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Curried Coconut Chicken with Potatoes

We love curry dishes. They meet my husband’s need for heat, and have that lovely savory-spicy-sweet combo that I am so fond of myself. This dish has an especially well-balanced flavor — sweet coconut milk mellows acidic tomatoes, the potatoes softening the curry’s edge. It could easily be made vegetarian – we used a mix of chicken and potatoes but you could substitute an extra potato for the chicken without changing the texture dramatically. This recipe served the two of us, with a tiny bit of leftovers for an afternoon snack the next day 🙂

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Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings is, perhaps, my favorite comfort food. Creamy chicken and vegetables, biscuit dough dumplings — what is not to love? This recipe is great because you can make it ahead and come home 30 minutes away from a home cooked dinner.

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Swiss Steak

Swiss steak is a great recipe that turns a very inexpensive cut of meat into a delicious main course. Simmering the steak for an hour in acidic tomatoes really makes the beef tender. We used a round steak on sale for $1.34, you can use whatever is on sale locally. Frozen cuts also take well to this preparation after being thawed. Now, when you look at the photo, you may be thinking “where is the steak?” Personally, I love to completely cover the thing in the tomato-onion-beef broth. The steak is in there, though, I promise.

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Leek and Carrot Creamy Pasta

Tonight, I’m blogging about a delightful vegetable pasta Kim made for dinner. It’s Kim’s doing, so the recipe is in Kim style:

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