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Sheet Pan Chicken

We have found sheet pan meals to be a disarming retort to the dreaded “What’s for dinner?” whine. This recipe also seems to bring summer to the table. We found this gem from Debbie Matenopoulos on the Hallmark’s Home & … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa

Always in search of a tasty slow cooker meal, this recipe got our attention. We are leery of recipes that put too much liquid into the slow cooker. So much liquid normally releases from the solid foods in the slow … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

We wanted a recipe for Cinco de Mayo, and this one truly made the grade. We tried this recipe from Chungah’s website Damn Delicious. You can find the recipe here. There are other excellent recipes to try there as well. … Continue reading

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One-Pan Cuban Chicken with Rice and Beans

One-pot meals not only simplify meal preparation but kitchen clean-up as well. We recently made this dish from marthastewart.com to rave reviews from the family. For authenticity, use cooked black beans, but as the website notes, any other drained beans … Continue reading

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Beef Tenderloin with Veggies

Sorry, no review of restaurant cuisine or fabulous nightlife from New Year’s Eve here. Instead, we stayed home and made this great dish for a cold, cold night. Thanks to Joy Bauer on the Today show for giving us a … Continue reading

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Dry-Brined Turkey

This year we decided to try a dry brine approach to preparing the Thanksgiving turkey. We have had great success over several years with a wet brine recipe from Emeril Lagasse. That recipe is also on this blog. This dry … Continue reading

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Chard and Sausage with Crispy Spiced Chickpeas

This recipe calls for rainbow chard, likely for the variety of color, but there is a flavor component to this choice as well. Rainbow chard is not an actual varietal of chard, but a mix of  chard varietals including white-stemmed … Continue reading

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