Polish Cabbage, Potato and Bacon Casserole

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This isn’t the best photo, but I love this casserole so much that I had to post the recipe. For me, this is comfort food at its best. I have made this several times in the last couple of weeks and I’d be really happy to eat a serving of this any day. This is […]

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Colcannon

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Every St. Patrick’s Day, I make a traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and boiled cabbage, carrots and potatoes.  This year I followed a Sandra Lee recipe which called for cooking everything in the crock pot in a mixture of water and apple juice.    Actually, I cooked everything but the potatoes in the crock pot.  […]

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Chicken, Ham and Cheddar Roll-Ups

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I made these the other night and they were delicious. I almost made them two nights in a row, they were that good. I make another version of chicken roll-ups that are pan fried. These are slightly different because they are breaded and baked. I was surprised by how nicely these roll-ups browned in the […]

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Candied Bacon

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Candied bacon. Can you imagine anything better? I’ve made this three times in the last month. It’s delicious, and simple too.

I have tried this with both thick-cut bacon and thinner bacon, and although I enjoyed the thick-cut, the thin is my preference. Watch the bacon while it’s cooking, because it can go from golden […]

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Lots O'Meat Lasagna

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If you like a meaty, cheesy, hearty lasagna, this is a terrific recipe.   I make it annually on Halloween when some friends come over with their children for trick or treating.   I also make it when I want something I can make in advance to serve a crowd.  I have been making it for years, […]

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German Potato Salad

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I found this recipe over the summer and made it for a dinner party, but we ate it all and I didn’t have a chance to photograph it. I have to say that I like this more than regular mayonnaise-based potato salads (although those are awfully good in the summer.) I love the tang that […]

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Grandma Gwen's Beans

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These don’t look like your traditional baked beans, but they taste just like them. I think it’s the combination of the brown sugar and vinegar. My Aunt Carole made these for a cookout we had in Maine a couple of weeks ago and I ate at least four servings in one sitting. Who knew baked […]

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Kale with Bacon and Cannellini Beans

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My friend Becky gave me this recipe. She raved about it, and for good reason – it’s an incredible side dish. I tend to be skeptical about bitter greens like kale, mustard greens, etc. but I’m a new convert. I could eat this dish morning, noon and night. It has a great combination of flavors […]

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Cajun Jambalaya

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Jambalaya, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is derived from the Provençal word ‘jambalaia’ which means mish-mash or mixup. It also means a pilaf of rice.

The other day was cold and damp and I wanted to make some easy comfort food. This recipe fit the bill perfectly. It’s a great one-pot meal that doesn’t take […]

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Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Cranberry Sauce

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I served this for dinner on Christmas Eve. I usually make something more grand, like a crown roast of pork, or beef wellington, but this year, my sister was coming with her two small children (aged 2 and 8 months), so I wanted something that would cook quickly because I start cooking when we get […]

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