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Chicken & Cabbage Stir Fry

I’ve been really digging cabbage recipes lately for whatever reason.  We’ve had this dish a couple of times, and I like it.  Honestly, it’s not the kids’ favorite, but I have relatively picky eaters, and hey – if they’re hungry enough, they’ll eat! Chicken & Cabbage Stir Fry 1 lb. ground chicken 1 head cabbage […]

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Beef Stew a la Mama Train

Beef Stew a la Mama Train

Here at the Train casa, we eat soup about once a week. One of my new favorites was inspired by Pioneer Woman’s Sunday Night Stew. So very yummy. The best part of her Sunday Night Stew is serving it over mashed potatoes. To. Die. For. So, I decided to come up with my own version! […]

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Panko Roasted Broccoli | Trains and Tutus

Panko Roasted Broccoli

Steaming broccoli is so last season. Just sayin’. If you haven’t eaten oven roasted broccoli; Shame. On. You. It’s good. REALLY good. And what in the world could be better than oven roasted broccoli? Oven roasted broccoli with garlic flavored Panko (Japanese style breadcrumbs) and Parmesan cheese is better! Oh. My. YUM. Panko Roasted Broccoli […]

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How to Clean Your Burner Pans

I have a gas stove, which I LOVE.  I would never go back to using electric. But there’s one thing I don’t care for, when it comes to my gas stove… and that is cleaning the drip pans.  Man, those things get nasty!  It seems like no matter how hard I try, I can never […]

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Oh. My. Flatbread | Trains and Tutus

Oh. My. Flatbread.

So, Papa Train and I are trying to eat cleanER. That means no refined flour. Did I mention I love all things bread? Sigh. Luckily for me, I came across THIS recipe for Homemade Whole-Wheat Flatbreads by Amanda(what an awesome name!) at The Taste Tester. Nothing could have prepared me for how stinkin’ good these […]

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Homemade Tortillas

Nothing says “Tex-Mex” like a nice warm flour tortilla.  My mother-in-law warms them up right on the stovetop for the girls.  It’s one of their favorite snacks.  Fresh store-bought tortillas are good, but THESE, my friends, are even better! Ingredients: 4 cups white flour 1.5 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking powder 4 Tbs. vegetable shortening […]

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The Train's Kitchen Remix

The Train’s Kitchen Remix

Okay, so Papa Train still makes fun of me because when I was growing up we were the last family to have a VCR or a microwave. And here I am, 37 years old, married for almost 17 years, and I am just now the proud owner of… A KITCHEN AID Mixer!!!! I have wanted […]

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Cheesy Vegetable Soup

Oh. My. YUM. This soup is SO stinkin’ yummy. And healthy. And super easy to make. Cheesy Vegetable Soup 2 split chicken breasts (get them on sale when they are $0.97/lb) 4-6 whole carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4″ thick 1 head broccoli, rinsed and chopped into bite sized florets 1 head cauliflower, rinsed and chopped […]

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White Bean Chicken Chili

White Bean Chicken Chili

So maybe I almost cut off my finger and started a small fire on the stove, but this chili was SO worth it! Papa Train’s tweet about my cooking skills: As smoke billowed from beneath the pot and the fire alarms blared I swooped in to save the chef from… http://t.co/dmePgjZcHY — Ryan Parsons (@rparsons25) […]

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Broccoli Cheese Casserole

This is a dish that tastes like home to me, because my mom made it frequently when I was growing up.  I’m not sure where she got the original recipe, but to me, it will always be “Mom’s Broccoli Casserole.” Mom’s Broccoli Casserole 1 tsp. salt 1 box frozen broccoli 2 Tbs. chopped onions 1 […]

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