Category Archives: Dinner

Twelve Days of Christmas: How To Make Tamales

This year Katherine wanted authentic tamales for her birthday meal. Well almost authentic due to her dislike of both the pigs head and lard which were substituted with pork shoulder and crisco. Tamales are a traditional Mexican meal served over … Continue reading

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Carnitas

Carnitas are basically just stewed pork that is shredded and then added to many sauces and dishes. This recipe explains how to make the basic meat mixture. If making traditional tamales then use the traditional red chili sauce recipe here … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Better than Fish Sticks

We’re still not ready for a Sunday Supper starring poultry. Here’s a zesty meal with a citrus punch that won’t leave you feeling too heavy. Baked Salmon with a Crumb Crust Fingerling Potatoes with Wilted Kale Poached Pears in Champagne

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Braised Red Cabbage

This really made some deli-bought brats sing. While the recipe isn’t super complicated, you’ll need to allow plenty of time for the cabbage to get nice and tender. It took about an hour for us. The recipe is adapted from … Continue reading

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Lentils and Arobrio Rice

This recipe is adapted from Lidia Bastianich’s Lidia Cooks From the Heart of Italy. If a more soupy consistency is desired up the stock to 11 cups. Chop the vegetables very very small for the best flavor. Lentils and Rice … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Soup with Turkey Croquettes

This is a fairly simple soup to make but the recipe does require leftover turkey and fresh butternut squash. The recipe is adapted from Cooking Light Soup. Cream of Butternut Soup with Turkey Croquettes For soup 3 lbs butternut squash … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Anything But Turkey

Chances are your refrigerator is still stuffed to the gills with all things turkey. But we can still dream of a time when tryptophans aren’t on the menu. Perfhaps sometime next week. Here are some suggestions for your firs post-turkey … Continue reading

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