Archives: Quick Cooking

Rosemary Lamb Chops with Grill Roasted Potatoes

May 18, 2010 | By andrea | 10 Comments | Filed in: Grilling/BBQ, Lamb, Main Dish, Potatoes, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

For Mother’s Day, I made my sweet Mom grilled lamb (one of her favorites). She was thrilled when I told her what we were having for dinner! This meal was incredibly easy and really, really good! For the grilled potatoes, I used large red potatoes, cut them in half, then parboiled them for about 10 minutes • Read More »

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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

May 15, 2010 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Italian, Main Dish, Pasta, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

This pasta dish should be in every cook’s recipe arsenal! It’s super fast, delicious and can be made with basic ingredients that you keep on hand. As you read through the recipe, do not freak out about the anchovies because you can’t even taste them. Anchovies are that secret ingredient in many Italian dishes that • Read More »

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Quick Turkey Enchiladas

May 4, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Casserole, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Turkey.

If you’re looking for a new recipe to make for Cinco de Mayo (or any Mexi-themed meal), try these Quick Turkey Enchiladas! They’re super easy to make and quite tasty! I made a few substitutions based on what I had on hand, such as using a shredded Mexican Four Cheese Blend instead of Monterey Jack cheese. • Read More »

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Pan-roasted Chicken with Asparagus and Shiitakes

April 23, 2010 | By andrea | 13 Comments | Filed in: Chicken, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

This beautiful spring dish is not only delicious but incredibly easy. I love how simple and unfussy it is: earthy mushrooms, crisp-tender asparagus, pan-seared chicken. Yumm! Serve with crusty bread for a fantastic yet quick meal! For more recipe ideas, check out: Tuesday at the Table, Tuesday Tastes, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Finer • Read More »

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Andalusian Gazpacho

August 29, 2009 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

  One of my absolute favorite summer dishes is Andalusian Gazpacho, a Spanish tomato-based soup. To me, it tastes like summer in a bowl. You must, however, start with good farm stand or homegrown tomatoes. Period. Don’t even think about making this gazpacho if you can’t use excellent tomatoes.  I pretty much follow the recipe except for substituting red bell pepper for the green • Read More »

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Green Beans Vinaigrette

August 12, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Green Beans Vinaigrette | Filed in: Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

This is a perfect summery side dish: crisp-tender green beans tossed with a light, lemony vinaigrette. It’s simple, tasty and very easy to make.  Even though the vinaigrette is delicious as is, I added a small amount of Dijon mustard for a little added pizazz. To make sure that each green bean was evenly coated with the dressing, • Read More »

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Thai-style Grilled Chicken Breasts

August 1, 2009 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Asian, Chicken, Grilling/BBQ, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

If you like the flavors of Thai food then you’ll love this simple grilled chicken recipe. After cooking, the chicken is brushed with a flavorful sauce that is a little sweet, a little tart, and little spicy all at the same time. The sauce only takes a few minutes to make and really brings the grilled chicken • Read More »

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Italian Sausage and Zucchini Pasta

July 28, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Italian Sausage and Zucchini Pasta | Filed in: Italian, Main Dish, Pasta, Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

  Whether you’ve got a bumper crop of zucchini or you’re just looking for a quick weeknight meal, here’s a fresh-tasting pasta dish for you to try. It’s nothing fancy but it is easy and tasty.  I used Foster Farms Turkey Italian Sausage, which has a lot of flavor and less fat than pork sausage. I decided • Read More »

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Shrimp and Orzo

July 7, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Shrimp and Orzo | Filed in: Main Dish, Pasta, Quick Cooking, Seafood.

I found this quick meal yesterday when I did a search for recipes using orzo (a rice-shaped pasta) and shrimp. I really like the blend of flavors: tender shrimp, chunky tomatoes, salty feta, and a little heat from the red pepper flakes. I substituted fresh basil for the parsley because that’s what I had on hand. • Read More »

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“Instant” Pancake Mix

June 13, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on “Instant” Pancake Mix | Filed in: Breakfast, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

Last night, my kids said they wanted pancakes for Saturday morning breakfast. Always happy to oblige a food request, I did a quick search online for buttermilk pancakes and was intrigued by an Alton Brown recipe from foodnetwork.com. His recipe for “instant” pancakes is made from a pancake mix that you make ahead of time and store (good • Read More »

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