main course recipes

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Pork Tamales

Pork Tamales

Tamales are a popular dish in many Hispanic households around Christmas time.  They can be a lot of work, especially if making a larger batch, so often the whole family would get involved in the cooking process. I've had store bought tamales, but I didn't like...

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Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

There are few things I like more than good buffalo chicken wings.  I love to order wings when I eat out, but they have gotten very expensive. So I came up with a way to make wings that are just as good, if not better, than wings from a restaurant at a fraction of the...

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Artichoke Pesto Panini Sandwich Recipe

Artichoke Pesto Panini Sandwich Recipe

I love artichokes, so I found it really interesting that this panini sandwich recipe incorporated them into a pesto. The original recipe called for fresh parsley, but I used basil instead. I tend to prefer basil over parsley for flavor, and I didn't have any parley on...

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This flavorful chicken tortilla soup is a big hit in my house.  Farmboy loves spicy food, so I'll strain off the liquid and serve him a few scoops of the chicken and vegetables.  He eats all of it.  This recipe could easily be adapted for a slow...

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Glazed Chicken Skewers

Glazed Chicken Skewers

Lydia Richmond from Cluttered Genius is with us today to share this recipe for Glazed Chicken Skewers. Lydia teaches for NCVPS (NC Virtual Public School) as an English teacher. Before starting her at-home gig in April of 2011, she was a face-to-face teacher at a local...

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Gluten-Free Deep Dish Pizza

Gluten-Free Deep Dish Pizza

Jessica from The Mad Hatter at Home is here to share her recipe for gluten-free deep dish pizza.  Jessica is a home improvement enthusiast and gluten-free cook.  She has some great gluten-free recipes on her blog.  This pizza recipe with...

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Home Cured Corned Beef Recipe

Home Cured Corned Beef Recipe

Today I'm joined by Kelly from A Mother's Design to learn about making Home Cured Corned Beef for St. Patrick's Day.  I love this idea and can't wait to try it myself this year.  Welcome, Kelly! As a child, I hated corned beef and cabbage. There was...

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Filipino Lechon

Filipino Lechon

A popular Christmas dish in the Philippines is Lechon.  This is a dish of roasted pork shoulder, served with a sauce made from liver paste (Lechon).   The sauce had more of a vinegar taste than liver (at least to me).  Don't worry, if you really can't bring yourself...

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Fig and Rosemary Pork

Fig and Rosemary Pork

My local grocery store is Publix.   Every day, Publix puts on cooking demonstrations and tastings.  If you like what they are cooking, you can grab a recipe card complete with shopping list.   They also have a display case right there where you can grab most of your...

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Turkey Enchiladas

Turkey Enchiladas

It may not be Thanksgiving, but that's no reason to forget about leftover turkey recipes.  We recently butchered our very large broad breasted turkey.  He dressed out at 23 pounds.  That's a whole lot of turkey for a family of three.  Needless to say, we were pretty...

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Rosemary Lemon Pork Chops

Rosemary Lemon Pork Chops

These pork chops are flavorful and juicy.  They are served with a Yogurt Feta sauce, which gave them a really nice tang.   Rather than using boneless pork chops, which were more expensive, I bought a pork loin and cut it into chops.  It made enough food for 2...

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Spinach & Pesto Penne

Spinach & Pesto Penne

My son went through a phase where he wasn't a big fan of green foods, so I was pleasantly surprised by how well he ate this pasta. It's a very simple dish, but it packs a lot of flavor with the basil, Parmesan cheese and capers. If you don't like capers, make sure you...

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