What’s for dinner?

Why I’m rolling in it

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  It’s no secret that I have a busy schedule. Just today a friend asked me to have lunch at the last minute and how I wished I could have jumped on that but I apologized and said let’s book…

Individual Portobello Mushroom Salads

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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…

Nobu’s Chicken Teriyaki

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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…