Meat & Poultry

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Shepherd’s Pie

We look forward to this Shepherd's Pie made from leftover roast and mashed potatoes almost as much as the roast meal itself! It is great served up in a larger baking dish, but we like to portion it out into individual size crocks. To do so, form the mashed potatoes by...

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Nonna’s Meatball Soup

This soup is the ultimate in comfort food! Similar recipes instruct you to cook the noodles in the soup, but we prefer to cook them ahead, setting them aside to add at serving time. This way, any extra soup doesn't end up with mushy noodles and extra starch in it....

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Jim’s Italian Sausage

Jim's Italian Sausage is so versatile and handy to have around! This recipe makes about 5 pounds of sausage, most of which we freeze in smaller amounts for later use. A couple of our favorite recipes are Italian Sausage Manicotti and Mom's Spaghetti Sauce. Also, you...

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Curried Chicken and Rice

This is an original from our family! It's roots are in a side dish that had just wild rice and a wonderful curry sauce made with egg yolks and half and half. The result is a kind of custard surrounding the other ingredients. To evolve this into a main course dish we...

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Cajun Chicken Pasta

We came up with this dish while trying to recreate a fantastic pasta that I had at a restaurant in New Orleans years ago. I think we came pretty close! For a long time the kiddo would not touch it. Perhaps it was too spicy. Recently, however, she has done a complete...

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Meatballs

These savory meatballs are fun to make together and delicious for dinner tonight or next week! Ingredients for Meatballs 3/4 lb Ground Beef 3/4 lb. Ground Pork 1/2 Cup Toasted Bread Crumbs 2/3 Cup Milk 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1.5 Teaspoons Fresh Thyme, chopped 2 Egg...

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