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”

Creamy Italian Chicken Thighs

 I wanted to make an Italian chicken dish that didn’t have much dairy in it. This really hit the spot! I made cinnamon candied carrots, sautéed mushrooms and green beans to go with it. I got a thumbs up for dinner! Chicken: 5 large Bone-In Skin-On Chicken Thighs 1 stick Butter; softened ⅔ teaspoon DriedContinue reading “Creamy Italian Chicken Thighs”

Pork & Mushroom Ravioli with Carrot Puree

It was my first day of class yesterday and I ended the day with quite a bit carrot puree. I thought pork and mushroom ravioli would go great with it! I’ve never been a fan of fancy plating because it tends to look pretentious, but I thought I’d give it a go.  Filling: 1 lbContinue reading “Pork & Mushroom Ravioli with Carrot Puree”

Homemade Gluten Free Vegan Pasta

Fresh pasta is such a treat and it’s a lot easier than you think. While a pasta machine might be convenient, the good ol’ rolling pin and pizza cutter work just fine. ¼ cup White Rice Flour ¼ cup Tapioca Flour ½ cup Potato Starch 1 cup Brown Rice Flour ½ cup Amaranth Flour 2Continue reading “Homemade Gluten Free Vegan Pasta”

Pesto Chicken & Vegetable Pie

Happy New Years Eve, everyone! It’s a quiet night in with a Pesto Chicken Pie for us. You can use whichever vegetables you prefer, and it’s a great way to get picky eaters to get their vegetables in. 1 large Chicken Breasts; cubed 1 cup Broccoli Florets 1 cup Onion; chopped ½ cup Carrot; mincedContinue reading “Pesto Chicken & Vegetable Pie”

Smoky Italian Tomato Bisque

It’s a bit dreary today and tomato soup sounded so good! I had some fry bread leftover from yesterday’s Fry Bread Tacos and they absolutely amazing dipped in the soup. You can easily replace any of the herbs that you don’t like with more of the other herbs, just be careful with thyme. A little goesContinue reading “Smoky Italian Tomato Bisque”

Baked Pesto Chicken Pie

Pesto sounded so good tonight! I’m looking after my folks’ farm while they’re on vacation and they don’t have any mozzarella, so I improvised and used gournay cheese and parmesan. It turned out so delicious and creamy. 2 large Chicken Breasts; cubed ½ cup Onion; minced 2 cloves Garlic; minced Salt and Pepper to taste 3Continue reading “Baked Pesto Chicken Pie”

Pesto Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

I was all set to make my BBQ Bacon Burgers last night, but I remembered last minute that it was my niece’s 12th birthday. Time to script the flip! We did Pesto Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash instead because…reasons. So the burgers are dinner tomorrow and I promise to post the hamburger bun recipe. Squash: 2Continue reading “Pesto Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash”

Seared Pesto T-Bone Steak

I bought these steaks to be my birthday dinner over a month ago, but then the whole covid thing happened so I tucked them away in my freezer. Well, tonight’s the night! My sense of taste is still a bit wonky, but it was good! Seared Pesto T-Bone Steak, Cinnamon Butter Baked Sweet Potato, SouthContinue reading “Seared Pesto T-Bone Steak”

Air Fried Greek Home Fries

The Greek Home Fries I made with yesterday’s Egg Salad Sandwiches. They’re so easy and delicious and go great with Tzatziki Sauce! You can follow my recipe for the Greek seasoning, or you can use the store-bought shaker bottle if you don’t have every spice known to man in your pantry. 2 large Russet Potatoes;Continue reading “Air Fried Greek Home Fries”