Archive for the 'Main Dishes' Category

Steak ‘n Biscuits

on Oct 23rd 2010

Are you looking for a hearty, cool weather meal that can be thrown together in minutes and simmered all day in the crock pot?  Then try this recipe, made with lean cuts of inexpensive beef sandwiched between Mom’s Southern Buttermilk Biscuits. These are perfect for Saturday breakfast, Sunday brunch, or a working late week night […]

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Hawaiian Rib eye Tacos

on Sep 11th 2010

  Remember the previous Hawaiian Rib eye Salad post?  Well here is a variation of that recipe.  Makeup the meat mixture with steak, bacon, and pineapple – just as in the Hawaiian Rib eye Salad, then serve it all up in a soft taco shell with your favorite trimmings and a fruit salad on the […]

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Hawaiian Rib eye Salad

on Sep 5th 2010

I don’t want to say goodbye to summer just yet.  I love the season of grilling, fresh veggies, sweet and juicy fruits, and trying new combinations.  Here’s my latest concoction  – Hawaiian Rib eye Salad.  The steak can be grilled outside or inside on a griddle.  Bacon and fresh pineapple add a wonderful twist.  And […]

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Cedar Planked Smoked Salmon

on Aug 29th 2010

I admit I was a bit skeptical about cooking fish on a plank of cedar wood.  But I bought a couple of cedar planks and some salmon and gave it a try, just for my Taracooks readers.  This salmon was the most savory salmon I’ve ever tasted!  And it passed the family test too.  Although […]

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Sunday Dinner Pot Roast

on Apr 20th 2010

Some things are just too easy, like Sunday Dinner Pot Roast. I can’t think of an easier “company’s comin’” meal than pot roast. As my family sat around the table Sunday, there was little conversation while they devoured beef and potatoes. I remember someone saying, “Mmm, I just LOVE beef!” The prep time for this […]

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Beef Tenderloin with Blackberry Glaze

on Mar 29th 2010

I wish my Dad were still living. I’d make him this dish for Father’s Day.  Nothing beats Filet Mignon for taste and tenderness.  Although tenderloin is served here only on special occasions due to cost, it is the leanest cut of beef.  Glad there’s a positive trade off! Who would have guessed that beef and […]

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Oven Fried Pork Chops

on Mar 23rd 2010

Next time whole pork tenderloin is on sale, pick up one or two or three. Have the butcher cut them into 1” thick slices and you’ve got some less expensive boneless pork chops to country fry, BBQ, or in this case, oven fry. • 3 egg whites • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch • 1 ½ cups […]

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Italian Roast Beef Dip Sandwich

on Feb 22nd 2010

I recently tried Pioneer Woman’s Drip Beef Sandwich.  It was a hit here in ‘Possum Town and one I will be repeating frequently.  I have modified the recipe slightly.  Pioneer Woman said I could.  Not really, but I know she wouldn’t mind me tweaking it and sharing with you.  It’s EASY and LIP SMACKIN’ good.  […]

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Swiss Steak

on Nov 11th 2009

Here is a favorite recipe from last Winter that can be made in the crock pot while you are away at work all day long. I had never experienced Swiss steak until I met the guy who would later ask me to marry him. This is my mother-in-law’s recipe and it has never failed me.   When […]

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Danny Evins’ Risi e Bisi

on Aug 20th 2009

Danny Evins should be a familiar name to local residents of my hometown since he founded Cracker Barrel Old Country Store nearly 40 years ago. Danny’s daughter Betsy and I were friends in high school and college. We were both brides’ maids in each other’s wedding. Although we don’t see each other much any more […]

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