Category Archives: Main Dishes

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Ham

Split pea soup is a fantastic dinner for a cold, snowy evening. It’s filling, hearty, and flavorful. This soup can be very bland, in both texture and taste. The trick is to get plenty of flavor and texture from the … Continue reading

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Sheet Pan Pork Loin Roast with Parmesan Oven Wedges

Pork tenderloin is one of those things that seems like a fancy meal, but takes very little time and effort to produce. I have served this particular meal to visiting family several times, and it is always well-received. The potatoes … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Soup

Autumn is a time when I love to have soup. And even though all of my family doesn’t love to have soup all of the time, I often like to pair some of my favorite soups with other entrees so … Continue reading

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How to Make Homemade Calzones

Give me a combination of bread and cheese I’m pretty much set. Include more pizza-related toppings and I’ll be happy forever. (Maybe a slight exaggeration, but really, not that much.) When I was in college, one of the dining halls … Continue reading

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Baked Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs has always seemed like a restaurant-quality meal to me. (Probably because I can’t recall my mother ever making meatballs, so it’s something I liked to order at restaurants when given the chance.) I always thought it must … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Mexican Casserole

I love casseroles, but my children are just starting to appreciate them. And often, when I can get one of my children to eat a dish, my other kids won’t touch it. This one is an exception. The combination of … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork for sandwiches (and six other ways to eat it all week!)

Pulled pork is one of those things that I just cannot fathom buying pre-made. I mean, I get the appeal of a no-work dinner…but pulled pork is about as close as you can get to doing no prep. The slow … Continue reading

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