Wednesday, March 2, 2011


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I have started a Monthly Giveaway. I will be drawing names from
followers that comment. The drawings will be on the 1st of each month!
The March Monthly Giveaway is this adorable Mouse Pin Keep!

Each time you comment on a new post, it will give you another chance to win the Mouse Pin Keep!

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The BEST stew you'll ever eat. Serve with rolls so you can wipe up all the sauce.


1 TB. oil
2 strips bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 lbs. stewing beef, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 large onion, chopped
2 TB. flour
2 carrots, sliced
12 large pearl onions
11/2 Cups beef stock (or 11/2 Cups water + 2 tsp. beef soup base
1 bottle dark stout beer (I used Guinness)
2 TB. dark brown sugar
2 TB. red wine vinegar
1 TB. bouquet garni
1/2-1 tsp. salt, to taste
1/4-1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper, to taste
6-8 cooked small red potatoes for serving, if desired


In an ovenproof pot, heat the oil. Add the bacon and cook until crisp. Remove the bacon to drain on paper toweling. Do not discard the bacon drippings. Return the pot with the drippings to the heat. Add the beef and brown evenly; remove the beef and set aside. Add the chopped onion and flour to the pot and cook for 2-3 minutes; be careful not to let it burn. Return the beef and bacon to the pot and add the rest of the ingredients except the potatoes, if using. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 90 minutes. Taste and add more seasonings if desired. Add a potato to each diner's bowl and ladle stew over it.
Recipe from Deborah Forte Sczudlo


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sue Sweetie...
Oh my goodness gracious, I have fallen in love with this precious little mouse pin keep. Oh how beautiful she is. I love the fabric and the way the tail is holding a spool of thread. Just precious, so precious. Thank you for sharing.

I will have to go and check out your friends Etsy shoppe. We all need cards now and again. Love the share.

Now that beef stew looks amazingly wonderful. I think everyone would be sitting to dinner with their bread in hand for that. I could smell it clear out here in Phoenix. Oh my does it ever smell wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing with me, and I fully intend to give it a try.

Hope you are well sweet friend. Enjoy your Wednesday. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Domestic Goddess said...

I usually see your items an pick out which friends they would be great gifts for. This time I'm lovin the mouse pin keep! I make pin keeps for myself and as gifts. This is sweet!
The Irish Stew recipe is Great especislly now with these blustery winds!
I love your recipes and some have become regulars at our home. Thanks so much for sharing and I'm going to try and make that mouse!

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

The stew looks and sounds delicious.
I am loving the little mouse so much!

Angela said...

Love the mouse pinkeep. And as usual I will have to try the beef stew recipe. Think Mr. P will love it. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Just darling mouse pinkeep..quite unique and sweet....crossing my fingers..and of course, I will be snagging the stew recipe..sounds wonderful....the cards are beautiful and I will have to stop by that Etsy shop too....

Kerri Arthur said...

Love the little pin cushion and that stew sounds great!

Thanks so much for the recipe!


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Kim Brooks said...

Love the recipes that you shared! Thank you for featuring my cards - that is so sweet of you! Kim

Tina's Primitive Attic said...

Your little mouse pinkeep is precious.

Your Irish Stew looks so good. I can't wait to make it.

Thank you, Tina

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

That little mouse is adorable!!!

Allenz said...

I have made quite a few of the recipes you have posted on your blog. All have been wonderful. I also love love love the little mouse pin keep.

Jennifer said...

Just found your blog and I love the mouse pin:)

Margie said...

Oh my goodness, it's almost 5 am and I have been looking at all these adorable prim blog sites. I just love your little mouse pin keep...sooo cute and your stew is making my tummy grumble !!!

-Margie at Hungry Hook Primitives

Diane said...

HI I just discovered your blog - I love the graphics and the tune that was playing by Landon Pigg - have a great day!

Diane said...

Hi from Canada! I just discovered your blog and love the graphics, content and the tune that was playing by Landon Pigg! the recipes look fantastic. have a great day