Tag: Main Dishes

Lemon Spaghetti

Lemon Spaghetti is one of my very favorite pasta dishes to make!  It is a simple dish that can be served as it is or paired with seafood and a good glass of Chardonnay.  1 lemon 12 oz. spaghetti or other long pasta Salt… Continue Reading “Lemon Spaghetti”

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… Continue Reading “Classic Fettuccine Bolognese”

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… Continue Reading “Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon”

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… Continue Reading “Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff”

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… Continue Reading “To Brine or Not to Brine…That is the Question”

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… Continue Reading “She Crab Soup Winning Recipe”

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… Continue Reading “True Shrimp & Grits…Southern-Style”

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,… Continue Reading “Mushroom Risotto- Quick and Easy”

Working Mom’s Beef Roast

I work from home…most days.  However, that doesn’t mean that I have loads of time to spend in front of the stove.  I commute between Branson and Springfield at least three days a week, sometimes more.  Plus, I am the one that typically drops… Continue Reading “Working Mom’s Beef Roast”

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