Archive for the 'Main Dishes' Category

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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Smoked Cuban Chicken

on Apr 22nd 2013

If there is a single category of food that greatly pleases the male population it would have to be SMOKED MEATS!  We smoked 2 hens yesterday and fed 6 people.  By the time we packed 2 lunch containers with the leftovers, the carcasses were picked clean. Next time your local grocery store has a sale […]

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Cuban Adobo Dry Rub Seasoning

on Apr 20th 2013

We continue to experiment with our smoker and try different kinds of meats, sauces, rubs, and methods.  In order to please dear hubby, I recently created a Cuban feast at our house and I think he was very pleased.  We smoked 2 chickens and a pork roast.  Here is the recipe I created for the […]

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Hissy Fit Dip

on Apr 9th 2013

If you were raised in the South, you probably are familiar with the term “HISSY FIT.”  A HISSY FIT can be “pitched” or “thrown”.  In my childhood, I would often hear a friend refer to his or her mom pitching a HISSY FIT.  This simply means that someone or something had caused Mom to become quite […]

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Mini Bacon Cheeseburger Pies – Gluten Free

on Aug 28th 2012

This recipe is a slight modification of Texas Recipe’s Mini Cheeseburger Pies.  I whipped up a gluten free version and of course I had to add bacon for my family.  These little pies were incredible and stand alone as a hearty appetizer for football season, camping, or even breakfast.  E A S Y! Preheat oven […]

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Gluten Free Pizza Crust – The Kids LOVED it!

on Apr 19th 2012

Since one family member has gone gluten free this year, I’ve had to do some changes to my menu planning, grocery shopping, and my cooking methods.  I ran across this recipe on Dr. Axe’s facebook and it originated over at   I thought I would give it a try, based on the rave reviews […]

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on Mar 13th 2012

Few main dishes beat an oven roasted chicken.  And nothing says “Welcome Home!” like the wafting aroma of this HERB the BIRD recipe.  It’s easy. It’s healthy.  And it’s gluten free.  Weather you decide to roast a hen or a turkey or a turkey breast, this herb mixture will yield a tender savory main dish. […]

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National Fettuccine Alfredo Day Today! – The Best Alfredo Sauce Ever

on Feb 7th 2012

Today is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day!  One of Hope’s favorite dishes is spaghetti alfredo.  She orders this often if we dine out.  I absolutely love alfredo sauce, but indulge only occasionally since it is pretty rich.  This is THE BEST recipe I’ve found so far. And it is NO surprise that my friend Karen gets […]

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Playoff Mini Burgers

on Jan 19th 2012

Looking for some macho food for the playoff games? Search no more. These mini burgers will be a winner in the hearts (and stomachs) of your family! I attended Highland Heights elementary school in the early 70’s. The building was incredibly old (it had a fallout shelter in the basement) and pretty scary to a […]

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Oven Fried Lemon Dill Salmon

on Jan 6th 2012

Are you trying to get more fish into your diet?  Salmon is a perfect way to get your omega oils and also bakes quickly.  I found  wild caught frozen Alaskan filets at Aldi for under $5 a package. There were four generous sized filets, individually wrapped in the bag.  I must admit I was skeptical about […]

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