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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.

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..

TAMPA CUBANO SANDWICH

TAMPA CUBANO SANDWICH

Celebrate this Super Bowl Sunday with a platter of Tampa Cubano Sandwiches!  Your guests will love these toasty sandwiches packed with delicious ingredients!  Make the pork in the slow cooker a day or two in advance for super easy sandwich making on game day! I 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..

LIGHT AND CRUNCHY FRIED SHRIMP (with a bonus sauce recipe)

LIGHT AND CRUNCHY FRIED SHRIMP (with a bonus sauce recipe)

Forget about those greasy, overcooked, rubbery shrimp that you remember from bad restaurants in your past. These Light And Crunchy Fried Shrimp are moist, tender, delectable, and crunchy without being heavy and greasy.  The key to light and crunchy shrimp is keeping the oil at Read More..

SHRIMP FRA DIAVOLO

SHRIMP FRA DIAVOLO

Shrimp Fra Diavolo is a pasta dish topped with tender shrimp sauteed in a spicy, fresh tomato and white wine sauce.  This is an easy weeknight dinner that is impressive enough to serve to guests. WHAT IS FRA DIAVOLO? The literal meaning, in Italian, is Read More..

LEMON GARLIC ROASTED SWORDFISH

LEMON GARLIC ROASTED SWORDFISH

This Lemon Garlic Roasted Swordfish is an almost fool-proof and easy dinner that’s impressive enough to serve to guests.  I like to serve it with a Fried Goat Cheese And Roasted Root Vegetable Salad, Sauteed Garlic Broccolini, and a couple of Southern Hushpuppies on the 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..

RICOTTA GNOCCHI IN EASY POMODORO SAUCE

RICOTTA GNOCCHI IN EASY POMODORO SAUCE

Craving Italian fare, but you’re favorite place is closed or you just don’t feel like going out?  This recipe for Ricotta Gnocchi In Easy Pomodoro Sauce is surprisingly easy and delicious. The ricotta cheese makes the gnocchi pillowy soft and tender and the sauce comes Read More..

ROASTED SALMON AND LENTILS

ROASTED SALMON AND LENTILS

In times of stress, the best thing that we can do is to nourish our bodies and support our brains with lots of healthy Omega-3s.  This roasted salmon and lentils dish is a delicious way to do just that.  It is easy to make and Read More..

Some Tips to Keep Your Meat Tender and Juicy

Some Tips to Keep Your Meat Tender and Juicy

There’s nothing better than preparing a meal that’s the perfect balance of chewy and tender IF you began with an elite cut of meat. Different cuts of beef have different kinds of fibers bonding the piece together. An expensive cut may cook faster and taste Read More..

PUMPKIN RAVIOLI IN SAGE BROWN BUTTER SAUCE

PUMPKIN RAVIOLI IN SAGE BROWN BUTTER SAUCE

Nothing tastes more like Autumn than a delicious bowl of homemade pumpkin ravioli in sage brown butter sauce, especially when garnished with toasted pecans and a dusting of amaretti cookie for a tiny touch of sweetness. I like to serve this with a starter of Read More..

MUMMY HOT DOGS WITH SPIDER WEB SAUCE

MUMMY HOT DOGS WITH SPIDER WEB SAUCE

These adorable Mummy Hot Dogs With Spider Web Sauce are a great way to celebrate Halloween and feed the kids before trick or treating or starting the Halloween party at home! What kid (or adult, for that matter) doesn’t love hot dogs wrapped in crescent 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..

SCARY HALLOWEEN SPIDER PIZZA

SCARY HALLOWEEN SPIDER PIZZA

This Scary Halloween Spider Pizza is the perfect kid-friendly dinner to celebrate Halloween.  It’s easy and tasty, plus the kids will enjoy helping to make and decorate it!   Make it a party by serving the pizza along with Bones And Bloods Breadsticks and Sauce, Severed Read More..