Jana’s Savory Golden Beef Hand Pies

These super easy, golden, savory hand pies are very versatile and mix and match, if you will. Intermingle different veggies, use chicken or pork instead of beef, mix up herbs and seasonings to taste, maybe even add a bit of cheese—it’s your call! However, this is our friend Jana’s version and the flavors, status quo, are phenomenal!…

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Pony Express Cowboy Beans: A Taste of the American West

: Pony Express Day, held on various days in April, commemorates those courageous men who risked hide & hair to ensure the delivery of our US mail. Back in the days of the Wild West there were no fast mail delivery services like there are today; no cars, no planes and ships would most likely…

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Easy 7 Ingredient Crock Pot Meatball Stroganoff

This is probably one of the easiest dishes I have offered thus far at Once Upon a Spice, but it will not be ignored! I found this recipe searching the net for Crock Pot recipes and revised it a bit for you. I also went against my normal ingredient and used canned soup, but organic…

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Braided Easter Ham Pepperoni & Cheese Bread with Tutorial

  My Mama always made this tasty bread for every religious holiday and if we begged, sometimes in between. Mom used to buy pounds of aged meats and cheeses and painstakingly cube every bit. Then she would mix fresh beaten eggs and finely grated Parmesan and fill and roll, what seemed like dozens, of loaves….

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Irish Red Jacket Colcannon

Colcannon is a customary Irish potato dish that is not only rich in flavor, but folklore and history as well. It’s also a perfect recipe to make with the kids while sharing its interesting history! Contrary to popular belief that this is a St. Patrick’s Day dish, by tradition, it’s actually made on All Saints Day…

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Celebrate Leap Day with Toad in the Hole & British Onion Gravy

Serves 4-6 It’s believed that Toad in the Hole, a traditional English dish consisting of plump, juicy sausages nestled and baked in Yorkshire pudding batter, actually goes back to Roman times. However, the origin of the name “Toad-in-the-Hole” is often disputed. Some suggest that the dish’s name comes from its resemblance to a toad sticking…

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Guest Chef Jana’s Savory Golden Beef Hand Pies

This is a very versatile hand pie recipe; mix and match, so to speak. Unite different veggies, use chicken instead of beef, mix up herbs and seasonings to taste—you’re call! However, this is Jana’s version and the flavors, status quo, are phenomenal! Ingredients: 1 or 2 lbs ground beef 3 scallions, sliced thin 2 carrots,…

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Guest Chef Jana’s Simple Oven Swiss Steak

While growing up, Jana’s mother prepared this delicious, uncomplicated dish frequently for her family and it was always a hit! Carrying on the tradition, Jana adapted the recipe to suit her family’s tastes, and often made it for Sunday dinners for family and guests. Jana fondly remembers this scrumptious, simple dish being her father’s most…

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The 7 Prosperous Foods of New Year’s Eve

“Out with the old in with the new.” This age old wish rings true in most every home on New Year’s Eve and Day. Why not welcome in the year proper with the addition of your favorite foods to ensure good fortune? Here are the wondrous 7 to help lead the way. Fish Fish are…

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