Dinner

  • No one ever said the holidays had to be full of difficult and time-consuming recipes. The best celebrations are had over simple holiday recipes that taste great and are easy to prep and make. Cheers!

    Simple Holiday Recipes

    No one ever said the holidays had to be full of difficult and time-consuming recipes. The best celebrations are had over simple holiday recipes that taste great and are easy to prep and make. Cheers! Some folks have their holiday menu planned out weeks, even months, in advance. Others use the same tried-and-true menu year after year. And then there’s the rest of us. I have a recipe or two that I make each year, but otherwise my recipe choices vary depending on what the plans are — am I responsible for the main dish and most of the sides, or am I just complementing the main dish with a…

  • This chicken and lentil soup is a hearty meal that'll warm you to the bone!

    Chicken and Lentil Soup in the Instant Pot

    This simple chicken and lentil soup made right in your Instant Pot is a hearty meal that’ll warm you to the bone! As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been on an Instant Pot kick lately. It’s been fun to play around with ingredients I’ve had in the fridge and pantry, particularly when they can create a hearty and simple soup. It’s the perfect kind of comfort food for fall and winter (or, honestly, any time of the year)! Chicken and Lentil Soup in the Instant Pot To get started, I coated three boneless skinless chicken thighs with salt, pepper and turmeric, and then I seared them in olive oil in my Instant Pot set…

  • There's hardly anything better than Italian meatballs on the table in a half hour, and having dinner taken care of for later in the week, too!

    Quick Instant Pot Italian Meatballs and Sauce

    There’s hardly anything better than Italian meatballs on the table in a half hour, and having dinner taken care of for later in the week, too! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carando®. All opinions are entirely my own. I’ve really grown to love my Instant Pot®, and it finds its way into the cooking rotation at least once a week. Sometimes more frequently, if I’m making stock or something similar. When it comes to weeknight comfort food, pasta is nearly always a go-to and spaghetti with meatballs is a favorite. Though, I’ll admit, making homemade meatballs during the week feels like a daunting task.…

  • This crumbled Italian sausage soup is easy to make, thanks to the Instant Pot, and so satisfying!

    Instant Pot Crumbled Italian Sausage Soup

    This crumbled Italian sausage soup is easy to make, thanks to the Instant Pot, and so satisfying — especially when you have a crazy week with a busy schedule! It was one of “those” days last week. The kind that feels a bit like a whirlwind, unseasonably chilly (not to mention drizzly) and also requires a quick turnaround for dinner. It was also very close to grocery shopping day, which means the options in fridge and pantry were limited. This is when I go into Chopped mode. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. Ground Italian sausage in the freezer. A third…

  • These seared turmeric chicken thighs are ready in 15 minutes and full of deep and savory flavor!

    Seared Turmeric Chicken Thighs

    These seared turmeric chicken thighs are ready in fifteen minutes and full of deep and savory flavor! My favorite dinners are the ones that have tons of flavor, and take minimal time to prep and cook. Chicken thighs are a staple in our house, both the bone-in/skin-on and the skinless/boneless. Whether I’m making oven-fried chicken thighs, fajitas or this seared turmeric chicken, they’re my go-to cut because they’re tasty and versatile. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I bought chicken breasts! They really seem to have far less flavor than their thigh counterparts, as well as a tendency to dry out—never mind the weird texture if you try…

  • This simple field green salad, dressed with a Dijon balsamic and loaded with creamy Gorgonzola, tart cranberries and crunchy sliced almonds, makes for a perfect side salad or main course meal!

    Gorgonzola, Almond and Cranberry Field Green Salad

    This simple field green salad, dressed with a dijon balsamic and loaded with creamy gorgonzola bleu cheese, tart cranberries and crunchy sliced almonds, makes for a perfect side salad or main course meal! A few years ago we went to Dewey Beach in Delaware for vacation. One night we had dinner at Claws Seafood House along the boardwalk. Soft shell crabs, stuffed flounder, surf-and-turf … it was all good, but not excellent. Worth the visit, nevertheless. (We East Coasters are picky about our seafood.) That said, before any of the entrees were served, at the very last minute when the server was just finishing up taking our order, my husband…

  • The deep layers of flavor in this chipotle chicken lasagna are a surprising treat, given how simple it is to make. It's the perfect recipe to add to your dinner rotation and you can even make it ahead!

    Chipotle Chicken Lasagna

    The deep layers of flavor in this chipotle chicken lasagna are a surprising treat, given how simple it is to make. It’s the perfect recipe to add to your dinner rotation and you can even make it ahead! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RediscoverLaMorena #VivaLaMorena #CollectiveBias You’ll want to keep reading to hear about my latest New York City antics, including—not kidding—a nose ring, and also find out how to make this tasty chipotle chicken lasagna; but, first I want you to pause and check out a sweepstakes with LA MORENA® for a chance to win exciting prizes…

  • Simple roast chicken with a sweet pomegranate citrus glaze that's easy to make.

    Pomegranate Citrus Glazed Roast Chicken

    Make this simple pomegranate citrus glazed roast chicken—it’s sure to please a crowd! There’s no denying I’m a fan of roast chicken, especially when mashed potatoes and gravy are alongside. Roast chicken is, like, one of my most favorite comfort foods, made even more perfect by the fact that it’s practically a “set it and forget it” type of recipe. Five minutes of prep, an hour or so in the oven, and BOOM—dinner for the family, or enough to feed a crowd, or plenty for dinner with leftovers for the rest of the week. Roast chicken is yummy, practical and simple. While I’ll take a plain roast chicken seasoned with…