Category Main Dishes

Chicken, Pasta, and Veggies.

Anyone close to me knows that “chicken and pasta” has been my go-to comfort meal for literally decades.  Cook up some short pasta, add some seasonings, bread crumbs, parm cheese, and cut up chicken….can’t be beat. Until now. My grown up mouth decided one day that this could only be made better by adding veggies. […]

Sesame Chicken Bowl.

Bob found this recipe ages ago, and I finally got around to trying it for the first time.  As tasty as anything you could find in a Chinese restaurant with about a quarter of the salt 🙂  Thanks to greatist.com for the recipe! Ingredients: 3 tablespoons soy sauce, divided in half 3 tablespoons tahini, divided in half […]

Ground Beef and Cabbage Skillet.

I have rarely been a cabbage fan in my life, but I found these cute little baby cabbages at one of my local discount grocery store treasures for 25 cents a head.  I wanted to find a way to cook it that wouldn’t be offensively cabbage-flavored.  Thanks to smilesandwich.com for the tasty recipe. Ingredients: 1 pound ground […]

Goatherder’s Pie.

This is a recipe that my mom used to make when I was a kid.  It never really had a name until my childhood self decided that it was like shepherd’s pie (but not quite).  I decided that it should be called goatherder’s pie 🙂  It’s a little less involved than making shepherd’s pie, and […]

Canning Pulled Pork.

I’m really loving the concept of storing meat in jars rather than in the freezer.  It’s excellent on many levels – saves room in the freezer (which I never seem to have any of), avoids freezerburn, easy to reheat and use….I can’t stop finding new meats to put in jars 🙂  This is my latest […]

Spinach Lasagna Rolls.

I’m always amazed at how expensive it is to get pasta at a decent Italian restaurant….love finding recipes that I can make at home that taste just as good (or better!).  Thanks to skinnytaste.com for this recipe. Ingredients: 9 lasagna noodles, cooked 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained 15 ounces ricotta cheese […]

Teriyaki Salmon.

I am not a huge fish person….Bob would tell you that up until a year or two ago I refused to touch any fish other than fishsticks (and even those had to be doused liberally in tartar sauce :)).  I’ve started experimenting gradually with different types of fish and I’ve learned to eat it, even […]