This has to be the all time BEST French Onion Soup recipe ever. Now, I do not say this lightly. This soup alone has caused countless trips to The Dobbin House Tavern in Gettysburg, PA. The stew meat and the gooey cheese are the KEY to this recipe. Seriously, I think I love this recipe so much solely because the amount of cheese that is involved. This recipe serves 6, but it is also perfect for leftover night!
6 Cups of Beef Stock (If you’re grocery shopping you’ll need 2 containers of stock)
2 TBSP Sweet Butter
6 Medium Onions, Peeled & Diced
1 Cup Stewing Beef, cut into 1/2 in. cubes
1 Cup Dry Sherry
6 Slices of White Bread
Let’s Get Cooking
Bring the beef stock to a low boil in a large saucepan.
While the beef stock is coming to a boil, melt butter in a skillet.
Add the diced onions to the skillet and sauté until they yellow.
In another skillet, brown the stew beef.
Once the onions have yellowed and the beef is cooked, add to the beef stock, along with the sherry.
Let the stock simmer for about 30 minutes.
Once ready to serve fill ovenproof bowls with the soup.
Add 1 slice of bread then comes the best part…
add 2 slices of the swiss cheese then 2 slices of provolone
Broil in the oven until the cheese browns and becomes ooey and gooey.
Trust me, just by looking at that melty cheese you are going to fall in love with this recipe. I also recommend going to the Dobbin House in Gettysburg, PA. It is such an experience, with history and food coming together, what’s not to love!
Never have I ever participated in any type of bar crawl. I am a bad day drinker, if I start to get sleepy it’s all over. NOW a food crawl is my type of scene! This weekend, I participated in Cleveland’s Wing Crawl with a few friends after a night out for her birthday. 4 bars in the Ohio City area took part in this and let me just say if they ever do this again I will be attending because I could eat chicken wings for days.
Touch Supper Club
Our first stop, the super cozy Touch Supper Club. The atmosphere was so chill it was the perfect place to start. Here they offered 3 types of wings, however, the majority of us decided to go with the Korean BBQ. IT WAS DELICIOUS. Super sticky and smoky, it had great flavor. We rated a 6/10
The Old Angle Tavern
The next stop, they had the perfect set up. You walked right up to a window and they provided you with their sampler of wings! They had TV’s on, good music, and good conversation. They offered a buffalo basil [the crowd fav], a bbq, and a house dry rub. Overall, it was pretty great! We rated 7/10
The final stop: Nano Brew. Now at this point we are a few drinks in, 12 wings in and we are ready to go. Nano also offered a few options, including Cajun-Ranch Dry Rub, Bourbon Orange Teriyaki, MGB Prosperity BBQ, Spicy Tai Chili [THE ABSOLUTE BEST]. We stayed so long because we had to order another round of the Spicy Tai Chili. Seriously, go there and try these wings. We rated 8/10
Market Garden Brewery
Our last stop, we were unable to make it due to the fact that we got too comfortable at Nano Brew. So I cannot comment on the wings, but in passing by, they looked delicious!
So these Pub Crawls are featured in all sorts of different cities. They are put on by We Love Pub Crawls so go check their website to see if they are coming to a city near you!
I despise the New Year. The expectations, the goals that will never be accomplished, and everyone telling you how this year they are going to be ‘healthy’. I was happy to be able to spend the holiday outside of the States, celebrating with new traditions in Havana, Cuba. New Years traditions did not involve much of confetti poppers and loud music in Cuba. Tradition’s focused on growth and starting fresh. There were two practices we took part, the first included throwing out water from the windows of the house. The belief is that this will clean out the bad spirits in the house. An additional tradition, that has become my new favorite, is to walk around the block with a suitcase. This ensures that the individual will travel/get out of the country in the upcoming year.
My favorite part of traveling to a new country, is trying the cuisine, obviously. Restaurants are different than they are in America, because of the government structure. Restaurants are either privately run, Paladares, or State run. Throughout my time in Cuba we ate in mostly Paladares, they have better quality ingredients and more creative recipes. Not only that, but we visited many famous bars, including Sloppy Joes.
Rum and Cokes were always on the table and I have to say they were often poured with a heavy hand. I was there for a short period of time and did not get to try everything that I wanted to. Ropa Vieja, Paella, and Croquetas all were tasted and even something familiar. However, I tried Congrí (black beans with white rice) and the black beans themselves became an obsession. I understand that this dish does not sound exciting, but the flavors are like no other, slightly spicy and smokey. It has become my goal now to recreate this recipe at home.
This year I am focusing on doing more things that I enjoy, like cooking and writing about food, just because. Don’t worry about making ridiculous goals this year. Do more of what makes you happy.