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Pacific Cod and Asparagus with Garlic Lemon Caper Sauce baked in foil! A delicious and easy recipe to cook any white fish - Pacific Cod (on photos), tilapia, halibat, mahi mahi, sea bass, etc. Healthy, low carb, gluten free recipe! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:242] […] Read More

Tomato Spinach Chicken Spaghetti

Tomato Basil & Spinach Chicken Spaghetti - healthy, light, Mediterranean style dinner, packed with vegetables, protein and good oils. Delicious comfort food! 30 minutes from start to finish! What makes this pasta very special is that in addition to fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, and spinach, I also used sun-dried tomatoes and red pepper flakes to […] Read More

Tortellini with Shrimp and Veggies

Tortellini with Shrimp and Veggies - spicy shrimp smothered in a creamy Mozzarella cheese sauce with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach! SO GOOD! I used refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini and large raw shrimp. This was one of the best pasta dinners I ever made! It looked really pretty and colorful, the shrimp and the veggies tasted great […] Read More

Pesto Shrimp Mushroom Pasta

Pesto Shrimp Mushroom Pasta - large shrimp and spiral pasta smothered in a delicious basil pesto sauce!  Yummy recipe for the Summer.  If you love basil - this is the recipe for you!   I used large, uncooked shrimp which I peeled and deveined and then cooked according to the recipe instructions below.  Large shrimp […] Read More

Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Rice

Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Rice - delicious dark chicken meat on top of a really flavorful mushroom rice. This was so good! Rice is cooked in chicken broth with sauteed mushrooms, and the chicken thighs are cooked right on top of the rice, releasing their juices into the rice, making it even more flavorful. YUM! […] Read More

Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Sun-Dried tomatoes - delicious shrimp cooked with sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, served with linguine, smothered in a light, flavorful shrimp scampi sauce. If you like shrimp scampi, you'll love this yummy twist - the addition of sun-dried tomatoes. Add 1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined, to a large […] Read More

Paprika Chicken, Asparagus, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Skillet - delicious, easy-to-make, 30 minutes from start to finish Mediterranean dinner! In this recipe, I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs cooked in paprika and sun-dried tomatoes - I loved how the chicken tasted: super flavorful, moist, tender, easy-to-cook and easy on the budget! The recipe is basically done […] Read More

Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Shrimp and Rice

Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Shrimp and Rice - easy, light dinner, with so much flavor!  Prep takes only 10 minutes, you cook everything in one pan (about 30 minutes total), and the cleanup is really minimal (only one pan to clean!) It's Summer, and I really crave simple, light recipes that are perfect to eat in […] Read More

Pesto Chicken Pasta with Mushrooms

Mushroom Chicken Pasta with creamy Pesto sauce and sun-dried tomatoes - delicious and easy (30 minutes from start to finish).  Perfect meal for the Summer! I love pesto, and cook a lot with it in the Summer. I've been making this pesto chicken pasta for years, and only now finally posting it on my blog. […] Read More

Pesto Sea Bass and Veggies

Basil Pesto Sea Bass and Veggies (Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomatoes) baked in foil - delicious, easy, 4-ingredient, 30-minute recipe. I used Corvina Sea Bass, but really, any white fish will work in this recipe: black sea bass, Chilean Sea Bass, flounder, red snapper, tilapia, corvina, mahi mahi, grouper, catfish, Pacific cod, halibut, swordfish, haddock, you […] Read More

Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Pasta

Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Pasta - it's just like shrimp scampi but with cilantro and lime! So good, refreshing, light, yet satisfying. Perfect dinner for any time of the year (but especially Summer!) In this recipe I used large shrimp but small shrimp can be used too, as long as it's 1 pound and it's raw shrimp. […] Read More

One-Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies

One-Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies - boneless, skinless chicken thighs with sun-dried tomatoes, asparagus, cherry tomatoes in a delicious basil pesto sauce. Healthy, gluten free, Mediterranean style recipe, packed with fiber (vegetables) and protein (chicken). Easy, 30 minute recipe. This is a perfect meal for the hot days of the Summer - light, packed with veggies, full […] Read More

Chicken Thighs with Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Rice - delicious, easy, one-pan Italian-inspired recipe. You will fall in love with this Mediterranean style chicken dinner: flavorful rice cooked in chicken broth and in juices from chicken thighs, then mixed with chopped sun-dried tomatoes, chopped fresh basil leaves, and shredded Parmesan cheese! Chicken thighs are moist and […] Read More

Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Pasta with Bacon and Tomatoes in Asiago Cream Sauce - yummy pasta with lots of veggies! The vegetables are smothered in such a delicious Asiago cream sauce (and crumbled bacon) that even non-veggie lovers will love this dish. Chicken and Pasta lovers will certainly love this dish! Asiago cheese and bacon […] Read More

Creamy Asiago Cheese Garlic Tortellini

Creamy Asiago Cheese Garlic Tortellini - tortellini smothered in a creamy Asiago cheese sauce, the recipe takes only 30 minutes from start to finish! A perfect and easy pasta dish - easy enough to make on a regular weeknight, but it tastes like pasta from a fancy Italian restaurant. Asiago cheese is very flavorful and […] Read More

