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Firecracker Chicken

Firecracker Chicken

       

Firecracker Chicken

    This easy to make Firecracker Chicken is one of my family’s favorite dinners. The chunks of chicken are always tender and the sauce is a wonderful combination of sweet and sour with a great balance of heat. I like to serve this over white . . . → Continue reading Firecracker Chicken

Chili Con Carne

Chili Con Carne

       

Chili Con Carne

  I love a delicious bowl of chili con carne. It has so many great flavors happening all at the same time. Of course, it’s also the perfect way to warm up on a cold day, but it’s also just a great comfort food that . . . → Continue reading Chili Con Carne

Traditional Shepherd's Pie

Shepherds Pie

       

Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

    Shepherd’s Pie is perfect on a cold winter evening. Please don’t let the long list of ingredients or the multiple steps listed for preparation. This dish really is easy and is made from common ingredients. I make this at least once or twice . . . → Continue reading Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

Honey Glazed Ham

Honey Glazed Ham

       

Honey Glazed Ham

    I make this ham every Christmas and Easter and it’s always eagerly devoured. When I decided I was no longer going to pay the high price for one of those baked hams that are so popular during the holidays, I set out on . . . → Continue reading Honey Glazed Ham

Thai Red Curry with Chicken and Vegetables

Red Curry Chicken and Vegetables

       

Thai Red Curry

    I love Thai food, especially if we’re talking about a wonderful Thai Red Curry. There’s just something about all those flavors coming together to make a simple dish, but one with so many different flavor components. This easy recipe is not only bursting . . . → Continue reading Thai Red Curry with Chicken and Vegetables

Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti

    Baked Spaghetti      

Our Famous Baked Spaghetti

  Baked Spaghetti has definitely become one of my family’s favorite dishes. While this might not be as famous as a rock star or MLB player, it’s certainly famous with my friends or family. I love it because it comes together . . . → Continue reading Baked Spaghetti

Seasoned Beef Tacos

Beef Tacos

         

Perfectly Seasoned Beef Tacos

    Whether you like your tacos hard or soft, with the works or with minimal toppings, the real star in this traditional Mexican meal is the meat. Without a taco meat that is perfectly seasoned, your beef tacos will be bland. Sure, . . . → Continue reading Seasoned Beef Tacos

Chicken Congee

Chicken Congee

   

Chicken Congee

    In many Asian cultures congee is the ultimate comfort food. It is often one of the first foods fed to young children, it is the chicken soup cure-all of Asia, and it is a comforting start to a cold day. Whatever the reason, chicken congee . . . → Continue reading Chicken Congee

Perfect Pizza Dough

Knead Dough to Form Smooth Ball

       

Perfect Homemade Pizza Dough

  Friday night is family night at our house and making our own pizzas is one of our favorite weekly traditions. This pizza dough recipe is quick and easy to make, and the results are always perfect. Just remember to use bread flour if . . . → Continue reading Perfect Pizza Dough

Risotto with Pancetta

Risotto with Pancetta

       

Risotto with Pancetta

    Risotto is so easy to make, but for some reason, it’s also one of those dishes that seems to intimidate many people. With a few simple ingredients and an understanding of how to cook it, you can transform those simple aborio rice grains . . . → Continue reading Risotto with Pancetta