Category Archives: Main Dishes

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 It is really close to the original. Ingredients- 1 lb dried red kidney beans 2 quarts water … Continue reading

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Texas Brisket

While we lived in Saudi Arabia the women’s group published a cookbook, A Taste of Jubail. It’s an interesting book because of the cultural diversity in Jubail during that time. I have discarded many cookbooks over the years, but I … Continue reading

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Homemade Barbecue Sauce

2 tablespoons butter 1 medium onion, chopped 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup prepared chili sauce (I use Heinz the most. Maggi is good if you can get that brand) 1/2 cup ketchup 1/4 cup cider vinegar 2 tablespoons lemon juice … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Pie

I had never made a shepherd’s pie until we moved to London 10 years ago. (Has it really been 10 years since I have lived in the USA?) It doesn’t seem that long. It was quickly added to Rick and … Continue reading

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Creamy Shrimp and Broccoli Fettucine

This recipe is courtesy of Elise at Simply RecipesIngredients * 2 to 3 cups broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces * 1 pound fettuccine (use rice-pasta for gluten-free version) * Extra virgin olive oil * 2 cups heavy cream * … Continue reading

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College Pasta

This is a quick, easy, and good poor man’s meal. 2 chopped up chicken breasts (little square inch or so pieces)1 can green beans1 can stewed tomatoes1 teaspoon oregano1 teaspoon basilsalt and pepper to taste Cook any pasta you want. … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past!

Recently, Rick and I were discussing how our eating patterns have changed over the years. I grew up eating more meat and potatoes and he grew up eating casseroles. I had never eaten a casserole until I met him and … Continue reading

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Vegetable Couscous

I often add shredded chicken, too. 1 can (14 1/2 oz) vegetable broth1 cup plain couscous1 medium carrot, grated1 red pepper, diced1 small yellow summer squash, sliced and cut in half1 small zucchini, sliced and cut in half1/2 cup finely … Continue reading

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Lindsey’s BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Thanks to my friend, Lindsey, for this yummy recipe. We crave BBQ on this side of the pond. Thanks for posting Lindsey’s great recipe, Ally! I made these today and we loved them and it was so easy. It makes … Continue reading

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