Category: Meats, Fish and Poultry

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Turkey Meatloaf

Meatloaf is an icon of traditional home cooking (at least in North America) and is the ultimate comfort food, but unfortunately, it isn’t usually considered healthy because of the amount of fat in ground beef. Many have tried to make...

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Honey Mustard Pork Chops

Remember how good your Mom’s fried pork chops were?  Now, I know my Mom didn’t put mustard on her pork chops before frying them, but I swear that the taste of these pork chops remind me of my Mom’s.  Even...

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Spaghetti Meat Sauce

AKA Bolognese Sauce.  I have been making this sauce since I started cooking.  It’s your basic tomato based sauce with Italian spices and ground beef.  It has undergone several changes over the years, all little tweaks to make it better....

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Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

This recipe is quick, easy, and tasty. Add rice and a salad and you have an easy weeknight meal in under 30 minutes. I love that it uses chicken legs. They are often on sale, they are flavourful, and the...

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How to Brine a Turkey

Brining a Turkey  Brining is the process of soaking meat in a solution of salt, sugar and water prior to roasting. Rather than making it exceptionally salty, the salt in the solution reacts with the proteins in the meat to...

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How to Cook the Perfect Roast Turkey

Perfect Roast Turkey  The secret to a moist and flavorful turkey is to brine it overnight, then roast the next day. Your bird will come out browned and crisp outside, and moist and tender inside. Make sure to bring this...

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Chicken in Gravy

Chicken in Gravy  This is a traditional, skin-on, full fat recipe for preparing chicken, and boy is it ever good! Easy enough for a weeknight family supper, but delicious enough to serve company. Make some mashed potatoes to spoon the...

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Hamburgers

Hamburgers For each pound of lean ground meat, add: 2 Tbsp ketchup 2 dashes Worcestershire Sauce 1 egg ¼ cup fine breadcrumbs 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp onion powder ½ tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp ground black pepper Directions Mix...

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Salmon with Brown Sugar, Ginger & Garlic Glaze

Brown Sugar, Ginger and Garlic Glazed Salmon One of our favorite ways to prepare salmon. servings: Makes 3-4 servings Ingredients 2 Tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp butter 1 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbsp dijon mustard 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 tsp grated...

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Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak This is one of those warm, fuzzy, feels like home dishes. Since the tomato sauce tenderizes the meat, you can use a tougher cut like round steak or sirloin, so it is easier on the budget. I don’t...

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Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Steak     This is a southern staple that I had never heard of until I met my husband Steve. He is from southern California, where chicken fried steak is served for breakfast with eggs and hash browns,...

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Low’n Slow Method for Roast Beef

This method gives you tender, fall-apart roast beef every time.  It was cold here over the weekend.  Saturday was one of those damp, cold, windy days when you want something cooking for a long time in the oven to warm...

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Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs These are very easy to make, freeze well, and go in anything from spaghetti sauce to soup to sub sandwiches.  Or you can just have them plain as your main dish.  Beef and pork is traditional, but I...

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Dilled Salmon

Dilled Salmon Easy, simple, and yummy. Ingredients mayo or ranch dressing dill pepper thinly sliced lemon boneless, skinless salmon fillet Directions Preheat oven and baking sheet to 375 degrees F.  (that way, you don’t lose time while your baking pan...

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Crispy Fried Basa

Crispy Fried Basa You will be amazed what a crispy crust this produces without any oil.  Basa has a mild flavor and a delicate texture, with no “fishy” taste or smell.  Use this method with any mild flavored white fish...

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Roast Chicken

Roast Chicken The classic. Looks good and tastes even better. Feeds about 6 people Ingredients 1 roasting chicken – about 5 pounds ½ onion ½ lemon 2 large cloves garlic 2 tsp olive oil ¾ tsp dried thyme ½ tsp...

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Pan Seared Salmon

Pan Seared Salmon Simple, quick, easy, and good for you.  And oh yes, yummy!  If you are restricting salt, then leave out the Old Bay.  If not, it is worth seeking this spice mix out – it is indispensable on...

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Roast Pork Loin

Garlic Studded Roast Pork Loin Simple and quick to make, but so delicious, and pretty enough for company. A boneless pork loin is studded with garlic, surrounded by potatoes, rubbed with a simple blend of seasonings, and then roasted to...

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Beef Stroganoff

Can be made with either sliced beef steak or meatballs. Serve over rice or noodles. servings: Makes 4 servings prep time: 2 hr (includes marinating) total time: 3 hr Ingredients 2 pounds beef chuck roast or sirloin steak 1/3 cup...

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Pork Rub

Pork Rub:   1 ½ Tbsp Splenda Brown 2 tsp Garlic Powder 2 tsp Chili Powder ½ tsp Black Pepper  ½ tsp Oregano Leaves ½ tsp salt       Directions: Combine seasonings. Coat your pork chops evenly with the...

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Perfectly Seasoned Steak

Start with a good quality tender cut, such as strip loin or T-bone. It should be at least 1 inch and preferably 1 1/2 inches thick. Season each side with a few shakes of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce, and...