Paella Valenciana

Paella Valenciana

Want a simple one-pan skillet dinner? Make paella. Seriously. If there’s ever been a simple dish so wrapped in mystique with so many rules, I don’t know what it is. If you want a “world class” Paella, follow them all. If you want a fabulous supper, keep reading. Yeah, we’re gonna break a few rules and get you a fantastic Paella. Maybe for Valentine’s Day?

Paella Valenciana

Paella Valenciana

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Mexican Pot Roast Carne Guisada

Mexican Pot Roast

If you’re looking for a simple dinner with flavor to die for, this is the one. Mexican Pot Roast. Perfect for a family, easy to make and a bounty of succulent, tender meat for dinner (and if there’s any left) some of the best leftovers, ever.

Mexican Pot Roast

Mexican Pot Roast – leftover as tostadas

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Maid-Rite Sandwiches, Sloppy Joe Tavern Burger old Church Cookbook recipe

Maid-Rite Sandwiches – Instant Pot or Stove-top

I grew up in the Midwest in the ’60s eating various and assorted “loose-meat” sandwiches, mainly¬†Maid-Rite Sandwiches or as they are sometimes called Tavern Burgers. I never heard the word, Sloppy Joe, until I was an adult and moved away, and then no-one seemed to know what a Maid-Rite was!

Maid-Rite Sandwiches Sloppy Joe Tavern Burger old Church Cookbook recipe

This is the old family, Church Cookbook recipe for the Maid-Rite made with Campbell’s Chicken Gumbo Soup.

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Mexican Meatloaf with Honey Chipotle Glaze

Mexican Meatloaf with Honey Chipotle Glaze

Meatloaf is a huge fave of my folks (my fave octogenarians, I call them) and especially when fall rolls around. But it always seems like there are two issues with meatloaf. The first? Even though we have an absolute fave, this Cook’s Illustrated Meatloaf, there’s no doubt sometimes you need a change-up from the classic! This Mexican Meatloaf with Honey Chipotle Glaze is a def upgrade…still familiar, still meatloaf,¬† but popping with fun flavor!

Mexican Meatloaf with Honey Chipotle Glaze

Mexican Meatloaf with Honey Chipotle Glaze

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