Category: Main Dishes

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Baked Corned Beef and Cabbage

This St. Patrick’s Day staple has suffered greatly at the hands of the crock pot. Boiling the meat for hours may make it tender, but crock pot corned beef can also turn to mush. This recipe uses the oven for a gentler braise, retaining the basic texture of the meat, while tenderizing...

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Oven Roast Beef – The Slow-Roast Method

The biggest reason for failing at an oven roast beef is being impatient.  We tend to equate “It takes so much work!” with “It takes so much time!” And the fact is, the two are not the same at all. Yes, a tender, juicy roast beef takes a lot of time, but...

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

March is fast-approaching, and I thought it would be a good idea to collect all of my best Irish recipes together in one convenient post for you to try out and share with your friends.  Here in the U.S., St. Patrick’s Day recipes are something of a tradition, even if you haven’t...

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Wilma’s Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Wilma Schmidt, Dwaine’s mother, passed this recipe for Scalloped Potatoes with Ham on to him in her own handwriting.  I’ve updated it a bit and am now passing it along to you. Wilma lived into her 90s, and she passed along many recipes from her days as a farm wife.  Raised during...