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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

  Slow Cooker Turkey Breast is simple to prepare and has as much flavor as a whole turkey.  Start with a bone in, skin on, and use the same seasonings, but the secret to the juiciest meat is the brining. Crockpot Turkey Breast This Crockpot Turkey Breast recipe is an excellent addition to serve extra white meat for your Thanksgiving meal, which my family loves.  We always run out of white meat, but not anymore. My recipe for Crockpot Turkey Breast is straightforward, with only 3 ingredients, turkey, poultry seasoning, and butter, that's it.  It turns out moist and flavorful every time.   Whether cooking a whole turkey or a turkey breast, the leftovers are always my favorite.   I love making turkey sliders, sandwiches, turkey soup, and my new recipe with this year's leftovers, Turkey Bubble Up.

Simple Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Simple Broccoli Cauliflower Salad will elevate a meal for Kings or refresh a family potluck dinner.  The perfect salad with only six ingredients, including the creamy, tangy dressing. Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Creamy Dressing My recipe for delicious Broccoli Cauliflower Salad is simple and quick to make, full of fresh broccoli and cauliflower florets, julienne red onions, and tossed in a dressing you want to drink.   Growing up, anytime we had a big gathering, Mother would cook the biggest meal, and the whole family would come.   Recipes like this classic Broccoli Cauliflower Salad totally remind me of those days the love and care my Mother took in hosting all the family and celebrating us. Just like Mother, I keep this salad as simple as possible.  My family loves this salad year-round, especially around the holidays.   This brings up Thanksgiving around the corner, always a favorite.   I know this salad will become one of yours, too.

Baked Feta Pasta Recipe

Baked Feta Pasta became a TicTok sensation last year, becoming the most instantaneous recipe made with four simple ingredients.  Baked Feta and Ricotta Pasta with Chicken Like many pasta recipes, adding chicken will indeed please and become a family favorite for weeknight meals. Creamy, flavorful, and cheese, all the components you want in a pasta dish. Baked Feta Pasta is the perfect fall comfort food, creamy, tomato–y and so incredibly delicious.  It is probably the most straightforward pasta dish I have ever made. When I say simple, everything gets baked together until the tomatoes burst, releasing all their jamminess.  The cheeses get melty, and you stir it all together, making this quick creamy sauce, toss in the chicken and then the pasta.  Generously garnish with more basil.  Boom, dinner is ready.

Oven Smoked Brisket

Oven Smoked Brisket is tender meat that tastes like it has been smoked in a smoker for hours.  You don't need a smoker to enjoy this mouthwatering oven smoked brisket. Beef Brisket Smoked In The Oven The best Texas style brisket is tender without falling apart while slicing, and it has that thick layer of smoky, peppery bark surrounding each slice.  This recipe meets all of those standards. Brisket was a new cut of meat, you might say, at our house growing up as a teenager. When my mother first started cooking brisket, she would cook them in the oven at first, and then, when she got a smoker, she started smoking them. The best part about my mother cooking brisket was not how she cooked them but how she selected the one to buy. The briskets you buy in Texas are usually known as a packer cut—this means that it’s the entire chest muscle, and most of the time covered with a generous layer of fat and weighs anywhere from seven to eleven pounds. 

Buttery Lobster Tails

Buttery lobster tails served with garlic butter sauce will wow any dinner guest for any special occasion, especially Valentine's.  Incredibly Easy Lobster Tails When you think of lobster tails,  a pricy restaurant meal you could never cook at home comes to mind.  I used to be intimidated and feel the same way until I watched my son-in-law make them at home.   What a fun meal we had, you will want to start making them for special occasions. My son-in-law, Ben, and I love to cook together.  On most holidays and a weekend of trying new recipes,  we will get in the kitchen and cook together.   For Christmas, it is our  Standing Rib Roast , Easter is our  Whole Bone In Ham , and a tailgate appetizer is  Grilled Whole Jalapeno Poppers . For this recipe, I have included two methods of preparation with tips and tidbits, how to broil lobster tails and how to bake lobster tails. 

Super Size Bunless Patty Melts

Two mouthwatering juicy hamburger patties layered with Monterey Jack cheese, caramelized onions, and the Whataburger secret sauce.  Patty Melt {Whataburger Copycat Without The Bun} This version of the popular Whataburger patty melt is delicious and easy comfort food the whole family will love.   I love patty melts. This Whataburger copycat is the perfect version for gameday parties, weeknight dinners, and more.  The sandwich can be great without a bun or toast. To make it easy for your guests, serve them without the bun, but for those who want buns or Texas toast, do them separately. 

