Brown Butter Sauce Shrimp

I’m relying a little more on quick and delicious meals and this one hit the spot! It came together in no time and the old bay brown butter gravy was so hearty and delicious! Shrimp: 1 lb Shrimp; Peeled & deveined 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder 1 teaspoon Thyme 1 teaspoonContinue reading “Brown Butter Sauce Shrimp”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Hearty Homestyle Lasagna

I was craving Lasagna, but I made way too much of it. I can finally make my Leftover Lasagna Stuffed Peppers again! And word of the wise, kids love lasagna and sneaking veggies into the sauce is so easy! 1 lb lean Ground Beef 1 lb Italian Sausage 1 small Onion; chopped 1 small BellContinue reading “Hearty Homestyle Lasagna”

Bolognese Baked Ziti

Dinner tonight was Baked Ziti using the marinara I made the other day and I ate entirely too much of it. I know traditional baked ziti doesn’t usually have meat or veggies in it, but what can I say, I’m a meat eater! 16 oz. Penne Pasta 6 cups Marinara Sauce 1 lb Ground BeefContinue reading “Bolognese Baked Ziti”

Quick Meatless Lasagna

I almost always put Italian sausage and ground beef in my lasagna. Alas, I didn’t have any on hand. Apparently I was also out of mozzarella. Cheddar Jack it is! It was pretty stinking good! 4 cups Marinara Sauce 2 ½ cups Ricotta 2 extra large Eggs ½ cup Parmesan 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder 1Continue reading “Quick Meatless Lasagna”