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Category: Weeknight Dinners

Bacon and Beef Meatloaf

Bacon and Beef Meatloaf

This Meatloaf is one step away from a great Pate, high on the list of great comfort foods. My friend Larry Hui is one of the leaders of a group of volunteers who help out at a homeless shelter in our neighborhood. Finally, after the…

Mushroom Parmigiana Meatless or Not…Your Choice

Mushroom Parmigiana Meatless or Not…Your Choice

  This Sheet Pan Recipe Lets You Choose between Vegetarian or Sausage Versions Mushrooms are a favorite way for Vegetarians to swap out meat.  And the meaty Portobella is our favorite way to do it.  We were delighted to go back to Hetty Mckinnon’s 1994…

Bistro Burgers with Pâte and Fig Salad

Bistro Burgers with Pâte and Fig Salad

“Pairing a rich beef burger with pâte and a fig salad may sound like gilding the lily…” So write the authors of America’s Test Kitchen’s latest book ‘Modern Bistro: Home Cooking Inspired by French Classics” (America’s Test Kitchen 2022). They could have been listening to…

Classic Salmon Patties

Classic Salmon Patties

An unexpected pantry find that ticks a lot of boxes. I must admit to some trepidation when I came across this recipe in Southern Living. My experience with canned salmon was limited to our Nanny of not-too-fond memory. Her idea of a perfect lunch was…

Lemon Spaghetti with Genova Tuna and Breadcrumbs

Lemon Spaghetti with Genova Tuna and Breadcrumbs

This dish may be the least expensive meal we’ve ever featured. This recipe has so much going for it. It’s hard to how budget-friendly it is. The total cost of the dish was $15.51.  Break that down and if you’re serving four, it’s $3.82 per…

Lazy Man’s Lasagna with Turkey Sausage Bolognese

Lazy Man’s Lasagna with Turkey Sausage Bolognese

IT’S CHRISTMAS! LET’S GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN AS FAST AS WE CAN. Today’s post is actually a repeat of one we featured in 2013. And it’s well worth repeating.  This Turkey Lasagna is big and bold and perfect for a weeknight. It downsizes your…


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