Zhizhig Galnash (Chechen Beef and Dumplings)

Zhizhig galnash is a a traditional Chechen dish of tender beef, vegetables, hand made dumplings and a garlic sauce made from the cooking broth, potatoes and garlic. I had never heard of this dish or had it before, but my husband sent me a link to it. A lot of new recipes I try comeContinue reading “Zhizhig Galnash (Chechen Beef and Dumplings)”

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”

Pasta with Mushrooms, Brown Butter and Sage

Let’s be honest, this time of year gets a little bit insane. I love making holiday food and spending time with my kids, but things can get a bit hectic. This pasta with mushrooms, brown butter and sage is a super simple and is perfect for a night like tonight, when I am not upContinue reading “Pasta with Mushrooms, Brown Butter and Sage”

Ricotta Dumplings with Asparagus and Garlic

This recipe comes from Bon Appetite. I had never had or heard of ricotta dumplings but the picture looked delicious and I love to try cooking new things. The simple dumplings are made of ricotta, eggs, cheese, flour and salt. They are served with asparagus and garlic in a chicken broth and topped with chivesContinue reading “Ricotta Dumplings with Asparagus and Garlic”

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”

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”

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”

Ranch Chicken Pasta Bake

Another yummy comfort food recipe for you today. Cheese, chicken, bacon, ranch, pasta….drool. I love ranch, but if you aren’t a fan, you could substitute other seasonings instead. I think this would also be good with a Mexican twist using chipotle chili powder, cumin, garlic and onion powder, and some cayenne. This recipe is reallyContinue reading “Ranch Chicken Pasta Bake”

Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

This is a great super easy weeknight dinner, or a weekend lunch. This recipe traditionally has orecchiette, which I love, but I had some corkscrew pasta so I used that. I also didn’t use the traditional Italian sausage for this. I decided to substitute some sun dried tomato chicken sausage instead. To boost the flavorContinue reading “Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe”

Pesto Pasta Salad with Mozzarella and Tomatoes

This pesto pasta salad with mozzarella and tomatoes is super easy to make and really versatile. You can use it as a side dish with dinner, as lunch, or to bring to a party or BBQ. It only takes a few ingredients but it has tons of flavor and people will love it. We areContinue reading “Pesto Pasta Salad with Mozzarella and Tomatoes”