Crispy Risotto Stuffed Chicken Breast

I had a couple cups of Butternut Squash Risotto leftover from last week’s school assignment and was looking for ways of using it up. Bam! Crispy Risotto Stuffed Chicken Breasts! It was a huge hit!  4 large Chicken Breasts 2 cups leftover Risotto ½ cup Broccoli; chopped ¼ cup Mayonnaise  1 Tablespoon Italian Herbs SaltContinue reading “Crispy Risotto Stuffed Chicken Breast”

Creole Pork Stew

It’s braising week at school and I wanted to kick it off with some delicious Creole Pork Stew. It’s so hearty, delicious and packed with flavor! Searing the pork first is key in getting the amazing complex flavor. Pork:  2 lbs Pork Stew Meat Salt and Pepper to taste — Vegetables:  1 large Onion; choppedContinue reading “Creole Pork Stew”

Ancho Chicken Fajitas

We just finished up sauté week and I wanted to give it a proper farewell. I’ve been wanting to make homemade tortillas again for a while and chicken fajitas gave me the perfect excuse! I added a bit of bacon grease, garlic powder, green onion and smoked paprika to the tortillas and it was soContinue reading “Ancho Chicken Fajitas”

Crispy Blackened Fish Tacos

I had such an amazing week with my family back in Oregon this week! My mom picked up some black cod and it was perfect for fish tacos, one of my dad’s favorite dishes. It came together so fast and went amazing with the homemade Mango Salsa, Creamy Chipotle Slaw and Mexican Rice.  Crispy BlackenedContinue reading “Crispy Blackened Fish Tacos”

Chicken & Pepperoni Pasta Salad

Sometimes all you need is a big bowl of Italian pasta salad. It’s such an awesome way of using up the extra odds and ends in the kitchen. I had extra pasta, chicken and pepperoni that needed to be eaten so in they went!  4 ½ cups Pasta; cooked ½ cup Black Olives; sliced ½Continue reading “Chicken & Pepperoni Pasta Salad”

Curried Butternut Squash & Carrot Soup

I can’t have soup week without making my all time favorite soup. Curried Butternut Squash Soup! It’s so rich and creamy with just enough spice. I make it every Thanksgiving and it’s always a hit!  1 large Butternut squash; peeled & cubed 3 cups Carrot; peeled & sliced 1 large Onion; quartered 2 Garlic Bulbs;Continue reading “Curried Butternut Squash & Carrot Soup”

Hearty French Onion Soup

I’m not very familiar with cooking with alcohol, but it adds a lot of depth to a dish! Plus, the caramelized onions were well worth the wait. They were so sweet and tender! Since this was a school assignment dish, I wanted to make the bread from scratch as well. Finding a soup crock thatContinue reading “Hearty French Onion Soup”

Chicken Taco Pasta Bake

Dinner last night was amazing and really easy to make! You can substitute ground turkey, ground beef or shredded pork in lieu of the chicken with delicious results. 2 large Chicken Breasts; cubed 1 large Bell Pepper; cored & chopped 2 cups Tomato; chopped 1 small Zucchini; chopped 1 Onion; chopped 4 cloves Garlic; mincedContinue reading “Chicken Taco Pasta Bake”

Greek Pita Bread

This delicious bread isn’t just for gyros. It’s amazing dipped in soups or chilis! You can choose to proof the dough a second time, but I ran out of time before class started. Whoops! They still turned out marvelously delicious and fluffy. They cook up in about 2 minutes, so make sure not to walkContinue reading “Greek Pita Bread”

Meatball Minestrone Soup

Truth be told, the only time I’d ever tried minestrone soup was from a can. It was so gross that I never had any interest in having it again. It’s soup week at school and low and behold, Minestrone is on the menu. I now have a very different opinion! It was absolutely phenomenal! 2Continue reading “Meatball Minestrone Soup”