Category / Main Dishes

October 17, 2012
This week seems to have flown by so very quickly.  I thought that I would share with you a very simple and easy chili recipe that is a real crowd pleaser with my family.  It can simmer for as little as 20 minutes or as long as you like.   Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef …

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September 21, 2012
Sometimes, we are so cramped for time and often, if you are like me, you do not want a huge clean-up after dinner.  Cooler days are here and I don’t mind turning on the oven.  Another easy, family favorite is my Mexican stacked lasagna.  My kids think it is delicious and I am happy to …

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September 2, 2012
Yesterday, we decided to go apple picking.  Since we had a bunch of squash, eggplants and tomatoes, it seemed like an easy solution to dinner to make our crock pot ratatouille.  This is a very easy satisfying recipe.  When completely cooked it is like a vegetable stew.  We serve it over rice or pasta with crusty bread. …

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July 2, 2012
I love baked potatoes. One of my favorite dinners is having a baked potato party. Everyone starts with a blank canvas, their potato, and goes down the assembly line and adds as many or as few toppings as they desire. This is a complete win win situation for all family members, finally a meal we …

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April 11, 2012
A favorite treat following the week of Easter is a good egg salad sandwich.  Like you, we have an abundance of colored hard boiled eggs and this is an easy way to use some of them up.  The ingredients are quite simple and can be made in a pinch.  I think the secret that makes …

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April 1, 2012
I love the flavors of Mexican cooking.  I fell in love with so many flavors of this country when I lived in Los Angeles and learned to cook.  I especially loved going into the supermarkets there and trying out all the chilies, tomatillos, and other ethnic spices for cooking. Sometimes, my taste buds yearn for those …

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March 16, 2012
Living on Cape Cod we have access to great seafood year round.  I have many ways I love to prepare fresh seafood.  I found a similar recipe on the internet years ago and adapted it to suit my family’s taste.  This is very easy, quick and delicious and I usually serve it with french fries. …

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January 19, 2012
I love quiche! In fact, I have shared many quiche recipes over the years with you here on our blog.  I was craving my Mexican lasagna but I wanted to avoid the carbohydrates that came with using an entire package of tortillas.  Thus, this quiche was created.  I replaced carbs with protein and incorporated Mexican …

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January 5, 2012
Yesterday was National Spaghetti Day!  This post may be a day late but is very easy to make and your family will think that you have become a gourmet cook!  I love to serve this over pasta or rice pilaf.   If you are not a mushroom fan, try substituting in their place 2 tbsp …

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