Main Course Recipes

Home » In the Kitchen » Main Course Recipes

You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. – Paul Prudhomme

I’m a simple cook. I don’t believe in complicated recipes, but they do need to be crowd pleasers. Here is a collection of my favorite recipes and recipe reviews, drawing on local specialties like Texas Beef Chipotle Pepper Sloppy Joes, and Natchitoches Meat Pies to delicious, fast dishes like the refreshing Shrimp & Cilantro Lime Salad.

Party favorite: Cajun seafood dip recipe

Party favorite: Cajun seafood dip recipe

Make this delicious Cajun seafood dip in a slow cooker ahead of the party! I created this recipe for a Cajun Christmas party and it completely disappeared (with rave reviews) -- so I made it again for Christmas dinner as an appetizer and you guessed it, it was...

read more
Buffalo Chicken Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Recipe

I don’t touch raw meat. I’m probably one 60 Minutes slaughter house expose of becoming a vegetarian for the rest of my life. I am not a real chicken fan, but there’s one chicken recipe that I don’t ever pass up and that’s buffalo chicken. I love me some good boneless...

read more
Recipe for Natchitoches Meat Pies

Recipe for Natchitoches Meat Pies

  It’s been 19 years in the making.My husband and I have talked about making Natchitoches Meat Pies for THAT long. Yeah I heard you say, HUH? I won’t hold it against you for not knowing what or where “Natchitoches” is, let alone how to pronounce it (“Nak...

read more

Beef Pot Roast with Mashed Ginger Sweet Potatoes

This post is part of the “Healthy Meals to Fuel the Family” series sponsored by the Texas Beef Council. Although I have been compensated to feed my family nutritious beef meals for four weeks, the opinions and culinary errors are all my own.  See my previous delicious...

Beef Tenderloin, Cranberry and Pear Salad, oh my!

This post is part of the "Healthy Meals to Fuel the Family" series sponsored by the Texas Beef Council. Although I have been compensated to feed my family nutritious beef meals for four weeks, the opinions and culinary errors are all my own. 😉 See my previous recipe,...

Texas Beef: Chipotle Peppers Sloppy Joes

The hubs: “This is the best sandwich you've ever made for me.” Then… “I love those Texas Beef people. You need to do more with them.” Funny he should say that. We're kicking off the spring “Healthy Meals to Fuel the Family” series this week with the Texas Beef Council...

Desperation Dinner: I was Chopped

I’m not proud of this one, but I’ve been working a lot and haven’t had a chance to blog. Bad mommy. I’m sure you’ve been in my shoes. Time has gotten away from you. You’ve lost your grocery store mojo and you’re on the survival program with the excuse that you are...
Cowboy Christmas Beef Chili

Cowboy Christmas Beef Chili

So my alarm went off on my iPhone today. It had a reminder that I put in my calendar a WHOLE YEAR AGO. It said that this year, the hubs was going to make Christmas dinner and New Year’s Day dinner. I won’t go into details but let’s just say we wasted a lot of money on...

read more
Garlic Crusted Petite Roast

Garlic Crusted Petite Roast

I used to think making a roast was hard. Now I realize the only hard part about making a roast is lifting the dang roasting pan and all it’s pieces. Our pan is an All-Clad one that my Mother-In-Law thought no home should be without. And it is All-Heavy and stuff....

read more
Beef Sticky Rolls for Breakfast or Brunch

Beef Sticky Rolls for Breakfast or Brunch

My Elf on a Shelf green oatmeal for breakfast this morning is making me regret having our Beef Sticky Rolls left-overs as lunch the day before. Why didn’t I save those for this morning? Oh yeah, because they are DE-LIC-OUS and if I didn’t eat them, the hubs surely...

read more
Perfect Beef Football Appetizers

Perfect Beef Football Appetizers

I am full. I ate beef all weekend. It was AWESOME. I am not a Chicken person. As proof to such, I think the Chik-fil-a ads are HILARIOUS. Not because they inspire me to eat more chicken, but because I LOVE cows. Especially the commercial where the cows are getting...

read more

Beef Nutrition Tips

Nutrition Tips Nutrient-rich foods are a delicious way to maximize your nutrient intake while minimizing excess intake of fat and sugar calories. With tasty options you can fill your nutrient gaps and get the nutrition power your family needs to feel better and be...

read more

Grilled Mahi-Mahi Tacos with Strawberry Salsa

Mango, pineapple, lime and other fresh ingredients are combined to take fish tacos to a whole new level! Ingredients Strawberry Salsa: 1 cup diced fresh California strawberries 1/2 cup diced mango 1/4 cup diced papaya 1/4 cups diced pineapple 2 tablespoons diced red...

read more
Cooking with Beef

Cooking with Beef

The cool kids invited me to sit at their lunch table.  I have arrived. Yes, I guess this is the point at which I am allowed to admit that I am a Mommy Blogger. @TexasHolly of June Cleaver Nirvana and @DFWBloggers teamed up with the Texas Beef Council to sponsor a...

read more

Follow Me

Hey y’all!

Is it happy hour yet? I could probably live on drinks and desserts but I guess we need some real food too. Check out some of my favorite recipes. Cheers!

Subscribe

Pin It on Pinterest