Tender, Slow-Cooked Beef Stew

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Tender and hearty, this slow-cooked beef stew is what I call winter comfort food.

It wasn’t long ago that I was in the land of gingerbread, strudel, and meat and potatoes. When I say meat and potatoes, don’t underestimate the mountain-high amounts here. In Germany, it just seems to be a staple. And while there is a major foodie movement in Germany, its traditional dishes still dominate (thank goodness!)

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Potato Au Gratin with Caramelized Onions, Crisp Bacon & Fresh Thyme (Dairy-Free)

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If you could fill an empty swimming pool with anything edible, what would you choose to fill it with? Jell-O, chocolate pudding, champagne?  Why am I asking this ridiculous question?

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