Main Dishes

Shredded Chicken with Black Beans, Rice and Roasted Red Peppers

Shredded Chicken with Black Beans, Rice and Roasted Red Peppers

This is a “satellite recipe” to accompany The Best Crockpot Shredded Chicken . The Best Crockpot Shredded Chicken Recipe cooks all day in the crock pot. You can eat it in several ways once it’s done. If you have a large family like mine, you’ll […]

Episode 17 –  Bacon Chicken Podcast Cookalong Recipe

Episode 17 – Bacon Chicken Podcast Cookalong Recipe

A great dinner. Prep time: 30 minutes. Start to finish 1 hour 5 minutes. Serve with steamed rice. Ingredients: 3-5 LBS chicken of your choice (breast, hind quarters or whole cut-up chicken), 1 lb bacon, 2-3 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoons pepper, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, […]

The Best Crockpot Shredded Chicken

The Best Crockpot Shredded Chicken

One of my “secret weapons” all these years has been my coveted collection of “master recipes”. A master recipe is one singular recipe that serves as the starter or inspiration for many other recipes. In my opinion, a master recipe needs to be a no-brainer. […]

BACON CHICKEN

BACON CHICKEN

Let’s talk about…..BACON CHICKEN. This recipe came about as most of the recipes on this website have; birthed in an agonizing moment of panic of “what’s for dinner, I have no time, who let the cat out and why is there a pile of rocks […]

Ginger – Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ginger – Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These wraps are fresh and delicious. A food processor minces chicken breasts, green onions, garlic and ginger. The garnish is a hot and cold mix of sautéed mushrooms, and raw julienned carrot matchsticks, cilantro and finely chopped red onion. Prep time: 30 minutes Serves 4. […]

Honey & Lemon Chicken

Honey & Lemon Chicken

By Shannon Vavich I’m pleasantly surprised this turned out so well. I wrote it on the fly, and much to my delight, it needs no changes. Prep time: approx 40 minutes. Cook time: approx 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Start rice in rice […]

Lemon Cilantro Chicken Thighs – a freeze ahead recipe

Lemon Cilantro Chicken Thighs – a freeze ahead recipe

This assemble-ahead, freeze-ahead recipe is so easy to make and SO delicious, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief.  It takes only minutes to assemble, and is a snap to bake.  It’s a light, springy, fresh-tasting addition to your recipe repertoire, and the slice of lemon […]

Lemon Tarragon Baked Chicken

Lemon Tarragon Baked Chicken

If you haven’t discovered tarragon yet, this is a great place to start.  It’s a light, sweet herb, and it’s hard to misuse it when paired with a crispy baked chicken and plenty of fresh lemons. If rosemary is my go-to herb of autumn (rosemary […]

Turkey-Lentil Tostadas

Turkey-Lentil Tostadas

Lentils are like the humble little monks of the food world.  Small, plain, unassuming….cloaked in their earthy brown habits and the little white sash around their waists.  By all appearances, lentils are meek.  You’d think they’d be boring. You’d think you’d be able to “figure them out” based on their […]

Taco Salad, We Love You!

Taco Salad, We Love You!

I seem to remember some kind of controversy surrounding taco salads back in the 90’s.  I don’t know if it came from TV or health class or some kind of fitness magazine – but suddenly, the “unhealthiness” of taco salads seemed to be something worth […]

Cold Shrimp and Rice Noodle Salad

Cold Shrimp and Rice Noodle Salad

I’ve been writing recipes like mad lately, and I had my whole freezer stocked with the goodies for my “Light Summer Series”, of which I was going to start photographing this week.  One recipe per day, I figured.  It was a perfect plan!  Until my two-year-old turned off […]

Skillet Satay

Skillet Satay

Peanut butter:  It’s not just for jelly. I developed this recipe with ease in mind (there is even a freeze-ahead option), with a slight nod to safety as well.  I don’t have time in my typical day to thread small strands of meat onto skewers, and […]

Roasted Brussels with Bacon and Truffle-Infused Goat Cheese

Roasted Brussels with Bacon and Truffle-Infused Goat Cheese

Such a long and fancy name for something so easy to make. But delicious. This is the kind of thing you make when you want a quiet night in.  I consider it a main meal.  You eat it with a huge glass of wine while sitting on the sofa […]