Whiskey Pork Chops

Quick, easy, richly delicious and low fat– this recipe is a winner and one you will definitely want to add into your week night rotation!! Sauteed mushrooms complement the peppery pork, whiskey adds fruity smokiness and then sour cream for richness– yum, yum, yum.

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Ginger Garlic Skillet Chicken

This quick and easy chicken dinner is so flavorful that you won’t even notice it lacks fat and calories. Ginger, garlic and tomatoes combine with honey, mango chutney and curry to give it a gently spicy sweet and sour vibe.

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Salted caramel chocolate chip bars

Rich, gooey and dangerously delicious, these divine cookie bars will be devoured by all who encounter them. Milk chocolate chip cookie dough sandwiches a rich salted caramel filling, and the bars are dusted with more sea salt flakes after baking. Adapted from a Shelly Jaronsky recipe, these are a worthy addition to your cookie bar repertoire.

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Zucchini Oat Bread

This is a simple and unpretentious recipe for zucchini bread– nothing out of the ordinary in the list of ingredients, nothing unexpected in the spice combinations, but they come together in the most delicious of ways.  The rolled oats add a subtle flavor and make for a slightly chewy texture and dusting the top with raw sugar and more oatmeal gives it a fresh from the bakery appearance! Read More


Jambalaya

Could there be a better comfort dish on a cold autumn evening than jambalaya?  This most appealing one pot meal with bold southern flavors is chockful of sausage, shrimp, chicken and rice.  It will fill your kitchen with mouth watering smells and since it can be multiplied with ease, it can fill the bellies of lucky guests with New Orleans deliciousness.  This is a recipe for a great “red” version, as it uses tomatoes.  Saute the onions, celery and peppers in the sausage drippings for rich flavor. Read More


Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts and Chickpeas

This is a rare recipe–  quick, vegan, gluten free*, low calorie, budget friendly, made from mostly pantry staples and very importantly, it is delicious!  Tweaked from a recipe found on the Ambitious Kitchen website, it offers protein in the form of chickpeas and peanut butter plus lots of gingery, garlicky Kung Pao flavor.  Serve it over rice, quinoa or pasta.  Make extra to reheat for a tasty lunch!   Read More