Dinner

Enchilada on white plate with refried beans. Easy Ground Turkey Enchiladas

Easy Ground Turkey Enchiladas

Posted on May 5, 2019
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Easy turkey enchiladas made with seasoned ground turkey and two cheeses, wrapped up in flour tortillas and baked in red enchilada sauce. I don’t make Mexican dishes much at home, so when I get the craving, we go out.  But these enchiladas are so easy and good, we’re staying in.  Made with simple ingredients, nothing …

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Slice of pastitsio on serving plate. Pastitsio (Greek Lasgagna)

Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna)

Posted on Apr 28, 2019
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Authentic Pastitsio, or Greek lasagna ~ layers of pasta, cinnamon-laced beef, Kasseri cheese and béchamel. Authentic Greek food.  I love it all, from the Greek festivals here in St. Louis to Greektown back home in Chicago.  And you’ll love this pastitsio.  But first, I have to fill you in on where I got this recipe, …

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Greek Instant Pot Leg of Lamb, sliced and arranged in pan, surrounded with Greek potatoes. Greek Instant Pot Leg of Lamb

Greek Instant Pot Leg of Lamb

Posted on Apr 15, 2019
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Instant Pot leg of lamb, slow roasted flavor and fork tender lamb in half the time.  This Greek-style lamb has all the flavors you’d expect ~ garlic, lemon, oregano, rosemary and thyme, braised in the Instant Pot with wine and stock.  Serve with some Greek potatoes and pan juices, no thick gravy here.  Perfect for …

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Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Posted on Mar 15, 2019
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Classic shrimp scampi with garlic, butter, lemon and wine sauce, tossed with linguine ~ on the table in  30 minutes. Last weekend, I had the house to myself, all weekend, for three whole days.  I don’t even know the last time that happened.  The girls are gone to college or beyond, and Meathead went on …

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Reubens

Posted on Mar 1, 2019
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Reubens! Classic grilled Reuben sandwiches, with corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese, the best part of leftover St. Pat’s day corned beef! Every year after St. Patrick’s Day I want to make grilled Reuben sandwiches with the leftovers, and every year there are no leftovers.  Not this year because I hid some corned beef so …

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Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage, arranged on platter with horsereadish sauce and Irish soda bread. Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Posted on Feb 27, 2019
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Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage, the iconic meal for St. Patrick’s Day made easy in the pressure cooker.  Traditional one pot recipe for tender corned beef, vegetables and cabbage, served with horseradish cream sauce and Irish soda bread. For years I’ve been making corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day and have shared how I …

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Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

Posted on Feb 21, 2019
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Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner with roasted vegetables is so easy and delicious for a quick weeknight meal.  Vegetables tossed in a flavorful honey mustard sauce and cooked alongside the sausages become tender, sweet and caramelized ~ a winning combination with sausage! I’m all on board for sheet pan dinners, or tray bakes, but truth be …

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Roasted Glazed Salmon, on forkful over serving platter Roasted Glazed Salmon

Roasted Salmon Glazed Two Ways

Posted on Jan 12, 2019
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Roasted salmon glazed two ways ~ with brown sugar and Dijon mustard or with maple syrup and whole grain Dijon mustard.  Either way is delicious, super easy and dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes.  My kind of weeknight dinner! People either love salmon or hate salmon.  Our house is divided.  Now that …

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, close up on rectangular platter Beer-Braised Beef and Onions

Beer-Braised Beef and Onions

Posted on Nov 30, 2018
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Beer-Braised Beef and Onions, a stripped down version of Carbonnades à la Flamande, a classic Flemish beef stew ~ essentially beef and onions braised in beer, preferably a Belgian Ale. This is what I like about the cold weather, dishes like this.  Beer-Braised Beef and Onions.  So, so good, I can’t even tell you.  I …

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Turkey Tetrazzini, close up baked in casserole dih Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey Tetrazzini

Posted on Nov 16, 2018
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Turkey Tetrazzini, a creamy casserole perfect for using that leftover Thanksgiving turkey ~ pasta baked in homemade cream sauce, with mushrooms, peas, Parmesan and diced turkey or chicken. Every year I say I’m going to make turkey tetrazinni with the leftover Thanksgiving Day turkey, and every year I make turkey noodle soup instead.  This year, …

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