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Chicken Noodle Soup

Now that winter is approaching, Sundays are generally soup and sandwich nights. It’s easy, it’s comfort food, and there’s enough leftover for lunches the next day. This is a very basic recipe for chicken soup – chicken, carrots and celery. … Continue reading

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Dutch Oven Beef Stew

Stews are great when the weather turns chilly. Don’t be put off by the fact that this beef stew takes five hours in the oven, it makes the stewing beef fork tender and flavorful. A good rainy day, stay at … Continue reading

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Dutch Oven Sautéed Chicken

Since fall is right around the corner, I love easy, hearty recipes like this one. Brown chicken thighs on top of the stove, and finish off in the oven. This chicken is delicious, takes about 15 minutes of prep time, … Continue reading

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Orecchiette w/ Broccoli Rabe & Goat Cheese

The name orecchiette comes from the Italian orecchia meaning ‘ear’, and –etta, meaning ‘small’. I like to think of them as miniature bowls that hold the creamy goat cheese and garlicky broccoli rabe in this dish.Rave reviews for this dinner … Continue reading

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Tomato Gravy with Onion & Butter

This recipe originated with Marcella Hazan, I’ve been reading about it on various food blogs for years. All you need are three ingredients, a can of San Marzano tomatoes, an onion, and butter to make an amazing gravy. Simmer time … Continue reading

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Tortellini

The fellas went to the movies on Saturday, which I took as a perfect opportunity to make tortellini. I have to say, it was a labor intensive process, but at the end of the afternoon, I had a nice sized … Continue reading

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Chicken Tamale Pie

Not my finest culinary photo, but a delicious dinner you can throw together on the fly using leftover chicken or turkey. Unlike most tamale pies, the cornbread is on the bottom and topped with chicken and cheddar cheese. Serve with … Continue reading

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Baked Pork Chops with Cranberries

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and bags of cranberries have made an appearance on 9th Street. There will be cranberry orange relish, and breads, and pies – but last night there were brined pork chops and cranberries layered in … Continue reading

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Sausage, Butternut Squash, and Spinach

Every once in a blue moon, I’ll put sausage on the menu when it feels like we’ve been eating way too much chicken, and I’m falling into a cooking rut. Butternut squash combined with sausage and garlicky baby spinach fits … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Skillet Calzone

After a week of brutal temperatures, when all I felt like making for dinner were popsicles – the weather finally broke, and we had a cool, rainy day. I whipped up a batch of pizza dough and made this calzone, … Continue reading

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