Archives: Quick Cooking

Green Posole with Chicken

May 3, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Green Posole with Chicken | Filed in Chicken, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew

Posole (also spelled pozole; pronounced poh-SOH-lay) is a hearty, meaty Mexican soup or stew that includes hominy, although there are vegetarian versions out there, too. This recipe for Green Posole with Chicken is delicious, super easy to make and perfect for entertaining! The recipe calls for 1 cup of bottled green salsa but I used one 12-oz. jar of Trader Joe’s […]

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Grilled Fish Tacos

May 1, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Fish, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes

I love fish tacos, and this version is easy to make and full of fresh flavors. This recipe features chile-marinated grilled fish served with fresh Pico de Gallo salsa and a super tasty Lime-Cilantro Sour Cream Sauce. You can make almost everything ahead so it’s perfect for entertaining…just grill the fish right before serving. The recipe […]

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Tomato Chile Salsa

April 30, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Tomato Chile Salsa | Filed in Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Snack, Vegetarian

If you’ve never made your own salsa, it’s time you step out and give it a whirl. Not only is fresh salsa super easy to make but it tastes much, much better than the jarred stuff. Plus, you’ll be the star of the party when you walk in with a bowl of this fresh, smoky […]

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Sauteed Asparagus with Butter & Parmesan

April 19, 2013 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable

  Fresh asparagus is everywhere right now so why not pick some up next time you’re at the market and make this simple side dish. It’s super easy, and goes with a variety of meaty main dishes. Enjoy! Note: Remember to cut the tough, woody ends off each spear of asparagus. Click here to learn how. […]

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Wild Arugula Salad with Garlic Croutons, Shaved Parmesan, and Lemon

April 9, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Italian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad

We’re definitely moving into salad weather so here’s a recipe featuring pungent and peppery arugula tossed with homemade croutons, shaved Parmesan cheese and lightly dressed with good olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Don’t even think about using store-bought croutons. Homemade croutons are super easy to make and so much tastier! This is a simply-flavored salad […]

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Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich, New York City Deli-Style

April 5, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich, New York City Deli-Style | Filed in Breakfast, Eggs, Kid-friendly, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Snack

I love egg sandwiches! They make a great meal with very little effort, and are a great breakfast on the go. Before trying this recipe, I usually just used English muffins as the foundation for my egg sandwich. The bagels, however, add a little more heft and you can switch up bagel flavors depending on […]

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Chicken Breasts with Red Thai Curry Peanut Sauce

March 28, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Chicken Breasts with Red Thai Curry Peanut Sauce | Filed in Asian, Chicken, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes

You can never have too many chicken recipes! This delicious Thai-inspired dish is easy to make and perfect for a weeknight meal. The super flavorful peanut sauce is the star of the show here. If you like Thai food then you’ll love this recipe! Don’t feel like pounding the chicken breasts? I ‘spose you could use chicken cutlets […]

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Thai-Style Cabbage Salad

January 28, 2013 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Salad, Vegetable, Vegetarian

This fresh-tasting, super easy salad makes a great side dish for an Asian meal! I love the salty-sweet-sour combination of flavors and the punch of fresh herbs…delicious! I’ve made the salad a variety of ways. Sometimes I substitute lime for lemon, or green onions for the red onions. I’ve also made it with both mint […]

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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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Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup

January 12, 2013 by andrea | Comments Off on Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup | Filed in Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Vegetable

Before you turn up your nose at a cauliflower recipe, this easy-to-make soup really is delicious. It’s similar in flavor to potato cheese soup but lighter in texture and not as rich. I love cauliflower but I didn’t pick up much cauliflower flavor…mostly the sharp cheddar. Is there anything more comforting than a hot bowl of […]

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