Author name: Karyl F. Stein

Pellet Grill Pulled Pork

For my daughter’s graduation party, I wanted something that could serve a lot of people over the course of an afternoon and evening with little time and attention needed. A couple large pork shoulders (called pork butts) cooked in a pellet grill seemed like a great solution. Most of the preparation could take place the

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Tikka Masala

This is a quick and fairly simple way to make something with the flavors of an Indian curry. I have tried it with the meat from the legs and thighs of a whole chicken as well as with the breast meat. My preference is to use breast meat, but either are great. Using dark meat

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Tuna Salad

This comes together very quickly and can be adjusted to your tastes and what you have in the house. Have celery and like a little crunch? Then add about 1T of finely diced celery to the mix. Don’t like tomatoes? Then just leave them out. You could also add grated parmesan, parsley, different types of

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Three Bean Chili

This is a simple, vegetarian chili recipe that can be customized to your tastes or what you have available. It freezes well and can be reheated in the microwave. Different vegetables and beans may be used, and cheese or sour cream make great toppings. Fresh beans may be used, but canned are easier and the

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Country Style Ribs

This is more of a technique than a recipe as there can be a wide variation in the thickness and size of the “ribs” available at the store. If you are working with smaller pieces of meat then you may want to reduce the time of the baking when uncovered to reduce the risk of

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Swedish Meatballs

I have made a lot of different types of meatballs and while most were not objectionable, they were also not too noteworthy. However, one day I came across the tip to use hydrated gelatin in the meatball mix. That resulted in a nice, spongy texture to the meatballs that I found enjoyable and noteworthy. Even

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Bread Dressing

This has been my Thanksgiving dressing recipe for several years now. While I only tend to make it one time per year, it is a Thanksgiving staple at my house. I usually bake some Whole Wheat Bread the day before, rip it into roughly one inch chunks, spread evenly on a baking sheet and let

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Chicken Paprikash

This is a nice comfort food that is great to have on a cold day. Different recipes have differing opinions on whether to leave the bone and/or the skin on or not. I personally like the bone removed as I prefer not eating things with bones with a fork and knife, and this is not

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