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Curried sweet potatoes and skillet chicken on serving plate with lime wedges. Thai Sweet Potato Curry with Skillet Chicken

Thai Sweet Potato Curry with Skillet Chicken

Posted on Jan 25, 2020
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Thai sweet potato curry paired with skillet curried chicken thighs makes for a warm and spicy easy dinner. These curried sweet potatoes are easy, warm and spicy and pair so well with some skillet chicken thighs seasoned with more of the same Thai red curry paste.  I love sweet potatoes, love spicy curries, and I’m …

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Coq au vin in serving dish with mashed potatoes. Coq Au Vin

Coq Au Vin (Chicken Braised in Red Wine)

Posted on Jan 7, 2020
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Chicken braised in red wine and aromatics, topped with bacon, onions and mushrooms, coq au vin is classic French comfort food. In the middle of December and all the holiday madness, I injured my elbow.  On my right arm, of course.  I just worked through it, hoping it would go away.  It didn’t, just got …

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Bowl of pasta and meaty gravy Sunday Gravy

Sunday Gravy

Posted on Dec 15, 2019
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Sunday Gravy, a comforting and meaty pasta sauce for Sunday supper.  Beef short ribs cooked low and slow in tomato sauce until fork tender and then tossed with pasta and topped with grated cheese. This past Sunday, I made a pot of sauce to serve with pasta.  Sunday Gravy.  It starts on the stove and …

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Pan of baked enchiladas suizas. Chicken Enchiladas Suizas

Chicken Enchiladas Suizas

Posted on Dec 5, 2019
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Easy Enchiladas Suizas with chicken or leftover turkey, smothered in sour cream, cheese and salsa verde. If you’ve ever had leftover chicken or all that turkey from the holidays and wondered what to do with it, enchiladas are perfect.  Especially enchiladas Suizas, or enchiladas verdes.  We’re talking creamy and cheesy, with green sauce, not red.  …

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Short ribs plated with mashed potatoes and sauce, showing forkful of beef. Instant Pot Short Ribs

Instant Pot Short Ribs

Posted on Nov 2, 2019
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Boneless beef short ribs braised in the Instant Pot with red wine and aromatics, finished off with balsamic vinegar.  Tender, succulent short ribs on the table in no time! When the weather turns cold, I’m all about comfort food.  Long, slow braises are a favorite in my house.  These short ribs are so easy and …

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Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Posted on Oct 29, 2019
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Creamy baked southern-style macaroni and cheese, a cheesy baked casserole and soul food classic. I’ve lived in St. Louis for some time now, and as I’ve said before, it’s very “southern” here in terms of cooking.  One of our favorite soul food restaurants had the best mac and cheese, and that would be Sweetie Pie’s.  …

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Close up of baked stuffed squash. Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash

Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash

Posted on Oct 23, 2019
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Turkey stuffed acorn squash, winter squash stuffed with seasoned ground turkey and topped with cheese. Easy, delicious and a healthy weeknight dinner for fall. When the weather turns cooler, especially after a long hot summer, I welcome and crave all the fall produce.  Especially winter squash.  I love it every which way ~ in soup, …

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Baked penne with prosciutto and Parmesan cream in casserole dish. Penne with Prosciutto and Cream

Penne with Prosciutto and Cream

Posted on Oct 16, 2019
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Baked penne with prosciutto, parmesan and cream, just four ingredients.  Super easy and delicious for a weeknight dinner or comforting Sunday supper. We did it.  We successfully dropped our youngest off at college.  My Emily, my baby, my Picky Eater.  Hold on a sec, need to wipe the tears off my keyboard.  Just kidding.  It’s …

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With refried beans and homemade flour tortillas on the side. Pork Chile Verde

Easy Pork Chile Verde

Posted on Sep 15, 2019
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Easy pork chile verde, pork shoulder roast in the slow cooker with jarred salsa verde and some fresh jalapeño.  Delicious with warm flour tortillas and refried beans. Chile verde is probably Meathead’s favorite, he always orders it at our favorite local Mexican restaurant.  I found myself with a pork shoulder roast in the freezer and …

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Wings on white plate with snipped chives. Hot Apricot Glazed Wings

Hot Apricot Glazed Wings

Posted on Sep 14, 2019
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Hot Apricot Glazed Wings, easy fried chicken wings with a sweet and spicy apricot jam glaze ~ a perfect appetizer/snack for game day or simply serve for dinner. Ever since I tried making wings at home, I’ve been obsessed.  I made chicken wings the first time with a stout beer and mustard glaze.  Delicious, and …

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