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How To Make Perfect Pasta Every Time

Spaghetti, rigatoni, penne, ravioli, linguini… No matter the shape, pasta is just delicious. A big bowl of pasta is one of the most satisfying dishes to make, as long as you follow a few simple rules. There are probably many things you do and don’t do when cooking pasta that can make a huge difference […]

Rio Grande Green Pork Chili

This Rio Grande Green Pork Chili is great served with warm flour tortillas or served over burritos. 3 lbs. boneless pork loin, cubed 1 clove garlic, minced 3 Tbsp. olive oil 1/2 cup flour 2 14.5 oz. can beef broth or homemade stock recipe here 32 oz. can tomato juice 14.5 oz. can crushed tomatoes […]

Sausage and Collard Greens Stew

Sausage and Collard Greens Stew is a hearty, comforting soup for your slow cooker. There is plenty room to customize this soup for you and your family. Use any type of sausage you prefer, from mild to spicy, smoked and  even chicken. Change up the greens with kale, turnip greens or any other winter green, […]

Steak and Peppers with Rice

Steak and Peppers with Rice will make a wonderful, tasty meal for dinner tonight! 2 1/2 lbs. chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1/4 inch slices 1 tsp. kosher salt, divided 3/4 tsp. black pepper, divided 2 Tbsp. canola oil 1 cup unsalted beef stock 3 Tbsp. soy sauce 2 Tbsp. tomato paste 3 red […]

Mistakes you Could be Making with your Slow Cooker

We all love the convenience or using slow cookers. Have you ever returned home from work to find the delicious stew you have been tasting all day is not a pretty sight and have unknown globs floating on top? Worry no more, follow these tips for making the best, tasteful, beautiful slow cooker recipes with […]

Tips About Holiday Ham

If you are planning to serve ham with your holiday menu, here are some tips on choosing one and preparing it for a delicious treat your guests will love. ** Most store bought hams are already cooked. They are soaked in brine and either smoked or boiled. This is wet cured. You can serve fully […]

12 Kitchen Secrets You Should Know

Cooking can be a real pleasure, especially if you know some culinary tricks. Even if your not a cooking expert, here are 12 little kitchen tips to use when you are cooking and baking. Using these tips will make time spent in the kitchen more enjoyable.

Choosing the Right Size Turkey For the Holiday Season And More Tips

If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, you may need a little helpful information to make your meal go as smooth as possible. Check out the tips below and have a wonderful day with family and friends. Picking out the right size of turkey to feed your guests: 8 people = 12 pound turkey […]

Maple Meringue Sweet Potato Casserole

Try this Maple Meringue Sweet Potato Casserole recipe, it is a sweet update to a must have holiday favorite. 4 lbs. sweet potatoes 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, divided 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 6 Tbsp. butter 3/4 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Crock Pot Beef Stew

Beef stew is one of the favorite comfort meals during the winter months. Serve this stew with warm biscuits and enjoy! 2 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into bite size pieces 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. pepper 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 celery ribs, chopped 2-3 cloves garlic, minced 6 oz. can diced tomatoes […]

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