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  • Chicken, Apple, Sweet Potato, and Brussel Spouts Skillet Meal

    Chicken, Apple, Sweet Potato, and Brussel Spouts Skillet Meal Olive Oil Chicken Thighs, cut into 1/2 inch cubes Sea Salt or Kosher Salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 4 slices of thick cut bacon, slivered 3 cups Brussel Sprouts, trimmed and quartered 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 medium white onion,…

  • Dirty Rice Stuffed Tomatoes

    Dirty Rice Stuffed Tomatoes 8 medium tomatoes 8 oz of bulk mild Italian sausage 1/2 cup chopped white onion 1/4 cup finely chopped celery 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper 1 clove garlic, minced 1.5 cups cooked long white grain rice 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce 1/2 tsp Creole Seasoning 1/8…

  • Hoppin’ John

    I altered this recipe from a Southern Living Version, but this particular dinner is pretty standard across most platforms. Hoppin’ John: 10 pieces of thick cut bacon, slivered 6 celery stalks, sliced 1 large yellow onion, chopped 2 green bell peppers, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp fresh thyme 1/2 tsp black pepper 2…

  • International Lettuce Wraps

    International Lettuce Wraps I don’t know where I found this recipe because I scribbled it on a post-it. Then I changed it. And for the life of me, I cannot recall its name, but as it contains an ingredient from everywhere, I’m calling it “International Cuisine”. I guess I could call it American-Indian-Asian-Mexican Fusion, but…

  • Bourbon Honey Ham

    Bourbon Honey Ham My family knows I LOVE Cherry-Apricot Ham. If there’s a holiday afoot, I’m out buying jars of cherry and apricot preserves. But I also get very bored with recipes, and this year’s holidays has caused me to long for new flavors. I found many recipes for Bourbon Honey Ham, but they all…

  • Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Kelly made this for Thanksgiving, entirely on her own. It was ridiculously delicious. Trust me, I tried to help. I think she waved me off about 100x. Cake: Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix 2/3 cup sugar 4 eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup water 1/3 cup sour cream 15 oz canned pumpkin (NOT pie filling!)…

  • Herb-Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey Legs

    I wish I had a picture of them roasted, but here they are almost ready to bake. They were eaten so quickly, I did not get a picture of them on the buffet line. Herb-Roasted Turkey Legs I got CRAZY this year and made only turkey legs for Thanksgiving. Folks straight up told me I…

  • Mushroom, Leek, and Tortellini Soup

    Mushroom, Leek & Tortellini Soup Olive Oil, salt and pepper Mushrooms, dealer’s choice, I usually cut about 6 oz. 2 large leeks, cleaned and cut into 1/4th inch rounds 6 cups of chicken broth 4 chicken sausages, sliced into 1/3rd inch rounds 9 oz cheese tortellini 3 cloves garlic, minced Cook mushrooms and leeks in…

  • Spinach & Ricotta Calzones

    Spinach & Ricotta Calzones Not sure where I found this recipe and when I started modifying it, but it confirms Sara’s #1 belief about my cooking: I can put spinach in ANYTHING. Italian sausage, browned (add garlic at the end so as not to burn it) Spinach, 10 oz Ricotta, 8 oz Shredded Mozzerella, 4…

  • Sweet Potato & Sausage Bites

    Sweet Potato and Sausage Bites I found a version of this in a Southern Living, and then played with it a bit. 1 lb sausage (breakfast if serving this at brunch, or Italian for dinner) 2 cups Bisquick 8 oz of sharp, shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup chlled mashed roasted sweet potato (I tried boiling…