Stewed Peppers and Tomatoes with Eggs

Made this wonderful recipe when I was doing Whole30  (minus the toast) and have added it to the “normal” line up at house.   INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp. olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, quartered lengthwise, then sliced crosswise 1 orange bell pepper, quartered lengthwise, then sliced crosswise kosher salt black pepper…

Sausage with Lentils and Spinach

This magazine recipe caught my eye because it was from Mario Batali. I’d never roasted sausage in the oven before, but i’m now sold on this method of preparing it. Ingredients kosher salt Black pepper 12 oz. dried lentils 2 cloves garlic, peeled 6 fresh sage leaves or 2 tbsps. dried 2 medium carrots, peeled,…

Stuffed Pizza – Spinach, Mushroom, Pepperoni

  My valentine loves pizza. I mean this. It’s a problem. So, I proved my love by making a homemade stuffed pizza in his grandmother’s cast iron pan. 2 Tbsp olive oil, plus extra for brushing 1 10 oz bag fresh baby spinach, roughly chopped 1 cup mushrooms 1 15oz can petite-diced, fire-roasted tomatoes, drained 1 clove…

Cajun Spiced Turkey Breast

The biggest holiday cooking challenge is always timing. When you have two turkey breasts on the menu, it’s even more challenging. This year we decided at the very last minute to cook one of the turkeys on our rotisserie grill attachment. Wow, was it excellent. If you need something swift and easy, this is a…

Cranberry Apple Roasted Turkey Breast

Sweet and savory, this turkey breast is fabulous, but a lot of work. Totally worth it. The key is to baste it every 15 minutes throughout the cooking process. It’s overall a short cooking time compared with a traditional turkey, but I decided to brine it overnight rather than worry about the timing on Thanksgiving…

Roasted Butternut Squash and Poblano Chili

Roasted butternut squash is worth all the trouble of peeling and chopping it, and adding my favorite pepper to the mix makes it even better. 3 cups chopped, peeled butternut squash 2  poblano peppers, cut into halves, seeds and stems removed 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon salt, divided Freshly ground black pepper 1…

Cottage Quiche

Like soup, quiche is one of my favorite things to make when I have odds and ends left in the frig. This one was made with fresh herbs and broccoli from our garden. Can’t wait to use my own tomatoes. One pie crust 4 eggs, beaten 3/4 cup cottage or ricotta cheese 1/2 cup milk…

Lemon Chicken Primavera

I wasn’t expecting this to be such a hit, or I would have taken a photo. Next time, because there will be a next time for sure. 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders, pounded thin 2 eggs, lightly beaten 3 Tbsp. butter, divided 1/2…

Chicken Fried Rice

Best Asian Food Ingredient  – Chili Garlic Paste 3 cups cooked rice 7 teaspoons lower-sodium soy sauce, divided 1 teaspoon cornstarch 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon chili garlic paste 2 tablespoons canola oil,…

Grilled Chicken Tacos

Make this with left over grilled chicken, packaged frozen diced chicken or even fish. Change the ingredients to match your preferences, but don’t skip the cabbage. It’s a nice change of pace. 1/2 Tablespoon chipotle chiles – chopped 1/2 cup sour cream 2 cups cabbage thinly sliced – or packaged coleslaw mix 3 limes 3/4…

Chicken Marsala

This is a pretty healthy and easy version of Chicken Marsala. I found this old Weight Watches recipe in a binder I used to keep track of various kitchen things. Great for sweet and savory lovers. 2 tsps olive oil 1 cup fresh mushrooms,  sliced 4 – 4 oz pieces uncooked, boneless, skinless chicken breasts…

Cornbread Topped BBQ Chicken

A favorite from an old Rachael Ray magazine.   3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 – 4 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped 1 red onion, finely chopped Salt and pepper 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce 2 tablespoons…