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Gyro Bowl With Tzatziki Sauce

Introduce Your Family to Greek Cuisine with a Simple Build-Your-Own Gyro Bowl Celebrate the tastes of the Mediterranean with a simple dish your entire family will love.  Greek cuisine incorporates the use of olive oil, fish, lean meats, herbs and grain, and fresh vegetables to create delicious and heart-healthy meals.  You don’t need to go to a fancy restaurant to enjoy a Greek meal. The hardest part of this meal is just browning the ground lamb with spices.  Once you’ve prepared the meat, add it to a bowl with the other ingredients.  Layer the ingredients on the pita for delicious...

Ham and Cheese Strata – Holiday Leftovers

Perfect For Holiday Leftovers Wondering what to do with all the leftover ham from Easter dinner?  Why not turn your leftovers into a delicious hand and cheese strata brunch?  Whether you’re making this just for your family or for a little social time with a friend, this recipe is easy to prepare and tastes wonderful. Stratas are easy casseroles to make and usually consist of an egg mixture over bread.  These ingredients combine in the oven resulting in a fluffy, cake-like consistency.  It’s also easy to add other ingredients to recipes like the one below based on your own preferences...

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Choose Fast or Slow for Scrumptious BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches Hectic schedules can make getting dinner on the table challenging, while other days the smell of dinner simmering all day in the slow cooker can warm your soul.  This simple recipe will fit the bill in either situation.  In fact, this BBQ pulled chicken sandwich is so easy kids can make it! Ingredients: 2 pounds TBS boneless, skinless chicken breast ½ cup water (for Instant Pot only) 2 tsp. garlic powder 1 cup barbeque sauce (choose your favorite) ¼ cup Italian salad dressing ½ cup dark brown sugar ⅛ black...

Ready for a lighter fare? It’s time for a beef stir fry!

Stir fry is a quick and simple method for making a delicious and healthy dinner.  It’s easy to change up the ingredients to customize the recipe to your own preferences. Here are a few tips to make your beef stir fry amazing: Use sirloin steak. Sirloin soaks up more of the flavors than other cuts, however, you can also use flank or chuck steak for this recipe. Marinade your beef ahead of time. The minimum time for a good marinade is 15 to 30 minutes in the refrigerator, but 24 hours will add the most flavor to your meat. Always...

Bratwurst Dinner – A German Classic

Put a Delicious German Dinner on Your Table in 30 Minutes The bratwurst may be one of the most popular and delicious traditional foods shared with us by our German friends and ancestors.  With a history dating as far back as the 1300s, this self-contained food item was originally created as a way to use up all the meat scraps so that not a single valuable piece of protein would be wasted.  In fact, the German etymology of “brat” means without waste and “wurst” means sausage.  Today, the bratwurst is a bit more dignified and has developed into over 40...

Shrimp Chowder Delicious Recipe

Easy and Delicious Shrimp Chowder Shrimp is one of the easiest seafood's to prepare, and with a simple chowder recipe, anyone can create a scrumptious meal in minutes.  Grab a loaf of your favorite sourdough and get ready to be delighted. Here are three quick tips for cooking shrimp: It's best to buy your seafood fresh, but if you have to purchase frozen make sure you defrost it correctly. Take the time to leave it overnight in a refrigerator.  Using warm or hot water will leave them soggy and putting them in the microwave will begin to cook them. The...

Another St. Patrick’s Day Favorite: Irish Shepherd’s Pie

Looking for a special dish for St. Patrick’s Day but corned beef isn’t your thing?  How about a warm and delicious Irish Shepherd’s Pie?  Irish Shepherd’s Pie dates back to the 1700’s when Irish housewives searched for innovative ways to prepare frugal dishes using leftovers.  Today, the dish continues to feature easy-to-find ingredients that come together as an ultimate comfort-food dish. Irish Shepherd’s Pie can seem a bit more daunting for inexperienced cooks because of the number of steps and ingredients.  However, if you break it down and measure all your ingredients out before you start, it’s really a very...

Delicious Corned Beef and Cabbage Every Time

You Don’t Need the Luck of the Irish to Make Delicious Corned Beef and Cabbage May your heart be light and happy, may your smile be big and wide, and may your pockets always have a coin or two inside!  It’s time to start pulling out all of your green clothes and get ready for a delicious Irish meal. This year, why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage? The history of serving corned beef on this holiday dates back to the 19th century with our Irish immigrants.  Ireland has long been a...

The Best Cuts of Meat to Create an Amazing Beef Stew

When the outdoor air has that chilly bite to it and the sky looks like snow might begin falling at any moment, there’s nothing better than the enticing aroma of a slow simmering pot of beef stew.  But before you grab your soup pot from the back of your cabinet, consider what type of beef you’ll be using for tonight’s dinner. What’s the best cut of beef to use for stew? It may seem obvious, right?  If you guessed stew meat, well…that’s not it.  This cut is named “stew meat” because it has traditionally been a popular choice for soup. ...

Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

Transform a Popular Side Dish into a Delicious Meal with Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese Warm and melty cheese just seems to bring us comfort on those cold, gray, and rainy winter days.  Here’s an easy way to make a traditional mac and cheese dish even more hearty and delicious, pulled pork and mac and cheese. Plus, did you know you can purchase smoked pulled pork directly from The Butcher Shop?  Our meats are cooked “low and slow” in a smoker for 16 to 18 hours—making the meat deliciously filled with flavor.  Choose any of our slow-roasted flavors:  natural (just...