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Poppy Seed Chicken

It’s creamy, rich, and covered in a buttery  crumb topping. This is a very popular  casserole in the South. I think it’s a favorite  dish to take to a new neighbor, a new mom,  or anyone that needs a good comfort dinner. It’s another good way to use leftover roast chicken. You’ll need 2 cups of cooked chicken, cut up and  seasoned with salt and …

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Creamy Chickpeas and Biscuits

This is pure comfort food inspired by a frosty walk home one day. The creaminess of the coconut milk complements the earthiness of the chickpeas and the sweetness of the roasted pepper. And all of that on top of a tender biscuit. The biscuits are a Reinhart-esque riff on The New Basics Cookbook recipe. The key here is to make sure …

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Brown Sugar Glazed Meatloaf

We love meatloaf. Whenever I make meatloaf  I always wonder why I don’t make it more often.  It’s easy, it can be mixed up earlier in the day and  baked when we’re ready, and it smells great!   It also gives us leftovers for great sandwiches  the next day. Here’s another one of my favorites.  This one has a sweet BBQ-like glaze. …

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Classic Pot Roast

This is a dinner for meat and potato lovers. Tender, flavorful beef roast with lots of good gravyfor the mashed potatoes.  The pot roast is browned and then slowly braised for hours making it fork tender.  Pat the meat dry with a paper towel. This is very important for the browning process.  Seasonings and cut up vegetables add depth of flavor.  Use a …

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American Hamburger Goulash

This is definitely a going-back-for-secondsbowl of goodness. It’s a great pasta dish for fall and aperfect dinner to serve the night of Halloween…Ghoul-ash! There are many variations and names for a macaroni and beef recipe.  This recipe is easy and doesn’t require boiling the macaroni noodles separately.  Just stir the dry pasta into the beef mixture. It’s a good dinner to made ahead and  refrigerate until …

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Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole for Throwback Thursday

I was craving tuna noodle casserole today.  Maybe because it was raining. Maybe because  I thought I might be coming down withsomething. Whatever the reason,it was just what I needed.  It’s comfort food. Tuna used to come in 7oz cans, now like most  everything else they have changed the size  to a smaller amount (why do they do this??  I’d rather pay a …

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Creamy Baked Chicken

September is a busy month with back to school and new schedules so you’ll need a few  Easy Weeknight Dinners! Here’s an easy chicken recipe that’s put together  in minutes and popped in the oven.  It’s avariation of a few others I make so you canchange it up a bit.  It’s also a good one toremember when you’re out of onion soup mixfor one of my …

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Crispy Skin Bone-in Pork Belly by Bill Granger

here you are…as promised … the 3 to 4 hour PORK BELLY if you’ve been following along you probably read about the delicious 3 DAY Pork Belly.  well, this one takes about 3-4 HOURS and it’s just as pork-belly-icious!.   i always say… “you can’t go wrong with pork belly”. this technique produces the ultimate crispy crunchy skin and… juicy fat …

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