One-Pan Chicken Thighs with Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Rice - flavorful, delicious, healthy, gluten free dinner! Very easy to make, everything is done in one-pot, on stove-top, no need to turn on the oven! Just let the rice cook in the juices from the chicken thighs and in the chicken broth (or vegetable broth). The rice […] Read More

Creamy Mozzarella Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Spinach Tortellini Recipe - delicious, easy, weeknight dinner, made in 30 minutes! You'll love the combination of flavors (garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and basil) along with the super creamy Mozzarella cheese sauce! If you're looking for easy tortellini sauce recipes, this is one of the best pasta sauces you'll ever […] Read More

Tomato Basil Artichoke Baked Chicken

Tomato Basil Artichoke Baked Chicken - delicious chicken breasts smothered in fresh mozzarella cheese, chopped artichokes, tomatoes, fresh basil, and baked to perfection! Comfort food made with healthy ingredients. I love Mediterranean style recipes this time of the year (Spring - Summer) - as the temperatures get warmer outside, I always crave something that's light […] Read More

Chicken Broccoli Spaghetti with Golden Mushroom Sauce - chicken and broccoli smothered in a delicious creamy mushroom sauce, made with golden mushroom soup. The flavor is amazing! If you're craving a comfort food pasta dinner - this is the perfect recipe for you! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:220] […] Read More

Spicy Chicken Pasta with Bacon and Peas

Spicy Chicken Pasta with Bacon and Peas - easy weeknight dinner recipe that uses basic ingredients, found in any kitchen. If you want to make something new and delicious with bacon, chicken, and peas - try this pasta recipe! You won't be disappointed! The creamy sauce is made with garlic, tomato sauce, cream, mozzarella cheese, […] Read More

Chicken Thighs with Creamy Bacon Mushroom Thyme Sauce - baked chicken thighs perfectly complemented with flavorful mushroom and bacon sauce. Pure comfort food - chicken dark meat is delicious in a creamy sauce! Fresh thyme is key in this recipe. I used about 5 sprigs of snipped fresh thyme, and also a couple of sprigs more […] Read More

Sun-Dried Tomato, Spinach, and Bacon Chicken - if you want to know how to cook the best chicken breasts, this is the recipe for you! The chicken breasts are seasoned with dry Italian salad dressing mix, smothered with the creamed spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and bacon, and baked to perfection!  The best baked chicken ever! I […] Read More

Asiago Chicken with Bacon Cream Sauce

Asiago Chicken with Bacon Cream Sauce - tender and moist chicken breast cooked with lemon, garlic, bacon, in a delicious Asiago cheese cream sauce. This is one of the best ways to cook chicken breast - chicken will always come out tender and never dry, thanks to the sauce! I like to use small chicken breasts […] Read More

Smothered Baked Chicken with Creamed Spinach, Bacon, Mushrooms - a delicious way to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts! Your chicken is guaranteed to be moist and tender.  This recipe is gluten free, low carb, packed with protein and vegetables. Comfort food and healthy ingredients all in one dish! This chicken dinner recipe is anything but […] Read More

Asiago Chicken Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach - chicken breast sauteed with garlic in a delicious Asiago cheese cream sauce, perfectly complemented by spinach and sun-dried tomatoes!  Comfort food made with fresh ingredients. Short pasta, such as penne, is perfect for creamy recipes like this one - Asiago cheese cream sauce perfectly coats every […] Read More

Broccoli Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Broccoli Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad - this delicious salad is loaded with veggies (broccoli, cherry tomatoes, sweet peas), sharp Cheddar cheese, pasta shells, and bacon! With so many veggies in this salad, you get both healthy food and comfort food all in one! The salad can easily be made gluten free by using gluten free […] Read More

Golden Mushroom Chicken Pasta

Golden Mushroom Chicken Pasta - tender chicken breast and spaghetti pasta smothered in a delicious, rich, golden mushroom sauce. So good and so easy! You'll love the creamy sauce, made with the golden mushroom soup, dry Italian salad dressing mix, chicken stock, and heavy cream. YUM! And the color - so appetizing and very presentable: […] Read More

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Creamy Garlic-Lemon Sauce - chicken thighs seasoned with lemon-pepper seasoning, baked to perfection and served with the delicious, cheesy, garlic-lemon cream sauce! YUM! This recipe takes only 40 minutes from start to finish, including baking time! Mix 3 teaspoons of lemon pepper seasoning with flour. Pat the tops (skin side) of […] Read More

Buttermilk Roast Chicken with Garlic

Buttermilk Roasted Chicken - chicken is very moist, tender, and super flavorful!  Healthier way to make chicken drumsticks taste delicious - they are marinated in buttermilk, garlic, fresh parsley, salt and pepper for 24 hours before roasting (baking in the oven at 400 F). This ensures the chicken tenderizes and gets infused with delicious flavors! You'll […] Read More

Spaghetti Squash, Spinach cooked with garlic in olive oil, combined with bacon, topped with melted, freshly grated, Parmesan cheese AND then sprinkled with toasted pine nuts. Delicious, healthy, gluten free! You'll love this simple, healthy, wholesome recipe! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:208] […] Read More

