Category: Main Dishes

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Santa Fe Style Carne Adovada

One of the most intimidating things about cooking an international dish like this Santa Fe Style Carne Adovada is recognizing the variations in ingredients.  Dwaine and I will often walk around a grocery in Puerto Vallarta and marvel at the enormous variety in vegetables they have compared to our paltry selection here...

Oven Baked Country Style Ribs 0

Oven Baked Country Style Ribs

You’ve probably come across packages of “Country Style Ribs” in your grocery.  If you’re like me, you wondered “So, what’s the difference between these and just regular ‘ribs’?”  Well, they’re not the same, and that means you need to prepare them a little differently than you would a regular rack of pork...

Oven Baked Macaroni and Cheese 7

Oven Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Ah – comfort food. Hot, filling, and made up of flavors you remember from childhood.  That’s the secret behind this Oven Baked Macaroni and Cheese. And it’s even better when it’s homemade and free of all the preservatives and artificial colors that are routinely added to our usual comfort foods.  Take the...

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Kansas Bierocks Recipe

If you’ve never had a bierock (we pronounce it BEER-OCK in Kansas where I grew up), you are really missing a treat. This authentic Kansas Bierocks Recipe using ground beef comes from Ellis, Kansas, center of the Germans-from-Russia (Volga-Deutsch) settlements that sprung up all over Kansas and Nebraska in the 1870s. I...

Chicken Divan 6

Chicken Divan from Scratch

No “cream-of-Something”, no artificial flavors, no preservatives – just creamy, tasty chicken goodness!  That’s the secret behind this Chicken Divan Casserole recipe I made the other night for friends. I checked my freezer and had 4 nice chicken breasts, so a Chicken Divan from Scratch sounded perfect.  It bakes in the oven...