Category Archives: Main Course

Haggis Pie

Tonight is Burns Night!.  A celebration of the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns, though often an excuse to eat haggis and drink whiskey.  Over the past few years my Burns Night recipes (brownies and squash) have focused … Continue reading

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Mini Meatloaves

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ll probably have noticed that I like the freeze things.  Partly because it helps me deal with recipes that usually serve four, when it is just us two; but also because it … Continue reading

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Guinness Braised Corned Beef

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Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Ok, ok, with the exception of the Guinness, this dish isn’t really consumed in Ireland.  Corned beef became popular with Irish-Americans in the late 19th century when it was available from Jewish butchers and seen as … Continue reading

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Tartiflette.  This recipe is inspired by our ski trips to France, where we always have a ‘cheese meal.’  This particular gooey cheese dish is common fare in Alpine ski towns and a great meal to have after a day on the … Continue reading

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Oven Pulled Pork

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When we lived in Fairfax we’d often visit family about two hours south in Richmond, VA.  We always tried to plan our trips for Saturdays so that we could stop off at our favorite BBQ joint, Allmans, in Fredericksburg (the halfway … Continue reading

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Cheez-It Crusted Chicken

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This recipe (like my Fails!: Ranch Potato Crisps) is also based on the Let’s Dish meal we used to get when we lived back in Virginia; except this one turned out successfully when I made it without their instructions.  While, … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Shepherd’s Pie

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!  (And a three day late Pi Day!) I know many of you out there did your celebrating over the weekend, but here is a recipe to close out your festivities. As I thought about what to … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Pasty

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In a few days, many of you stateside will be inundated with Thanksgiving leftovers; whether you cooked the meal yourself or sent home with food from your hosts who want their fridge space back (you lucky ducks!).  I love Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Asparagus Pizza

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Happy Meatless Monday!  (You don’t have to make this on a Monday exclusively.  And if you really want meat I think prosciutto would complement the flavors well.) Moving to the UK I did have some stereotypes about the food.  Not … Continue reading

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Sriracha Salmon

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I really like fish, but my confidence in cooking it is only so, so; and we mainly eat it out.  Fish is a much more delicate meat than chicken or pork, so I worry about mangling it during the cooking … Continue reading

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Rabbit Pie

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I know, I know!; for someone who wants a pet bunny so badly it seems cruel to have one for dinner.  But it is a much more common protein over here in the UK, and when I saw them offered … Continue reading

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