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Main Dishes

The Star of Your Menu

Designing a menu isn’t an easy job! There’re several things you need to consider when shortlisting dishes before you land on the perfect combination. Undoubtedly, the most important item on your menu is the main dish you’ll be serving. It’s the star of your meal! Everything else on your menu is based around it.

We’ve all got our go-to main dishes that we love to fall back on when it’s time to invite guests over for dinner. But hey, serving the same meal over and over again can get a little boring, both for you and your dinner guests. You don’t need a complicated dish to up your game! With our easy-to-prepare main dish recipes, you’re in for a treat! Say goodbye to the same old Turkey roast, and say hello to Seared Sea Scallops, Tex-Mex Fajitas, and Shrimp Paella! Check out our food blog for detailed recipes and guidelines.

MEXICAN SHRIMP CEVICHE

MEXICAN SHRIMP CEVICHE

Mexican Shrimp Ceviche is a cool, fresh, and delicious meal for the dog days of summer.  Lightly poached shrimp takes the worry out of eating raw seafood and the citrus juices, fresh veggies, and punch of cilantro and jalapeno make this dish a family favorite. Read More..

BEANS AND GREENS WITH CORN DODGERS

BEANS AND GREENS WITH CORN DODGERS

Soulful and comforting, Beans And Greens With Corn Dodgers is a healthy, nutritious dish that works as a side dish, a soup, a light dinner, or as a first course. Collards and spinach are stewed until silky in a flavorful broth with ham, creamy white Read More..

EXTRA CRISPY BOURBON FRIED CHICKEN

EXTRA CRISPY BOURBON FRIED CHICKEN

This extra-crispy bourbon fried chicken is the most flavorful and crispiest chicken that I’ve tasted in a long time.  It’s my ‘go-to’ chicken for picnics, parties, and family dinners. There is nothing more satisfying and delicious than biting into a piece of fried chicken that Read More..

NYC-STYLE DIRTY WATER DOGS with onion sauce

NYC-STYLE DIRTY WATER DOGS with onion sauce

Who says your 4th of July hot dogs have to be grilled?  Take a flavor trip to the big apple with these NYC-style Dirty Water Dogs With Onion Sauce.  Your family will love the sweet and savory sauce on the salty, tender hot dog. To Read More..

SCALLOPS BRUNO

SCALLOPS BRUNO

In 30 minutes, you can whip up restaurant-quality scallops in a buttery, lemon sauce.  Scallops Bruno makes a great appetizer and an elegant main course as well. I’ve served the Scallops Bruno as part of a cocktail party menu alongside Mexican Picaditas, Fried Deviled Eggs, Read More..

BAKED NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN

BAKED NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN

A great summer dinner, baked Nashville hot chicken is a healthier version of the fried, spicy classic.  What’s not to love about tender chicken baked with a crunchy coating and slathered with a buttery, spicy glaze? I like to serve the chicken in a classic Read More..

TAVERN ON THE GREEN CRAB CAKES

TAVERN ON THE GREEN CRAB CAKES

Tavern On The Green was the gorgeous iconic NYC restaurant located in Central Park.  The ambiance, the people watching, and the food was some of the best the city had to offer.   A classic dish served as an appetizer, on a bun for lunch, and Read More..

SEAFOOD ENCHILADAS (Chi Chi’s Copycat Recipe)

SEAFOOD ENCHILADAS (Chi Chi’s Copycat Recipe)

Do you remember Chi Chi’s restaurant?  It was my favorite back in the day and their seafood enchiladas were at the top of my list.  Creamy, cheesy, with big chunks of seafood, I still find myself craving these enchiladas. This is my take on Chi Read More..

FRESH PESTO SAUCE

FRESH PESTO SAUCE

Fresh pesto sauce is so easy to make, full of cheesy, herbaceous flavor, and so versatile.  It also keeps well in your refrigerator or freezer. This pesto is amazing on pasta, of course.  But it works wonderfully when spooned over chicken breasts and baked, as Read More..

CAVATELLI WITH SAUSAGE AND BROCCOLI RABE

CAVATELLI WITH SAUSAGE AND BROCCOLI RABE

Let’s talk Italian comfort food. Cavatelli with sausage and broccoli rabe is Sicilian comfort food at its very best.  Pair it with a crusty loaf of Italian bread and a delicious Barolo wine and you have one of my favorite meals of all time. I Read More..

ITALIAN CHICKEN FRANCESE

ITALIAN CHICKEN FRANCESE

Italian Chicken Francese is an elegant Italian dinner option.  Battered chicken breasts are pan-fried and then simmered in a buttery, lemon-wine sauce. I like to serve this dish with Spicy Italian Broccoli Rabe,  Savory Mushroom Risotto, and a light, Italian Amaretti Peaches for a sweet Read More..

SLOPPY JOE BISCUITS

SLOPPY JOE BISCUITS

Sloppy Joe biscuit cups are an easy and fun way to give a new twist to a sloppy joe. And what kid (including me) doesn’t love getting a little biscuit cup of their very own. Meal boredom is real…and frustrating. Making dinner and then watching Read More..

SPINACH ARTICHOKE CROSTATA

SPINACH ARTICHOKE CROSTATA

Imagine all the flavors of your favorite spinach artichoke dip wrapped up in pizza crust.  Sounds amazing, right?  This Spinach Artichoke Crostata does just that and combines the two for a warm, cheesy, and savory dish that’s perfect for a light lunch or dinner. I Read More..

SAVORY IRISH BEEF STEW

SAVORY IRISH BEEF STEW

Succulent beef and bacon; tender vegetables; and a rich, hearty gravy,  savory Irish beef stew is comfort food at its best and perfect for dinner on a chilly evening. Have you ever had Irish beef stew?  Beef, beer, wine, vegetables…do I really have to go Read More..

SPAGHETTIOS AND MEATBALLS

SPAGHETTIOS AND MEATBALLS

This is pure comfort food in the form of a classic childhood favorite.  This recipe for Spaghettios And Meatballs is a more grownup, tastier, and sophisticated version of the food you grew up eating. When my family was young, I had a major case of Read More..