Main Dishes

Corned Beef Hash


corned beef hash {it’s a two-fer } I like meat. I don’t think that’s a secret. This little beauty happens to be one of my most favorite meat-centric meals of the year. It’s lingering right next to Thanksgiving turkey and flirting with Easter ham. I don’t quite understand why this is happening just once a year, do you? We need to work…

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Chorizo Beer Chili


Around Christmas I was talking (that’s code for wine tasting) with my cousin and I mentioned my weekend pancake recipe. She asked if I had weekday pancakes too. I think she was making fun of me. I don’t joke about pancakes. Nobody should. So I replied (rather proudly, I might add): OF COURSE I DO. Don’t you? Doesn’t everyone? I mean…

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Carnitas + Cheesy Black Bean Enchiladas


carnitas +  cheesy black bean  enchiladas  { you’re actually getting two meals…whaaa? } Keep reading for the world’s best carnitas and, because I’m modest, the world’s best enchiladas. This should actually be two posts. But, I’m moving a little slow this week and consolidation makes total sense here. There are a couple of things happening at my house. First, I’m obsessed…

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{ slow cooker citrus chicken tacos }


slow cooker citrus chicken tacos { easy + tasty midweek excitement } Doesn’t this photo look exciting? I’ve been futzing with this for what feels like a lifetime. I started when I still had persimmons on my tree in the fall…it’s been awhile. I started out in a carnitas direction and then, to be frank, these tasted nothing like carnitas to…

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{ new year’s eve dinner }


classic braised short ribs + cheesy sweet potato quinoa As we near the end of eating season, it would be easy to throw in the towel. To just say, enough is enough. And, if I’m being completely honest here, I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you that I’m getting pretty close to throwing in the towel. I’ve been eating…

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{ let’s take a culinary journey }


middle eastern kebabs + lemony kale quinoa tabbouleh + yogurt sauce Mouth watering yet? I came up with this concoction in early summer. It was one of those things that I couldn’t stop making and then I totally burned out on it. I just revisited this gem recently and I don’t know why I stopped making it. It gets better and…

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Beer Crust Pizza


You ever have one of those moments where you could not be happier? Filled up with goodness and love and everything that is great in your life? I was having that moment last night and my daughter said, ‘Why are you so happy?’ I told her I could go back to being the psychotic hormonal crazy lady I was a week ago, if she’d…

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{ grill me somethin’ tasty, beautiful }


{ lemon-rosemary chicken with tzatziki } Let’s start the week off HEALTHY. I tend to be a bit of a weekend warrior, so come Monday I’m ready to clean up my act…at least for a couple of days. Here’s the best thing about this recipe: I’ve never met an easier one. I mean cheap and easy is this guy’s first…

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