Real Food for Real Life

The Recipes

An alphabetical listing of all recipes contained in this blog, arranged in a way that seemed to make sense to me.  Many of my recipes are "master recipes" or techniques, meaning you can vary ingredients to suit what you like or have on hand.  I find cooking to be so much easier, and easier on the budget, if I don't stick to rigid rules. 

 Whether you are trying to get food on the table quickly after a busy day, or need an easy appetizer before running out to that get together, I'll have something here for you.  Quick and easy recipes will be noted by *.  All of these recipes are incredibly easy and incredibly quick- if they take more than a half hour to cook it's because it's in the crockpot.

Any of the salads can easily be turned into an entree with the simple addition of some grilled or roasted (and possibly leftover) meat, seafood, or fish.  Planning for leftovers while you are cooking can be another way to make your life simpler- beyond just eating the same thing again later (nothing wrong with that), think about how you can "re-purpose" those leftovers to create all new dishes.

Appetizers  (look in the Dressings section for more ideas)
Cheater's Sushi
Chili Dip*
Chili Spiced Peanuts*
Creamy Guacamole with Cottage Cheese*
Creamy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Flatbread Pizza*
Garbage Fries
Greek Cheeseball*
Herbed Goat Cheese Sandwiches*
Habañero Blackberry Baked Brie*
Hummus*
Liptauer Cheese*
No-Fry Hot Wings
No-Recipe Meatballs*
Pork Meatball Banh Mi  (use the meatballs as an appetizer)
Prosciutto and Cantaloupe*
Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip*
Three Cheese Spread*

Basics 
Chicken Stock
Ham Stock
 Roasted Pumpkin (and Seeds)
Shrimp Stock
Tamales

 Beef
 Beef Stew with FRe Merlot and Rosemary
Easy Pot Roast with Fresh Mushroom Sauce*
Mojo de Ajo and Balsamic Steak
Pepper Steak*
Picadillo (Can be made with any ground meat you like)
Portabella and Beef Pasta*
Red Chili Enchilada Meatloaf (Can be made with any ground meat you like)
Red Wine Braised Beef Shanks
Red Wine and Rosemary Flat Iron Steaks
Sauerbraten (Skillet)*
Sauerbraten (Traditional)
Sherherd's Pie Gone Upscale*
Steak with Mixed peppercorns and Pomegrante Glaze
Sunday Sauce with Meatballs
Texas Style Beef Brisket  
 Welcome to Spring Steak Dinner

Beverages
Aldi Sangria*
ChocoVine and Espresso Vodka*
Citrus Water*
Cocorita*
Green and Red Cocktail*
Habanero Infused Scotch
Jameson and Ginger*
Iced Coffee*
Margarita Perfection*
Paloma Cocktail*
Pineapple Lime Margarita*
Rye Tea*
Sangria and Sangria Blanca*
Skinny Rita*

Breakfast...try it for dinner, yum!
Anything Hash*
Baked Eggs*
Baked Eggs II
 lBaked Eggs, à la South Carolina*
Baked Eggs Florentine
Banana Smoothie*   (master recipe)
Basic Cinnamon Apples
Chorizo and Potato Breakfast Burritos*
Jersey Breakfast*
Mountainman Breakfast  
Mountainman Breakfast 2   
No-Fuss Scrambled Eggs*
Omelet Bowl with Salsa*
Sausage Gravy
Tacos de huevos con chorizo*
Tex Mex Baked Eggs Done Two Ways

Burgers, Pizzas, and Sandwiches 
Asian Turkey Burgers with Spicy Peanut Sauce*   
Beer Brats with Caramelized Onions

Bison Burgers*
Bruschetta Burger*
Buffalo Burgers*
Cheddar and Chutney Sandwiches*
Chicago Dog, Hilton Head Style
Flatbread Pizza* 
Herbed Goat Cheese Sandwiches*
 Hot Capicola Sub*
Irish Whiskey Burgers* 
German Pretzel Burger*
German Pretzel Burger (Turkey)*
Italian Sausage Burgers with Garlicky Spinach*  
Lipitor Special*
 Pork Meatball Banh Mi 
Sloppy Joes* (Can be made with any ground meat you like)Spicy Asian Sub

