Recipes for meat (beef, pork, etc.) and seafood dishes.

Delicious recipes with meat (beef or pork) or seafood.

Slow-Cooker Cuban Pork

April 3, 2014
Slow-cooker Cuban Pork | Magnolia Days

An accumulation of citrus needed to be put to use. Extras were purchased to be included in photos. They do make great props and give a visual clue as to ingredients in the food. Letting the extras go to waste is not a good thing. The hunt for a recipe began. Flipping through a folder […]

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Beef Stroganoff

January 14, 2014
Beef Stroganoff | Magnolia Days

Blame it on the Polar Vortex. A brutal cold swept across the nation and left many with an abundance of snow, ice, and power outages. For the most part, Georgia was spared from frozen precipitation. It still caused schools, businesses, and some government offices to close. It was also the day a switch in my […]

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Short Ribs with Pasta for #SundaySupper

December 15, 2013
Short Ribs with Pasta | Magnolia Days

The dining room is ready for the feast ahead. A Christmas tree in the corner glows and sparkles. The table is set with holiday finest. Reflections of flickering candlelight dance on the sides of glasses. Arriving family members are drawn to the kitchen with the heavenly aroma of slow-simmering meat. Soon they will gather around […]

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Apple Cider Braised Pork Roast For #SundaySupper #FamilyDinnerTable

October 13, 2013
Apple Cider Braised Pork Roast | Magnolia Days

A crumpled paper towel is on the counter. It is left out to dry and be re-used later. An old percolator coffee pot used to strain and store bacon grease is in the cabinet below. Beside the pot are grocery bags to be used as garbage bags. Various containers are in the refrigerator filled with […]

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Meatloaf for #SundaySupper #FamilyDinnerTable

September 15, 2013
Meatloaf | Magnolia Days

It was a typical Sunday. I would wake to the sound of my parents preparing breakfast. My mom would mix the batter for pancakes or waffles and my dad would cook the bacon or sausage. We would sit together at the table and start the day with conversation and special Sunday breakfast. Later in the […]

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Grilled Herb Shrimp With Chimichurri Sauce for #SundaySupper

September 1, 2013
Grilled Herb Shrimp With Chimichurri Sauce | Magnolia Days

My rosemary bush is on the curve of a flower bed. It is next to the walkway that leads to my front door.  Each time I pass by it, my hand is drawn down to brush against it. I’ll bring my hand up to my face to breathe in the delightful scent. The same happens […]

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Calypso Pork Chops for #WeekdaySupper

July 4, 2013
Calypso Pork Chops | Magnolia Days

The binder is bulging with recipes. Years of collecting and saving have stretched the capacity to its limit. Sections are neatly labeled and unsecured clippings slip out of their place. Splattered and stained pages represent the most used recipes of all. Inspiration comes from browsing through the collection. Patterns of past cravings and old trends […]

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Sauerbraten for #SundaySupper

May 19, 2013
Sauerbraten | Magnolia Days

A slow-simmered beef roast can be moist and tender. Marinate it beforehand and you add incredible flavor. Simmer it with the marinade and then turn that into a sauce makes it out of this world yummy. That is Sauerbraten. It is simply a German marinated beef roast with gravy. Not just any gravy – oh […]

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Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche for #HolidayFoodParty

April 26, 2013
Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche | Magnolia Days

Cinco de Mayo will be here soon. It’s a fun celebration and the best part is the food and beverages. Mexican cuisine is so popular. I have it in my dinner rotation often (usually burritos, nachos, or tacos). There are more Mexican restaurants near my home than any other ethnic cuisine. There was one that […]

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Pork Chops With Sauerkraut for #WeekdaySupper

April 16, 2013
Pork Chops With Sauerkraut | Magnolia Days

Want to know a secret for tender pork chops? It’s very simple to do. The secret is braising. It takes plain fried pork chops and makes them flavorful and tender at the same time. All you need is a skillet with a tight fitting lid. Sure you can use a braiser pan although it is […]

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