Course: Main Dish

Authentic Bolognese Sauce

Authentic Bolognese Sauce

Like many pasta sauces there are many that are native to a particular region, such as Bolognese, a traditional Italian sauce originating in Bologna, Italy.  The meat is the focal point along with a variety of other ingredients such as onions, celery, carrots, tomatoes, olive […]

Chipotle Chicken Burrito

Chipotle Chicken Burrito

I came upon the concept of this recipe while on vacation in Montana recently.  It was one of those kind of Sundays when once you shower, you climb back into your comfy clothes and just hang out all day, which is exactly what I did. […]

Creamy Tarragon Chicken

Creamy Tarragon Chicken

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You don’t have to be a foodie to worship French food, you just have to enjoy one bite and you’ll be as hooked as I am.  Tonight’s meal was so delicious it had me fantasizing I was in Provence being served by my deliciously handsome French lover as he spent an hour in the kitchen preparing a perfect chicken breast slathered with a creamy, fresh tarragon sauce.  He’s the kind of guy you’ve heard about.  Irresistible as hell.  All served at a well-decorated table and eaten with three hours of delightful conversation, washed down with a carefully selected bottle of wine.  Ba ha ha ha…wasn’t that a wonderful fantasy???  Now for the recipe…

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Beef and Butternut Squash Tagine

Beef and Butternut Squash Tagine

Hello my friends, here it is already the second month of 2017 and I’m sharing a recipe for the first time in eight months.  Yikes!  Now that was a painful admission.  But now that I’ve confessed my sins, let’s get on to more important things, […]

Avocado Alfredo

Avocado Alfredo

Oh my goodness, this was so sinful I had to stop everything and post this super duper, simple recipe immediately.  The vision of this lovely avocado alfredo sauce began when I realized I had a couple of items I needed to eat up before heading […]

Kicked Up Shrimp

Kicked Up Shrimp

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In an effort do eat-down the stockpile of food in my pantry, I whipped together this shrimp dish that has so many possibilities!  Let’s get to it…

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Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Moroccan Chicken Tagine

According to Wikipedia, Moroccan Cuisine has long been considered one of the most diversified cuisines in the world.  It’s influenced by Morocco’s interactions and exchanges with other cultures; typically a mix of Mediterranean, Berber, Arab, Moorish, Middle Eastern, African, Iberian and Jewish influences.  Moroccan food […]

Southwest ChIcken Soup

Southwest ChIcken Soup

I have to warn you, this is not your mama’s chicken soup!  I was inspired to create this recipe after spending a week in southern California where I ate Mexican food, two meals a day for a week.  Oh please, please hook me up to […]

Fricasse de Pollo (Cuban-style Chicken Stew)

Fricasse de Pollo (Cuban-style Chicken Stew)

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I’d never given much thought to Cuban cuisine until a friend of mine pulled a recipe for this Cuban-style Chicken Stew and said here, make this for me sometime.  I studied the ingredients and agreed yes, this looks pretty darn tasty.  I decided to do some research on the history of Cuban food and learned that it fuses the flavors of Spanish, African and Caribbean cuisines.  This results in a unique, intriguing and flavorful blend of the several different cultural influences, with strong similarities with cuisine from the neighboring Domincan Republic and Puerto Rico.

What makes Cuban-cuisine interesting is the use of citrus, onion, tomato, garlic, peppers, white wine or beer, raisins and olives/capers to flavor almost every dish.  This combination often results in complex flavors with sweet, salty and acidic components.

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Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted Tomatoes

Your home will be wafting with the aroma of an Italian restaurant with these succulent roasted tomatoes.  When you travel all the time like I do you have to be creative with the items you’re abandoning in your refrigerator.  Prior to my recent trip to […]