Category Archives: Main Dishes

Farm & Garden Chicken Pie

I made a chicken pot pie with some of the bounty from Grandma’s garden and meat from a broiler we raised last summer.       It was a rather improvised recipe of what I had on hand. … and … Continue reading

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Enchiladas

Where did the month go?  I turn around, and four weeks have gone by since my last post! By special request:  This recipe for stacked enchiladas (sometimes known as Mexican lasagna, or enchilada pie), comes from my mother-in-law.  She taught … Continue reading

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Oven-Smoked Pulled Pork

What could be better for a firewood party than barbeque pork? For our party, I thawed out a couple of big pieces of pork from the hog we butchered.  I adapted a recipe for Oven Smoked Ribs from Cooks Illustrated. … Continue reading

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Beef Stroganoff

Now that the cold, rainy season has started, my crock-pot has become a permanent resident on the countertop.  A hot bowl of something after watching the rain all day is just what we like.  An additional benefit is that it makes the … Continue reading

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Taco Soup

We love Mexican food around here.  But once it gets cold, tacos just don’t seem warming enough somehow. My solution?  Taco soup! I first got this idea from my sister-in-law.  I’ve since branched out and created my own version.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Spices

I use a lot of spices.  We like food with plenty of flavor around here, so I go through spices in bulk quantities. Years ago, I figured out that buying them in bulk was the way to go.  Most of … Continue reading

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Fried Calamari

I have a weakness for fried seafood. When I was in school, my dad and I used to have a quarterly competition:  my grades versus his sales record.  The loser had to treat the winner to dinner, and the quality … Continue reading

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