Baked Chicken Parmesan

The husband requested a pasta dish for dinner and Chicken Parm with spaghetti sounded perfect! It’s a great weeknight meal, but the deep fried nature of the dish can be a bit unhealthy. We wanted a lighter option for dinners and this delivered! 3 large Chicken Breasts 2 cups Flour 2 cups Panko Breadcrumbs 1Continue reading “Baked Chicken Parmesan”

Baked Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken is kind of a pain to make at home if you don’t have a Tandoori oven, but dang it’s so worth it! The smoked paprika is key for the traditional tandoori smokiness. So delicious! Bone in-skin on chicken works the best, but this recipe also works well with chicken breast for a lighter option.Continue reading “Baked Tandoori Chicken”

Loaded Cajun Burgers

Little bit of a late lunch. Decided to make a Loaded Cajun Burgers and fries! I made a Chipotle Aioli to go over top and it was a hit! It had just enough kick without being super spicy. Chipotle Aioli: ⅓ cup Mayonnaise  ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder 2 teaspoons Chipotle Powder ———– Cajun Burger: 1Continue reading “Loaded Cajun Burgers”

Boneless Country Ribs with Apple Chutney

I really wanted to give country ribs a try and I wasn’t disappointed! I made an apple chutney to go with it and some mashed potatoes, gravy and sautéed asparagus on the side. The husband whole heartedly approved of dinner! Chutney: 2 cups Apple; cored and chopped 1 cup Red Onion; chopped 1 cup YellowContinue reading “Boneless Country Ribs with Apple Chutney”

Smoky Salmon Burgers & Curry Slaw

These burgers were so delicious! The curry slaw was a huge hit and added some nice spice and crunch to the salmon. I’m definitely making these bad boys again!  6 large Buns Condiments of choice — Curry Cole Slaw: 3 cups Green Cabbage; shredded ½ cup Red Cabbage; shredded ¼ cup Onion; chopped ¼ cupContinue reading “Smoky Salmon Burgers & Curry Slaw”

Bacon & Spinach Stuffed Shells

This really hit the spot tonight! The addition of bacon was spot on and added a little smokiness to the filling (along with the smoked paprika). I’m going to be making these with Italian sausage next time and I’m really excited!  6 oz. Jumbo Shells (about 20 shells) 24 oz. Marinara Sauce  1 ½ cupsContinue reading “Bacon & Spinach Stuffed Shells”

Kung Pao Beef Meatballs

It’s been a crazy couple of months! Between moving and getting married, things have been bonkers. I’m finally back at it and I had some ground beef that needed tone used up. I knew I wanted to make Kung Pao…something. But something with texture and bite! This really hit the spot and my husband absolutelyContinue reading “Kung Pao Beef Meatballs”

Chicken Cottage Pie

I know, I know. Cottage pie is filled with beef and not chicken. But I love to switch it up from time to time. Whatever you’d like to call it, it was stinking amazing! I actually ended up liking it more than the traditional cottage or shepherd’s pie. Filling: 2 large Chicken Breasts; cubed 1Continue reading “Chicken Cottage Pie”

Herb Chicken & Bacon Mushroom Gravy

I’m getting better about cooking meals for just 2 people instead of an army. Chicken with mushroom gravy sounded really good and I had everything I needed in my kitchen. I love when that happens! You can add more herbs to the gravy if you’d like to amp up the flavor.  Chicken: 2 Large ChickenContinue reading “Herb Chicken & Bacon Mushroom Gravy”

Fried Ravioli with Pesto Alfredo

I found some ravioli in the bottom of my freezer and thought I’d give fried Ravioli a go. I made a Pesto Alfredo to go with them and it ended up being a match made in heaven! You can use frozen or fresh ravioli and it works great! Ravioli: 1 lb Frozen Ravioli; defrosted 1Continue reading “Fried Ravioli with Pesto Alfredo”