Category Archives: Main course

Gift of Dinner (new parents, sick friends, etc.)

I have prepared and presented this dinner to many friends This meal helps take the burden off loved ones. The casserole is ample for two dinners or more depending on the number of people involved. I bring the casserole, a … Continue reading

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Chicken Marbella made easier

Chicken Marbella was published in “The Silver Palate Cookbook” years ago. It remains popular. I have modified the recipe to make it even easier. Also, this recipe serves 2-4 people instead of 10 or more. Do not be put off … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Pork Chops

A friend of ours gave us this recipe. This is her favorite way to cook pork chops. This recipe results in tasty and juicy pork chops. Four 1-inch bone-in pork rib chops 1 quart buttermilk Salt Freshly ground pepper 2 … Continue reading

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Beef Leftovers “Reinvented”

Flank steak on the grill (recipe in blog) is easy and tasty. We often have leftovers and this is one way I repurpose the leftovers. Also, if you have extra steak this recipe will work well. 1 medium leek, white … Continue reading

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Chicken with Mushrooms

We especially like chicken thighs because they are smaller and moister than chicken breasts. We adapted this recipe from an Ina Garten’s recipe to suit our taste and preferences. Ina’s recipes are always well tested and successful. 6 – 8 … Continue reading

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Quatre Epices (Four Spices)

This quartet of spices is commonly used in French cooking. Use the spice mixture for grilling pork, beef, lamb, or poultry. Also use creatively in sauces, soups, or egg dishes. 1/3 cup peppercorns (half white and half black) 4 teaspoons … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes with Ham – Updated

This casserole is a nice twist on the classic scalloped potatoes and it is a meal when served with a salad on the side. 2 shallots, finely chopped 3 large baking potatoes (or 6 – 8 medium potatoes) peeled and … Continue reading

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