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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Individual Beef Wellingtons with Mushroom, Spinach and Blue Cheese Filling

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This was the pièce de résistance of my Christmas Eve menu. I made 12 of these and it took over 5 hours to assemble them and that was with help from my dear friend Paul who happened to drop by on the day before Christmas Eve. He was immediately pressed into […]

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Weeknight Bolognese

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I have been eating so many leftovers from Christmas Eve that I decided I wanted something else for dinner tonight. Something different but simple. My parents gave me How Easy Is That for Christmas. It’s Ina Garten’s latest cookbook. I love all of her recipes. I don’t think […]

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Beef, Cheddar and Potato Pie

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This recipe could have been called Meat, Cheddar and Potato Pie, because I have made it with both beef and turkey.  I think it’s equally good with both.   I really should have taken a picture of the inside of this pie.  It’s a big pile of meat and vegetables wrapped in delicious puff pastry – […]

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

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My brother recently competed in the NYC Triathlon and the night before the race, I made him (and a number of his friends) a carbo-loaded dinner of spaghetti and meatballs. Until a couple of weeks ago, I had never in my life made meatballs other than Swedish meatballs. I don’t know […]

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All American Chili

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I’ve made this a couple of times now and it’s my favorite chili recipe, and I’ve tried lots of them. I’ve made Texas chili, turkey chili, white chili, and my mom’s chili and this is my hands-down favorite. I made a double batch last weekend for the Jets-Indianapolis playoff game. We […]

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Southwestern-Style Succotash Chili

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We took the boys to Disney last week and I brought a stack of cooking magazines with me. They were sitting in a pile in the kitchen and my husband was threatening to throw them away, so I figured I’d read them on the plane. I got through most of them, […]

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Swedish Meatballs

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I made these Swedish Meatballs tonight and they were so good I had to post the recipe.   The photo doesn’t really do them justice, but I wanted to put the recipe up, so I decided to go with it.

In my post-college days before I began to do a lot of cooking, I used to eat […]

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Mahogany Beef Stew with Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce

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I love a good beef stew when the weather is cold.  Especially when the meat is tender enough to cut it with a fork.   I love this beef stew because the hoisin sauce (which is a Chinese dipping sauce and can be found in the Asian section in your local supermarket) gives it a great […]

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