Chicken Shepherd’s Pie and Pear Salad with Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing

I prepared this dinner last night, not expecting anything great. The ingredients sounded good, but Shepherd’s Pie has been a winter recipe that I may make once a year. The one I usually make calls for ground beef and is really good, but it’s also very filling. This one tastes light and filling at theContinue reading “Chicken Shepherd’s Pie and Pear Salad with Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing”

Pork Chops with Honey Garlic Sauce and Apple-Cranberry Wheatberry Salad

This is a nice weeknight meal, simple to prepare and quite tasty. I had never heard of “wheat berries” before this recipe and they were a little hard to find in the stores, but worth the search. so be careful when hearing the sauce for the pork chops. Mine seized up a little abs wasContinue reading “Pork Chops with Honey Garlic Sauce and Apple-Cranberry Wheatberry Salad”

Asian Salmon Packets

This is a super easy, palate-pleasing, suitable for guests dish. Also, it can be prepared earlier in the day and refrigerated, making it perfect for a dinner party. Recipe Asian Salmon Packets Ingredients:4 slices sweet onion4 – 6 oz. salmon filets3 T chili sauce1 T lime juice1 T olive oil1 garlic clove, minced1 t mustardContinue reading “Asian Salmon Packets”

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef with Apple Slaw

If you’re looking for something easy and scrumptious this could be it. It is so easy to put together and tastes like it was a lot more complicated to make. I served it open face, to cut some calories, with plain potato chips on the side. Recipe: Slow Cooker BBQ Beef with Apple Slaw –Continue reading “Slow Cooker BBQ Beef with Apple Slaw”

Prosciutto Wrapped Baked Chicken

This recipe is very similar to “Chicken Saltimbocca”, however the chicken is brined and baked and served with a white wine sauce. Served with cooked fettucine and sliced tomato with a drizzle of balsamic glaze, this is a yummy dinner that can be enjoyed year round. Recipe Prosciutto Wrapped Baked Chicken Ingredients:4 boneless chicken breastsKosherContinue reading “Prosciutto Wrapped Baked Chicken”

Chocolate Cream Pie

This pie take a little planning, but it’s totally worth the wait. Each layer, from the chocolate cookie crust to the smooth chocolatey filling and the whipped cream topping, is a bite of deliciousness. Recipe Chocolate Cream Pie Ingredients: Crust:30 Nabisco Chocolate Wafers (or 1 1/2 cups finely crushed crumbs) – these are usually foundContinue reading “Chocolate Cream Pie”

Vegetable Dressing

This is a favorite salad dressing of mine. It tastes wonderful and as a bonus, there are so many veggies in it, there’s hardly any need to add any other ingredients to the lettuce. I like to serve this with Shepherd’s Pie because it’s a nice foil to the hearty “Pie”. Recipe Vegetable Dressing Ingredients1Continue reading “Vegetable Dressing”

Shepherd’s Pie

Easy, satisfying and presentable enough for a casual dinner party. Served with a green salad and warm bread, Shepherd’s Pie fits the bill for a scrumptious winter meal. Recipe Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients:2 T extra-virgin olive oil3 T unsalted butter, divided into 2T and 1T1 medium onion, diced3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced1 rib celery, sliced8Continue reading “Shepherd’s Pie”

Sausage Ragu with Spinach and Parmesan

As the weather is getting colder, slightly heartier dinners are in order and this one hits the spot. So flavorful and satisfying. Recipe Sausage Ragu with Spinach and Parmesan Ingredients:12 oz. penne rigate pasta1 T olive oil1 lb. bulk Italian sausage1 cup diced onions1 T minced garlic1 T tomato paste1 T dried Italian herbs1/2 tContinue reading “Sausage Ragu with Spinach and Parmesan”