven! I knew…

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Naked Bourbon Brew Burger: Bare Beef at Its Best!

  Coffee in my burger you say? You bet! This caffeine infused burger (trace amounts) with all of the other elements (spices) included in this recipe expose flavors unknown—talk about fusion! I call this one “naked” because it’s served bare and unscathed: Topped only with the mild tastes of caramelized onions and peppers–leave the veggies…

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The Sicilian Burger

It’s Burger Week here at Once Upon a Spice and I simply had to include this amazingly juicy gem inspired by my Italian roots. Every time I develop something Sicilian inspired “The Godfather” theme rings incessantly in my mind and memories of my Sicilian father weigh heavily into the equation as well Grazia, Daddy! Obviously, this…

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Jana’s Savory Golden Beef Hand Pies

These super easy, golden, savory hand pies are very versatile and mix and match, if you will. Intermingle different veggies, use chicken or pork instead of beef, mix up herbs and seasonings to taste, maybe even add a bit of cheese—it’s your call! However, this is our friend Jana’s version and the flavors, status quo, are phenomenal!…

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Easy Cheesy Mexican Fiesta Bake–Restaurant Style!

This cheesy and semi-sassy “any time” Mexican dish is sure to become a family favorite! It’s much more cost effective, healthy and delicious that any fast food restaurant I have found. Serve with a side of Spanish rice, maybe a little guacamole and you’re all set! Ingredients 1 1/2 – 2 pounds ground turkey, chicken…

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Pony Express Cowboy Beans: A Taste of the American West

: Pony Express Day, held on various days in April, commemorates those courageous men who risked hide & hair to ensure the delivery of our US mail. Back in the days of the Wild West there were no fast mail delivery services like there are today; no cars, no planes and ships would most likely…

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Easy 7 Ingredient Crock Pot Meatball Stroganoff

This is probably one of the easiest dishes I have offered thus far at Once Upon a Spice, but it will not be ignored! I found this recipe searching the net for Crock Pot recipes and revised it a bit for you. I also went against my normal ingredient and used canned soup, but organic…

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Cowboy Beans: Olde West Pony Express Style

Happy Pony Express Day! Let’s celebrate with a bit of fare from the Wagon Train Trail, shall we? I was first introduced to these spicy, flavor-packed beans at a local Sedona Restaurant years ago and they were excellent, no doubt, but I had to come home and recreate my own version; Of course, incorporating a…

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