Entrees and Main Courses

Perfect Cold Weather Recipe for Chili — Spice it Up, and Chow Down!

October 17, 2011
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There are so many things to love about eating chili–not the least of which is the comforting way the spiciness helps ward off the cold as the weather grows chilly. In addition, Chili can be extremely healthy because of the high iron content in the ground beef and kidney (or small red) beans. Plus, the […]

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Easy Recipe for Teriyaki Chicken — Using NESCO Roaster Oven

September 20, 2011
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About a month ago, I got the urge to try something new for dinner–so during one shopping trip to Target, I bought a bottle of spicy teriyaki sauce I found on sale.  I remembered the sauce earlier today and decided to give a teriyaki chicken recipe a try. I’ve never made teriyaki chicken before, so […]

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Great Easy Meatball Recipe — Perfect for Parties, Family Gatherings, or a Delicious Meal at Home

August 20, 2011
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When the manager of our department announced he’d be leaving, it was decided that we’d have a special potluck luncheon to send him off. With 22 people to serve, I thought long and hard about what the best dish would be to bring. I decided on meatballs because they’re filling, flavorful, popular–and after eating them, […]

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Best Easy Crab Cake Recipe | How to Make Delicious Crab Cakes at Home

August 16, 2011
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Crab cakes are a favorite in my house. And that’s great–because they are a super-healthy source of protein that contains virtually no fat. On the downside, they’re super-expensive if you order them from a restaurant. The answer, of course, is to make them at home. Not only will you save money cooking them yourself, you’ll […]

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Busy Person’s Beef Stew Recipe | Easy Slow Cooker Recipe With Red Wine, Sirloin Steak (2-day version)

June 25, 2011
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As a working mom in a single parent household, I’m pretty busy. For a long time, I felt like I just didn’t feel like I had time to make food from scratch. But I’ve discovered that with better planning, I CAN make homemade meals for my son and myself. (And for those nights that I […]

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How to Make Thai Shrimp with Rice Noodles | Recipe With Shrimp, Rice Noodles, Coconut, Pineapple, Curry

June 19, 2011

Lately, my family has become quite fond of a certain Lean Cuisine meal in the grocer’s freezer section. It’s relatively affordable at $3/serving, and it’s ready to eat in only 8 minutes, so it’s great for those nights when we get home too late for cooking a meal from scratch. However, I decided to come […]

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Best Asian Chicken Salad Recipe — With Rice Noodle, Dried Cranberries, and Fresh Pineapple

May 23, 2011
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This recipe quickly became one of my favorites after I had a somewhat similar salad at Einstein Brothers Bakery a few years back. They stopped offering the salad shortly after I tried it–but by that time, I had already come up with my own version of this salad. My version only vaguely resembles Einstein Brothers’ […]

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Spicy Udon Noodles with Chicken – Easy, Healthy Japanese Recipe

March 27, 2011
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Do you ever get tired of having the same old thing to eat? I suspect that part of the reason that people eat out so often–aside from not having the time to cook–is that they simply don’t know how to cook more than a few recipes. I know that for me, I only knew a […]

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