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Lamb Meatballs in a Tomato Sauce

For many years now, meatballs have been my main “go-to” dish whether I am having a party or going to a pot luck. Why? There are several reasons.  First, they are easy to make. The most difficult part is getting them in a ball shape without over working them.Second, they can be made well in […]

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Simply Roasted Turkey

It seems there are almost as many ways of cooking turkeys as there are people who cook turkeys…brine, fry, barbecue, smoke, etc. I like them all; however, some of the methods are very time consuming and involve extra tools and/or ingredients. To me, they are great for a special occasion (with the exception of an […]

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Tropical Barbecue Pork Chops

Sometimes when my husband cooks, he tries to get creative. The results of what he ends up with are usually nothing I would even think of sharing; however, there are exceptions. Much to my surprise, his twist on my ketchup and brown sugar pork chops is one of those exceptions. They were delicious! Frankly, I […]

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Bear (Delaware) Burgers

Several years ago, my husband and I had a sandwich from a pizza and steak shop in Bear, Delaware that they called a “Bear Burger.”   Unfortunately, the shop went out of business, and we have never found any place that served anything like them. Although I really am not sure why, we started talking about […]

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A Better Chicken Salad

It seems I have been making chicken salad quite frequently lately. Not only does everyone like it, but it is simple to make from store-bought rotisserie chicken, leftover herb roasted chicken or other recipes, or quickly cooked chicken in the pressure cooker. Additionally, I now included healthier ingredients like ground flax, sliced almonds, and sometimes […]

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Herb Roasted Chicken Breasts

Can you get crisp, moist, flavorful, and tender roasted chicken breasts without marinating or brining them? In short, yes.  The easiest way is by using chicken breasts with the bone in and the skin on. I think the real key is making sure the oven temperature is high enough to brown and crisp the skin […]

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Excellent Pressure Cooker Beef Roast

When I was young, Sunday dinners seemed to include either a chicken or a beef roast.   They both required longer cooking times and were more expensive than the usual nightly weekday meals.  Plus, it was then a treat and something to look forward to after church.  They were not quite equal in my eyes, though. […]

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Salmon Cakes

Although my mother did not fix a variety of fish or seafood, salmon cakes were a common dish at our house. In fact, they were a common, everyday dish in my extended family as well. I once witnessed my great-aunt feed five adults salmon cakes using a small can of salmon…and lots of crackers. It […]

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Fried Rabbit

Growing up, I never thought that I would ever buy rabbit meat. Although I loved rabbit (and squirrel) meat, it was hunted – not purchased. Although my father was not a hunter, we often had rabbit and/or squirrel in the freezer given to my parents by one of my mom’s brothers or by someone as […]

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Mom’s Hot Dog Sauce

When I was in junior high, we raised money for our Girl Scout troop to go to England.  One of the thousands of projects we did was sell hot dogs at a booth at our county fair each year. The hot dogs were a hit in part due to the sauce (a.k.a. chili in the […]

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