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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.

LEMON HERB-ROASTED CHICKEN

LEMON HERB-ROASTED CHICKEN

Is there anything that feels more homey and comforting than a roasted chicken?  This lemon herb-roasted chicken takes your mom’s Sunday roasted chicken and bumps it up a notch.  It’s flavored with fresh lemon, thyme, rosemary, and sage, onion, wine, and chicken stock.  It’s moist,…

GRILLED BBQ PORK CHOPS

GRILLED BBQ PORK CHOPS

Why not take advantage of the last of the warm evening grilling opportunities.  These grilled bbq pork chops are juice, tender, and so flavorful with the dry rub and the barbecue finishing sauce. I like to serve the chops with Old Fashioned Fried Apples, Southern…

KENTUCKY HOT BROWNS

KENTUCKY HOT BROWNS

This decadent sandwich is an iconic Kentucky dish.  Kentucky Hot Browns are open-faced turkey sandwiches with tomato, bacon, and a cheesy Mornay sauce.  Add this classic dish to your Kentucky Derby party! If you’ve ever traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, the Brown Hotel is a must-see. …

CLASSIC CHICKEN PICCATA

CLASSIC CHICKEN PICCATA

Chicken piccata is one of those dishes that brings back memories of Sunday dinners, laughter with family, and home.  Tender chicken is coated and pan-fried, and then coated in a tangy, salty lemon butter sauce with capers and parsley.  It’s an old school Italian classic…

GRILLED TEQUILA LIME CHICKEN

GRILLED TEQUILA LIME CHICKEN

This easy grilled tequila lime chicken is full of spicy Southwest flavor and yet is easy enough for a weeknight meal. I love keeping a container of grilled, boneless, skinless chicken breasts in my fridge.  They make it so easy to slice and put on…

PERFECT FILET MIGNON

PERFECT FILET MIGNON

Truly a perfect filet mignon, this is the best steak recipe that turns out perfect every time.  Seared in a cast-iron or heavy bottom skillet on the stovetop and finished in the oven with garlicky compound butter, the steak is tender, buttery, and oh so…

EASY STEAMED SNOW CRAB LEGS

EASY STEAMED SNOW CRAB LEGS

Why pay restaurant prices for a ‘crab pot’ when these easy steamed snow crab legs are so simple to make and ready in about 30 minutes.  I like to serve them with melted butter. As far as easy recipes go, this is right about at…

FALL OFF THE BONE BABY BACK RIBS

FALL OFF THE BONE BABY BACK RIBS

Grilled meats are just perfect for backyard 4th of July parties, and these fall off the bone baby back ribs will not disappoint.  They are tender, juicy, sweet, and just a little spicy.  Start them in the oven, then finish them on the grill. Another…

CHICKEN VESUVIO

CHICKEN VESUVIO

This is an Italian-American classic that is almost a one-pot meal.  It’s tender pieces of chicken, potatoes, and green peas that are braised in a savory, garlicky, herb-infused wine broth resulting in a mouth-wateringly flavorful dish that will leave your family asking for more.  I…

CLASSIC TUNA MELT

CLASSIC TUNA MELT

This classic tuna melt is so easy to throw together for a weeknight dinner.  It’s perfect in its simplicity – the buttery crunch of the bread, the gooey cheese, and savory tuna filling make for the ultimate comfort food.  You may find yourself craving these…

ONE PAN BEEF ENCHILADA SKILLET

ONE PAN BEEF ENCHILADA SKILLET

An easy one-pan meal that uses leftover beef and some of the cans you have stockpiled in your pantry.  Ready in less than 20 minutes, this simple enchilada skillet will be a family favorite. As you can see, this isn’t a pretty dish, but it…

COPYCAT OLD BAY HOT SAUCE & MARYLAND HOT WINGS

COPYCAT OLD BAY HOT SAUCE & MARYLAND HOT WINGS

These delicious Maryland Hot wings are made with Old Bay Hotsauce.  They have just enough heat with the savory tang of Old Bay Seasoning. Did you get caught up in the Old Bay Hot Sauce craze?  They released a limited batch of sauce that sold…

EASY TACO MAC & CHEESE

EASY TACO MAC & CHEESE

What do you get when you combine two of the ultimate comfort foods?  This easy taco mac & cheese dish! It’s a perfect kid-friendly lunch or dinner that the adults will love too. I love comfort foods that have a ton of flavor.  This dish…

SPICY SWEET CHICKEN BISCUIT with Green Chile Cheese Spread

SPICY SWEET CHICKEN BISCUIT with Green Chile Cheese Spread

This delicious chicken biscuit combines a savory, fried chicken fillet topped with a hot, honey butter, a spicy green chile cheese spread, and a flaky, buttery biscuit.  It makes a great weeknight dinner, weekend brunch, or a picnic in the backyard with the kids. I…

EASY HOT DOG CHILI

EASY HOT DOG CHILI

This recipe may transport you back to your childhood when you sat with friends, eating a hot dog slathered with a rich beefy chili, and laughing as it dripped onto your shorts or down your arm. Easy Hot Dog Chili is just that…easy.  Whip up…