Skillet Cornbread Pie

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Skillet Cornbread Pie
One pan dish that combines chili and cornbread, yumm!
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high and saute onion until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant about 1 minute. Add beef and cook until browned, 8-10 minutes, then season with chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper, stir to combine. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and all beans, stir until mixed.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. While chili simmers, in a bowl whisk together cornbread mix, eggs, and milk. Once combined fold in corn and cheese. Pour cornbread mix on top of chili, spread into an even layer.
  5. Place skillet in oven and bake until cornbread is cooked through and chili mixture is bubbling, about 20-25 minutes. Serve hot. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from 12 Tomatoes

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Creamy, flavorful soup that's really easy to make.
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Place the cauliflower on a baking sheet and drizzle with about 3 Tbsp olive oil, tossing to coat, season with salt and pepper. Roast for about 20 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender and carmelized.
  2. Add the last Tbsp olive oil to a soup pot and once it's warm add the onion, garlic, carrots,thyme and celery. Season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat until onion is translucent and tender. Cube the butter and add it to the pot, once it melts sprinkle in the flour, stirring to combine, then lower the heat and simmer 2-3 minutes. Pour in the chicken stock and allow to thicken, turning the heat up to medium. Slowly add the milk, combining, lower the heat back down to low, and add the grated cheese and parsley.
  3. Give the roasted cauliflower another rough chop to make bite-size pieces, and then fold into the soup. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Remove thyme stem. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from A Gouda Life

Taco Salad

Quick and easy dinner to make on a hot day.

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Taco Salad
Course salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Course salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Heat oil in pan and add onion. Cook until lucid and add the vegi burger. Cook until crispy. Add taco seasoning and blend well. Add in the vegi burger and stir well. I add the fritos to individual bowls and then mix in the salad. Add Catalina dressing to your bowl. Top with salsa and sour cream. Mix the lettuce, kidney beans, tomato, cheese, spinach in large bowl.
Recipe Notes

You can use grand burger in lieu of the vegi burger.

You can coat the taco salad with dressing to serve but I find we end up with leftovers and it gets soggy if coated.

Haystacks

This is a dish that was introduced to me when I met my mother in law.   It is a kind of twist on nachos and taco salad but a family favorite and one that is kid friendly.

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Haystacks
Combination of nacho with a taco salad twist
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Heat the refried beans in a pan. Stir occasionally until texture is smooth. Put the olives, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, avocado, cheese, salsa, fritos, sour cream and jalapenos in separate bowls. To assemble just put fritos for bottom, I crush mine. Top with beans and the toppings of your choice.

Beef Stew

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Beef Stew
Rich and comforting Italian beef stew.
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  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. oil to pan. Add onion and chopped carrot; saute 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; saute 45 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove from pan.
  2. Add 1 Tbsp oil to pan. Place 1/4 cup flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle beef with 1/2 tsp. salt and pepper; dredge in flour. Add half of beef to pan saute 6 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove beef from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining beef.
  3. Add wine to pan; bring to boil scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook until reduced to 1/3 cup (about 5 minutes). Return onion mixture and beef to pan. Add tomato and next 6 ingredients (through mushrooms); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover and stir in sliced carrot. Simmer uncovered 1 hour or until beef is very tender, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaf. Stir in remaining salt, basil and parsley. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light