Tomato-ginger chicken thighs

Here’s a quick and very tasty dinner– great for hot summer evenings when you want standing over the stove time to be short.  This Indian inspired entree features fresh ginger and garlic,  chopped tomatoes, a dash of cinnamon and cayenne, and a goodly amount of curry powder and garam masala simmered with chicken thighs.  It will come together in no time, leaving more time to sit outside and enjoy starry night skies. Read More


Ginger Garlic Skillet Chicken

This quick and easy chicken dinner is so flavorful that you won’t even notice it lacks fat and calories. Ginger, garlic and tomatoes combine with honey, mango chutney and curry to give it a gently spicy sweet and sour vibe.

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Shredded pork chili

Chili #2!

Now this is a tasty and satisfying chili!  Pork shoulder, beans, spices and vegetables are  slowly cooked for hours and hours and the resulting deliciousness is thick and sweetly smoky– fantastic for a tailgate menu or a post pumpkin patch dinner.  This recipe is loosely adapted from a great blog called “How sweet it is!”.

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Traditional meat lasagna

If you’ve got a crowd to feed, a potluck to attend or you really, really need a comfort meal, then lasagna is your best friend.  It’s meaty, cheesy, carb- laden and so easy to tote, make ahead or freeze.  This is a traditional recipe that takes a bit of preparation but is very worthwhile.  Add a simple green salad, some good bread and some red wine and you have a feast. Read More