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Adventures in Cuisine



Crock Pot Taco Soup

It can't get any easier than this recipe!  Delicious and easy = win win! INGREDIENTS: 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed 1 (14.5 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes, drained 1 can sweet... Continue Reading →


Onion Brisket

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 pounds yellow or red onions (about 2 large onions), sliced into half moons 3 1/2 pounds beef brisket Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 6 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups beef broth 2  tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce (or tamari, if gluten-free) Directions:... Continue Reading →

Chef Simeon’s Simple Pasta Sauce

Being a mom that likes to avoid buying canned and jarred sauces, I have been working on a pasta sauce for a while.  Turns out it was a pretty simple combination of ingredients for the perfect tomato based pasta sauce... Continue Reading →

Beef Stew

When I took my first bite I thought, wow, did I make this?  I've never made a good beef stew.  Well, leave it to a recipe with little to no instruction to create the best beef stew I've eaten.  Here... Continue Reading →

Beef Enchiladas!

Don't laugh at me, but I had never eaten an enchilada until I ate these.  I must admit, I have been missing out!  Will definitely keep this recipe in mind when we have ground beef in the fridge. Ingredients 1... Continue Reading →

Hoisin Pork Chops

Pork Chops and I have had a rough go of it. I've tried countless recipes in search of a go-to pork chop dish so I am happy to announce, I have finally found it! Alas the Hoisin Pork Chop is my new favorite. Found on, this delicious combination is sure to help you with your pork chop blues (because that's a real condition right?)! Our only change to the original recipe was that we substituted olive oil for vegetable oil. Enjoy!

Cajun BBQ Chicken

Spice up your chicken routine, with this savory recipe from! INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 2 tsp. Cajun seasoning, divided 1 tsp. dried oregano kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp.... Continue Reading →

Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Made these bad boys last night, my only recommendation after following's recipe is to make them thin and add a little more spice.  Enjoy! Ingredients 1 lb. ground chicken 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 c. chopped parsley 1/4 c.... Continue Reading →

Mimi’s Corn Beef

Another New Years staple from Mimi, super simple and extra tasty!  Ingredients 1 corn beef with seasoning packet 1 cup beef broth DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. In a medium pan coat the bottom with one cup of... Continue Reading →

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