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Category: Meats

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

We can talk about authentic Chinese food vs. American Chinese food but I’m in my mid 30s, I was born in the US, and I occasionally crave greasy, deep fried chicken covered in a sweet sauce. I won’t deny it, and I won’t say authentic […]

Tamale Pie

Tamale Pie

I don’t know where Tamale Pie comes from, maybe the name represents something that tastes similar to tamales but that’s it. It is a casserole of ground beef, corn, beans, cheese, green peppers and cheese topped with a cornbread batter and baked. Make it and […]

Oven Braised Short Ribs

Oven Braised Short Ribs

Ever order that $20+ entree of braised short rib on top of some root vegetable puree and a grilled or roasted vegetable side? It’s easy to make at home. I bought a pack of 6 short ribs which were pretty pricey (to me) at around […]

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Ever since we found a school that would finally admit my 4 year old into Pre-K, two days ago, I found myself having a little bit more time on my hands with just one kid to take care of all day. Bon bons and soap […]

Chicken Confit

Chicken Confit

Easy Chicken Confit – Using chicken thighs rather than duck legs – as it is usually made, is a thrifty and equally delicious alternative.

Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki (makes 2 servings) (adapted from myrecipes.com) Ingredients: 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 11/2 teaspoon dried oregano 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 pound chicken tenderloins, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into […]

Gyro Meat

Gyro Meat

For this gyro meat recipe, you can use 2 lbs. of ground lamb instead of the 1 lb. beef + 1 lb. lamb combination if you want. I was trying to save money since a pound of ground lamb was 6.99 at the store, vs. […]

Popcorn Chicken with Basil and Sage leaves

Popcorn Chicken with Basil and Sage leaves

My apologies for not including step by step photos. But I figured a recipe post with 2 photos is better than no recipe post at all. A couple weeks ago I had tried popcorn chicken with basil from a bubble tea cafe in San Jose, […]