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”

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”

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”

Braised Short Ribs

This is a wonderful main dish to serve at a dinner party because most of the prep happens well before the gathering. Short Ribs tend to be on the fattier side, but do try to get the leanest ones possible. For this particular meal, I doubled the recipe as I was hosting a dinner partyContinue reading “Braised Short Ribs”

Blackfin Tuna

Our neighbor recently gave us some lovely Blackfin Tuna that they caught. They were very generous in how much they shared with us so I was able to make Tuna Salad and Grilled some filets for dinner. Tuna Salad1/2 lb. fresh tuna3-4 ounces sweet pickle relish or cubes1/8 cup finely chopped onions1/8 cup finely choppedContinue reading “Blackfin Tuna”

Comfort Food Dinner Party

My husband and I hosted a small dinner party last night for visiting houseguests. They really enjoy down home comfort food so Pot Roast was definitely in order to be served with mashed potatoes and peas. Tomatoes drizzled with balsamic glaze were added for a little freshness and a sliced crusty baguette was also offered.Continue reading “Comfort Food Dinner Party”

Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

My husband prefers to eat a salad most days for lunch. I try to plan for slightly different variations each day. This one is comprised of romaine lettuce, chopped green bes ll pepper, sweet onion, carrot and mushrooms. Quartered and sliced tomatoes make for a pretty “frame” for the salad. For the beef, I usedContinue reading “Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette”