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Beer Braised Brisket

Date: April 4th, 2015 Recipe: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/beer-braised-brisket Coleslaw recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/creamy-cole-slaw-recipe.html Modifications:  Didn’t have dijon mustard, so I used some stone ground stuff we had. Missed the broiling step, which would have added a nice crust to it, I’ll do that next time. I had … Continue reading

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Crock Pot Ranchero Chicken

Date: February 9th, 2015 Recipe: http://iowagirleats.com/2014/12/08/crock-pot-ranchero-chicken/ Time to table: 45 minutes for the sauce, prepared one day earlier. 30 minutes prep time after the chicken cooked in the crock pot all day. Servings: About two dinners worth Modifications: Used chicken thighs instead … Continue reading

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Beer, Cheese, & Brat Soup

Date: December 21st, 2014 Recipe: http://lizscookingblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/milwaukee-in-bowl-brat-beer-and-cheese.html Time to table: 45 minutes Servings: About two dinners worth Modifications: I used more vegetables than it called for, added one more brat, and ~1/2 pound of chipotle bacon. Ben: Love Erin: Like Annie: Love Luke: Like … Continue reading

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Turkey Cranchiladas

Date: December 1st, 2014 Recipe: http://www.pink-parsley.com/2010/11/turkey-cranchiladas.html Time to table: 1 hour Servings: 9 enchiladas. Dinner and several lunches Modifications: Skipped the hot sauce, because kids. Ben: Love Erin: Love Annie: Like Luke: Like Notes: We were both shocked that the kids ate these as they are … Continue reading

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Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice Casserole

Date: November 17th, 2014 Recipe: http://iowagirleats.com/2014/11/03/salsa-verde-chicken-and-rice-casserole/ Time to table: 1 hour Servings: Dinner + lunch leftovers Modifications: I used two cups of dry rice, the recipe didn’t specify if you should start with two cups, or end up with two cups, but I had way … Continue reading

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Thai Peanut Chicken Quinoa Bowls

Date: September 9th, 2014 Recipe: http://iowagirleats.com/2014/01/06/thai-peanut-chicken-quinoa-bowls/ Time to table: 45 minutes Servings: One dinner and an adult lunch Modifications: Substituted peas for the edamame because it was easier and used cashews instead of peanuts because we already had some. Ben: Love Erin: Love Annie: … Continue reading

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Tortellini with kale pesto and peas

Date: August 6th, 2014 Recipe: http://www.annies-eats.com/2014/06/09/tortellini-with-kale-pesto-and-peas/ Time to table: 45 minutes Servings: Two dinners worth Modifications: I used more kale and more peas than it called for, I just used an entire bunch of kale because I didn’t want any leftover. Ben: Like Erin: Like … Continue reading

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jalapeño cheddar chicken burgers with guacamole

Date: August 5th, 2014 Recipe: http://www.annies-eats.com/2013/07/10/jalapeno-cheddar-chicken-burgers-with-guacamole/ Time to table: 60 minutes Servings: Four burgers Modifications: Nothing, actually, I followed the recipe rather closely for once. Ben: Like Erin: Like Annie: Like, eventually Luke: Dislike Notes: Once Annie actually tried these, she liked them, but both kids were … Continue reading

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Corn Chowder

Date: July 14th, 2014 Recipe: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/corn_chowder/ Time to table: 60 minutes Servings: Dinner for four, with some lunch leftovers Modifications: I used more bacon and I didn’t take it out as the recipe indicates. I cooked the bacon first, and then used the bacon … Continue reading

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Pork Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Date: June 19th, 2014 Recipe: http://addapinch.com/cooking/2013/08/20/pulled-pork-stuffed-poblano-peppers-recipe/ Time to table: 45 minutes Servings: three stuffed poblano peppers, halved Modifications: I wanted the stuffing to be a little creamier, so I mashed up a can of cannellini beans and then added the remaining ingredients. After mixing … Continue reading

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