Sugo con Costolette di Manzo Recipe-Short Ribs-Confident in the Kitchen-Jean Miller

Sugo con Costolette di Manzo

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Sugo con Costolette (koh-stoh-LEHT-tah) di manzo is Italian for Sauce with Beef Ribs, a popular Sunday comfort food in Italy. Many people refer to it as simply Sunday Gravy. We like our sugo served over pasta or Goat Cheese Gnocchi. If there happen to be any leftovers, we gently reheat the sauce in a covered saucepan on the stove. Comfort food, indeed!

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Lasagna Recipe-Confident in the Kitchen-Jean Miller

Lasagna

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The first time I saw lasagna prepared, it was at my friend Scarlett’s house in the mid-1990s. As she pulled all those noodles from the boiling water and placed them neatly on waxed paper, I was both impressed and intimidated, realizing I needed an easier way. As it turns out, dry noodles layered with the sauce in the lasagna pan is incredibly easy. I use canned crushed tomatoes for their predictable moisture content. It not only guarantees that the noodles will cook to al dente, but that the dish will set up to the desired level of firmness.

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Braised Arm Roast Recipe-Confident in the Kitchen-Jean Miller

Braised Arm Roast

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When Mark was a boy, a big roast was a part of the Sunday tradition. His mom learned from her mother that a long, low oven is key to transforming an inexpensive cut of meat into a tender treat. If possible, select a roast directly from the butcher instead of from the prepackaged cuts. The shape and trim are generally superior, and yet the cost is about the same. Leftovers freeze extremely well in freezer bags, which are then easily defrosted in the microwave for quick weekday lunches. Just right on Bread from Heaven rolls.

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