Archives: Main Dish

Chicken Potpie Pasta

January 21, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Chicken Potpie Pasta | Filed in Chicken, Christmas, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Main Dish, Pasta, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Thanksgiving

  This recipe for Chicken Potpie Pasta is an easy-to-fix twist on the classic comfort food dish. You get all the chicken potpie flavors without the fuss of making pie crust…perfect for a weeknight meal! I added a little white wine and some freshly chopped parsley to the sauce, and substituted a cup or so […]

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Heartland Turkey and Vegetable Chowder

November 29, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Heartland Turkey and Vegetable Chowder | Filed in Comfort Food, Holidays, Main Dish, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Thanksgiving, Turkey, Vegetable

I’m always on the search for new ways to use up leftover turkey, which is what led me to this delicious soup. It’s loaded with fresh veggies and herbs, and you can substitute different veggies depending on what you have on hand. For instance, I used green beans instead of zucchini. Serve with crusty bread […]

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Quick and Easy Cioppino

October 8, 2012 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Fish, Italian, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Seafood, Shrimp, Soup/Stew

We spent last weekend at a friend’s house in Newport, Oregon. Since we were at the coast I thought it would be fun to make this delicious cioppino — a tomato-based fish stew that originated in San Francisco — for dinner. It was a perfect meal after a day spent walking along the beach and searching for hidden […]

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Grilled Monterey Jack and Corn Quesadillas

September 29, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Grilled Monterey Jack and Corn Quesadillas | Filed in Appetizer, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Snack, Southwestern, Vegetarian

Not only are quesadillas super easy to whip up but they make a great snack, lunch or light dinner. This particular recipe is jazzed up with a creamy, smoky chipotle and corn filling…it’s delicious! Serve the quesadillas with mixed greens drizzled with Southwestern Vinaigrette and you’ve got a tasty meal! Note: The recipe calls for a grill […]

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Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken Thighs

September 17, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken Thighs | Filed in Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Indian, Main Dish, Recipes

I love Indian food so I was eager to try this recipe for Tandoori-Style Chicken Thighs. The grilled chicken is tender and flavored with fragrant spices. Let the chicken marinate for several hours (up to 12) for best flavor. Serve with basmati rice and a cucumber salad. Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken Thighs -recipe from Fine Cooking Magazine   This […]

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Grilled Chicken Breasts with Corn Salsa

August 24, 2012 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes, Southwestern, Summer

This Southwestern-inspired recipe is a perfect weeknight meal: marinated chicken breasts are grilled and topped with a tangy corn and pepper salsa…simple, fresh and super easy! Fresh corn would be great in the salsa instead of frozen corn. If using fresh corn, shuck 2 ears of corn and discard corn silk. Cook the ears of corn […]

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Saucy Salsa Chicken

July 13, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Saucy Salsa Chicken | Filed in Chicken, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Southwestern

This delicious Mexican-inspired recipe has dinner on the table in no time: quick-cooking chicken cutlets are pan seared then finished in an easy sauce made from salsa verde (green salsa made with tomatillos) and sour cream (or creme fraiche). A tasty weeknight meal doesn’t get much easier than this! If you can’t find chicken cutlets, just use regular […]

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Cedar-Planked Salmon with Lemon-Pepper Rub and Horseradish-Chive Sauce

June 30, 2012 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Recipes, Seafood, Summer

I love, love, love salmon that’s been cooked on a cedar plank! Every time I’ve used this cooking technique, the fish has been moist and delicious with a wonderful hint of smoky flavor. This particular recipe features a simple lemon-herb-pepper rub and a tasty horseradish-chive sauce…YUM! It’s definitely a great summer dish that is perfect for entertaining! […]

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Chili-Roasted Baby Backs with Homemade BBQ Sauce

June 14, 2012 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Kid-friendly, Main Dish, Pork, Recipes

Looking for something special to make on Father’s Day? Look no further than this recipe for Chili-Roasted Baby Backs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce. Dang, they’re good! The bad photo doesn’t do them justice (I was in a hurry to get them on the table). Also, don’t skip the steps of making the homemade sauce…it’s easy […]

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Korean-Style Marinated Skirt Steak

May 9, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Korean-Style Marinated Skirt Steak | Filed in Asian, Beef, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes

Had a bad day? Then make this Korean-inspired skirt steak. You see, you get to take out your aggression on the steak by pounding it with a meat mallet. I call that Kitchen Therapy! The quickly marinated and seared steak is tender, flavorful and super easy to make…perfect for a weeknight meal! Serve with steamed jasmine […]

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