Dinner

Sliced steak on cutting board with chimichurri and tomatoes. Skirt Steak with Chimichurri

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Posted on Jul 18, 2019
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Grilled skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, a perfect match that will take your steak game to a whole new level this summer. I love my backyard potted herb garden.  I’m always out there snipping something around dinnertime.  Chimichurri sauce is a fave of mine, the popular Argentinean sauce made with fresh herbs, garlic, vinegar and …

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Grilled Harissa Shrimp skewers Grilled Harissa Shrimp

Grilled Harissa Shrimp

Posted on Jul 16, 2019
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Grilled harissa shrimp, brined and marinated shrimp grilled to perfection ~ succulent and smoky with a spicy kick. Perfect for summer grilling season. We love grilling season and while it’s usually meat, chicken and veggies we’re throwing on the grill, occasionally we do shrimp.  It’s so easy and delicious with a quick harissa marinade.   Why …

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Turkey Meatballs with Pasta in Marinara Sauce

Turkey Meatballs and Pasta in Marinara Sauce

Posted on Jun 26, 2019
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Easy ground turkey Italian meatballs simmered in marinara sauce and tossed with penne pasta for a delicious and healthy dinner. I used to make these turkey meatballs all the time for a relatively quick and easy family weeknight dinner.  Made with ground turkey, they are tender, delicate and bouncy, and perfectly simmered in my favorite …

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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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