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Category: Meats

Curried Meatballs and Potatoes

Curried Meatballs and Potatoes

I’ve always made some variation of this dish with different types of meat. Usually it was with chicken wings and potatoes. Then it was chicken drumsticks with potatoes. Then it was with chunks of chicken breast and potatoes. And then it was meatballs and potatoes. […]

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

These homemade chicken nuggets had the right texture, flavor and consistency of a standard McDonald’€™s Chicken McNugget. However, it still tasted leaner (healthier) probably because I trimmed all the fat off the chicken pieces. Scroll to the end of this post for the printable recipe. […]

Chicken Panini

Chicken Panini

Simple recipes this week. Chicken Panini (makes 2 sandwiches) Ingredients: 1/2 loaf French bread 1 chicken breast, sliced in half to make 2 thin filets olive oil tomato slices basil leaves mozzarella Directions: 1) Marinate/season your chicken breasts the way you’d like (simple salt and […]

Dry Rub Oven Baked Pork Ribs

Dry Rub Oven Baked Pork Ribs

I’ve been saving these bad boys in my freezer for the past couple months, waiting for the right moment to savor them. The time is now, since I’m needing to clear out my freezer for all my homemade freezer meals I’ll be concocting, for when […]

Homemade Turkey Sausage

Homemade Turkey Sausage

I wanted to prepare some sausage for another recipe I was making. I used a pound of ground turkey for this mixture; however you can blend half ground pork and half ground turkey if you wish. Don’t be overwhelmed by the amount of spices I […]

Chinese Pineapple Chicken

Chinese Pineapple Chicken

I call this dish Pineapple chicken. It’€™s similar to lemon chicken, or sweet and sour chicken sans red food coloring. Once you make it you’€™ll be surprised how easy it is to mimic Chinese take-out food. Except I think it tastes fresher and a bit […]

Roast Chicken – The KISS method

Roast Chicken – The KISS method

  When something tastes really good, you wonder how much effort was put into the process of creating it. Ironically, some of the best tasting recipes are the simplest. Simple ingredients, simple preparation, simple cooking process. Roasting a chicken is easier than tying your shoes. […]

Roasted Brined Turkey

Roasted Brined Turkey

Roasted Brined Turkey (adapted from Better Homes and Gardens) Roasted Brined Turkey  printable recipe Makes 8 servings Prep: 45 min. / Roast: 2 3/4 Hours / Stand: 20 min. Marinate: 8 – 12 hours / Oven: 325 degrees Ingredients: 8-12 lb. fresh or frozen turkey, […]