Category Archives: Main Dishes

Review: The Chew Cookbook

I was asked recently to review a new cookbook based on a US television show called “The Chew”, a cooking/talk show featuring Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, and Michael Symon. I warned the PR representative that I … Continue reading




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Shake’n’Bacon

This is going to be a quick little post because we’re in the middle of an international move. But while we’re temporarily back in the US to get our stuff packed up and sent to England, we’ve been eating US … Continue reading




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OMG Bacon Cheeseburger Hash Brown Pie!

I always say nobody should come to this blog for pretty photos, but if you have Scratch’n’Sniff installed on your device, activate it now because OMG this dinner is unbelievably good! It’s also highly customizable. Adjust the ingredients to what … Continue reading




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Quick Cooking Tip: Barley and Rice

Whenever we cook rice (which is almost always short grain, brown), we do 2 parts rice and 1 part barley. This started as an accident years ago and turned out to be super-tasty. Next time you’re cooking brown rice, substitute … Continue reading




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The Four Pounds of Cheese Project

A few weeks ago, Jenni Field of Pastry Chef Online learned via National Geographic that the average American purchases 28 pounds of cheese every year but wastes four of them. Inspired to raise awareness of food waste and to work … Continue reading




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Gravy Emergency!

Tonight our dinner plan was leftover meatloaf and reheated roasted veggies (carrots, parsnips, and red potatoes), but since the meatloaf was a bit dry on a reheat a few days ago I decided to whip up a packet of that … Continue reading




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“Hearty Skillet Supper”

Tonight for dinner we had a variation on a recipe called “Hearty Skillet Supper” I found on AllRecipes.com, a site I like because one can search by ingredients and not-ingredients, so I can readily find meals for what I have … Continue reading




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Roast Chicken Blues Reds

I decided to make a nice big roast chicken dinner on Sunday, so on Friday I took the organic 5lb-ish chicken I had in the freezer out to thaw in the fridge. By Sunday it was mostly thawed, so I … Continue reading




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Broccoli-Stuffed Chicken Breasts Do Double Duty

The other night I tried a Kraft recipe for “Creamy Broccoli-Stuffed Chicken Breasts”. These food-company recipes always feature their own products, of course, but Corran and I frequently have success in taking them and altering them as suits our preferences. … Continue reading




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