Red Mike, the picture is lovely. But why is the gravy orange? I have never seen beef stew with orange gravy. It has always been a deep dark brown. The color of the meat.
I admire your desire to go out on a new adventure. But are you sure your knowledge is sufficient for this? First off, your "method" is difficult to read. Each step should have a space from the previous step. And each step should be numbered. It makes it a lot easier to read. Go to the library and look at some of the most popular cook books like the "Joy of Cooking". This book has been around since the early 30's and just grows in popularity due to the directions along with the recipe itself. It is an easy read for the cook.
I often will copy a recipe from this forum for my own file.
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2 pound(s) GROUND BEEF; Lean.
1 clove(s) GARLIC; Minced.
1 package(s) (6 ounce) STUFFING MIX; Any Flavor.
1 envelope(s) BEEFY ONION SOUP MIX
2 cup(s) CHEDDAR CHEESE; Grated.
1 3/4 cup(s) WATER
1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, garlic, stuffing mix, beefy onion soup mix, eggs, cheese and water. Mix well.
2. Press meat mixture into a large loaf pan; I used a 9 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 2 3/4 loaf pan with a jelly roll pan under it to catch any spill over.
3. Bake covered for 1 hour.
4. Remove cover and continue to bake for 30 more minutes or until meat loaf is done.
5. Cooking time may vary depending on the size of baking dish being used.
As You can see it makes for easier reading. This doesn't show it, but I centered with bold and underling. I did the same with the Directions. Only I didn't center it.
Any time I have a recipe that is going in the oven, preheating the oven is the very first thing I write down. Any home cook knows this.
For your beef stew, you seem to determined to say "halfway up". You need to measure just how much liquid you put in your pot. Even if the meat that the reader is using is larger or smaller, it gives them an approximate amount to expect to use. You also didn't state how much your piece of meat weighed. If you noticed in the meatloaf recipe, the weight was the first thing mentioned in the first item of ingredients.
Your presentation of the recipe and the directions needs a lot of work to make it readable.