Chicken and Turkey
 All-American Turkey Loaf   (Can be made with any ground meat you like)
Al pastor de pollo y chorizo
Apricot Chicken*
Best (and easiest) Grilled Chicken, 2 ways
Cheddar Stuffed Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes
Chicken and Veggie Alfredo*
Chicken Paprikash
Chicken Piccata*
 Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Satay with Grilled Veg and Naan* 
Country Captain
Dan Dan Noodles*
Dan Dan Noodles II*
Dan Dan Tacos*
Ginger Chicken with Peanut Sauce*
Greek Olive Chicken*
Herb Roasted Turkey Breast
Herb Roasted Chicken with Pan Dressing
Hot Chicken Salad*
Kool Nachos Salad
Lemon Chicken with Broccoli* 
Lemon Lime Chicken Tacos*  
Pollo alla Diavola*
Pollo Sabroso
No-Fry Hot Wings
Paprika Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables
Ranch Breaded Chicken*
Sour Cream Chicken Salad*
Southern Fried Chicken with Pan Gravy   
Stacked Enchiladas*
Thai Chicken
Tuscan Chicken Pasta*
Tuscan Chicken Pasta II* 
Tuscan Lemon Chicken 
 
Dressings, Sauces, Dips, and Spreads
Arugula Pesto*
Bacon Cream Sauce for Pasta*
Balsamic Reduction
Basil Pesto*
 Chimichurri*
Chunky Guacamole*
Corn and Black Bean Salsa/Salad*
Creamy Guacamole with Cottage Cheese*
Cucumber Dill Sauce*
Hollandaise*
Hummus*
Mario's Kick-Ass BBQ Sauce
Mojo de Ajo
     Some ideas for the mojo de ajo
Pesto and Cream Cheese*
Red Pepper Puttanesca*
Roasted Tomato Sauce*
Roasted Zucchini Sauce*
Salsa Ranchera
Seasoned Butter*   (for basting)
Southern Cream Gravy*
Spicy Peanut Sauce*
Spicy Red Pepper Sauce*
Sriracha BBQ Sauce*
Sundried Tomato Pesto*
Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing*
Thai Red Curry Peanut Sauce*

Fins and Shells
Baked Lobster with Garlic Crumb 
Baked Shrimp Scampi and Ravioletti
       and a Mexican inspired variation
Cajun (Brown) Jambalaya with Ham and Shrimp*
Cheater's Sushi
Grilled Lobster Tails
Grilled Tuna*
Lemon Baked Salmon*
Linguine with Clams and Roasted Tomatoes*
Low Country Boil*
Mac and Cheese with Crab
Salmon Salad*
Seafood Scampi
Simple Broiled Salmon*
Shrimp and Bacon Pasta*
Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp Scampi with Sundried Tomatoes and Scallions*
Spicy Honey Ginger Salmon*


Meatless Mains 
Cabbage and Noodles*
Curry Roasted Eggplant and Chickpeas
Eggplant Parmesan, Cheap and Easy*
Eggplant Parmesan, Roasted
Flatbread Pizza*
 Gnocchi with Roasted Sweet Peppers, Kalamata Olives, and Fresh Mozzarella*
Red Pepper Puttanesca*
Spicy Red Pepper Sauce*
Tomato Pie

Pasta
Baked Shrimp Scampi and Ravioletti
       and a Mexican inspired variation
 Brie Cream Pasta*
Cabbage and Noodles*
Chicken and Veggie Alfredo*
Cinnamon Apples with Noodles and Smoked Sausage 
Dan Dan Noodles*
Dan Dan Noodles II* 
Freezer Cheese Mac and Cheese
Ginger Chicken with Peanut Sauce
Gnocchi with Roasted Sweet Peppers, Kalamata Olives, and Fresh Mozzarella*
Lemon Chicken with Broccoli*  
 Linguine with Clams and Roasted Tomatoes*
 Mac and Cheese (Michael Symon's and 2 variations)*
 Mac and Cheese with Crab
Pasta alla Diavola*
Pasta Cooked in Wine*
Pasta Dumplings*
Penne with Chicken Sausage and Roasted Tomatoes* 
Portabella and Beef Pasta*
Red Pepper Puttanesca*
Shrimp and Bacon Pasta*
Spatzle*
Spicy Red Pepper Sauce*
Sunday Sauce with Meatballs

Tuscan Chicken Pasta*
Tuscan Chicken Pasta II*

Pickles
Jalapeños en Escabeche
Pickled Crabapples
Pickled Onions
Tangy Salted Chilies

Pork
Bacon and Bleu Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops 
BBQ Spareribs  

Bourbon and Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
Brie Smothered Pork Chops
Carnitas 
Chili Rubbed Pork Chops*
Chipotle Lime Pork*
Chris C's Roast Pork*
Ginger Pork with Peanut Sauce*
Jarritos al Pastor
Kale and White Beans with Ham
Low and Slow Ribs
Peppered Pork Marsala*
Pernil (Puerto Rican Pork Roast)*
Pork Chops with Mustard Cream Sauce*
Pork Meatball Banh Mi 
Sesame Ginger Pork*
Slow Roasted Pork Loin*
Sweet and Spicy Asian Pork*
Sweet and Spicy Asian Pork II*
Tandoori Pork (or Chicken)

