Blog Archives for tag main dish

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Jun 14

Lemon and Herb Stuffed Pork Chops

In my last Costco adventure, I branched out from my typical meat purchases of boneless, skinless chicken breasts and ground beef. I bought pork chops– crazy! I’m living on the edge…haha. Since I bought the pork chops at warehouse store land, I bought a million, so I have lots of pork chop recipes to explore! This first one, lemon and… Continue reading

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Mar 12

Cheesy Sausage Tortellini

Happy Hump Day! I’m craving pasta- how about you?!? On our most recent trip to Costco, Austin found the world’s biggest container of frozen tortellini. We, of course, bought it and now gorge ourselves on this cheese-filled pasta. One of the first tortellini pasta dishes we made (besides for with butter or marinara sauce) was this cheesy sausage tortellini adapted… Continue reading

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Feb 11

Beef & Beer Risotto

Cooking with beer makes me feel a bit like a rebel. There’s something about adding alcohol to a pot of risotto that seems so wrong but also so right. And when you taste the risotto, you will know it’s the right decision I love cooking with beer- change the beer and the whole flavoring of the dish changes. I prefer… Continue reading

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Nov 25

Dirty Rice

It’s the last day of the cookbook giveaway, so let’s celebrate with another Southern Plate recipe– Dirty Rice. I used breakfast sausage, but you could also use ground beef or another type of seasoned sausage. I loved how flavorful this dish was from the meat and, of course, the Cajun seasoning. I didn’t estimate my rice portions very well, so… Continue reading

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Nov 14

Texas Straw Hat

Do you want an incredibly EASY meal that is full of flavor? Well, this is one of them! I have absolutely no why it’s called Texas Straw Hat besides for the fact that it could look like a straw hat…okay, now, it makes sense why it’s called a straw hat This recipe was adapted from Southern Plate. I added some… Continue reading

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Sep 03

Basil Polenta with Roasted Spinach and Tomatoes

I have been really bad this summer about using fresh veggies. Last summer, we had a farm share, so we had to eat lots of frozen veggies– yes, had But this year, we are more into the giant frozen veggie bags from Costco since we just can’t eat the fresh veggies from the big box store fast enough before they… Continue reading

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Aug 06

Garlic Seafood in Coconut Milk

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I am so excited to be guest posting at Diana Rambles- it’s a wonderful blog that I have enjoyed exploring over the past few months. Click here to check out my recipe for Garlic Seafood in Coconut Milk.

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Jul 01

Chicken Coconut Curry Soup

I love spending time perusing other blogs and looking at all the amazing recipes on the interwebs, especially when I see recipes that have an amazing flavor profile. This recipe is one of them! I am obsessed with anything that Bev of Bev Cooks makes. Many times, I do not have the ingredients that Bev uses on hand. With this… Continue reading

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Jun 19

Ricotta Shrimp Over Polenta

Just looking at the pictures of this meal makes me drool. I licked the plate clean!! I love shrimp, cheese, and polenta, so this was a fun recipe to create and especially to eat. When Austin and I were dating long-distance, almost every time Austin came to visit, we ate a meal similar to these– the original recipe came from… Continue reading

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Jan 15

Onion Pie

I love where I live– there’s a lot to do, but there is a still a small town feel to it.  Case it point– the area magazine– Williamsburg’s Next Door Neighbor.  Each edition is themed, and the November magazine featured the winners of the Now You’re Cookin’ Contest. Not only do they share the winning recipe, but also the life story… Continue reading