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

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Mozzarella-Spinach Chicken Rolls

This is a chicken recipe for the cheese lover!  Chicken and spinach is rolled around ricotta, Parmesan and shredded mozzarella cheeses, topped with fresh mozzarella and more Parmesan and then baked in marinara sauce.  It can be assembled ahead of time and baked just in time for dinner. Read More


Tortellini Casserole with Chicken and Broccoli

Ah, casseroles… those homey comfort dishes are not glamorous or gourmet, but a satisfying one dish meal is so great for busy week night dinners or when it’s your turn to sign up for  a “Meal train” contribution.  This is a rich and filling meal with cheese and spinach tortellini, broccoli and chicken under a cheese sauce, bread crumbs and basil.  It will freeze like a dream and can be made ahead of time and reheated easily.  This is adapted from a Southern Living recipe. Read More


Margarita Chicken with Mango Salsa

Ahhh, summertime.  Barbecues,  patio dining, fruity cocktails, smoky grilled food, and a recipe for you which can combine all of these delicious attributes.  This healthy and simple recipe requires marinating time, but after that, it comes together in a jiffy.   Chicken breasts are marinated in lime, tequila, garlic and spices,  glazed with honey and topped with a citrus mango salsa.  Serve it with a cilantro-lime rice pilaf, and a spinach salad and enjoy! Read More


Korean chicken wrap

This loose adaptation of a NY Times recipe may not be authentically Korean, but it is still a quick, tasty, healthy and otherwise satisfactory summer meal!  Marinate your chicken early in the day, come home and grill it, chop it up and toss it into a tasty slaw.  Wrap it up taco style and sit out on your patio enjoying every spicy morsel…  Read More


Lemon Chicken with Mushrooms

Simple ingredients combine for big flavor in this simple chicken dish.  Marinate chicken breasts overnight in lemon, garlic, mustard and pepper and the next day, simply grill it or pan fry it, whichever catches your fancy!  Mushrooms, white wine and more lemon make a tasty sauce. Add a green vegetable,  crusty bread and more wine and dinner is served…
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