Homemade Beef Stock

Homemade Beef Stock

Over the past several years, my husband and I have purchased beef shares from a local grass-fed beef ranch. In every share, we get packages of soup bones, which I love. They make the best-tasting bone broth—and all of those minerals and collagen from the bones are...

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Simple Chicken Stock

Simple Chicken Stock

I started making my own stock around the time my husband and I became more conscientious about the meat we eat. He was in chiropractic school at the time, so eating higher-quality meat meant we didn’t eat it often. After paying premium prices for whole chickens, I...

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Creamy Sage-Rubbed Turkey and Mushrooms

Creamy Sage-Rubbed Turkey and Mushrooms

I’m a fairly recent convert to mushrooms, and I have to say, this is my favorite mushroom-heavy dish of all the ones I’ve tried. Using two kinds of mushrooms really brings more flavor to the chicken—and that creamy sauce made from paleo mayo and the pot juices?...

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Chicken and Sausage Peperoncini Stew

Chicken and Sausage Peperoncini Stew

This recipe is based on a shrimp recipe I found in Bon Appétit magazine several years ago. I had recently fallen in love with peperoncini peppers, so I did some ingredient swaps and adapted it for my slow cooker. The peperoncini add a little kick, so I use sweet...

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Citrus Pork Chili with Mango

Citrus Pork Chili with Mango

This chili gave me grief for a while. At first it was missing something, and I couldn’t figure out what it was. A friend of mine and her husband tried it out for me and tinkered with it. After some tweaks, they entered it into a chili cook-off and won second place—in...

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Smoky BBQ Beef Chili

Smoky BBQ Beef Chili

The barbecue sauce in this recipe may make you wonder “Am I eating chili or brisket?” If you’re particular about the ingredients in your barbecue sauce, try making your own! You’ll find a few recipes in the Pantry Basics chapter (shown here). For this chili I’d...

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Sloppy Joe and Sweet Potato Chili

Sloppy Joe and Sweet Potato Chili

My Grandma LaRue proclaimed many times over the years that she was a horrible cook. Although I got the impression that she would have rather been sitting at her sewing machine than in the kitchen, I liked her cooking. Her sloppy joes (and chocolate cake) have been a...

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Smoky Shredded Chicken and Chorizo Chili

Smoky Shredded Chicken and Chorizo Chili

This chili has a lot going on—tender threads of chicken, spicy chorizo, and lots of paprika, both hot and smoked. Some dishes get better a day or two after you make them, and this is one. It’s almost a shame to eat it the same day you make it. Prep time 35 minutes...

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