Archive for the ‘Main Course’ Category

Chicken Avgolemono Soup

This was a great alternative to traditional chicken soup. It’s creamy and delicious not to mention quick to make. The trick is that Avgolemono is thickened and creamy by incorporating eggs, not milk or cream.  Serve with fresh crusty bread. Recipe: Chicken Avgolemono Soup Summary: Adapted from Food & Wine Magazine Ingredients 64 oz. Chicken [...]

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Chicken and Parsnip Soup with Herb-Scented Drop Biscuits

I was flipping through my Cooking Light magazine and this is one of the soups that struck me. I love soups. And I have a growing fondness for parsnips. Parsnips are root vegetable similar to the carrot with a sweeter taste and higher in vitamins and minerals. A great soup for a fall evening. And [...]

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Moroccan Night: Lamb Tangine over Roasted Vegetable Couscous

Last Sunday, we had Moroccan Night. I bought a boneless leg of lamb from BJs and decided to make a Lamb Tangine, which is basically a Moroccan lamb stew. The lamb is slow cooked so the meat is very tender. They are made with a blend of spices that lend themselves to an aromatic, flavorful [...]

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Slow Cooker Wednesday – Gingersnap Pot Roast

Wait! What? Gingersnaps? In the pot roast? Yup, you read right. Don’t be dissuade. Try it. It adds a mild snappy undertone to the sauce. It’s yummy! Especially if you like ginger. They also help slightly thicken the sauce. I like my pot roast saucy and this recipe produced the perfect amount. I served it [...]

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Indian Summer Chili with Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins

Turkey Chili in the fall and winter is a go-to weeknight meal of mine. It can be whipped up in under 30 minutes, it’s healthy and warm and tasty. Since I make it often, I like to/need to mix it up so we are not eating the same exact meal week after week. I came [...]

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Chicken Piccata with Red Grapes over Arugula Cappellini

Last night for dinner we had Chicken Piccata over Arugula Cappellini served with a simple green salad, crusty bread and a nice Sauvignon Blanc. I like to serve the same wine that I use for the sauce, I feel it compliments a dish nicely. Because of the lemon in the Piccata sauce you’ll want to [...]

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Thai Coconut Shrimp over Orange-Scented Brown Rice

This was very simple and quick to prepare. I usually keep a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer. To defrost in 20 minutes, I place the shrimp in a bowl and cover with cold water and change it out about every 5 minutes. While you are defrosting the shrimp you can set the rice [...]

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Slow Cooker Country Style Ribs over Soft Polenta

Wednesday’s are an activity evening at our house. So dinner is eaten late. I like to prepare slow cooked meals on these days to make it just a little easier. I set the ribs to cook in the afternoon. Upon arriving home, I prepared the squash and polenta I served with the ribs. Quick, simple [...]

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Two Bean Turkey Chili with Fresh Baked Tortilla Chips

After a cold, rainy and dreary day yesterday it was the perfect evening for a warming bowl of hearty turkey chili. I love chili in the fall/winter. Turkey Chili and Baked Tortilla Chips starred as regulars on my weekly menu plans last year. I hadn’t realized just how much I missed the meal until I [...]

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Chicken Noodle Soup and Dumplings Too.

I mentioned I was de-railed from my meal plan last week. My son came down with a fever and asked if I could please make him Chicken Soup to get better. Of course, I obliged. I had recently come across Thomas Keller’s recipe for Chicken Soup with Dumplings and I wanted to try it out. [...]

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