Meats/Poultry

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..

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..

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..

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..

THAI FISH CAKES

THAI FISH CAKES

Perfect for Lent, these Thai Fish Cakes are a spicy way to prevent boredom on Meatless Fridays.  Even those who dislike fish will enjoy the Asian flavors of these Thai Fish Cakes. A great way to serve them is with a side of Crunchy Asian Read More..

WHITE CHICKEN CHILI

WHITE CHICKEN CHILI

This white chicken chili is creamy, hearty, and so satisfying.  It’s a great alternative to a rich beef chili and easy enough to become a favorite family dinner staple. I like to serve this chili with a Fenne And Orange Salad, which cuts through the Read More..

EASY BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD

EASY BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD

This easy buffalo chicken salad is a spicy and tangy twist on a deli classic.  Chicken is mixed with all the flavors of buffalo chicken wings.  It’s superb on crackers, as a stuffing for celery or cucumber slices, as a filling for a pita or Read More..

GREEN TEA GLAZED CHICKEN WINGS

GREEN TEA GLAZED CHICKEN WINGS

Happy Chinese New Year!  It’s the year of the ox.  What’s a better way to ring in the Lunar New Year than with Green Tea Glazed Chicken Wings!  They’re sweet, savory, with just a hint of spice.  Plus they’re baked in the oven, making them Read More..

CHICKEN CARBONARA FLATBREAD

CHICKEN CARBONARA FLATBREAD

Celebrate National Pizza Day with a quick dinner your family will love!  This Chicken Carbonara Flatbread uses store-bought flatbreads for a thin, crispy crust that couldn’t be easier.  Serve it with a light and crunchy Fennel And Orange Salad for a complete meal. There are Read More..

BURNT ENDS aka:  Meat Candy

BURNT ENDS aka: Meat Candy

What are Burnt Ends (aka: Meat Candy) you ask?  These are tender, succulent bite-size chunks of brisket that are dry-rubbed, sauced, and cooked until the cubes are sticky, with crispy edges. They are delicious as an appetizer, on a sandwich, or as the stellar main Read More..

EASY CORNISH GAME HENS

EASY CORNISH GAME HENS

These easy cornish game hens are perfect for a holiday meal. They’re beautiful, make a great presentation, and most importantly they’re delicious!   I like to serve them with Savory Mushroom Risotto, Sweet and Tangy Green Bean Bundles, an Autumn Salad, and Gooey Caramel Pecan Pie Read More..

EASY ROASTED TURKEY LEGS

EASY ROASTED TURKEY LEGS

As most of us are looking at smaller holiday gatherings this year, these easy roasted turkey legs are a perfect solution for a party of 4 or less.  Rubbed in a flavorful compound butter and roasted at a high temperature, the legs have gorgeously golden Read More..

COMFORTING SHEPHERD’S PIE

COMFORTING SHEPHERD’S PIE

This comforting shepherd’s pie is a hearty, warm casserole that is an entire meal in itself.  Ground beef and vegetables in a rich gravy are topped with a cheesy, fluffy, mashed potato topping.  I like to serve this beside a simple vegetable salad, like my Read More..

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, Read More..