Spinach and Artichoke Galette

I love making galettes. They seem fancy, but are actually way easier to make than pies, and you can fill them with pretty much anything you like, sweet or savory. This spinach and artichoke galette is based on the Half Baked Harvest one, but as always I have a few tweaks. The crust for thisContinue reading “Spinach and Artichoke Galette”

Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Noodle Bowl

This Vietnamese lemongrass pork noodle bowls are one of my favorite meals. The lemongrass pork is served with tofu, cucumber, carrot, bell pepper, cilantro and mint over rice noodles and drizzled with amazing nuoc cham (lime sauce). They are healthy and light, but pack so much flavor into one bowl. They don’t require a tonContinue reading “Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Noodle Bowl”

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? ­čÖé 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”

Short Rib Chili

Chili is one of those things that everyone makes differently, and there are so many variations. I love a good traditional ground beef chili with tomato based sauce and make that often. This chili, though, is probably our favorite. Short rib chili takes a little more time and work than typical chili, but it hasContinue reading “Short Rib Chili”

J├Ągerschnitzel

J├Ągerschnitzel is a delicious dish of breaded and fried pork chops topped with a rich mushroom gravy. My favorite way to serve it is with spatzle and sweet and sour red cabbage. I find the easiest way to prepare the pork chops for this dish is to buy thin cut boneless pork chops and thenContinue reading “J├Ągerschnitzel”

Mascarpone and Roasted Jalapeno Pesto Grilled Cheese

Happy Halloween! This recipe comes from BevCooks. As soon as I saw it, I wanted to try it. My kids grew up eating standard grilled cheese sandwiches, but as they have gotten older they like to find more interesting and fancy grilled cheese recipes online for me to try. Doesn’t roasted jalapeno pesto sound amazing?Continue reading “Mascarpone and Roasted Jalapeno Pesto Grilled Cheese”

Thai Red Curry Noodles

I love how different cultures have curries, and they are so completely different from each other, and all SO good. Thai red curry noodles uses red curry paste and coconut milk, along with fish sauce and lime juice to create a highly flavored broth for chicken, veggies and noodles. I use this red curry pasteContinue reading “Thai Red Curry Noodles”

Sausage Potato and Kale Soup

Is it obvious how much I make soup in the fall and winter? ­čÖé I love everything about soup as a main dish for dinner. It is a great way to get extra veggies into my kids, and it leaves everyone satisfied. Most soups are pretty easy to prepare. If you add in some breadContinue reading “Sausage Potato and Kale Soup”

Chicken Spiedies

Has anyone grown up eating spiedies? I never heard of these sandwiches until about 5 years ago when I heard someone mention them and looked them up. They consist of cubes of meat, marinated in lemon and herbs, served on a roll. Apparently the origin of the name is highly contested, but seems likely toContinue reading “Chicken Spiedies”

Crispy Chili Beef

Crispy chili beef is another quick 30 minute meal for a busy week right. It is quick, but not lacking in flavor. Strips of steak are lightly coated in cornstarch and fried in a little oil to give the beef a crisp coating. The coating perfectly absorbs the sweet, tangy, spicy sauce. This recipe isContinue reading “Crispy Chili Beef”