Category Archives: Main Dishes

Southwest Pasta Salad

Today I was looking for a yummy pasta salad to go with Lindsey’s Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches. I found this recipe at Chelsea’s Messy Apron– It is so yummy! Ingredients- 2 cups mini pasta (measured when dry, I used shells but it … Continue reading

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Ten Minute Macaroni and Cheese

Super easy and much better than the kind from the blue box! 3 T of butter 3 T of flour 1 can of evaporated milk 1 box of macaroni 1 cup of milk 2 cups of grated cheddar cheese Salt … Continue reading

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Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner

This yummy recipe is from Our Best Bites. I made a few small changes. I just found a section in their recipe index for Healthy Meals. I plan to try some of their recipes every week and post the ones that I … Continue reading

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Maddie’s Pasta Sauce- From Ally’s Italian Friend Teresa

I have tried to make this healthier by leaving out the 1/4 cup of butter and 1 of the 3 tablespoons of olive oil in the original recipe. I often add more vegetables (celery and carrots) than called for in … Continue reading

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Kim’s Chutney Chicken

8 pieces chicken Juice from 4 oranges, or 1.5 cups of orange juice 3 medium onions, diced Mixed herbs (I just do this by sight, maybe a tablespoon) – Mine are from South Africa, but I also bought some here from Pirate O’s in … Continue reading

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French Laundry Inspired Lasagna

Ingredients Sauce- 1/2 cup olive oil 1 1/2 cups minced yellow onions 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1/2 cup tomato paste 8 cups cut-up peeled tomatoes (about 12-14 medium tomatoes, cut into rough 1 inch pieces) or 4- 15 ounce cans … Continue reading

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Rachel Ray’s Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

This is a yummy, quick and easy way to prepare tilapia from Rachel Ray Ingredients- 3/4 freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon flat leafed parsley, chopped 4 tilapia fillets (about 1 pound total) 1 lemon … Continue reading

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Herbed Lemon Garlic Chicken

1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon fine lemon zest juice of one large lemon 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 shallot finely chopped 1/8 teaspoon … Continue reading

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Chicken Pot Pie

This recipe is great for freezing. I put the filling in my Emile Henry Gratinee bowls, top with crust and put the whole thing in a freezer bag. Once they are frozen the dishes can be stacked to take up … Continue reading

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Treebeard’s Red Beans and Rice

Treebeard’s is a Houston institution. I love to eat there and always  have red beans and rice. I found this yummy recipe at Food.com It is really close to the original. Ingredients- 1 lb dried red kidney beans 2 quarts water … Continue reading

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