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Savory Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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I made this stew for dinner this evening and it was really quite lovely. Its springtime right now, but I can see this being be a nice bowl of warm comfort on an autumn night. I made a few modifications to the original recipe – largely to “healthify” it and make it “clean eating” compliant, […]

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Sweet and Spicy Apple-Glazed Meatballs

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Sweet-and-spicy meatballs make wonderful party appetizers — or enjoy them with rice and a green salad for a quick lunch. From Better Homes and Gardens  | Makes: 12 serving, Serving Size: 4 meatballs each Ingredients Meatballs 1 egg 1/4 cup milk 2 slices white or whole-wheat bread, torn 1 pound 85% lean ground beef 4 […]

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Moussaka

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This was my second attempt at Moussaka; the first, which I made in Spring 2009, was very close to Papa Georges. Unfortunately, I didn’t record the recipe – much to my surprise (horror!). Must have been an oversight. I’m really surprised I didn’t record it – that was utter stupidity.  It was as close to […]

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Slow Cooker Herb Roasted Pork Chops

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Had this dinner tonight (Jan 14, 2016). Chris LOVED this. RAVED about it all through dinner and immediately after!  Said is was so perfectly tender, and packed with delicious flavor. He LOVES my slow cooker too (YAY!) which is cool since he wasn’t looking very happy when I met up with him in the checkout […]

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Wendy’s Chili

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Made this just now on 12/12/2015 .  Turned out not too shabby. Good enough to make it to the collection. Nice when I want a change from my long time, standby chili recipe. As I typically do when I make chili these days, I used chicken instead of beef to keep it consistent with our […]

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Picadillo Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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From a very old booklet called The Best of Beef. Got from my mom years ago when I started cooking. Looks like its from the 70s or 80s. No copyright date. Was a promotional booklet for the beef industry in Canada. Great recipe. A neat way to get creative with all those garden zucchinis we […]

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Turkey Sloppy Joes

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I was suddenly craving Sloppy Joes today. Back in the day, I would have thrown a can of Manwich in with some ground beef and called that dinner.  But now that we are into more of a clean eating lifestyle (except for cheat days!), I was thinking more like turkey or chicken sloppy joes, home […]

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Garlicky Bread Crumbs Linguine

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Garlicky Breadcrumbs Linguine 2/3 c fine dry bread crumbs 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 6 garlic cloves, minced 8 ounces uncooked linguine 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Preparation Preheat oven to 250°. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick […]

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Chicken Florentine

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Chicken Florentine Another one of my all time favorite recipes that’s been with me forever. A perfect specimen of Spa Cuisine which you can make right in your very own kitchen.  Spa Cuisine is healthy, low calorie, beautiful looking, and most of all, delicious tasting gourmet food. Made this for the first time back in […]

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Sweet and Sour Beef Stew

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Sweet and Sour Beef Stew One of my long time favorite recipes, its been with me most of my adult life.  Made this when I first got married, and a good number of times through out the years. Making it right now, as I write this, in fact.  Haven’t had it in a number of […]

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