Dinner

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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Herb Butter Instant Pot Turkey Breast, partially carved showing slices and herb crust Herb Butter Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Herb Butter Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Posted on Nov 14, 2018
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Easy herb butter Instant Pot turkey breast for Thanksgiving.  Bone-in turkey breast rubbed with a garlic-herb butter that cooks up juicy and moist in no time in the pressure cooker, with gravy in minutes, all in the Instant Pot.  Free up the oven for everybody’s favorite part of Thanksgiving ~ the sides! My dilemma every …

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Easy Pot Roast with Tomatoes and Garlic, close up sliced over orzo with sauce and garlic. Easy Pot Roast with Tomatoes and Garlic

Easy Pot Roast with Tomatoes and Garlic

Posted on Oct 31, 2018
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Easy Pot Roast with Tomatoes and Garlic, just three ingredients for the best pot roast ever ~ in the Instant Pot, slow cooker or braised in the oven.    Few things make me happier than cooking something with a few ingredients that turns out beyond all expectations, just really spectacular.  That’s how I feel about …

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Sausage, Apple, Sauerkraut and Potato Skillet

Posted on Oct 23, 2018
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Sausage, Apple, Sauerkraut and Potato Skillet ~ German sausages with apples, onion, sauerkraut and potatoes in one skillet on the stovetop, perfect for celebrating Oktoberfest and the fall season! After months of sweltering St. Louis heat, I’m always so relieved when fall arrives.  This year it’s a little late in getting here, but there’s finally …

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Cajun Brown Sugar Salmon, close up on plate of two baked pieces Cajun Brown Sugar Salmon

Cajun Brown Sugar Salmon

Posted on Oct 17, 2018
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Cajun Brown Sugar Salmon ~ sweet and spicy glazed salmon, so easy and on the table in 20 minutes! Salmon for dinner at home is a weekly goal of mine, for health reasons and all that.  And all I need for motivation is for it to be easy.  I mean really easy.  Nothing complicated, especially …

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No Work Chicken thighs in baking dish No Work Chicken

No Work Chicken

Posted on Jul 24, 2018
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No Work Chicken ~ just marinate and bake.  Use boneless chicken breasts or chicken thighs, marinate in a delicious honey-soy-curry sauce for an easy and delicious weeknight chicken dinner. This post has recently been updated to make with bone-in chicken thighs, as well as with boneless chicken breasts. The past month and a half have …

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Pasta with Lemon, Asparagus, Artichokes and Prosciutto in large skillet Pasta with Lemon, Asparagus, Artichokes and Prosciutto

Pasta with Lemon, Asparagus, Artichokes and Prosciutto

Posted on Jul 9, 2018
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Pappardelle pasta in a creamy lemon sauce with asparagus, artichokes and prosciutto. With spring comes fresh asparagus, and all the ways I can think of to use it before it disappears.  On the grill, sautéed, steamed, in risotto ~ we love the stuff.  And this year, I made a creamy, dreamy pappardelle pasta with lemon, asparagus, …

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St. Louis BBQ Pork Steaks in an enamel pan for serving St. Louis BBQ Pork Steaks

St. Louis BBQ Pork Steaks

Posted on Jun 20, 2018
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St. Louis BBQ pork steaks, a regional specialty ~ doused in BBQ sauce and slow cooked on the grill until tender. I’ve moved around quite a bit since college, staying mostly in the Midwest.  Always takes some getting used to new digs, and there’s always new food to try that’s unique to the city or …

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Finished risotto in bowl with fresh herbs. Spring Risotto with Asparagus and Smoked Salmon

Spring Risotto with Asparagus and Smoked Salmon

Posted on May 29, 2018
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Creamy spring risotto with asparagus and smoked salmon and sugar snap peas ~ finished with lemon, parmesan and a sprinkling of fresh herbs, a perfect spring-time rendition. I’ll admit I don’t often make risotto at home, thinking it too difficult with all the stirring that I’ll somehow manage to screw it up.  But it’s not …

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Tilapia piccata in pan with lemons Tilapia Piccata

Tilapia Piccata

Posted on Apr 26, 2018
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Tilapia Piccata ~ pan seared tilapia in a bright, briny and buttery sauce made with lemons, butter and capers. There’s nothing I like more than being able to put a quick and delicious dinner on the table with ingredients I likely have on hand.  That’s almost always the case with a piccata.  And while chicken …

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