Chicken Enchiladas

  You can do this. There are so many recipes that look complicated but really are as easy as pie. Actually, pie is quite complicated. This is easy and delicious. This recipe also freezes super well and is an excellent…

Individual Portobello Mushroom Salads

There are one bowl recipes and then there’s really cheating. This is a SUPER cheat recipe because it’s ridiculously easy to make and amazingly delicious. Think of the possibilities for this dish: appetizer, cocktail party food, meatless Monday main course…

Turkey and zucchini burgers that rock!

When was the last time you were really surprised by a random act of kindness? Imagine my surprise when my 22 year old nephew showed up at my house for a mother’s day brunch and gifted me with “Jerusalem: A…

Nobu’s Chicken Teriyaki

You know how all kinds of sauces come ready made and in a bottle? Well I can say with sincere conviction that I will never (like, ever!) purchase a bottle of teriyaki sauce ever again. I found this recipe in a…

Easy Pasta Dinner

This pasta dinner is an easy winner. Is it the bacon? Probably – because really, all things are truly better with bacon. But if real bacon isn’t your thing – this recipe is worth the try with either chicken or…

Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie

I have 2 weaknesses when it comes to the kitchen. The first are recipes that are “one bowl” or “2 steps” – but worse than that are recipes that are from name brands. At first I was a skeptic -that…

Eggplant Manicotti: Vegetarian Delight!

EGGPLANT MANICOTTI WITH RICOTTA, ASIAGO AND PARSLEY FILING: VEGETARIAN DELIGHT!     Eggplant. Really, what a terrible name you were saddled with. And what an identity crisis! To have an alter ego…the aubergine – which sounds exotic, foreign and sophisticated!!…

BEST TIME SAVING IDEAS FOR THE KITCHEN

BEST TIME SAVING IDEAS FOR THE KITCHEN Whenever I watch one of the cooking shows or worse – a variety show with a guest chef, they cook up a feast and have everything in cute, convenient, pre-measured little containers.  Doesn’t…

Cranberry Chicken Balls

CRANBERRY CHICKEN BALLS   I’m coming up on a pretty big anniversary. It’ll be 14 years that we’ve been together. When I got engaged my future mother-in-law asked me what I wanted as a gift and I knew immediately: a…

PRIZEWINNING CHICKEN RECIPE

I’m such a sucker for the cookbooks and special issue cooking magazines that are “best 10 recipes..” or “1 pot dinners”. So you can understand that resistance was futile when I came across the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook…