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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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Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, in bowl with forkful of spaghetti Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Posted on Dec 4, 2017
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Instant Pot Spaghetti with meat sauce, all in one pot. Use ground beef or turkey, your favorite marinara sauce and dinner is on the table in 30 minutes. Oh, how I’ve had fun learning the ins and outs of pressure cooking the past few months, and spaghetti has become a weeknight favorite around here.  It’s …

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Chicken Stroganoff in bowl over spaetzle Chicken Stroganoff

Chicken Stroganoff

Posted on Nov 28, 2017
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Chicken, onions and mushrooms, sour cream gravy… sour cream … did I mention sour cream?  This dish has all the elements for success in my family, especially for my husband — if there is any kind of a creamy gravy involved, he is the first one at the table.  The chicken is tender, the mushrooms and …

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Wafuu Chicken Curry

Wafuu Chicken Curry

Posted on Oct 28, 2017
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Wafuu curry is a traditional Japanese-style chicken curry.  It’s mild, comforting, slightly sweet, and it’s one of our favorite dishes.  Chicken, potatoes, onions and carrots in a richly flavored curry, not too spicy, and comes together fairly easily. There are many versions of this curry dish.  This one comes from SAVEUR magazine, about ten years ago. …

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Grilled Beer Brats and Sauerkraut

Grilled Beer Brats and Sauerkraut

Posted on Aug 16, 2017
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Beer Brats and Sauerkraut ~ brats cooked on the grill in beer, butter, onions and sauerkraut. Delicious on buns with a swipe of Dusseldorf mustard. One of my husband’s favorite things in the whole, wide world is sausage ~ any kind, cooked any way.  He makes really good brats on the grill, with beer and …

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Orange Glazed Chicken Breasts

Orange Glazed Chicken Breasts

Posted on Jul 29, 2017
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I recently made chicken stock and since I cut up two chickens myself, I always have four breasts that I need to do something with.  We’re not big chicken breast fans in my house.  I usually pop them in the freezer to use later, or I make some chicken salad with them.  But then I remembered this …

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