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Biscuits

Ridiculously Easy Buttermilk Biscuits has science behind them!

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Scones

These double-decker filled scones by King Arthur are fantastic.

Beef

This Mexican braised beef made in a slow cooker is wonderful. I served it with cilantro-lime rice (just stir chopped cilantro and the juice of a lime into your cooked rice).

The best meatloaf I’ve ever made — Southwest Meatloaf with Salsa. Since I was making lime-cilantro rice to accompany this, I added fresh cilantro to the meatloaf. Instead of a red bell pepper, I used a poblano, and instead of “chunky salsa,” I chose a fire-roasted chipotle salsa.

This recipe for Mongolian Beef will put most Chinese restaurants to shame. I don’t have a wok, so to ensure that the oil was deep enough to quick fry the meat, I used a sauce pan. I had made it using a frying pan, and it didn’t work as well.

I got some very tiny (1 to 1-1/2 pound) beef roasts, and this information was very helpful. If you like your beef rare, be very careful about how long you cook it. The recommended time is certainly too long for rare.

Seafood

Chilli Tuna Pasta is a recipe from Australia and indicates “chilli-flavoured tuna. I have never heard of such a thing, so I used Genova tuna in oil and it was a very delicious, easy dinner.

I still haven’t made this Honey Orange Firecracker Shrimp but it sounds so good! It can also be made using chicken or pork.

Mmmmm, Slow Roasted Salmon in Parchment. It’s got onion, olives, raisins and cilantro.

Pasta

Bolognese sauce

I love peanut sauce on noodles and chicken. This one sounds great with the addition of lime juice, though I’d like to know where they get limes that yield three tablespoons of juice per lime!

Ooh! Eight pasta dishes that don’t require a trip to the store!

I’ve tried several variations of Peruvian Pesto but this one is the best

Toad in the Hole – it’s Yorkshire Pudding with sausages baked into it, then covered in a beefy onion gravy. Just the ticket! Don’t live in England and can’t get Cumberland sausage? Any sausage will work, although you obviously want to match your gravy up with the herbs/spices in your chosen sausage.

Soup

I love sweet potatoes. I still haven’t made sweet potato soup but any minute I will. This African sweet potato soup sounds super delicious.