Skillet Shepherd's Pie

Easy Skillet Shepherd’s Pie – a deliciously rich and hearty beef and vegetables meal covered with a blanket of mashed potatoes and baked to perfection. Old fashioned goodness! This is so comforting and filling, it tastes amazing and everyone will want seconds. True comfort food! This Easy Skillet Shepherd’s Pie is a great dish to make ahead, freeze and bake when you are ready to eat. You can also...

Honey Glazed Brussel Sprouts

If you haven’t yet found out a go-to recipe for cooking brussels sprouts, this amazing dish is the answer. The result is sweet and spicy brussels sprouts, caramelized at the perfection and that will enhance any of your main dishes. Ingredients 1 pound (450g) brussels sprouts 3 tablespoons liquid honey Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste 1 onions, peeled and finely minced 1 coffee spoon dried...

Spaghetti with Broccoli Cream Pesto

We were talking about broccoli pesto, yes? I make this with steamed broccoli, a bit of onion and garlic cooked until sweet in butter, and a drizzle of heavy cream.Ingredients 1/2lb broccoli 1/2lb dried spaghetti 1 tbspn unsalted butter 1 tbspn olive oil 1/2 small onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 tsp salt Freshly ground black pepper or pinches of red pepper flakes 4 tbspns heavy cream A heap...

Truffled Taleggio and Mushroom Pizza

Serious Pie. Add parsley or chives? Ingredients 1 pound pizza dough, thawed if frozen 1/2 pound sliced mushrooms 3/4 pound cold Taleggio or Italian Fontina, rind discarded and cheese sliced 1 teaspoon white truffle oil (optional) Directions Put a large heavy baking sheet (17 by 14 inches) on lowest rack of oven, then preheat oven to 500°F. Stretch out dough on a lightly floured surface, pulling on corners...

Chinese Orange Chicken

Not even Panda Express can beat this homemade orange chicken! Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks 1 cup 2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided 2 large eggs, beaten 1 cup vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds 1 green onion, thinly sliced For the marinade 1 cup chicken broth 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar 1/4 cup...

Caprese Pesto Penne

This caprese penne pasta is one of our go-to weeknight meals: it’s bursting with our favorite fresh flavors and takes literally 10 minutes to prepare from start-to-finish. The classic trio of tomatoes, basil and mozzarella elevates cooked whole wheat penne, and I like to use a high-quality store-bought pesto to make things really easy on myself. Ingredients 1 pound whole wheat penne extra-virgin...

Lentil Vegetable Soup

This lentil vegetable soup is a favorite of my boys and so easy to make. I think one of the reasons they like it, is because I chop all of the vegetables really small. And, like most of the soups I make, if you don’t have an ingredient, such as carrot or spinach, leave it out or substitute another favorite ingredient. Ingredients 2 small onions, finely chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 6 small white...

Potato, Poblano and Chorizo Tacos

These tacos create an extra mouthwatering sizzle. Not to mention they create a pretty fantastic aroma, too. Plus they’re pretty quick and easy. Ingredients 2 poblano chiles 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 large potato, peeled and diced 1 large onion, chopped 1 cup corn kernels, thawed if frozen 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper 5 garlic cloves, minced 4 ounces Mexican raw chorizo, casings removed 3/4 cup low sodium...

Spicy Queso Blacno

You know you wanna try it. I want to, again. And again, and again. Cause it’s just too yum to pass up! And when you’re done, you might want to try my Cheese Tacos, or Caprese Tartlets! It’s a cheese-lovers paradise, my friends! Ingredients 2 Tbsp Canola Oil 1/2 Small White Onion, fine diced 2-3 Serrano Peppers, fine diced 3/4 C Heavy Cream 1/3 C Milk 12 oz Monterey Jack Cheese, cubed 12 oz White American...

Lo Mein

The easiest lo mein you will ever make in 15 min from start to finish. And it’s so much quicker, tastier and healthier than take-out! Ingredients 8 ounces lo mein egg noodles 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced 1 red bell pepper, julienned 1 carrot, julienned 1/2 cup snow peas 3 cups baby spinach For the Sauce 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce, or more, to...