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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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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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Braised Chicken with Artichokes in Mushroom-Sherry Sauce Braised Chicken with Artichokes in Mushroom-Sherry Sauce

Braised Chicken with Artichokes in Mushroom-Sherry Sauce

Posted on Apr 16, 2018
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Simple and elegant braised chicken dish, with artichokes and mushrooms in a sauce made with chicken stock and sherry. Equally impressive for entertaining or on the table for the family. Last summer, I went antiquing in the town we moved to a couple years ago.  I’m not a big antique-seeking girl but I was curious …

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Beef Tacos

Beef Tacos

Posted on Apr 10, 2018
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I love a good taco when I go out for Mexican, especially tacos al pastor.  At home though, I make these classic ground beef tacos, simple and flavorful and my family’s favorite.  Always Hungry in New York just asked me how to make it, and it’s usually requested when the kids are home.  It’s a great …

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Cast Iron Skillet Cajun Chicken Thighs

Cast Iron Skillet Cajun Chicken Thighs

Posted on Jan 11, 2018
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This past year, my mom gave me two cast iron skillets that were my dad’s.  I actually think they were my grandmother’s, that my dad eventually got.  My mom thinks they were a gift when they got married.  Regardless, I have them now and I’ve restored them and I’m using them more and more.  One …

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Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili

Posted on Jan 9, 2018
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Happy New Year!  I hope the holidays were everything you wanted them to be.  So, it’s January and it’s freezing, even here in St. Louis.  This is the time of year I want long, slow braises, soups and stews.  And chili!  I made this Turkey Chili for the first time over Thanksgiving.  First time I ever …

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Braised Pork and Sauerkraut Braised Pork and Sauerkraut

Braised Pork and Sauerkraut

Posted on Jan 4, 2018
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Braised Pork and Sauerkraut ~ pork ribs braised in a low, slow oven with sauerkraut and brown sugar, so easy with just three ingredients!  Perfect with mashed potatoes and applesauce for Sunday dinner on a cold winter night. Meathead had a rough week.  I knew just the dinner to cheer him up, Braised Pork and Sauerkraut …

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