Bistro Steak Subs

Bistro Steak Subs

I was taken aback when someone in my life said to me, “A sandwich isn’t dinner.” To clarify, she meant dinner as in the evening meal. So never have I given that any thought about that before, I had to stop and wrap my mind around it. I’ve made sandwiches for dinner a kazillion times. And right then and there I decided I wasn’t going to guilt myself at this late stage of my life. Especially when the sandwiches are these Bistro Steak Subs.

Bistro Steak Subs

Bistro Steak Subs, Copycat French’s Onion Rings

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Beef Chow Fun - Gon Chow Ngau Ho

Beef Chow Fun – Gon Chow Ngau Ho

Every now and then I have to break out with an Asian dish. I don’t know what it is, but I’ll just be trying to do my thing, following my weekly menu plan and something will “spark me.” That’s how I think of it when I get one of these inspiration/craving kind of things! I see the bottle of soy sauce, maybe there was a commercial on tv or a pic in a magazine, or maybe I just drove by an Asian restaurant…honestly, it doesn’t take much to get me to want to make something, and that’s why I made Beef Chow Fun – Gon Chow Ngau Ho.

Beef Chow Fun - Gon Chow Ngau Ho

Beef Chow Fun – Gon Chow Ngau Ho

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Moqueca Brazilian Seafood Stew

Moqueca Brazilian Seafood Stew

So how about it guys, do you read magazines any longer? I get so much information online that they sometimes seem obsolete. And yet I manage to subscribe to a couple of food magazines because they are just so inexpensive. And they inspire me – when I manage to get them open and actually read them! That’s how I fell in love with the idea of this Moqueca Brazilian Seafood Stew – I saw it in Food & Wine Magazine.

Moqueca Brazilian Seafood Stew

Moqueca Brazilian Seafood Stew

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Spicy Jerk Ribs with Sweet Chutney Glaze

Spicy Jerk Ribs with Sweet Chutney Glaze

There’s no doubt summer is here, even in Minnesota, where for the most part it’s been cool. And there’s no doubt Father’s day is just around the corner, too, this Sunday. Father’s day always makes me think about being outside, maybe barbecuing, and barbecuing makes me think about ribs. I mean other than a big T-bone there’s not much more manly than Ribs! And if you’re looking for something different, take a peek at these Spicy Jerk Ribs with Sweet Chutney Glaze.

Spicy Jerk Ribs with Sweet Chutney Glaze

Spicy Jerk Ribs with Sweet Chutney Glaze

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Southwestern Chicken Instant Pot Bowls

Southwestern Chicken Instant Pot Bowls

I’ve been on a mission to post out some no effort Instant Pot recipes that I think my daughter and her fam will love, and I hope you might, too. See, my daughter was married recently, and her blended family consists of seven children ranging from toddler to teenager! I’m still a bit boggled by it all, but Southwestern Chicken Instant Pot Bowls are the kind of recipe I think almost anyone will love. The prep is nominal, the cook time short, clean up is a breeze and the results? Delish. These bowls are perfect for summer – or anytime.

Southwestern Chicken Instant Pot Bowls

Southwestern Chicken Instant Pot Bowls

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