Category Archives: Main Dishes

Chicken Stirfry

I like a good meat and potatoes dinner as the next person. But more often, I prefer a dish like this one: the meat is there, and it definitely stands out, but it plays an accent role to the many … Continue reading

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Summer Chicken Salad

When I think of the word “salad,” my mind pretty much always only thinks green. I didn’t grow up eating a lot of pasta salads, or mayonnaise-laden vegetable salads, or vinegar salads with weird combinations of foods that I can … Continue reading

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Frozen Pizza Showdown!: Store-Bought v. Homemade

I love pizza. I could probably eat it every day. While I grew up with the occasional novelty of ordering pizza for delivery (always a big deal), I was spoiled by having my dad’s amazing homemade pizza on a pretty … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken (and what to do with the leftovers!)

So many recipes call for shredded cooked chicken, or suggest you purchase a rotisserie chicken from your supermarket to shred and use in a dish. And, well, I’ve done that – but it’s pretty expensive to do on a regular … Continue reading

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How to Make Hobo Packets for the Oven

My son had his first hobo packets (aka foil packet) dinner at a camp out at his grandparents’ house. He came home so excited about the delicious meal of sausage and sliced potatoes that he’d eaten, and I had to … Continue reading

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What is Shterum and How Do You Make It?

It’s always fun to learn about someone’s family by learning about their culinary history. Food is such a big part of our lives as a family. It creates memories and traditions. I’ve told stories about my dad’s cinnamon rolls and … Continue reading

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How to Make Homemade French Bread Pizza

Making homemade French Bread is one of my favorite things. It always makes me wish I did it at least once a week. Inevitably, however, I’ll end up with leftovers that need to be eaten rather quickly or else I … Continue reading

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Southwestern Salad with Homemade Catalina Dressing

I’ve been making variations of this salad for years. We’d have tacos for dinner one night, and then we’d have little dibs and dabs of ingredients left over – a small dish of corn, a minuscule portion of black beans, … Continue reading

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Chicken Fajitas for a Crowd

Fajitas are a fun party food, but trying to get all the different components to be ready at the same time can be frustrating. That’s why this recipe is such a help: the meat and the vegetables cooking is very … Continue reading

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Salade Nicoise

I can remember distinctly the first time I had a green salad with cooked potatoes in it. I was sitting in a cafe in northern France on a summer day, I was a bit jet-legged, and I was craving something … Continue reading

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