Archive for the 'Main Dishes' Category

Campfire Brisket Nachos

on Jul 7th 2015

1 12 oz can refried beans 8 oz smoked beef brisket 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup salsa or BBQ sauce 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese Toppings: 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped green onions 2 Tablespoons jalopeno peppers 1 bag corn chips Light about 30 charcoal briquettes.  Prepare nachos while charcoal […]

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Meatloaf Skillet Meal

on Jun 28th 2015

1 pound lean ground beef 5 oz can evaporated milk (can use 2/3 cup coconut or almond milk for dairy free) 1 can mild Rotel drained tomatoes 2/3 cup chili sauce, or BBQ sauce or ketchup – 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion salt and pepper to taste ½ stick melted butter 1/2 cup water 1 […]

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Aunt Debbie’s Poppy Seed Ham Rolls

on Jan 1st 2015

Do you need a recipe for all that leftover Christmas ham?  Make my Aunt Debbie’s Ham Rolls.  This recipe can be made ahead, refrigerated, and baked for breakfast. It can be easily put together for a quick snack, party appetizer, picnic, or even a Super Bowl item. To make good use of any leftover ham, […]

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RATATOUILLE

on Aug 18th 2014

6 oz can tomato paste ½ diced onion 3-4 cloves minced garlic ½ cup water 2 T olive oil 1 small eggplant cut into thin rounds 1 zucchini cut into thin rounds 1 yellow squash cut into thin rounds 1 red bell pepper cut into thin round slices 3 more Tablespoons olive oil salt and […]

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Breakfast Pull Apart Sausage Bread

on Jul 29th 2014

First let me start by stating I WON’T be making this again for a while.  Then why post the recipe if I don’t plan to bake this again?  Because it was so amazingly delicious I couldn’t stop eating it is the reason why!  This recipe can be assembled at night, placed in the refrigerator, and […]

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Garden Fresh Lemon Pasta Bowls

on Jul 10th 2014

These pasta bowls can be whipped up in a snap and made with some fresh garden veggies and specialty pasta.  Feel free to vary the vegetables as your garden is harvested this summer. 16 oz pasta variety (pictured is gluten free Lemon Parsley Pasta) – cooked and drained according to package directions 6 tablespoons browned […]

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Best Baby Back Roasted Rib Rub

on Jun 30th 2014

Hello, Richard here. I’m usually behind the scenes here at Taracooks but when Tara recently had the opportunity to appear on the Better Nashville show on Channel 4 again, we teamed up to make a couple of recipes that are out-of-this-world good. One of them is Baby Back Ribs using Tara’s Best Roasted Rib Rub. […]

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The Three Pigs Oink Out Sandwich with Jalepeno Aioli

on Dec 27th 2013

There are many ways to strengthen marriages and relationships.  In my book, BACON never fails to make my man happy.  There’s only one way to improve bacon, and that is to serve it up with pulled smoked pork BBQ AND thin shaved country ham!  This sandwich is incredibly hearty and pleasing served up on sourdough […]

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Pear Butter Glazed Pork Chops

on Nov 5th 2013

Last month I made some pear butter to use through out the winter months.  Of course pear butter is terrific spread over hot buscits or toast.  But I decided to glaze some boneless pork chops with the butter and bake them.  They were delicious and passed the family taste test here.  I am sure this […]

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Tomato Bacon Pie!

on Jun 28th 2013

Nothing sceams SOUTHERN quite like garden fresh tomatoes and bacon.  Try this recipe for a quick summer dinner or even for breakfast. It’s yummy! You will need 1 9″ deep dish pie crust (cooked at 350 for 12 minutes) 1/2 chopped sweet yellow onion 3 cups diced tomatoes (squeeze juice out of tomatoes and let […]

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