Baked Lasagna Stuffed Peppers

Lasagna Stuffed Peppers are full of rich Italian flavors, such as lean ground beef seasoned with fresh oregano and basil and sauteed in a  marinara sauce.  And layered with a mixture of ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese, all packed in sweet and colorful bell pepper. Lasagna Stuffed Peppers Two classic hearty dishes come together to make a comforting meal.  With just 20 minutes of prep work, you can sit back and relax as these stuffed peppers bake. Any time I can make a dish that takes little time or no time at all to make, I am thrilled.  That's how I feel about these Lasagna Stuffed Peppers. Everything is cooked and then assembled just before going into the oven.   The marinara meat sauce can be made the day before.   A lovely weeknight meal made for busy cooks.

Smoked Salmon Roll Appetizer

Smoked Salmon Roll Appetizer sounds fancy, you might say.  Well, they are, yet they are straightforward to make. Do not be intimidated. Give them a try! Smoked Salmon Pinwheels  Make this elegant appetizer at your next gathering.   All you need is a few ingredients rolled into one fantastic bite, presliced smoked salmon, cream cheese, wasabi paste, cucumber, and avocado match sticks.    Be sure and make a double batch for your guest. They will go fast.   These Smoked Salmon Pinwheels are the perfect make-ahead appetizer, even a day ahead.  Keep them in the refrigerator until ready to serve.  There are so many variations you can make.   I think adding dill sprigs, pepper flakes, red onions, and what about capers?  Just go with it.  Make it your recipe for the occasion. I love recipes like this.  The add-ons are endless.   The whole recipe is leisurely.   I hope you will try making these Smoked Salmon Pinwheels for your next gathering.

Crisp Blistered Okra Recipe

Crisp Blistered Okra Recipe is a simple and fast okra dish that is crunchy, flavorful, and not at all slimy.  Some like it better than fried. There is nothing like fresh okra in the summertime.  I love okra any way you can cook it, but blistered okra could become my favorite way to eat it. This okra is super easy to make and takes very little prep work.  What keeps the okra crisp and does not release its juices which can be gummy, is to not add any water (liquid) when cooking the okra.   Another tip is to heat the avocado oil, firing hot but not burning, and then add the okra.  This renders the crisp outside to the okra and a tender inside.  This is also how I cook mushrooms, which makes a great compliment to the okra.   Once the okra is cooked, stop stirring it.  Continuing to stir the okra will change the texture of the okra, which is why it is best to cook the okra just before serving. The seasoning is straightforward, salt and pepper with a pinch of red pepper flakes.  Montreal ste

How To Cook A Whole Bone In Ham

A Whole Bone In Ham recipe is so simple, with no glaze, no studding with cloves, and no fuss.  The recipe uses the low and slow cooking method and a blast of high heat at the end, caramelizing the outside.  The results are excellent, juicy, tender, and with superb flavor. Secrets To The Juiciest Ham With wide varieties of hams in grocery stores today, it can be daunting how to cook one.  I share secrets from how to buy ham, prepare ham, and cook the juiciest ham ever.  A whole bone in ham is the most effortless meat to cook for a holiday meal.  The preparation is equally as easy.   A whole ham is larger than needed for a regular meal but perfect for a large gathering or save and have for those wonderful leftover ham recipes. Most hams you buy are fully cooked, and all you do is score the ham and, if you want, add a simple glaze.  My family prefers the natural juices from the ham to baste the ham instead of a glaze.   By scoring a diamond pattern in the ham into the fat and skin, being

Lite and Fresh Chicken Piccata

Lite and Fresh Chicken Piccata, crispy pan seared thin chicken breast with a nutty lemon brown butter caper sauce are exceptional.  The ease of making this popular dish using light ingredients doesn't in any way take away from delivering a rich flavor.    I can never pass up Chicken Piccata.  The fresh lemon and brinny cappers make these thin chicken breasts sing in chorus.  

Soy Braised Beef Short Ribs

Soy Braised Beef Short Ribs, easy to make yet rich and complex in the flavor profile. The preparation of this dish is virtual hands free, while the presentation is nothing less than the star of any celebratory dinner. Cooking up a winter feast with these Soy Braised Beef Short Ribs is all I could think about when I spotted the short ribs in the grocery store last week.   The short ribs get their complex flavor from the mixture of spices, ginger, garlic, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, and Chinese five spice powder. These spices and aromatics give the short ribs an incredible aroma while braising.

