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taco meat

Recipe: Flavorful Taco Meat in a Flash

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 20th, 2016| Main Dishes, Recipes, Simple Solutions
In my house, tacos and burritos have been a standard, busy night dinner for a very long time. When the kids were little, it was a simple meal. Heat some refried beans, sprinkle with cheese, and enjoy. Then my son hit his teen years, and these vegetarian dishes weren't enough.


6 Strategies for Preparing Dinner Quickly

by TT Editors April 18th, 2016| Main Dishes, Recipes

Have a well-stocked pantry and fridge. Be sure to have quick cooking grains (like quinoa), canned beans, and frozen veggies on hand.

Prep meals over the weekend. Bake a batch of meatballs, assemble a stew, or make a pot of
zoodles with ricotta sauce

Recipe: Zoodles with Ricotta Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 13th, 2016| Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegetarian
For the last few years when my family has pasta for dinner, I have opted for spaghetti squash. I love that is so healthy, full of vitamins, flavorful, and not nearly as filling as regular spaghetti. Although there has been a trend to use zucchini as a replacement for pasta

5 Recipes for Opening Day Eating

by TT Editors March 28th, 2016| Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes

If you’re enjoying the opening day at home, you might want something traditional. There’s nothing quite like a soft pretzel to mimic the feel of the ballpark. Get the recipe here

Why not transform your pretzels into a
chicken and gravy

Recipe: Chicken & Gravy

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 24th, 2016| Main Dishes, Recipes
When I think of winter cooking themes, they revolve around warm foods, hearty foods. So, over the past month we've shared recipes for soups and stews, homemade breads, and one-dish dinners. This week we are focusing on dishes with gravy. 

Gravy is something that comes to mind at Thanksgiving- a necessary

Warm up Your Day with Homemade Gravy Hints

by TT Editors February 22nd, 2016| Main Dishes, Recipes

As winter wears on, the lure of comfort food becomes even stronger. One of the best ways to make dinner a comforting meal is serving a homemade sauce or gravy.

Mashed potatoes topped with turkey gravy, braised lamb with a warm

Recipe: Apple Sausage Cheddar Quiche

by BnB Finder February 19th, 2016| Best BnB Bites, Breakfast Dishes, Main Dishes, Recipes
Time is of the essence it seems - for all of us! There are just never enough hours in the day to get everything squared away. That's why when we can cut corners in the culinary world - as long as your food remains delicious - it's an ideal situation.

Tips for Cooking a One-Pot Meal

by TT Editors February 15th, 2016| Main Dishes, Recipes

There are a handful of options for cooking that one-pot meal. The first option is stovetop- using a larger stockpot. While not my preferred method, it does allow the cook to check on the dish quite easily.

With this method, it
fried leftover rice

Recipe: Fried (Leftover) Rice

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 2nd, 2015| Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes
Dinners at home have been a bit sketchy this fall. First, there are only three of us at home most of the time. Of course, we've been that way for over a year, so we're used to that. Second, my husband has had an increase in travel, which means
quinoa risotto

Recipe: Quinoa Risotto with Mushrooms & Goat Cheese

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 5th, 2015| Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes
Quinoa has been all the rage for several years, as it is a low carb, high protein side dish. I have been cooking with it for the last three or so years and have discovered a few things. First, it works well in both hot and cold dishes. I've

Cheese-Topped Zucchini Wedges

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 13th, 2015| Main Dishes, Recipes, Side Dishes
In my opinion, there are some vegetables that should be eaten only when available locally, such as tomatoes and corn. Growing up in a farm town, I fully appreciate the taste of freshly picked corn that is barely steamed. Offer me grocery store corn, and I will politely pass

Mini Egg White Quiche

by Michele Pesula Kuegler June 1st, 2015| Main Dishes, Recipes
For the next two weeks our ingredient theme is eggs. This ingredient is one that is dear to my heart and ever-present in our home. Although I haven't written about it in a while, we have 6 hens that provide us with eggs on a daily basis. Thus, I