Category Archives for Meat, Poultry, & Fish

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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Classic Hamburger Pie

Cast iron hamburger pie made with ground beef and mashed potatoes

This is a very old recipe. Believe it or not, it has been around for over 50 years. It goes together quickly and makes a great one pot meal. It’s a good way to use leftover mashed potatoes. It’s similar to shepherds pie, but we tend to like this version better. If you haven’t tried […]

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My Favorite Meatloaf

A basic meatloaf recipe made with ground beef, bread, onions and carrots.

  If you are looking for a basic meatloaf recipe that’s just plain good, this one fits the bill. No need to add gravy, but I do serve it with some ketchup (that’s optional of course). Fix up some mashed potatoes and stewed carrots to go with it and dinner is done. It also makes […]

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Cheeseburger Skillet Dinner

A simple kid friendly dinner. Frugal and always a big hit. Great for weeknights.

1 7 1/4-ounce package macaroni and cheese 1 pound ground turkey or beef 1/2 cup chopped onions 1 (16-ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables 1/3 cup ketchup 1/4 cup water 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup mixed vegetables cooked 2 cups macaroni […]

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Oven Barbecued Chicken

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken - quick and easy dinner.

Are you looking for something quick and easy to fix for dinner? I’ve got you covered. We love this recipe. The chicken is delicious for dinner, but also makes for great leftovers. You can also do the same thing with thin pork chops. Just as tasty and easy to make. 3 pounds chicken legs &/OR […]

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Lemon-Peppered Chicken

A simple roasted chicken dish seasoned with lemon and pepper.

This simple dish is easy enough to make on a weeknight, but pretty enough for company. Cook the chicken quartered to get it done faster, or cook up the whole bird for a pretty presentation. Personally I prefer mine quartered. This makes quite a bit of chicken. I serve it with rice and vegetables the […]

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My Best Sloppy Joes

A plate with a Sloppy Joe Sandwich on a bun and chips.

Growing up in Germany, we didn’t eat sloppy joes. I remember the first time I had these yummy, but difficult to eat sandwiches. It was the first time my husband (then boyfriend) took me to meet his extended family. It was his aunt’s birthday and the whole family got together for a garden and pool […]

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