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Super Simple Festive Cranberry Sauce

Super Simple Festive Cranberry Sauce

This homemade cranberry sauce is so simple, why wouldn’t you make it instead of buying canned sauce?

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

This post may contain affiliate links which cost you nothing, but may earn me a small commission. I love Autumn! It’s hands-down my favorite season (Halloween!!!) Because I live in the south (sort of), we don’t get those crisp days where you get to wear 

Cabbage Un-Rolls (Cabbage Roll in a Bowl)

Cabbage Un-Rolls (Cabbage Roll in a Bowl)

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The first time I had cabbage rolls was at my grandfather’s funeral in 1996. It was January. In Cleveland. There was A LOT of snow on the ground, and it was COLD.

When we got back to the church hall after the interment, we dug into the buffet that had been laid out. When I got to a large pan of funny-looking, but heavenly-smelling rolls, I decided to just try one to see if I liked it.

I was not disappointed.

When I asked what they were, the church ladies seemed shocked that I had never had them before, and my mom was shocked that I liked them.

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Cabbage Un-Rolls


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  • Author: Retrogirl
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

This recipe gives you all the yummy taste of traditional cabbage rolls, without all the work of actually rolling them!


Ingredients

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1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound ground beef or ground turkey

23 garlic cloves, minced

1 large onion, chopped

1 small head of cabbage, chopped

21/2 cups water

2/3 cup long-grain rice

1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

1 teaspoon each salt, onion powder, and dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon each ground black pepper, dried mustard

28 ounce can crushed tomatoes

grated Parmesan


Instructions

In a Dutch oven or soup pot, heat the olive oil and saute the onion and garlic.

Add the ground meat and cook until no longer pink.  

Stir in the cabbage, water, rice, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings.

Reduce the heat, cover the pot, and simmer 30-ish minutes, or until the rice is tender.

Stir in the tomatoes and heat another five minutes, or until heated through.

Notes

Serve with a hearty sprinkle of Parmesan or Parmigiano-Reggiano and maybe a sprinkle of garlic salt.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
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This is really good in the winter, because it’s warming comfort food, but it’s tasty anytime.

As I mentioned, you can use ground beef (which is traditional), ground turkey, TVP, meatless crumbles, or even meatless meatballs.

Serve as-is, or add this yummy Italian Batter Bread on the side!

It’s your food–make it the way you want it.

What’s your favorite winter-warmer? Tell us in the comments!

Super Simple Crockpot Buffalo Chicken

Super Simple Crockpot Buffalo Chicken

Spicy, yummy, Keto comfort food!

Creamy Chicken Etouffee Over Rice

Creamy Chicken Etouffee Over Rice

A creamy bowl of magic from our friends in Lousiana

Colonel Sanders’ Savory Spaghetti Sauce (Allegedly…)

Colonel Sanders’ Savory Spaghetti Sauce (Allegedly…)

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Way back in 1994 when I still got an actual paper copy of a newspaper a few times a week, there was an article in the food column about Harland Sanders.

Long before KFC, and before he opened his own roadside cafe, Colonel Sanders worked at a restaurant in Seattle called the Twin Teepees, that was owned by an old Army buddy.

There is a lot of speculation that the Colonel perfected his chicken recipe while working there, but there’s not enough evidence to prove that theory.

He did allegedly leave behind this spaghetti sauce recipe. I have tweaked it a little–I use ground turkey instead of ground beef because of my red meat allergy, and I make it in a crock pot and let it cook while I’m at work.

What you’ll need:

2-1/2 pounds ground beef or ground turkey

1 large onion, diced

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 tablespoons salt

1-1/2 teaspoons black pepper

1-1/2 teaspoons paprika

3 tablespoons chili powder

1-1/2 tablespoons cumin powder

9 ounces tomato paste

In a skillet, saute the onions and garlic in oil (the original recipe called for bacon grease).

After 2-3 minutes, add the beef or turkey and cook until the meat is no longer pink.

Pour the mixture into a crock pot and add the paprika, chili powder, cumin, and tomato paste.

I also add about a cup of water, even though the original recipe doesn’t call for it.

Cook on low for 4-5 hours.

Because of my work hours, mine ends up cooking on low for 8ish hours, so I just add water or tomato juice and give it a good stir to loosen it up once I get home.

