The Food Brie Cooked and Baked

A record of every food cooked or baked in my kitchen in 2010

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86. beef and feta stuffed green peppers

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Recipe source: I have no idea

Ever since finding this recipe, I have never made traditional stuffed green peppers with rice. I don’t even remember where I got the recipe from, but it is the absolute best stuffed green pepper recipe I’ve ever tried. BP loves it, too.

Instead of rice, the peppers are filled with a mixture of ground beef, sausage, tomatoes, feta, Parmesan, mozzarella and some spices. Delicious.

I halve my peppers and lay them in a 9×13 dish, rather than actually trying to stuff them, which is why you can hardly see any of the green pepper in the photo. It’s buried.

stuffed peppers

beef and feta stuffed green peppers


1 tbsp. butter

4 green peppers

1-1/2 lbs. ground sirloin (I use ground chuck usually.)

1/2 lbs. ground sausage (hot or mild)

1 small white onion, diced

oregano, seasoned pepper and fennel seed (optional) to taste

6 Roma tomatoes, sliced

2 tsp. crushed garlic or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

6 oz. fresh feta cheese, crumbled

1/2 c. grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray casserole dish with non-stick spray. Cook ground sirloin and sausage at low-medium heat, stirring often. Once meat is cooked through, drain thoroughly. Add all butter, onions, garlic, oregano, seasoned pepper, fennel seed and 3/4 of the tomatoes. Simmer over low heat, approx. 20 minutes.

Cut off tops of peppers, remove inner seeds and membranes. Wash and dry. Fill peppers with meat mixture, alternating with a layer of feta and Parmesan cheeses. Place peppers into a casserole dish, side by side, adding remaining tomatoes to the dish (around and under the peppers so they cook up and into the peppers).

Add remaining mixture around the peppers and sprinkle all remaining feta and Parmesan cheeses on top. Add shredded mozzarella cheese.

Bake at 350 for approx. 30 minutes, or until browned and bubbly.


Written by louise914

September 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm

82. slow-cooked turkey dinner

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Recipe source: Fix-it and Forget-it Recipes for Entertaining by Pellman Good and Ranck

Ho-hum. Meat, vegetables and cream of mushroom soup.

And I know the title of the recipe says “turkey,” but the grocery store didn’t have any boneless, skinless turkey thighs, so I used chicken instead.

On the plus side, the onion and carrots were from BP’s garden.

chicken and veggies

slow-cooked turkey dinner (with chicken instead)

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August 22, 2010 at 4:36 pm

75. my favorite chili

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Recipe source: a coworker, back in the day

I realize it’s the middle of summer, but a good, hot bowl of cornbread covered with chili sounded delicious, and it was.

This is BP and my favorite chili recipe. Generally, I make it exactly as listed below. However, this time, I used half as much chili pepper and replaced the water, jalapenos and tomato soup with a jar of homemade spicy tomato juice that a friend gave to us. And, instead of a red onion, I used a fresh-from-our-garden yellow onion.


my favorite chili


Brown 1 lb. hamburger and 1 cup chopped red onion. Drain.

Add the following and heat through:

2 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

basil and oregano to taste

3 small cans Campbell’s tomato soup

1/2 soup can of water

15-20 shakes Worcestershire sauce

1 lg. can drained Joan of Arc spicy chili beans

2 spoonfuls jalapenos plus jalapeno juice to taste

2 sticks Hormel pepperoni, sliced

We like ours served over cornbread with cheese sprinkled on top.

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July 30, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Posted in beans, beef, meat, onion, tomatoes

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67. pork soft tacos

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Recipe source: originally from a print issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray, but now it’s online

This is our go-to taco recipe in the summer. As soon as the cilantro from our garden was ready, it went into this dish. And next week, we’re doing it again! And you know if I’m making a recipe twice in two weeks, it has to be good.

Little Brother loves this recipe, so we always invite him over when we make it. And next week, I’m also inviting my cousin and her daughters over because she asked about it last time I saw her. I’d made it for her about a year ago, and it’s that delicious that people remember it!

So go, cut some cilantro from your garden and eat.

corn-cilantro salsa

a close-up of the corn-cilantro salsa

pork taco

the whole mess - tortilla, cheese, pork, corn salsa

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June 23, 2010 at 9:04 pm

62. turkey sloppy joes

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Recipes source: The Noshery

Delicious! Goodbye forever, Manwich.

These joes were fresh, with the use of fresh cut veggies, and spicy. If you’re not a fan of spicy food, I’d recommend you cut out the cayenne pepper altogether. There’s some definite heat to these joeys.

These are going straight into my “make again” file.

sloppy joes

turkey sloppy joes

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May 29, 2010 at 7:25 pm

50. smoky braised chicken and gnocchi

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Recipe source: Real Simple


This wasn’t a bad meal, it just wasn’t very good.


smoky braised chicken and gnocchi

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April 16, 2010 at 4:23 pm

48. tangy chicken fajitas

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I especially like these fajitas because I can prepare the entire meal early in the day, and when I’m ready to eat later, all I need to do is throw it in the skillet to cook.

tangy chicken fajitas

tangy chicken fajitas

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April 12, 2010 at 8:17 pm