Standing Rib Roast

Standing Rib Roast is succulent, exceptionally flavorful, and looks stunningly elegant on the holiday table.  This prime cut of meat can be intimidating to cook but rest assured, it is effortless. For our Christmas dinner, we have enjoyed Standing Rib Roast, also known as prime rib roast, for several years now, and this last year I decided to try my hand at making Popovers to go with our meal.  They turned out fabulous, perfect addition, so I think I will try the Yorkshire Pudding this year. We decided to keep the sides simple too.  We served  Creamy Baked Mashed Potatoes and my Magic Green Beans . Simple is always best.

Crispy Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs Recipe

Crispy Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs are easy enough for a weeknight dinner, and taste like you ordered it at a fine dining restaurant. The ultra crispy skin is most stunningly created by using a particular technique.  If you are looking for easy one pot meals, this Crispy Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs Recipe with Green Beans is one that should be added to your list. Everything is cooked in a skillet, starts off on the stovetop, and finished cooking in the oven, no extra pans, just one skillet.  

How To Grill Whole Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Whole Jalapeno Poppers, a spicy, cheesy, grilled appetizer that will wow your guest.  The recipe is straightforward with few ingredients, jalapenos, cream cheese, white cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and of course, bacon. Stuffed jalapeno peppers are one of those foods I have been intimidated to cook.  I have eaten many and love them, but I thought they were too much trouble to make for some idea.   I am mainly talking about making them for our Superbowl parties or family gatherings.

Roast Chicken Recipe

Roast Chicken, a classic Sunday meal delivery with leftover dishes for the rest of the week.  The recipe is simple, the meat tender and juicy, generously seasoned with salt, pepper, and herbs. The best roast chicken recipe has a golden crispy skin on the outside with juicy, tender meat on the inside.  Elegant enough when you need an impressive crowd pleaser or a humble meal for family and friends.   There are a few simple tips to achieve such a goal, from pat drying the whole chicken to adding mouthwatering seasonings.

Perfectly Cooked Eye Of Round Roast

Perfectly Cooked Eye of Round Roast, tender round roast generously sprinkled with a mixture of salt and pepper, forming a crust to hold in all the juices.  The roast is the star of the recipe, so no other ingredients are necessary to create the most succulent meat. Eye of round roast is a lean, inexpensive cut that comes from the hip and hind legs.  Often sold as a roast, steaks for marinating, and referred to the round when buying ground round hamburger.   I definitely recommend using a meat thermometer to ensure not overcooking the eye of round roast.  Overcooking the roast past medium-well will result in the meat being tough.

Turnip Hash Browns

Turnip Hash Browns are an excellent low carb side dish and the perfect substitute for potatoes.  Make them in an air fryer or roast them in the oven, seriously delicious, not to mention keto friendly. Turnip Hash Browns are a yummy addition to any meal, not just breakfast.  I have always enjoyed turnips cooked with turnip greens, but I have played around with roasting them in the oven and cooking them in the air fryer for an alternative to potatoes in recent years.   I like to peel them and cut them up in small cubes versus shredding them.  I keep it simple and toss them in a little drizzle of olive oil or avocado oil and sprinkle your favorite seasonings on them.  If you would like to cook them in the air fryer, just spray a little avocado oil on them with your favorite seasonings.  

Roast Bone In Chicken Breast with Fennel

Roast Bone In Chicken Breast with Fennel, an elegant dish, and delicious with complex flavors.  But don't let that keep you from devouring this perfect entree.   Fennel is a wonderfully delicious vegetable when cooked to full tenderness like bone in chicken breast take, which takes longer to cook than boneless chicken breast. My idea that the fennel would lend flavor to the chicken ad the chicken would flavor the fennel nicely was beyond my expectations.  The results were remarkable.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Whole Roasted Cauliflower,  a delicious side dish that is meaty and filling enough it could hold center stage as a meatless main dish. Cauliflower has become one of our favorite vegetables.  I have always broken the cauliflower into flowerets and roasted them with a little olive oil and seasonings.  After seeing several recipes come across Instagram, I was so intrigued by roasting a whole cauliflower I had to give it try. The key to getting a tender succulent return on roasting a whole cauliflower is to cook it in butter with fragrant spices and herbs before roasting.  This will cut down on the roasting time and lends a beautiful sauce to serve over the cauliflower cut into glorious steaks.