Chicken Salad with Walnuts & Grapes

My favorite chicken salads always have fruit and nuts in them, and this one is a recent favorite. Ingredients 1 lb. shredded rotisserie chicken 2/3 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup finely diced red onion 1/2 cup quartered red grapes 1/2 – 1/4 cup chopped walnuts salt and pepper to taste Instructions In a large bowl add…

Vodka Sauce with Shrimp

Ingredients 12 ounces dried linguini pasta, cooked al dente & well drained 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup minced shallots 1/2 cup vodka 1 can (14 ounce size) diced tomatoes, drained 2/3 cup heavy cream salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 pound large…

Crock Pot Taco Soup

It can’t get any easier than this recipe!  Delicious and easy = win win! INGREDIENTS: 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed 1 (14.5 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes, drained 1 can sweet corn, drained 1 (10 oz.) can green enchilada sauce 2 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth…

Onion Brisket

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 pounds yellow or red onions (about 2 large onions), sliced into half moons 3 1/2 pounds beef brisket Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 6 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups beef broth 2  tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce (or tamari, if gluten-free) Directions: Heat a deep sauté pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat with the olive…

Chef Simeon’s Simple Pasta Sauce

Being a mom that likes to avoid buying canned and jarred sauces, I have been working on a pasta sauce for a while.  Turns out it was a pretty simple combination of ingredients for the perfect tomato based pasta sauce (I did have to use one can of tomato paste to thicken – try to…

Beef Stew

When I took my first bite I thought, wow, did I make this?  I’ve never made a good beef stew.  Well, leave it to a recipe with little to no instruction to create the best beef stew I’ve eaten.  Here it goes: Ingredients: 2 pounds stew meat 1 onion, diced 2 carrots, sliced 2 cups…

Beef Enchiladas!

Don’t laugh at me, but I had never eaten an enchilada until I ate these.  I must admit, I have been missing out!  Will definitely keep this recipe in mind when we have ground beef in the fridge. Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef 1 onion, diced 1/2 (4-oz) can diced green chiles 2 (10-oz)…

Hoisin Pork Chops

Pork Chops and I have had a rough go of it. I’ve tried countless recipes in search of a go-to pork chop dish so I am happy to announce, I have finally found it! Alas the Hoisin Pork Chop is my new favorite. Found on bonappetit.com, this delicious combination is sure to help you with your pork chop blues (because that’s a real condition right?)! Our only change to the original recipe was that we substituted olive oil for vegetable oil. Enjoy!

Cajun BBQ Chicken

Spice up your chicken routine, with this savory recipe from Delish.com! INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 2 tsp. Cajun seasoning, divided 1 tsp. dried oregano kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp. butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 c. barbecue sauce 1/4 c. beer 1 tbsp. Worcestershire…

Chicken Parmesan Burgers

Made these bad boys last night, my only recommendation after following Delish.com’s recipe is to make them thin and add a little more spice.  Enjoy! Ingredients 1 lb. ground chicken 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 c. chopped parsley 1/4 c. Parmesan, divided 1/2 c. italian breadcrumbs kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp. vegetable…