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Change things up a bit and try chili topped with cheesy grits. A great Southern twist on Shepards pie. |butterandbaggage.com

Chili with Cheesy Grits

The weather has turned frigid, it’s not supposed to be in the single digits in the Carolinas! Perfect weather for chili. I thought I would share this version that we’ve made a couple of times already this fall. While I still love a big piece of Brown Butter Corn Bread with chili, topping it with […]

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BEST carnitas ever made in a slow cooker from free range happy pigs, it is amazing. Learn the secret to crispy but juicy carnitas. |butterandbaggage.com

Slow Cooker Carnitas

I’m so excited to share my first post using pork from Two Boys Pork. My friend raises pigs that are free range, no chemicals or hormones. They are truly happy pigs with a diet of blackberry bushes and acorns along with apples and other delicious treats. I can tell you first hand that they seemed […]

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Creating chili in the Instant Pot allows you great flavors in just 1 hour. You can enjoy this version or use your favorite recipe. It's so good, you may never go back to the slow cooker. |butterandbaggage.com

Instant Pot Chili

Creating chili in the Instant Pot allows you great flavors in just 1 hour.  You can enjoy this version or use your favorite recipe. It’s so good, you may never go back to the slow cooker.  I’ve had an Instant Pot for a while now, but mostly just use it to make chicken broth.  I […]

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Baked salmon with herbed butter and panko is crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside. Epicurean Butter makes this even simpler for a quick and easy week night dinner that will take less then 10 minutes to prep. This is a sponsored post but as always, all opinions are my own. |butterandbaggage.com

Salmon with Herbed Butter

I’ve been experimenting with seafood dishes lately, because sometimes I feel like I’m going to turn into a chicken as much as I eat. Just check out my index on the blog and you’ll see a million wonderful chicken dishes, I’m always trying to come up with some new way to prepare it. But I […]

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Coq au Vin in the slow cooker gives you comfort food without having to heat up your kitchen. The flavors would make Julia Child proud and is sure to be a family favorite. |butterandbaggage.com

Coq au Vin

The slow cooker and I are becoming better friends lately especially after making Coq au Vin in it. To me this is comfort food at it’s best. I’ve found I have better success with the slow cooker when I use it as a tool and don’t just dump everything in and go. Everyone loves Coq […]

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It can’t be summer in the South without a seafood boil overflowing with your favorite seafood, corn and new potatoes. Perfect for when you’re having a big crowd, just make sure you have a big enough pot! |butterandbaggage.com

Seafood Boil

Don’t let the summer get away from you without having a seafood boil. While you do have to stand in the kitchen for 25 minutes while you’re adding things to the pot, it’s one of those dishes that’s worth every minute. This may look intimidating but I promise it’s so easy and the only way […]

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Shrimp boil packs are an easier way to get the great flavors of a shrimp boil without turning on the stove | butterandbaggage.com

Shrimp Boil Packs

Everyone loves a great seafood boil but it makes a lot of food and you are standing around a pot for 25 minutes. This is a great alternative with all the flavors condensed into a foil pack that you can put on the grill. You’re going to love how you can prep this in no […]

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Fresh or Frozen cherries add sweetness to a savory chutney that's the perfect accompaniment for a grilled pork tenderloin. A great choice when it’s too hot to turn on the oven |butterandbaggage.com

Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Chutney

Fresh or Frozen cherries add sweetness to a savory chutney that’s the perfect accompaniment for a grilled pork tenderloin.  A great choice when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. Stemilt sent me some cherries last week so I’ve been making lots of dishes with cherries.  They don’t grow cherries in my area so […]

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You don’t have to miss out on burgers this Memorial Day just because you don’t have a grill. You’ll love these savory Pineapple Burgers that are cooked in a skillet on the stove. | butterandbaggge.com

Pineapple Burgers

If you don’t have a grill outside your back door, you may not think of making burgers. However, I discovered these gems this winter when it was just too dreary and cold to go outside, and we loved them. Taylor loves pineapple on anything so she was my inspiration. Full of so much flavor you […]

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Tequila Grilled Chicken

Tequila Grilled Chicken

Tequila marinated chicken is one of my favorite, “go-to” dishes when I don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen. It’s a guaranteed meal that everyone will love. You can prepare the marinade in less than 10 minutes and then all you have to do is place it on the grill. The Tequila not […]

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With only 15 minutes of prep time, Slow Cooker Beef Tacos are perfect for a quick week night meal or if you need to feed a crowd. Full of flavor all by themselves but even better with pineapple mango salsa. |butterandbaggage.com

Slow Cooker Beef Tacos

With only 15 minutes of prep time, Slow Cooker Beef Tacos are perfect for a quick week night meal or if you need to feed a crowd. Full of flavor all by themselves but even better with pineapple mango salsa. I have to admit that I don’t always have the best of luck with food […]

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Sausage with Apples and Fennel

Sausage with Apples and Fennel

Sheet Pan Dinner with Sausage, Apples and Fennel Sheet pan dinners are great when it comes time to clean up, but the challenge is to make sure everything can cook for the same amount of time without one ingredient being overcooked.  Having great flavors that mix well together is the easy part.  With the combination […]

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Steak au Poivre cooked in a skillet with peppers that add an unexpected surprise. A great way to fix steak when you don't want to bother with the grill. |butterandbaggage.com

Steak au Poivre

Is your grill covered in snow, or is it just too cold to venture outdoors to cook? Than take this opportunity to try Steak Au Poivre. For this dish, you need to cook your steaks in a skillet so that you have all the juices for the sauce. Once cooked remove the steak and make […]

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Baked chicken meatballs with parmesan in a flavorful tomato base are great for a healthy weeknight dinner. |butterandbaggage.com

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

After all the wonderful food over the holidays, we needed something simple and less rich. I love pork and beef meatballs but I haven’t tried ground chicken before. I got the recipe from Alton Brown’s cookbook but some of his suggestions, while I’m sure they would add more flavor, were more work than I wanted […]

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Sausage and Peppers

We’re having an overcast day but the forecast looks great for the weekend. We’ll probably grill out, but if you want to cook indoors this weekend and need something quick, easy, and fabulous, then you will love this version of Italian Sausage and Peppers. It’s a simple dish but still full of flavor from whatever […]

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Chicken Enchiladas

When the weekend rolls around, I take a look at what I have left-over in the refrigerator for inspiration as to what to cook. It seems that I almost always have part of a rotisserie chicken that needs to be eaten. Last weekend was no exception so I used my leftovers and converted a Pioneer […]

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Taco Chicken

I’ve been in the mood for Tex-Mex food, but of course I live in Greensboro, so my only option is to make it myself. This is an easy version you can make in no time. It’s a great idea for those nights when you haven’t planned anything for dinner because nothing sounds good. I stopped […]

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