Tag Archives: meat

National Chili Day

It’s National Chili Day! And today is a perfect day here in the upper Willamette Valley to celebrate this spicy dish. It’s cold and snowy and this warming dish fits the weather. But where did chili come from? Chili history … Continue reading

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Cornbread Chili Cups

I love chili and cornbread. I’ve had chili with cornbread baked on top, so why not make the chili bowl out of the cornbread? Deliciously easy and a party for your mouth! Try it!

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Pork and Cauliflower Meatballs – Not Your Grandma’s Meatballs!

I love meatballs and I love pork. And I’m always trying to find healthier ways to serve them. Then I discovered riced cauliflower. There are so many uses for it and it’s delicious! I added it to the meatballs. It … Continue reading

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Blackberry Barbecue Sauce

I went blackberry picking this weekend – There are so many things to do with these sweet berries -here’s one of our favorites.  It’s great on chicken – delicious on fish – and wait until you taste it on RIBS!! … Continue reading

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Wine Braised Short Ribs

Deliciously slow cooked in wine, these short ribs will simply melt in your mouth!  Easy to make and worth the wait!

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What is a Flat Iron Steak?

What is a flat iron steak? It is part of the beef shoulder near the heart and the clod, just under the shoulder-blade.  Also sold as a “top blade” steak, it has a lot of marbling and a fascia (gristly … Continue reading

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Cornish Game Hens Roasted with Lemon Pepper

This little bird is neither a game bird or a hen.  Game hens are commercially raised, young chickens and can be a hen or a tom.  They have tender meat and look a bit fancy on the plate!  So here … Continue reading

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How to Cook a Steak like a Pro

Ever wonder how the restaurants make the steak taste so good?  I have!  I watch those cooking shows, read, and I still couldn’t pull it off – but then I asked a chef!

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Meat lovers Meatball Sandwich

I asked readers to tell me what they thought would be a good Father’s Day dinner.  I got several really good ideas, but Rusty Hammer suggested a meatball sandwich – and my husband concurred!  So I went with that theme … Continue reading

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Springtime brings sunnier weather and the outside grill suddenly calls out my name!!  Here is a great (and pretty easy) dish to welcome in the BBQ season!

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