Huli Huli Chicken Skewers

It’s such a nice day out, perfect for huli huli chicken skewers! They’re sweet, saucy and tangy. They went really well with some fried rice and Hawaiian Mac salad! 3 cups Pineapple; cubed 3 cups Bell Pepper Chunks 2 cups Onion chunks 1 large Zucchini; sliced ½” thick 1 lb Mushrooms; halved — Chicken Marinade:Continue reading “Huli Huli Chicken Skewers”

Rosemary Garlic Roast Chicken

We’ve finally started protein in class and I’m so excited! This was hands down the juiciest chicken with the most amazing crispy skin. It’s so herbaceous with just the right amount to garlic.  Chicken:  3-3 ½ lb whole Chicken 4 oz (1 stick) Butter; room temp 2 cloves Garlic; finely minced 2 Tablespoons Rosemary; choppedContinue reading “Rosemary Garlic Roast Chicken”

Irish Colcannon

This is a St. Patrick’s Day staple! It’s hearty, quick and so easy! You can substitute collard greens or any other green leafy vegetable you like. I prefer cabbage and leeks because of their toothy texture once sautéed. 2 lbs Russet Potatoes; peeled and cubed ½ cup Onion; sliced 2 cloves Garlic; Sliced 2 cupsContinue reading “Irish Colcannon”

Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers

Andrew and I went to a German butcher last weekend and they had jalapeño cheddar burger patties that really intrigued us. They were $6.50 a burger, so I wanted to see if I could recreate them just a little cheaper. I made some everything bagel seasoning buns to go with them. They were really delicious!Continue reading “Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers”

Kung Pao Meatball Stuffed Zucchini

A fun little twist on my normal Kung Pao Meatballs. Kung Pao Meatball Stuffed Zucchini! It’s a great way of getting your veggies and fiber in. If you don’t like heat, you can omit the Thai chiles or substitute them with sweet bell pepper for a little pop of color and crunch. Meatballs: 1 ½ lbsContinue reading “Kung Pao Meatball Stuffed Zucchini”

Air Fryer Chicharrones de Harina

This is one of my favorite snacks! Air fried duritos! 390°F for 2 minutes and it’s done. So tasty! Just be sure to preheat your air fryer! 1 cup Duros; Mexican Wagon Wheels Olive Oil Seasoning of choice (cinnamon sugar and Tajin are amazing!) Preheat your air fryer to 390°F. Place the duritos in theContinue reading “Air Fryer Chicharrones de Harina”

Ground Turkey Taco Pizza

I had a lot of leftover Frijoles de Olla from class that needed to be used up, but I didn’t want to make soup with it because it’s a balmy 70°F here. Taco Pizza to the rescue! I refried some of the beans and added them as the “sauce”. It was a hit and IContinue reading “Ground Turkey Taco Pizza”

Ancho Chicken Enchilada Casserole

I found some long lost tortillas in the freezer that were too stiff to make enchiladas with. So, I made chicken enchilada casserole instead! It also meant that I could use up the chile pork stock I saved from the last time I made enchiladas. Win win! Chicken Filling: 1 ½ lbs Boneless-skinless Chicken ThighsContinue reading “Ancho Chicken Enchilada Casserole”

Weeknight Cottage Pie

I had some leftover pomme puree from class and thought it would make an amazing topping for cottage pie! I had some leftover honey cornbread and steamed broccoli from last night’s dinner. Easy weeknight dinner! Beef Filling: 2 lbs Ground Beef 1 cup Onion; diced ½ cup Carrots; diced 1 cup Mushrooms; minced 3 clovesContinue reading “Weeknight Cottage Pie”

Borscht

Andrew and I went to an eastern European market on Saturday and I’ve finally gotten around to making a dish I’ve wanted to try for a decade. Borscht! It was deliciously earthy and complex! I made some beef and cabbage piroshki to go with it. ¼ cup Bacon Ends 2 large Beets; peeled and cubedContinue reading “Borscht”