Linguine with Green Olives, Broccolini and Bread Crumbs

Pasta dishes make great weeknight meals because they usually don’t take much prep and are quick to cook. I am huge green olive (and any olive) fan, but I have noticed people either love green olives, or hate them. If you hate green, you can always sub kalamata or other mixed olives or leave themContinue reading “Linguine with Green Olives, Broccolini and Bread Crumbs”

Lemon Chicken

Lemon chicken is a Chinese takeout favorite, and this recipe is basically my friend’s amazing sweet and sour chicken, but with lemon sauce instead of sweet and sour sauce. In this recipe the chicken is fried in a crispy breading made from cornstarch, but you could also used pan seared chicken breast instead if youContinue reading “Lemon Chicken”

Roasted Vegetable Soup

I have been making this roasted vegetable soup for over 15 years and I never get tired of it. It only has a few ingredients, but roasting the vegetables at high heat caramelizes them and gives the soup a deep, rich vegetable flavor that is absolutely delicious. To make the soup you just need 6Continue reading “Roasted Vegetable Soup”

Bacon and Blue Grilled Cheese

I’m always up for any variant of grilled cheese, and I made some sourdough this weekend so decided to try this bacon and blue grilled cheese. This sandwich has both white cheddar and blue cheese, which sounded amazing to me. The recipe I based this on suggested pepper bacon for these, and that sounds great,Continue reading “Bacon and Blue Grilled Cheese”

Arugula and Charred Tomato Salad

This salad was inspired by one from Kathleen Ashmore, and I absolutely loved it. The combo of arugula, feta, charred tomatoes and creamy balsamic was so well balanced and delicious! There are a couple of ways you can char the cherry tomatoes for this. I did mine under the broiler. Just turn the broiler toContinue reading “Arugula and Charred Tomato Salad”

Cheddar Bacon Potato Soup

Cheddar bacon potato soup is based on a recipe I saw on Olive and Mango. I adore cheese, so pretty much any time you put cheddar in a title I’m going to check it out. I love the combination of the cheddar, potato, garlic and smoky bacon. This is not a light soup, so ifContinue reading “Cheddar Bacon Potato Soup”

Crispy Sesame Salmon Rice Bowls

Salmon is such a hearty and versatile fish. You can make it so many different ways and it is delicious. I love salmon when it has crispy edges so this recipe sounded great to me. Crispy sesame salmon rice bowls are quick and easy to make and good for you too. I think this isContinue reading “Crispy Sesame Salmon Rice Bowls”

Kimchi Fried Rice

We pretty much love any and all fried rice, but this kimchi fried rice with little bits of pan fried spam is up there on my list of favorites. Spicy, sour, salty, meaty…. it has all the good things. It is similar to other fried rice, but with the addition of kimchi, Korean chili pasteContinue reading “Kimchi Fried Rice”

Guinness Beef Stew with Cheddar Herb Biscuit Topping

This Guinness beef stew with biscuit topping is the perfect winter dinner recipe. It is hearty, beefy, full of vegetables, and deeply flavorful from the garlic, onions, Guinness, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and bacon. Then top that off with some cheddar herb biscuit topping you bake right on top of the stew and you haveContinue reading “Guinness Beef Stew with Cheddar Herb Biscuit Topping”

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung pao chicken is one of my favorite Chinese food stir fry dishes. It is super easy to make at home. This is one of my go to recipes for when I need a quick, healthy dinner that is still really satisfying to eat. The original dish only calls for chicken, seasoned with ginger, garlic,Continue reading “Kung Pao Chicken”