Buffalo Chicken Salad

This buffalo chicken salad combines all the things you think of when you think of buffalo chicken wings. Tangy buffalo sauce, carrots celery, blue cheese…. but in salad form. I love a big salad for dinner as long as it has tasty ingredients. I use marinated and grilled buffalo chicken breasts in this. You couldContinue reading “Buffalo Chicken Salad”

Grilled Jerk Chicken with BBQ Sauce

Jerk chicken is one of my favorite ways to eat chicken. You can use the marinade and sauce in this recipe on boneless breasts like I did, or on thighs, or on bone in chicken which is the more traditional way to eat it. I had extra chicken breasts in my freezer so that isContinue reading “Grilled Jerk Chicken with BBQ Sauce”

Winter Vegetable Salad with Balsamic Mustard Dressing

I love this bright and healthy winter vegetable salad. Roasting all the root veggies in olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper caramelizes them and gives so much flavor. This salad combines roasted beets, butternut squash, fennel, and carrots with fresh kale and shallots in a delicious balsamic mustard dressing. It is a great way toContinue reading “Winter Vegetable Salad with Balsamic Mustard Dressing”

Konigsberger Klopse (German Meatballs in Caper Sauce)

This dinner idea comes from some women my husband works out with who are both married to Germans. They were discussing German recipes and this one came up and my family is crazy about capers so I knew I wanted to try it (thank you ladies, for the idea). According to the recipes I read,Continue reading “Konigsberger Klopse (German Meatballs in Caper Sauce)”

Pork Tenderloin with Blue Cheese Sauce

Is anyone else completely obsessed with blue cheese? My cousin and I used to be addicted to the McDonalds side salads in the 80s with the packets of blue cheese dressing, and my love of anything blue cheese has never died. My daughter likes it enough that she picked out a blue cheese truffle fromContinue reading “Pork Tenderloin with Blue Cheese Sauce”

Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Cream Sauce

Pork tenderloin cooks quickly so makes a good weeknight meal, but it can be dressed up too. Pork pairs really well with strong flavors like mustard and tarragon, and the bit of cream in the sauce for this dish really rounds out the meal. I use my sous vide machine to cook pork tenderloin, followedContinue reading “Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Cream Sauce”

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

I’m not going to lie, I like canned cranberry sauce. It is delicious. Homemade cranberry sauce is super easy though, and it is fun to make. Watching to cranberries pop open when heated is weirdly satisfying. If you’ve never made homemade cranberry sauce, but would like to try, this is good recipe to go with.Continue reading “Spiced Cranberry Sauce”

Creamy Garlic Chicken

Creamy garlic chicken consists of lightly breaded, pan seared chicken served over mashed potatoes with a caramelized garlic gravy. Need I say more? 🙂 I can pretty much eat endless variations of meat/gravy/mashed potatoes, and this one is a nice twist on the traditional beef dishes. Like any dish where I’m going to pan fryContinue reading “Creamy Garlic Chicken”

My Favorite Homemade Pizza Sauce

We love homemade pizza and there are a few different kinds I make on an ongoing basis like Detroit pizza, tortilla pizza, and my regular thin crust pizza. The thing they all have in common is this pizza sauce. It has the perfect balance of flavor, saltiness and a hint of sweetness to go perfectlyContinue reading “My Favorite Homemade Pizza Sauce”