Earlier this summer, I was selected as one of the 50 blogger-participants for author and blogger Jenny Rosenstrach’s recipe challenge/recipe review for her latest book, Dinner: The Playbook which is the follow-up to her immensely popular first cookbook, “Dinner: A Love Story” – also the name of her equally popular blog. Her latest book includes a detailed, 30-day plan for mastering the art of the family meal which is a must-have for busy parents. It also includes 80+ kid-vetted recipes to help get those homemade dinners on the table without relying on the all too common menu rotation of pasta, pizza, burgers, and more pasta. I wish these books had been around when my son was younger….it may have helped him to become a more adventurous eater but at the very least, we always had a homemade meal on the table. And still do. But when time is limited and everyone has a crazy schedule, it can be rough to do so. From Dinner: The Playbook I made three recipes – Zucchini Fritters with Sour Cream and chives (delish), Chicken with Artichokes in Creamy Mustard Sauce (yum), and the Slow-Cooker Korean Short Ribs (sooo00 good). Jenny was wonderful to give me permission to post one of her recipes (I know a lot of you asked for recipes when I posted the pictures this summer) – so the recipe for Slow-Cooker Korean Short Ribs is included at the end of this post.
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- 3-4 pounds country- style pork ribs or beef ribs (meat can go in frozen)
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2 garlic cloves, smashed
- 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and grated
- 1 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 3 fresh whole jalapeños
- Combine all of the ingredients in a slow-cooker, stir in ½ cup, and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Recipe © Jenny Rosenstrach | 2014 Random House Publishers