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Greek Lamb with Orzo

Meagan main_course, pasta

from food52.com 1 pound ground lamb 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped 6 cloves garlic, sliced thinly 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 28 ounces can of whole tomatoes, drained  14 ounces can of chopped/diced tomatoes 5 ounces fresh spinach, chopped 1 pound orzo pasta 2 cups chopped fresh […]

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Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Meagan main_course, slow cooker

from SkinnyTaste.com 8 chicken thighs, with the bone, skin removed 28 oz can crushed tomatoes (Tuttorosso my favorite!) 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced into strips 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced into strips 1/2 large onion, sliced 1 tsp dried oregano 1 bay leaf salt and fresh pepper to taste 1/4 cup fresh herbs such as […]

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Venison Cheese Enchiladas

Meagan family, main_course

This recipe is from my husband’s Aunt April (whom we fondly call Aunt Pokie).  She’s famous for these bad boys, and Dustin started making them a few years ago  for us.  They’ve quickly become a favorite in our house, and we think of Pokie every time we make them. 1 lb ground venison 1 medium […]

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Mini Pizza Quinoa Bites

Meagan appetizers, main_course, pizza_night

recipe courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats   2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled slightly or chilled (about 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa – be sure to rinse well before cooking) 2 whole eggs 2 egg whites 2 cups chopped pizza toppings (pepperoni, black olives, pineapple, ham, onions, sausage, peppers, etc.) 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup grated […]

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Thai Beef with Peppers

Meagan main_course

from foodnetwork.com 1 package pad Thai rice noodles or linguine 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons sherry 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 teaspoon red chili paste or a few dashes red chili oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lime, halved 1 pound flank steak, sliced […]

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Curried Beef Sliders

Meagan main_course, reviews, sponsored

A few weeks ago, St. Martin’s Press was kind enough to send me an advance copy of Dog-Gone Good Cuisine.  Written by Gayle Pruitt, the book explores recipes that are both healthy and delicious for people and their canine companions. Pruitt is a certified nutritionist and chef, and she creatively brings those two talents together […]

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Seared Tequila Scallops in a Cilantro Chile Sauce

Meagan main_course, seafood

from Hispanic Kitchen 1/3 cup olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 3 chile de arbol, crushed 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound jumbo sea scallops 1/4 cup silver tequila 1 tablespoon butter Juice of 1/2 lemon, plus more for garnish Salt and fresh […]

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Steakhouse Pizza

Meagan main_course

recipe inspired from The Pioneer Woman 1 whole Recipe Pizza Crust, of your choosing 1 whole Skirt Steak Or Flank Steak (I used venison)  Salt And Pepper, to taste 1 whole sweet onion, sliced thin 10 oz. mushrooms, sliced thin 3 Tablespoons Butter 4 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce 2 cups Marinara Sauce 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese  Shaved […]

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