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”

Baked Garlic Chicken & Pilaf

Garlic and chicken is a classic flavor combination. You really can’t go wrong with it! And marinating chicken in a marinade full of garlic creates such a juicy, tender flavorful pieces of meat. Serving it over a simple but delicious pilaf makes for a delightful meal. Baked Garlic Chicken & Pilaf is elegant enough forContinue reading “Baked Garlic Chicken & Pilaf”

Bourbon Smoked Turkey Legs

If you want the most succulent, fall off the bone turkey legs, then you have to make this recipe. Bourbon Smoked Turkey Legs was so dang good, my family was mad I only made one for each of us. What I love most about smoking meats is that it only TASTES like you slaved overContinue reading “Bourbon Smoked Turkey Legs”

Chicken Biscuits & Gravy

Why do they call it “comfort food”? Because it makes you feel warm and loved and home! Biscuits and gravy are always at the top of my list when I am wanting to make a really homey meal for my family. But I wanted to try something different from the cream/milk based gravy and sausage.Continue reading “Chicken Biscuits & Gravy”

Beef Stew Casserole

Beef stew is such a warm, hearty comfort food. But it can be very time consuming to put together. In effort to get all the yummy flavors, I turned it into a casserole and added a flaky crust! Check out my Beef Stew Casserole! I kept it pretty traditional – peas, carrots and potatoes withContinue reading “Beef Stew Casserole”

Cheesy Salisbury Steak over Whipped Potatoes

I am a strong believer that everything is better with cheese and bacon. And I used that belief to liven up an older classic dish – Salisbury Steak. Typically made with ground beef covered in a mushroom pan gravy, I decided to give it more of a French Onion flavor and swap the mushrooms forContinue reading “Cheesy Salisbury Steak over Whipped Potatoes”

Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken

I know what you are thinking – Crispy and Oven-Fried sounds like an oxy-moron….but you would be wrong about this recipe. I have worked on this recipe for a while and I believe I finally nailed it! My Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken was a huge hit – my husband ate SEVEN pieces by the end ofContinue reading “Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken”

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