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London Broil

London Broil is one of the dishes I learned to make early on when I first started cooking. It is easy and cooks fairly quickly. London Broil is a style of cooking not a cut of meat. Usually it is flank steak or round steak that is marinated and then grilled or broiled and cut [...]

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Shrimp & Corn Cakes with Chili-Lime Cream Sauce

I wanted to something to go with my Gazpacho for dinner. I have made crab cakes often but I never tried shrimp cakes and I very conveniently had a bag of shrimp in the freezer, so these were born. They were really good. My kids liked them plain and my husband and I enjoyed the [...]

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Shepherd’s Pie

Two nights before I made the Shepherd’s Pie, I made I made Pot Roast that I re-purposed into Shepherd’s pie. I bought a 4 lb. roast that allowed me plenty of leftovers to create a Shepherd’s Pie. It was easy to put together and allowed me to change our leftovers into a delicious and different [...]

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Sunday Pot Roast

There is something about Sundays that make we want to cook a nice family dinner, complete with dessert. It may come from when I was in high school and my dad instituted “Sunday Dinners” where we all had to be home by 6 pm and would sit down to a special dinner. Really I think [...]

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Sausage, White Bean & Pasta Bake – Quick & hearty weeknight supper.

I had about an hour to turn Italian Sausage into dinner. I turned to the pantry and found a box of pasta and can of white beans and an onion and some tomatoes in the vegetable basket. A sausage, white bean, pasta bake topped with tomato slices. Done. It was hearty and pretty tasty and [...]

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Dinner Inspired by The Help…. Fried Chicken.

So I just finished reading The Help and loved it! And all I wanted to do was make the food they kept talking about in the book. So my The Help inspired dinner last night consisted of Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Steamed Cabbage & Vegetables, Sour Cream and Scallion Mashed Potatoes and of course Caramel Cake. [...]

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Heart Healthy Tomato-Cranberry Meatballs

Canned tomatoes are a staple in my house. I use them all the time to make tomato soup, tomato sauce, chili the list goes on. I always keep them in the pantry in their many forms. I have heard of the benefits of lycopene, commonly found in tomatoes. But recently, I was made aware of [...]

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Autumn Chicken Pot Pie

This was such a good and comforting meal last night. Perfect on  a chilly fall evening. I made the crust and the whole dish was so yummy. If you are short on time you can buy pre-paired pie dough. But if you do have the time, make you own, it is well worth it. I [...]

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Acorn Squash Beef Stroganoff

This is another fantastic fall dinner. The flavor work great together adding an autumnal twist to a familiar favorite. You can use acorn squash or butternut squash for this recipe. Serve this over egg noodles. Recipe: Acorn Squash Beef Stroganoff Summary: Adapted from Bitchin’ Camero Ingredients 1 tbsp. Olive Oil 2 Shallots -minced 1 cup [...]

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Chicken & Apple Fall Stew

Stews make great dinners on chilly nights. This lighter version made with chicken and apples is perfect on a fall night and a nice alternative to the more traditional version. It was also a quick meal for a busy weeknight. I made a Quick Rosemary-Olive Oil Bread to go along with it. The bread paired [...]

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