Dinner

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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Chicken paprikash in white serving bowl with spoon. Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash

Posted on Aug 26, 2019
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Easy Hungarian chicken paprikash recipe made with boneless chicken breasts simmered in a rich paprika sour cream gravy.  All on the stovetop in one skillet, served over buttered egg noodles. My all-time favorite dish growing up was my dad’s chicken paprika, a Sunday dinner treat during the cold winter months.  Of course, no recipe is …

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Sloppy joe sandwich with pickles Turkey Sloppy Joes

Turkey Sloppy Joes

Posted on Aug 22, 2019
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Homemade sloppy joes made with ground turkey and chili sauce.  Quick and easy, a healthy dinner the whole family loves.  Hands up if you liked sloppy joes growing up?  They weren’t my favorite and back then my mom made them by adding a can of something to some browned ground beef.  But once I had …

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Pesto mozzarella chicken in skillet Skillet Pesto Mozzarella Chicken

Skillet Pesto Mozzarella Chicken

Posted on Aug 15, 2019
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Crispy skillet chicken topped with fresh mozzarella and basil pesto, simple and delicious for a late summer weeknight dinner. Some dishes are just too easy to be so good and this is one of them.  Basically three ingredients that come together perfectly ~ chicken thighs, fresh mozzarella and basil pesto.  Start on the stovetop in …

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