Spiced Roasted Chicken & Broccoli Rice Bake

Last meal of 2019! Spiced Roasted Chicken with Broccoli Cheddar Rice Bake, Zucchini Au Gratin and garlic herb mashed potatoes! It was a heck of a meal to wrap up the year. I am so going to use the leftover chicken to make Chicken & Green Chile Chimichangas tomorrow. Chicken: 3 Chicken Leg Quarters 3Continue reading “Spiced Roasted Chicken & Broccoli Rice Bake”

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is one of my favorite Italian dishes! The tang of the tomatoes, the herbaceous seasonings and the richness of the beef and sausage. So amazing! And all that delicious Parmesan! Served with steamed broccoli; it can’t be beat! Sauce: 1 ½ lbs lean Ground Beef 1 lb mild Italian Sausage 1 oz BaconContinue reading “Spaghetti Bolognese”

Cubano Sandwich

Something I’ve been wanting to make for years now: the Cubano or Cuban Midnight Sandwich! I don’t know why I waited so long! It was delicious on its own or dipped in last night’s Potato and Bacon Ends Chowder. Try as I might, I couldn’t find a grill press or cuban rolls so I hadContinue reading “Cubano Sandwich”

Reuben Sandwich

And in this corner we have the Reuben! Another sandwich that I’v been wanting to try for years! Went a bit unconventional and added some pickled red onions for color and because I thought it’d compliment the Sauerkraut. I think the Reuben has a more balanced flavor. The slight sweetness from the Russian Dressing makesContinue reading “Reuben Sandwich”

Beef Taco Pizza

I love Taco Pizza! You can substitute the refried beans for enchilada sauce, but I prefer the creaminess of the beans. It’s by far one of my favorite pizzas! Preheating the pizza stone is key for a crispy crust that’s fluffy on the inside. Be sure to sprinkle corn meal to keep it from stickingContinue reading “Beef Taco Pizza”

Angus Burgers w/ BBQ Aioli

These Angus burgers topped with French fried carrots and onions, pickles, lettuce, tomato and BBQ Aioli are amazing! The textures of the shoestring vegetables and the sweet tang of the bbq aioli compliment the beef so well. Angus Beef Patties: 2 pounds Ground Angus Beef 1 large Egg Salt and Pepper 1 Tablespoon Olive OilContinue reading “Angus Burgers w/ BBQ Aioli”

Air Fryer Bacon & 5 Cheese Macaroni

I made Air Fryer Mac and Cheese to go with my Smoked Pot Roast. Wow did it come out brilliantly, showing just how versatile this amazing countertop appliance can be. It’s brilliant for the summer months when your oven makes the kitchen unbearably hot. 1 ½ cups Elbow Pasta 2 Tablespoons Bacon Grease 1 cloveContinue reading “Air Fryer Bacon & 5 Cheese Macaroni”

Smoked Pot Roast

My apartment still smells incredible. This is hands down my favorite Pot Roast recipe! Smoked Pot Roast Beef Roast 4 pound Beef Chuck Roast 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon Paprika 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper 2 teaspoons Seasoned Salt 1 teaspoon Black Pepper 1 teaspoon Onion Powder 2 Tablespoons Italian Herbs 3 garlic cloves; gratedContinue reading “Smoked Pot Roast”

Rosemary & Parmesan Sweet Potato Casserole

I wanted to bring something to our Christmas dinner with family but had to stick with what was in my pantry. Sweet Potato Casserole it is! I didn’t want to make classic Sweet Potato Casserole and opted for a savory dish instead. It didn’t last long at dinner! 4 Large Sweet Potatoes; peeled & cubedContinue reading “Rosemary & Parmesan Sweet Potato Casserole”

California Maki Rolls

Day 23 of my 8 week #PantryChallenge Switched things up a bit. I noticed a significant difference in my energy level, attitude and weight over the last month. While I had frozen vegetables on hand as well as cabbage, beets, carrots, etc. my body craved fresh, crisp greens. It just goes to show just howContinue reading “California Maki Rolls”