Italian Pesto Noodle Soup

Is there anything more satisfying on a cold day than sitting down to a bowl of hot soup with bread? We had a freeze warning for last night and tonight and I still had some homemade pesto sauce in my freezer so Italian pesto noodle soup was on the menu for dinner tonight. I loveContinue reading “Italian Pesto Noodle Soup”

Peruvian Chicken Sandwiches with Green Sauce

Peruvian chicken sandwiches with green sauce have a similar flavor profile to my Peruvian roasted chicken with aji verde recipe, but in sandwich form. Marinated overnight in spiced and a touch of vinegar, the chicken is super flavorful. Combine that with a chewy roll, crisp lettuce and red onion, and amazing green sauce and youContinue reading “Peruvian Chicken Sandwiches with Green Sauce”

Spicy Shrimp Salad with Crispy Rice

I have been wanting to try this Spicy Shrimp Salad with Crispy Rice recipe forever. It comes from the Cooking with Cocktail Rings website. I have seen a few of her videos and the variations of crispy rice dishes all look so appealing. Sort of like sushi with a crunch. This recipe doesn’t use anyContinue reading “Spicy Shrimp Salad with Crispy Rice”

Spanish Style Lentil Soup with Chorizo

Let’s talk about Spanish style chorizo. It is completely different than the Mexican style chorizo that comes in the super delicious taqueria tacos. Spanish style chorizo is highly flavored too, but it has a more salami like dried texture. It is one of my favorite ingredients to use in a soup like this lentil soupContinue reading “Spanish Style Lentil Soup with Chorizo”

Jalapeno Popper Black Bean Burgers

I love a good burger. Especially my husband’s home ground and grilled burger patties. I also really love a great veggie burger or black bean burger. I saw this recipe on Domestic Super Hero and was intrigued by the jalapeno popper/black bean burger combo. This recipe is basically a black bean burger with onion, corn,Continue reading “Jalapeno Popper Black Bean Burgers”

Chicken Paprikash

Chicken paprikash is a Hungarian dish of chicken simmered in a creamy, smoky paprika based sauce served over noodles, rice, or dumplings. A traditional version would use bone in chicken pieces, but this quicker weeknight version uses cut up chicken breasts so it cooks quickly. The sauce for the dish starts with melting some butterContinue reading “Chicken Paprikash”

Pan Seared Pork Chops with Mustard Cider Sauce

Pork chops were not something I got excited about for most of my life. We’ve all eaten a dry, flavorless pork chop at some point. Pan seared pork chops with mustard cider sauce is not that dried up puck of tasteless pork. These chops are brined in a sugar/salt solution to help keep them moistContinue reading “Pan Seared Pork Chops with Mustard Cider Sauce”

Gnocchi Soup with Bacon and Rosemary

I love making soup for dinner in the fall and winter. It is so satisfying to sit down to a hot bowl of soup when it is cold outside. I also love that it is a way to get a lot of veggies into our meal in a way everyone likes. Gnocchi soup with baconContinue reading “Gnocchi Soup with Bacon and Rosemary”

Japchae (Korean Sweet Potato Noodles with Meat and Veggies)

Japchae is a Korean dish made with stir fried sweet potato starch noodles and meat and veggies in a light sauce. Sweet potato starch noodles have a wonderful chewy texture that is much different than flour based noodles. I use them in this dish, but also in Asian stews as well because I love theContinue reading “Japchae (Korean Sweet Potato Noodles with Meat and Veggies)”

Quick Bean and Bacon Soup

This is another super quick dinner recipe that is hearty, healthy, filling and the longest part of this recipe is cooking the bacon. 🙂 You could easily make this bean and bacon soup vegetarian by using vegetable stock and leaving out the bacon, but for non vegetarians the bacon makes this soup. This recipe usesContinue reading “Quick Bean and Bacon Soup”