Ground Beef Ragu

Ragu Calzone
A ragu is an Italian sauce or stew, made with tomatoes, ground meat, vegetables, and wine, and cooked for a very long time.  Blognese sauce is a variation on a ragu that most of us are familiar with – though, in that case, a specific regional variation that is a bit heavier on tomato than most.

Ragus are frequently used with pasta, especially spaghetti.  But they can go on just about anything.  Or, in the case of this week’s Pie of the Week, in anything, or at least a calzone.  They are rich, hearty, and full of flavor!
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Savory Pumpkin and Sausage Soup

Savory Pumpkin and Sausage Soup

It’s fall, and that means 2 Acre Farm is bringing their wide selection of pumpkins to the Culver Farmers’ Market.  They’ve already nearly sold out this year, but I did manage to snag a couple of Long Island Cheese pumpkins.  While most folks decorate for a few weeks and then toss their pumpkins, these guys are delicious.  So, when life gives you pumpkins, make soup! Pumpkin and sausage soup

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