Tag: Main Dish

Chicken Shish Kebab

Chicken Shish Kebab

Chicken Shish Kebab is a classic example of Mediterranean food which I love. I might go as far as saying that it is my favorite type of food. However, I would like to travel extensively all over the Mediterranean just to make sure! Mediterranean food 

Ham Buns with Secret Sauce

I’m not sure where this tradition started, but I’m glad for it. I was introduced to “ham buns” around the first of February last year. The youth group in our church sold them for $2.50 each (and they freeze well). Until that point in my 

Chicken Capri Deluxe

Chicken Capri Deluxe

I have made some version of this recipe at least a dozen times in the past 6 months. I’m not even sure if I’ve made it the same way twice. The original Chicken Capri recipe is on page 214 of The South Beach Diet Cookbook. 

Pollo Nevado (a.k.a. Snow Chicken, or Mexican Chicken)

Pollo Nevado (a.k.a. Snow Chicken, or Mexican Chicken)

One Friday night after a long week at work, I ordered something “new” at a Mexican restaurant called Pollo Nevado. My college education was substantial enough to clue me in this translates as “snow chicken.” I’ve eaten at this restaurant several times since, but now, 

Warm Salmon and Roasted Asparagus Salad

Warm Salmon and Roasted Asparagus Salad

When my husband and I have a busy in our lives we have a tendency to not think about what we eat.  We derail from a health lifestyle – and throw all dietary guidelines out the window, eating whatever we want whenever we want.  When 

Broiled Wild Salmon

Broiled Wild Salmon

I used to be intimidated to make a whole side of salmon. Not anymore! Making seafood has been a learning curve and it takes practice. This is a salmon preparation that I now serve to guests! Broiled Wild Salmon1 large fillet (about 2 pounds)3 tablespoons 

Pan-Seared Ribeye with Garlic-Butter Zip Sauce

Pan-Seared Ribeye with Garlic-Butter Zip Sauce

I love steak. My Dad does too and I remember eating it quite often growing up. However, I grew up in the low-fat craze of the 80’s and I spent many years being fat phobic. In high school I probably would have thought ribeyes were 

Chicken Pot Pie—Family Style

Chicken Pot Pie—Family Style

How many times are you inspired to make a recipe because you flip through a cooking magazine or see the cover of one while waiting to check out at the grocery store. I decided to make this family-style chicken pot pie for just such a 

Whole Wheat Linguine with Mushrooms and Lemon-Garlic Gremolata

Whole Wheat Linguine with Mushrooms and Lemon-Garlic Gremolata

The following recipe is one of my brother’s go-to recipes. He has made it so many times that he no longer needs the original recipe, and now just cooks it by feel and what looks good. I love when that happens! It all started one 

Chili and Fixings

Chili and Fixings

I have made this recipe a several times now. I usually triple or quadruple the recipe, put it in my crock pot and then chili is waiting for us when we come home with guests.  What makes this special is all the optional fixings.  It 

Penne Pasta Bake

Penne Pasta Bake

Penne Pasta Bake is not only great on a weeknight, but also for any occasion you would like to have something assembled before hand. Then all you have to do is bake it.  It’s easier than lasagna but just as tasty, and this casserole can 

Turkey Dumpling Soup

Turkey Dumpling Soup

Our new winter favorite—Turkey Dumpling Soup. Our Christmas dinner is usually Thanksgiving dinner part II. What can I say? My husband loves my Roaster Turkey, Classic Turkey Stuffing, and Mashed potatoes. Therefore, I had plenty turkey bones to make a batch of homemade turkey stock. 

Roaster Turkey

Roaster Turkey

I never heard of making a turkey in an electric roaster until I saw my mother-in-law make her turkey this way. Of course, after I saw this method I had to get an electric roaster myself! If this is the turkey my husband grew up 

The Easiest Salt and Pepper Roasted Chicken

The Easiest Salt and Pepper Roasted Chicken

I have made this recipe several times now, and it just keeps getting better and better. I used to try to put all sorts of spices on top of the chicken, stuffed inside of the chicken, stuffed in between the skin and the chicken (not 

Authentic Recipe Italian Meatballs – Polpette

Authentic Recipe Italian Meatballs – Polpette

Who knew that a “food stuff made of ground meat” could taste so good? I had no idea how many different kinds of meatballs there were until I did a little reading on Wikipedia. There must be thousands of recipes using every kind of meat 

