Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Irish Cottage Pie

Every year around this time, I see recipes to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and one of the most common, besides Corned Beef that is, Shepherd’s Pie. However, my family and I don’t like or eat lamb so I never tried ...

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Maple Brown Sugar Baked Beans #SundaySupper

Well, it’s my first official foray into the #SundaySupperMovement and I’m kicking it off with my recipe for Maple Brown Sugar Baked Beans as we celebrate “Beantastic” recipes this week. When people think of making homemade baked beans, the general ...

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Rosemary, Honey and Walnut Chicken Salad

*Originally posted August 2011.  I love chicken salad when it’s made with cranberries and walnuts, but everyone seems to make it this way these days. (And, I’m very picky about where I eat chicken salad out. You know…the Hellman’s mayo ...

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20 Pancake Recipes to Jumpstart Your Morning

My kids just love pancakes on a Sunday morning and generally like adding a few chocolate chips to the batter. I prefer my pancakes plain or with some blueberries; though the Pumpkin Pancakes I made a while back were pretty ...

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Grilled Chicken with a Dijon Tarragon Sauce

In my opinion, you can never have too many chicken dishes in your repertoire; especially dishes like this Grilled Chicken with a Dijon Tarragon Sauce. It’s seriously good and only takes 20 minutes to make. Now I know you’re probably ...

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Foods That Help Lower Cholesterol & Protect Your Heart

February is American Heart Month and if you read my newsletter earlier this month, there is some valuable information from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention on who is at risk and what signs to look for if you or someone ...

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Homestyle Pot Roast

I haven’t made this recipe for Homestyle Pot Roast since I first posted this recipe back in 2011 and subsequently added it to my cookbook. In fact, when my niece said she was making this recipe herself a few weeks ago, ...

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Oven Roasted Balsamic-Rosemary Beets

Did you ever try roasting beets? I hadn’t until recently when I made these Oven Roasted Balsamic-Rosemary Beets and they were delicious if I don’t say so myself. Growing up in the 70’s, eating beets from a can or pickled ...

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Creamy Chicken, Spinach & Mushroom Casserole

I have to be honest. I don’t make a lot of casserole-type dishes often. I guess it is because when I think of casseroles, I think of utilizing leftovers and I never really wanted to eat leftovers of a leftover. ...

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Beef & Green Bean Stir-Fry

  I love making roasts on a Sunday afternoon; especially during the winter months. Most of the time I make roasted chicken, but every now and then I prepare a roast beef. And almost always, I have leftover meat, so ...

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