Balsamic Risotto

Risotto is a wonderful side dish, when you want to change things up some. It’s really not that hard to make, but it is totally worth the extra attention to get a creamy silky sauce on the Arborio rice. This simple risotto recipe goes well with so many different meals. Balsamic Risotto has a boldContinue reading “Balsamic Risotto”

Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza

In general, when I make pizza at home, it’s thin crust and rectangular. However, some times I just get a craving for a really cheesy deep dish style pizza. And what better way to make that at home than using a cast iron skillet. This Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza is super easy to makeContinue reading “Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza”

Kickin’ Chicken Rigatoni

My husband really love spicy food, so every couple of weeks I make something with a big kick. Like this Kickin’ Chicken Rigatoni. Sometimes you really just need to eat a meal that wakes you up a little. The star of this dish is the spicy cream sauce – full of jalapenos AND red pepperContinue reading “Kickin’ Chicken Rigatoni”

Chicken Pumpkin Pasta

Cooking savory dishes with pumpkin is totally a thing and I am here for it. I have always been a bit leery of it, as I was only ever used to seeing pumpkin in desserts and maybe as a risotto. But never as the may flavor in a dinner preparation. So this fall I decidedContinue reading “Chicken Pumpkin Pasta”

Jim & Cola Chicken with Buffalo Mac

Sometimes I get some crazy ideas that I just have to see how they will turn out. If you follow my blog at all, you know I’m a Bourbon Drinker. And I love to look for ways to cook with bourbon because I truly love the flavor of bourbon. I saw some recipes for cookingContinue reading “Jim & Cola Chicken with Buffalo Mac”

Weeknight French Dips

The other day I got a text from my middle son saying he was craving a French Dip with mushrooms and could I make them for dinner. And I said well I was planning to make tacos, but that does sound good. So then when I picked up my younger son from school I askedContinue reading “Weeknight French Dips”

Tuscan Chicken & Potatoes

On days that I find myself with a little more time to make dinner, I like to challenge myself by making something a little outside my norm. I do not often cook with sun-dried tomatoes because chunks of tomatoes are not really my thing. But I wanted to get a Tuscan flavor profile into someContinue reading “Tuscan Chicken & Potatoes”

Dijon Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Cooking whole pork tenderloin is daunting to some, but really it’s quite simple. The biggest thing to remember is that you absolutely need to have plenty of moisture to prevent drying out. By slathering the tenderloins in a thick sauce like this Dijon Balsamic sauce, you trap in the moisture and get super juicy pork.Continue reading “Dijon Balsamic Pork Tenderloin”

Three Cheese Potatoes au Gratin

With the holidays quickly approaching, the friend and family gathering and meals are all popping up on the calendar. If you want to really impress with that side dish Auntie Sue requested of you – then you have got to brings a dish of these Three Cheese Potatoes au Gratin. The homemade cheese sauce isContinue reading “Three Cheese Potatoes au Gratin”

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