Whole Roasted Turkey Breast

Whole Roasted Turkey Breast

For the last couple of years in preparation for November’s Thanksgiving feast I have made two half turkey breast roasts, or one whole turkey breast roast. Really? You may be wondering why. Answer: homemade turkey broth for Thanksgiving day stuffing—of course! While turkey broth might 

Mom’s Salmon Patties

Mom’s Salmon Patties

Mom’s salmon patties were an ingenious method for her to get us kids to eat more fish, I’m sure. We always ate them without complaint, albeit with ketchup. I imagine my mom used this as fast weeknight dinner she could make with ingredients she kept 

Pan-Seared Talapia with Clarified-Butter Lemon Sauce

Pan-Seared Talapia with Clarified-Butter Lemon Sauce

Pan-Seared Talapia with Clarified-Butter Lemon Sauce is a good beginner’s recipe for fish. Most of us know fish is good for us because it is full of heart healthy Omega 3s. And, because it is so good for us we know we should eat more 

Rotisserie Prime Rib Roast

Rotisserie Prime Rib Roast

I scored the family recipe for Prime Rib Roast. This may well be the best Christmas gift they could have given me. This family recipe is a fairly recent development, perfected after I was married and out of the house. The only problem is that 

Quick Fish Tacos (Gluten-Free Options)

Quick Fish Tacos (Gluten-Free Options)

Quick Fish Tacos are perfect for a busy weeknight since dinner can be on the table in 30 minutes. Trader Joes has some great convenience food options—some are healthier than others. One day they were sampling their lightly breaded fish sticks. Within the 10 second 

French Chicken in a Crock Pot

French Chicken in a Crock Pot

The idea for French Chicken in a Crock Pot came about because I wanted to be able to have the moist, tender, and flavorful dish without heating up the house, and I wanted to be able to leave the house and come back to a 

Spicy Almond-Encrusted Chicken Breast

Spicy Almond-Encrusted Chicken Breast

I love Trader Joe’s.  The perfect example — they sell almond meal. If you are trying to cut back on gluten or white processed flour, this is a fabulous substitute. And, Trader Joe’s has it ground and packaged for convenience.  One way I thought about 

Herb-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Herb-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Herb-Stuffed Chicken Breasts is an easy way to use fresh herbs you might have on the counter or in your fridge. I have been buying more fresh herbs lately. Sometimes I feel like those fresh herbs are like a ticking time bomb in the fridge, 

Chicken Piccatta

Chicken Piccatta

Have you ever been chatting with a friend and before long you’re sharing recipes with each other? A couple of my favorite recipes that I make were given to me verbally in just that manner. This dish is just such a recipe. The original called 

Southwestern-Style Pork Loin Chops

Southwestern-Style Pork Loin Chops

I love to cook, but nobody that I know likes to cook complicated meals every night of the week (unless maybe it is your full time job to do so). Some of my favorite meals to cook when I don’t feel like cooking a “major 

Moussaka

Moussaka

I must be in the mood for Greek lately. This is so good I just bought all the ingredients again! Isn’t that the case though—going through seasons of cravings? Or, am I the only one? I am so grateful that I’m actually starting to crave 

Chipotle Turkey Chili

Chipotle Turkey Chili

Have you noticed a spice in your local grocery store called “ground chipotle chili pepper?” I bought some thinking this might be the trick to spicing up my plain white-chili recipe. I really liked the results, because the chipotle chili pepper imparts a smokey, earthy 

Slow Cooker Tri-Tip Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Tri-Tip Sandwiches

I made tri-tip in a slow cooker and turned it into the best sandwiches. This recipe is a treasure because it’s simple and delicious. I can come home and have a meal on the table in about 15 to 20 minutes. Here’s what happened. I 

Fast and Easy Oven-Broiled Low-Carb Fajitas

Fast and Easy Oven-Broiled Low-Carb Fajitas

Are you craving Mexican food but following a low-carb protocol? These low-carb fajitas are so satisfying, you don’t miss the tortillas. Even when I’m not intentionally monitoring my carb intake, this meal falls into my top ten favorites—it’s that good. This menu would also be 

Portobello Mushroom-Goat Cheese Pizza

Portobello Mushroom-Goat Cheese Pizza

In the Ratatouille post I hinted that I love this pizza, but I must admit it is my absolute favorite.  I had a wood-fired version at a restaurant once, twice, okay a few times until they stopped serving it.  I was quite shocked when it 


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