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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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! • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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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 • Read More »

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