Salads
101 Simple Salads for the Season (NYT) 
Asian Slaw*
Bleu Cheese Celery Slaw*
Brown Basamati Rice Salad*
Caprese Pasta Salad*
Caprese Salad*
"Clean Out the Fridge" Pasta Salad*
Cobb Salad*
Corn and Black Bean Salad/Salsa*
Cucumber Salad*
Cucumber Salad, Creamy*
French Potato Salad*
 German Potato Salad*
Kool Nachos Salad 
Macaroni Salad*   (picnic safe, no mayo)
 Mediterranean White Bean Salad*
Orange and Red Onion Salad*
Potato and Green Bean Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette*
Prosciutto and Cantaloupe*
Salad Lyonnaise*
Simple Slaw*
Simple Slaw 2*
Simple Slaw 3*
Spinach and Cranberry Salad*
Traditional Three Bean Salad*
Wedge Salad with Bleu Cheese*

Sausage: Pork, Beef, Turkey, or Whatever
Al pastor de pollo y chorizo 
Beer Brats with Caramelized Onions 

Cabbage and Noodles with Smoked Sausage*
Chicago Dog, Hilton Head Style
Chilies Rellanos   (baked, not fried)
Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing
Chorizo and Potato Tacos*
Cider Braised Chorizo
 Cinnamon Apples with Noodles and Smoked Sausage
Creamy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Penne with Chicken Sausage and Roasted Tomatoes*
Italian Sausage*
Italian Sausage Burgers with Garlicky Spinach*
Sausage and Broccoli Pasta*

Scalloped Potatoes with Smoked Sausage
Spicy Stuffed Peppers*

Sides
Best Garlic Bread*
 Chickpeas, Baked
Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing
Coconut Rice (and a tasty variation)*
Coconut Rice with Tomatoes*
Cornbread Stuffing
Corn Pudding
Escalloped Pineapple
Easy Steak Fries*
Festive Spinach Rice *
 Garbage Fries
Garlic Smashed Potatoes*
German Sundae*
Grilled Baby Golds*
Loaded Hoecakes*
Parmesan Roasted Potatoes*
 "Refried" Beans (Frijoles)
Roasted Garlic and Mushroom Pilaf*
Roasted Potatoes*
 Salted Baked Potatoes
Skinny Texas Cheese Fries*
Southwestern Rice*
 "Spanish" Rice*

Soups, Stews, and Chilies
Beef Stew with FRe Merlot and Rosemary
Cincinnati Chili  (This can be made with any ground meat you like.)
French Onion Soup
Italian Wedding Soup*
Kale and White Beans with Ham
Minestrone*
Noodle Bowl*
Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Texas Style Chili with Beer and Masa
Turkey and Hominy Chili with Chipotle

Sweets
Banana Bread
Bluberry and Nectarine Crisp
Blueberry Pie*
Caramel Peanut Butter Pie*
Coconut Cake
Dark Chocolate Cupcakes*   (low-fat, sugar-free)
Chocolate Molten Cake*
Chocolate Raspberry Chessecake Minis, Low Fat
Fruit and Nut Fudge*
Gingerbread Cookies
Grilled Pineapple with Dulce de Leche*
Key Lime Cheesecake Minis*
Key Lime Pie*
Kolacky
Pilgrim Hat Cookies
Plain Cheesecake Minis*
Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin Butter Cream Trifle
Royal Icing
Streusel Topped Peach Pie  
"White" Pumpkin Pie
Zucchini Bread

Veggies...and some fruits, too
Apples, Basic Cinnamon
Artichokes, Braised*
Asparagus,Foil Roasted with Mushrooms and Prosciutto*
Asparagus. Grilled*
 Asparagus, Grilled Bacon Wrapped*
Asparagus, Roasted*
Bihari Green Beans Masala(use other veg,too)
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots*
Brussels Sprouts, Bacon Sauteed
Carrots, Rosemary*
Curry Roasted Eggplant and Chickpeas
Edamame Sauteed with Bell Pepper*
Green Beans, ideas for fresh beans*
Green Beans, Southern Style
 Greens, Stewed
Mojo de Ajo Roasted Veggies*
Steamed Broccoli or Other Veg(microwave)
Succotash*

Zucchini, Roasted*

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