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.

Coronation Chicken Salad

Coronation Chicken Salad

Coronation Chicken Salad is an Indian-inspired, curried chicken salad that was originally served for her coronation banquet in 1953. It has the perfect balance of sweet and savory with just a touch of heat.  What Is Coronation Chicken Salad? Also called ‘Poulet Reine Elizabeth’, the Read More..

Double Decker Chicken Burger (aka: CopyCat McDonalds Chicken Big Mac)

Double Decker Chicken Burger (aka: CopyCat McDonalds Chicken Big Mac)

You don’t have to wait for the Double Decker Chicken Burger, a copycat version of the McDonalds UK sandwich, to come to the US. You can make this much-loved British trend at home! It has almost all of the components of a Big Mac – 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.  Sweet Italian sausage, tender pasta, and bitter broccoli rabe come together in a cheesy sauce for a meal everyone will love! Pair it with a crusty Read More..

Authentic Italian Beef Sandwiches

Authentic Italian Beef Sandwiches

These Authentic Italian Beef Sandwiches are my take on the iconic Chicago favorite. Tender slices of roast beef are dipped in herbed au jus, piled on a soft hoagie roll, and topped with pickled vegetables. They’re perfect for game day, weekend dinners, or anytime you’re Read More..

Spam Sushi (Musubi)

Spam Sushi (Musubi)

Spam Sushi is a fun, sweet, and savory dish that’s great for lunches on the go or picnic dinners with the kids. Also called Musubi, these handheld rolls are Hawaiian comfort food at their best. Spam Sushi is one of my picnic go-to dishes. I Read More..

Oven Fried Chicken Fingers

Oven Fried Chicken Fingers

These oven-fried chicken fingers have a crunchy, cheesy coating that makes them irresistibly delicious without any of the guilt of frying them!  Marinating the chicken in seasoned buttermilk makes them very tender and juicy.  Your kids will love them! This recipe is a staple at Read More..

Cuban Picadillo

Cuban Picadillo

Cuban Picadillo is classic comfort food that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal that your whole family will love.  Serve it with white rice and a green salad for a complete dinner that’s full of flavor! If you enjoy a sweet and Read More..

Cape Cod Chicken Salad

Cape Cod Chicken Salad

Cape Cod Chicken Salad is irresistibly savory and sweet.  The minced chicken, toasted pecans, and dried cranberries, in a honey-mayonnaise dressing, makes for a delicious filling in sandwiches, or to serve with crackers, or on a bed of spring mix lettuce.   Chicken salad of any Read More..

Baked Parmesan Scallops

Baked Parmesan Scallops

Baked Parmesan Scallops are an easy, yet elegant, appetizer or dinner entree that’s perfect for holidays or special occasions.  Garlic and herb butter and a blend of Italian cheeses lend tons of flavor! How many times have you had rubbery, flavorless scallops?  For years I Read More..

Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp

Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp

If you have 30 minutes, you can whip up a platter of grilled chili lime shrimp with spicy lime crema and wow your family at dinner tonight! It’s a perfect balance of spicy, citrusy, and smoky deliciousness that uses ingredients you probably already have on Read More..

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties

Homemade Breakfast Sausage Patties

Homemade breakfast sausage patties will bump up your breakfast game!  These sausage patties are easy to make, and very flavorful, with just a hint of sweetness.  Serve them with eggs, pancakes, waffles, or on a biscuit for the best breakfast sandwich ever. Make a double Read More..

Oven Barbecued Pulled Pork

Oven Barbecued Pulled Pork

Oven barbecued pulled pork has all the luscious flavors you love in the slow-smoked or grilled pit-style pork, but without all the work. A homemade dry rub and fruity barbecue sauce add tons of flavor for a tropical twist your family will love! I like Read More..

Arancini di Riso

Arancini di Riso

Arancini di Riso is the Sicilian street food of golden, fried balls of creamy, cheesy risotto filled with a zesty ragu of beef and peas. They’re addictive and possibly the ultimate comfort food.  Serve them with a side of your favorite marinara sauce. All About Read More..

Red Pepper Jelly Easter Ham

Red Pepper Jelly Easter Ham

This red pepper jelly Easter ham will delight your family with its fruity, spicy-sweet glaze. It’s sure to be the centerpiece of your holiday table! I like to serve this ham with Oven Asparagus Risotto,  Sauteed Green Peas, Southern-Style Cole Slaw, and a Pineapple Upside-down Read More..

Irish Bangers And Mash

Irish Bangers And Mash

Irish Bangers And Mash is the kind of belly-warming comfort food that makes St. Patrick’s Day something to look forward to!  Sausages in a caramelized onion and Guinness gravy are served over fluffy mashed potatoes, with a side of garlicky sauteed peas to combine all Read More..