Category Archives for Meat, Poultry, & Fish

Homemade Fish Fry Mix Recipe

Fried fish cooked to perfection using homemade fish fry mix, served with lemon and tartar sauce.

I have a confession to make. I don’t fry fish most of the year, even though it’s a family favorite, especially when I use this homemade fish fry mix recipe to make the coating. The problem is that I don’t like the smell in the house. It lingers, no matter how careful you are or […]

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Instant Pot Curry Chicken

Try this simple recipe for instant pot curry chicken. Great over rice.

I’m back with another family favorite as of late. This instant pot curry chicken dish comes together in a snap. It’s a great recipe if you’re new to instant pot and pressure cooking. There aren’t a lot of ingredients and no complicated instructions. It’s also a great introduction to using the saute function on your […]

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Skillet Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

This simple and inexpensive chicken teriyaki cooks in the skillet and comes together quickly. Serve over rice.

Do you spend a lot of money on takeout? We used to get Chinese food quite a bit and it didn’t take long for those little splurges to add up. I decided to do something about it by coming up with my own “Asian-inspired” recipes that were frugal and homemade. This skillet chicken teriyaki recipe […]

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Chicken Cacciatore

This chicken cacciatore is flavorful and surprisingly frugal. Make it for your family or dinner guests.

We eat a lot of chicken around here. When I’m ready to switch things up and prepare my favorite cuts (legs and thighs) a little differently than fried or covered and baked in barbecue sauce, I often make up a batch of chicken cacciatore. This is an old dish that’s been around for centuries. As […]

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Sauerkraut Pork Roast

I love making this sauerkraut pork roast in my slowcooker. Great for Sunday dinners with fresh rolls and real mashed potatoes.

Every once in a while my German heritage comes out in my cooking. Not nearly as much as you’d think, but it definitely does with this dish. It’s a sauerkraut pork roast that slowly cooks in the crockpot with brown sugar, apple juice, onion, and a few interesting spices. It may sound weird at first […]

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Hamburger Stroganoff

This this simple hamburger stroganoff recipe. Perfect for busy weeknight dinners.

A few days ago I promised my newsletter subscribers I’d share one of the recipe from my latest Kindle Cookbook – Make and Take Meals. I figured I might as well share it here on the blog as well. The recipe is for homemade hamburger stroganoff and it’s a weeknight dinner favorite around here. As […]

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BBQ Ribs

These old-fashioned barbecue ribs made with homemade sauce are hard to beat.

My daughter’s birthday is coming up and one of her favorite meals is bbq ribs with fries and coleslaw. With that in mind, I thought it was high time to rework and revisit this old recipe from way back when. Old-Fashioned BBQ Ribs From Scratch  1 cup ketchup 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup […]

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Gluten Free Sesame Chicken

Who knew making Sesame Chicken was this easy. We like this better than takeout.

I’ve been on a quest for the perfect gluten free sesame chicken recipe. My husband had been suffering from migraines for years. We’ve finally figured out that going gluten-free almost completely eliminates them. As a result, I’ve been playing around with a lot of gluten-free dishes. One thing we missed was the occasional Chinese take-out. […]

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Curried Chicken

A fresh take on leftover chicken - turn it into curried chicken and serve over rice. Quick and simple weeknight dinner.

Here’s a fresh take on leftover chicken. We love roasting whole chickens or putting a large batch of chicken on the grill. Either way we usually end up with plenty of leftovers. Chicken salad is great, but sometimes you’re in the mood for something a little different – and need a quick and easy dinner […]

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Turkey Dressing Pie

Turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into a delicious turkey and dressing casserole. My favorite dish the day after

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought I’d share my favorite dish to make with the leftovers. We traditionally have this either Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving, but if you’re tired of eating the same food, you can freeze the dressing, and cooked turkey and make later. Don’t try freezing the gravy though… it […]

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