Chicken Parmesan Burgers

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I’m on a burger bender. It’s come to the point where I’ve even hauled the grill back outside.   And now that I’m back in touch with that delicious charring, I don’t foresee being able to stop anytime soon.   So…winter barbecue, anyone?   ………………………………. These burgers have all of the flavors that I love…

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Buffalo Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese Sauce

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I’m going to cut right to it. These are fantastic. And it’s not every day that I’d say such a thing about a turkey burger. Because most often, when I choose to use turkey, I’m substituting it for beef. Either ground turkey has gone on sale at the market or Pinterest has persuaded me—whichever happens…

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Beef and Lentil Sloppy Joes

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Years ago, I dabbled in lentils. Indian spiced lentils, lentil burgers, lentil chili…all lentils all the time. One of my favorite recipes at the time was for “Snobby Joes,” or, sloppy joes made with lentils in place of ground beef. They were–they are–fantastic. Smoky and sweet and comforting while also remaining healthy and vegetarian. If…

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Lightened Up Pad Thai for Two

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I am obsessed. Like, completely, overwhelmingly, not-gonna-stop-unless-you-make-me-and-even-then-it’s-iffy. I’ve been making this one meal everyday for…oh, I don’t know…ten days? Help me. **Note that this recipe isn’t authentic. It’s simply a quick, easy meal to throw together that tastes a bit like pad Thai, with thin strands of cabbage serving as the noodles. It’s so delicious…

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Lighter Baked Chicken Parmesan

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Friends, If you’ve been missing the recipe portion of CanYouStayforDinner?, the only person I can blame it on is, you know who, my mother. Though I can’t quite put my finger on what it is exactly, I’m sure there’s some misstep she took as a parent that lead me to my Intermittent Recipe Posting Dysfunction…

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Slow Cooked Beef and Mango Quesadillas

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Sweet mango slices. Smoky barbecue beef. Sharp cheddar cheese. Melted. Slow Cooked Beef and Mango Quesadillas 2 lbs top of the round beef roast 1 cup barbecue sauce 4 large whole wheat tortillas 1 large mango, peeled and thinly sliced 1 small red onion, very thinly sliced 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese Directions: 1. Combine…

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Fried Sesame Brown Rice with Edamame

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Each forkful has been steeped in a sweet and gingered brown sugar-soy sauce. Modify the recipe to incorporate whatever vegetables or proteins you like, but try not to substitute the toasted sesame oil- it is essential for flavor- deep and smoky, cozy and warm. Fried Sesame Brown Rice with Edamame Ingredients: 2 eggs, beaten 2…

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Slow Cooker New England Pot Roast

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This pot roast is one of my favorite easy meals to throw together. There’s no need to sear the beef in a pan before adding it to your slow cooker, as most recipes advise- it will be tender all the same. The acidity of the tomatoes helps to sweeten and soften the meat into strands…

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Butter Roasted Chicken with Rosemary and Sage

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I hope you’re eating turkey today. In fact, I hope you’re eating turkey, the sweetest of sweet potatoes, herby sausage stuffing, whole berry cranberry sauce, an ungodly amount of gravy, and pie(s). That’s what I’m doing, anyhow. But hopefully, when you’re good and done with your third plate of Thanksgiving dinner, you can begin to…

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Chicken Tikka Masala

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Mum, It’s taking longer than I expected, but I’m almost over the fact that you never introduced me to Indian food. I had to go out on the streets and learn about it from strangers. Cold, alone, and unprotected, mind you. I guess the most difficult part is, chicken tikka masala is all sorts of…

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Slow Cooked Chili Steak Fajitas

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The last five days have meant Crispy bacon cheeseburgers with frizzled onions, the size of the fullest moon Ancho chili dusted fries, frenched and dipped in chipotle aioli Cupcakes in shades of s’mores and carrot cake and red velvet Buttered buttermilk pancakes Pumpkin custard pancakes swimming in molasses caramel Lasagna, saucy and six-layered Fresca Porchetta…

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