Serve over cooked pasta–whatever shape you like.

I usually also serve salad and garlic bread.

This is a southwest style sauce (which you probably figured out from the chili powder and cumin), so it’s a nice change from traditional Italian seasonings.

You can also add bell peppers, mushrooms, or any other vegetables that you like, but I suggest trying it according to the recipe first.

I sometimes add shredded cheese, sour cream, and a sprinkle of chopped cilantro on top.

As we always say–it’s your food, so make it the way you like it!

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Colonel Sanders’ Spaghetti Sauce (Allegedly)


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  • Author: Retrogirl

Description

This yummy southwest-style spaghetti sauce is a nice change from traditional Italian sauce


Ingredients

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21/2 pounds ground turkey

1 large onion, diced

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 tablespoons salt

11/2 teaspoons black pepper

11/2 teaspoons paprika

3 tablespoons chili powder

11/2 tablespoons cumin powder

9 ounces tomato paste

1 cup water


Instructions

In a skillet, saute the onions and garlic in the oil. After 2-3 minutes, add the meat, cooking and stirring until no longer pink.

Pour the mixture into a crock pot and add the seasonings, tomato paste, and water.

Cook on low heat for 4-5 hours.

Notes

Serve over pasta and with a salad and garlic bread.

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Holiday Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie

Holiday Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie

A quick and yummy way to use up those holiday leftovers!

Easy Penne With Broccoli and Turkey Meatballs

Easy Penne With Broccoli and Turkey Meatballs

Penne with broccoli and turkey meatballs

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Being half-Sicilian, pasta is always a go-to for me (except for my brief periods of trying to be low-carb, which just doesn’t work for me). This is a quick and easy dinner that we just love! You can substitute beef meatballs, sausage, meatless meatballs, etc. It will be just as delicious.

What you’ll need:

1 Tablespoon minced garlic

1 medium yellow onion, sliced

1/2 cup olive oil

1 pound penne pasta, cooked 10-12 minutes

2 broccoli crowns, cut into florets

1 Tablespoon garlic salt

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 pound precooked, frozen turkey meatballs (I used Butterball–if you can’t find it in your local store, you can find it here https://amzn.to/2DOdWaH)

2 cups chicken broth (you can also use vegetable broth to make it vegetarian)

Parmesan to taste (or real Parmigiano Reggiano)

Fresh cracked black pepper

In a large skillet or dutch oven, saute the garlic and onion in the olive oil. Add in the broccoli and seasonings and stir . Add the pasta, meatballs, and chicken broth.

Cover and let simmer on medium low heat until the broccoli is cooked and the meatballs are heated through–about 15-20 minutes.

Top with the cracked pepper and Parmesan, to taste. You can also add an additional sprinkle of garlic salt if desired.

As with any pasta dish, you can’t go wrong with a side salad, hot crusty bread, and a bottle of white wine to round out the meal!

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Penne With Broccoli and Turkey Meatballs


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  • Author: Retrogirl
  • Total Time: 25-30 Minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

This lighter pasta dinner is perfect year round–and you can easily make it vegetarian by substituting veggie meatballs and vegetable broth!


Ingredients

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1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 medium yellow onion, diced

1/2 cup olive oil

1 pound penne pasta, cooked according to package directions

2 broccoli crowns, separated into florets

1 tablespoon garlic salt

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 pound precooked turkey meatballs

2 cups chicken broth

parmesan cheese to taste

cracked black pepper to taste


Instructions

In a large skillet or Dutch oven, saute the onion and garlic in olive oil.

Add the broccoli and seasonings and stir.

Pour in the broth, pasta, and meatballs.

Cover and simmer on medium heat until the broccoli is cooked and the meatballs are heated through, approximately 15-20 minutes.

Top with the pepper and parmesan, and serve

Notes

As with any pasta dish, you can’t go wrong serving this with a side salad and crusty bread.

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
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Easy Chicken Stroganoff

Easy Chicken Stroganoff

When I was a kid, my mom used to make Beef Stroganoff every now and then, and I Loved It. That combination of beef strips, onions, mushrooms, and the sour cream/beef broth sauce was heavenly. Never mind that the beef was usually tough since it