Growing up at my house, a standing rib roast was the go-to celebratory dinner.

When my mom passed away a year ago, one of my most treasured phone calls came from one of her well-traveled friends who was 94 last year. He touched my heart so much when this kind man took the time to call. He had a successful career that took him to many fancy dinners and restaurants around the world. We reminisced about the good times.

A favorite part of our conversation came when he said, “I have been blessed to eat at some fine restaurants and extravagant events, but NO ONE cooked a rib roast as delicious as your mother’s.”

With New Year’s Eve approaching, or for other special occasions, I thought that many of you might like to try her recipe for Standing Rib Roast. Besides being delicious, it’s very easy and costs a lot less to prepare these in your own kitchen (as good as they are at favorite steak houses).

Happy New Year everyone!

Tell Me: What’s your favorite entree to enjoy during New Year’s?