Tag: Main Dishes

Classic Fettuccine Bolognese

I always say that every delicious soup, sauce, stew or braise starts with the “Holy Trinity.” The holy trinity in cooking is simply a combination of three aromatic ingredients (carrots, onions and celery), sautéed together to provide a stable flavor base for other ingredients…

Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon

Fall in the Ozarks is my favorite time of the year.  Our region boosts an array of fall vegetables like spaghetti squash, eggplants, peppers, acorn and butternut squash, sweet potatoes, bright greens, apples and more!  It’s the perfect time for a visit to the local farmers…

Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

When the weather turns cool, comfort foods like soups and stews, chicken and dumplings, chili, and my family’s favorite beef stroganoff reappear on our menu.  Something about settling in for the evening with a warm bowl of home cooked food warms the heart and…

To Brine or Not to Brine…That is the Question

Some say that turkeys don’t need to be brined, but in my opinion a brine can really add a little tasty punch to  your holiday turkey. Brine you may ask? Brining adds moisture and flavor to poultry and helps to keep it from drying…

She Crab Soup Winning Recipe

I love a good food competition, especially when I can use high-quality products from my local farmers market.  The Farmers Market of the Ozarks recently held it’s 4th Annual Soup-Off Competition to help raise funds for non-profit organization, Harvest on Wheels, and I decided…

True Shrimp & Grits…Southern-Style

We recently returned back from a family vacation to Charleston, SC, where a staple food is Shrimp & Grits; the entire south is called “The Grits Belt,” and every restaurant menu has some version of the historical dish. This simplistic meal is made of…

Mushroom Risotto- Quick and Easy

Risotto is one of my favorite foods.  I don’t know if it’s the creamy texture or the variety of flavors you can add, either way risotto is always a winner in my book.  Not sure if my risotto would win over Chef Gordon Ramsey,…

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