Friday, March 11, 2011


I'm channeling Al Roker with the title, he always get a reverb on his mic when he does the weather and says "Sunday". Anyway, this weekend is the start of Season 9 of Cooking for Real!!

Tune in for the debut episode and see how I'm Cookin' it Old School! I share my recipe for a classic; Beef and Barley Stew with Crusty Pepper Bread! It's perfect for the lingering cold and easy to make. There are only a few steps to a great stew, then you let it do the work on it's on. If you make it on a Sunday, lunch on Monday is a breeze! Plus it seems rich, but it isn't, 2lbs of chuck (inexpensive) can make about 6-10 servings, just depends on how you dish it up! Then, I clean up all the heavy food with a Strawberry Arugula Salad and a Sweet Lime Vinaigrette. The vinaigrette is my go-to for a quick blitz that tastes great on way more than strawberries and arugula. If you are a salad person, give it a try! It's also great tossed with roasted or boiled potatoes.

Here are some pic of the stew in my home kitchen ...
Tell a food friend, tweet it, blog it and email it! I can't wait for you to see the new shows! Up soon are the episodes with my friends and family stopping by for some fun and food.

Ok, this Sunday at 1100AM Cooking for Real - Cookin' It Old School!! on Food Network! Set your DVR, TiVo or your alarm :-).


Holly said...

Hmmm...Beef and Barley Stew and Stawberry Arugula Salad? Guess I know what's for dinner next week! ;-)

Nicole said...

Look's great! My DVR is all set to record so I can try my hand at these :)

Charles said...

Oh cool Sunny! They were serving it up on your set when I visited and it is gooood! I can't wait to see you & Aarti and how they put that show together woot woot- I'll be watching!

Jen @ OneCurlyFry said...

My DVR is all set in case I don't get a chance to watch when it's on!

Can't wait to check out Season 9!!

I have 2 pitchers of Brooklyn Iced Tea in the fridge - and both pitchers have double the recipe! Can't wait to have some!

perkypairfromPA said...

hi its julie and chris from york pa it was really nice to see you again at SOBE loved your hotdogs at the best thing i ever ate at the beach party even at the end of the night folks were grabbing them to go they where Soooooo!! good will we see you in atlantic city in july? take care till then
your fans
chris and julie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sunny,

I really like all your recipes, esp. the ones with empanadas and pastry sheets. However, I can't seem find in local grocery stores. Do you have any suggestions for where I can find them? I live in New York.


Anonymous said...

Hello! I LOVE your clothes. Where do you get your tops?? You're food is awesome too:)
Kelsey from Canada