Category Archives: Main Dishes

Weeknight Marinara with Italian Sausage

It’s true, we don’t always have the time to cook a marinara sauce all day long. My favorite marinaras are slow cooked but in a pinch this recipe can fill in for a hearty meal, you just need to allow … Continue reading

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Southwest Chicken Bowl

This is a little of the Southwest in a bowl. It started one night when I was short on time and I pulled out the crock pot and added chicken, a can of black beans, onion, tomatoes and Southwest spices. … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Chicken

When I was in Boston in February I had fun chatting with my aunt and cousins about the blog and was happy that they checked it out here and there and have shared a few recipes with others. We were … Continue reading

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Mary’s Beef and Guinness Stew over Red Mashed Potatoes

I’m getting into the spirit of the Irish weekend listening to Celtic Thunder’s Mountain’s of Mourne which apparently was a favorite song of my father’s and he would belt it out. I do remember the Irish tunes that cranked on … Continue reading

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Rigatoni Bake

I know it’s the Irish time of year but we had Italian last night. My sister in law gave me a version of this recipe a long time ago and it’s been a family favorite ever since. I imagine the … Continue reading

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Roasted Chicken with Herbs

I love the crock pot for those nights when you just won’t be home to prepare a nice dinner and the crock pot makes you look so good because the meals that turn out of it seem like they are … Continue reading

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Beef Pot Roast

Now that you all cannot look at a piece of turkey it’s time for another warm winter comfort food. I actually made this beef pot roast the day of my birthday in November and I write this post on my … Continue reading

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Marinara Sauce

For most of my life a major comfort has been spaghetti night. Our family would ask for spaghetti for special dinners and occasions. I’m sorry that I never got my Mom’s recipe written down (and I’m not sure she followed … Continue reading

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Chili and Lemony Caesar Salad for a Crowd

It’s definitely weather for chili and a side of caesar. My daughter’s soccer team came over last night for the last team dinner of the season to a big pot of chili and a rather large caesar salad. I did … Continue reading

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Coconut Curry Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Butternut Squash

On a Sunday afternoon after doing some serious discarding/giving away of long overdue ‘goods’ in our home I was in the mood for a good dinner but didn’t have all afternoon. I did have chicken in the freezer and a … Continue reading

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