Tag Archives: main dish

Instant Pot Pot Roast

We continue to sing the praises of our Instant Pot®. Whenever we let the afternoon get away from us without the pre-planning necessary for a nice dinner, the Instant Pot® comes to our rescue. This recipe is another winner; we … Continue reading

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Römertopf-Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables

Do you know what a Römertopf is? Depending on your age, you may have received one as a wedding present and promptly relegated that present to the back of one of the deepest cupboards you rarely use. That’s a shame, … Continue reading

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Garlic and Cumin Rubbed Chicken

This baked chicken recipe comes from Pati Jinich, whose cooking show, Pati’s Mexican Table, is carried on PBS stations. The link is here. She pointed out it is not difficult to buy a whole chicken, cut it into serving pieces … Continue reading

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Glazed Meatloaf

Here is an improvement on the humble meatloaf. Not a fan? Well, we recommend you give this recipe a look. Julia Collin Davison of America’s Test Kitchen fame, shared this recipe recently on the Home & Family show on the … Continue reading

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The Best Swedish Meatballs

Classic Swedish meatballs include bread (often day-old) soaked in milk. This recipe appealed to us because the milk product (heavy cream) goes into the gravy, not the meatballs. And the gravy is the star of the show! No disrespect to … Continue reading

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World’s Best Lasagna

Christmas lasagna may be a new tradition here. As we pointed out in a recent post, we decided to pay homage to the traditional Italian menu featuring first a pasta course, then a meat course. However, our all-American guests decided … Continue reading

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Beef Tenderloin

In a nod to the Italians, we served beef tenderloin along with lasagna for Christmas dinner. After the antipasti, a formal Italian menu usually has primi and secondi courses. The primi often features pasta (hence, the lasagna) and il secondo … Continue reading

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Sausage Skillet Dinner

We found this recipe in the John Wayne Cast Iron Official Cookbook, (2017, Topix Media Lab). We purchased the cookbook after seeing most of the recipes are made in a cast iron skillet. Our cast iron skillet has been underused, … Continue reading

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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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