Browsing Category MAIN DISHES

Bill’s Penne alla Vodka

This recipe is tailor-made for my husband Bill, done the way he likes Vodka sauce – lots of bacon, lots of Vodka, and very creamy. He is a Vodka sauce expert and he has a favorite restaurant where he always orders it.  But he says my recipe is just like it!  I take that as a huge compliment!  The sauce takes less time to make…

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My Italian Meatballs-Soft and Tasty!

Since I started cooking, I always made meatballs by winging it from my head. I like them with a lot of flavor and SOFT, not hard! I know everyone has their own favorite version of Italian meatballs! ! Some people like to add onions, some people add raisins, which I like too. My way of doing them has evolved into this recipe that I use…

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Grilled Lemon-Herb Swordfish

SWORDFISH! It is a favorite fish of mine! Well, I like almost every fish! This is a simple Sicilian way to make it. No breading, no marinating, just a quick mixture of oil, butter, and herbs. You really can’t mess up swordfish! This takes just a few minutes to prepare, and only 6-10 minutes total to grill! Use an outdoor BBQ grill or an indoor…

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Hungarian Goulash in the Crockpot

Paprika is the star in Hungarian Goulash! It is a delicious dish, traditionally served over spaetzle or flat noodles. There are many variations of Hungarian Goulash! You can vary this recipe by adding a little more or little less meat. I used stew meat since the crockpot makes meat so tender! This recipe has a yummy taste of sour cream stirred in at the last half…

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Steak San Marco

“Steak San Marco is a simple steak stew recipe that goes back decades, and it needs no updating! It is so unbelievably tasty and tender, I don’t mind leftovers the very next day! There are not many ingredients to it so you might wonder how it gets so delicious! The spices are simple but tasty! I used to make it on top of the stove…

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Scalloped Scallops

Simple, easy, and tender Scalloped Scallops: a popular dish from New England. “Sea Scallops or Bay Scallops, it doesn’t matter which you use in this dish! My Aunt Gloria made this in a very similar way, so this famous New England recipe goes back decades! It is actually poached in the beginning of the baking time and then later the crumbs become crisp! You can…

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Chili, Like Wendy’s – For Real!

“Everyone has a favorite chili recipe, I am sure! Wendy’s Chili is our favorite, and I finally found a way to make it as good as theirs, even after trying so many of the copycat Wendy’s out there. Not one hit it right…except this one! Sometimes I change the type beans, depending on what I have, or I use 2 different kinds of beans, but…

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Tuna and Spaghetti

“JUST OPEN SOME CANS! Choose 2 favorite seafood cans, 1 can of tomato paste, and 1 can of diced tomatoes to make a delicious, fast sauce in 10 minutes while your pasta is boiling! I used 2 cans of tuna fish for the dish pictured. You can use canned shrimp, clams, salmon, crab, whatever you like, or mix them up. Tuna and Spaghetti recipes go…

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Tortellini Alfredo (Light, Easy, and Delish!)

My fast, easy Tortellini Alfredo has a light cheese sauce that uses only Romano cheese and it is so delicious! No heavy cheese sauce! And you make it in under 10 minutes while the tortellini is boiling! I change up the veggies in it to whatever I feel like. Sometimes I might add in some cubed ham or chicken. This version has the traditional peas,…

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Sweet and Tender Oven BBQ Pork Chops for Two

” I discovered a great new, EASY way to have pork chops from H. Anton of North Dakota in a Cooking for One or Two Cookbook I like. Prep is 3 minutes tops and it was SO tasty! My husband and I both raved about it. She used lemon slices, but I just added a splash of lemon juice. I changed her directions just a…

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Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing Dinner

” If you want an easy version of chicken and stuffing, this is a great time saver! And it is SO TASTY! Chicken or Turkey and Stuffing is one of my husband Bill’s very favorite meals, and he LOVED this! Use chicken or turkey boneless breasts, or cut -up chicken pieces, or you can cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Use whatever you like! Pictured…

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Chicken and Stove Top Stuffing Casserole

An oldie but goodie delicious chicken and stuffing casserole from Kraft Foods that I remember my Aunt Gloria making. So good! Bill asks for this often! It is so FAST and EASY! You just layer the ingredients. A keeper recipe! Serves about 4-6. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: 1-2/3 cups hot water 1 package (6 ounces) Stove Top Chicken Stuffing Mix 1 or 1-1/2 pounds chicken breasts, cut…

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Mac & Cheese~Quick Stovetop Style

INGREDIENTS: 1/2 pound elbow pasta, or any pasta you like 1/4 cup butter (half a stick) 6 tablespoons flour (half of 3/4 cup) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2-1/2 cups milk 2 cups cheese, Cheddar or American, small pieces or grated 1/2 cup Romano or Parmesan cheese Rom DIRECTIONS: 1. Boil pasta in salted water. 2. Meanwhile, melt butter in medium saucepan. 3. Whisk…

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Paula Deen’s Classic Meatloaf~Fast & Easy!

A really delicious meatloaf by Paula Deen, made with oatmeal, not breadcrumbs. Soft and very tasty, it is easy to make and cooks fast in the microwave. Enjoy! MEATLOAF INGREDIENTS: 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped 1/2 cup onion, chopped 8-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained 1/2 cup quick-cooking oatmeal 1-1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 pound meatloaf mixture (ground beef,…

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