Spicy Garlic Chicken Penne with Peas

Spicy Garlic Chicken Penne with Peas - flavorful chicken breast cooked with basil and crushed red pepper in a spicy and creamy tomato Mozzarella sauce with pasta and peas. This dish is so easy to make, but tastes and looks like it's from a fancy Italian restaurant! First, you'll season 1 pound of chicken breast […] Read More

Spicy Shrimp with Basil Tomato Pasta

Spicy Shrimp with Basil Tomato Fettuccine Pasta - lots of garlic and fresh tomatoes in this dish, smothered in a flavorful and spicy creamy sauce! This recipe is super easy to make and great for using fresh tomatoes if you have too many! You'll love this refreshing pasta dinner with shrimp - it's very creamy […] Read More

Bacon Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Bacon Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce - sauce made with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, shredded Mozzarella cheese, and cream. So good!  The chicken is moist and tender! Serve with steamed asparagus. This recipe is perfect for low carb, high protein diet. There are hardly any carbs in this recipe, and it tastes so good […] Read More

Garlic Thyme Chicken Thighs

Disclosure: Nordic Ware sent me the free product (the beautiful 10 inch braiser pan you see on the photos) to try out - I'm loving my new pan and providing a brief review of this pan in this post. I was not compensated for this post other than receiving the 10 inch braiser pan for […] Read More

I want to introduce you to my new favorite salad:  Southwestern Chopped Salad, loaded with tons of veggies, juicy and flavorful chicken, and topped off with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® brand)!  It's a salad, side dish, and dinner all in one - depends on how hungry you are! And so easy-to-make - only 30 minutes […] Read More

Best Baked Chicken Thighs

Best Baked Maple-Dijon Chicken Thighs - so easy and so good!  Your family will love this and rave about this recipe for days!  A perfect, easy recipe if you don't have much free time. Only 5 ingredients, the whole dish takes only 10 minutes to prepare, and then about 40 minutes to bake (while you […] Read More

Roast Duck Recipe

Ever wondered how to cook duck? It's much simpler than most people think. This Roast Duck has tender and juicy meat, crispy skin, and it's glazed with the honey-balsamic glaze to give the duck a beautiful roasted look. It's a great looking dish - perfect for any special occasion, and with the holidays coming up, this […] Read More

Trout with Garlic Lemon Butter Herb Sauce

Trout with Garlic Lemon Butter Herb Sauce - simple and delicious way to cook fish, especially if you're in a hurry!  The whole recipe takes only 30 minutes.  Italian herb seasoning, chopped fresh parsley and garlic give great flavor to the fish! Note: I have also made this recipe using the type of fish I've […] Read More

Chicken with Bacon Mustard Sauce

Chicken Breast in a Creamy Mustard Sauce with Bacon - an absolute comfort food! Chicken breast is moist, tender, and flavorful because it's smothered in the most delicious sauce ever! This whole dinner takes only 30 minutes to make! First, make the simple mustard sauce by mixing Dijon mustard with paprika, salt and pepper. Spread […] Read More

One-Pot Salsa Verde Pasta with Sausage and Black Beans

One-Pot Salsa Verde Pasta with Sausage and Black Beans - delicious, easy, 6-ingredient, 30-minute recipe that you'll love! I love making this quick dish for an easy dinner and then save the leftovers for lunch! What a comfort food! This recipe works great with gluten free brown rice penne (which is what I use). [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:190] […] Read More

Trout with Caper-Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

Steelhead Trout with Caper-Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce - healthy, low-carb dinner rich in lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids. And did I say it was gluten free?! As I was cooking this beautiful steehead trout, I couldn't help thinking that this recipe would work great with salmon as well!  Steelhead trout is an incredibly easy fish […] Read More

Thai Zucchini Noodles

Thai Zucchini Noodles

Delicious Thai Zucchini Noodles with a homemade, spicy Thai sauce, topped with toasted sesame seeds. Asian comfort food! I loved these spicy Thai noodles - so much flavor in this simple recipe! If you're looking for an unusual way to use up your zucchinis - this is the perfect recipe! You'll start by cooking 2 […] Read More

Chicken Breast with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

Chicken Breast with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

Chicken Breast with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce - one of the best ways to cook chicken breast! The chicken comes out moist and juicy every time, say good-bye to dry chicken! The sauce is so good: roasted garlic and sun-dried tomatoes combined with cream, shredded cheese, and just the right amount of spices (basil and […] Read More

Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Pasta

Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Alfredo Pasta - it's just like spinach and artichoke dip but in a dinner form! Boneless, skinless, lean chicken breast works great in a creamy pasta recipe - the homemade alfredo sauce ensures that chicken breast is juicy, and not dry. Use 2 average size chicken breast or 1 large (it […] Read More

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Penne Pasta - chicken breast, broccoli, garlic in a simple homemade cream sauce. Delicious, creamy, Italian-style pasta dinner.  Everybody (both kids and adults) love this pasta dish! If you're tired of dry, tasteless chicken breast recipes, then it's time to try different ways to cook chicken. This cheesy chicken and broccoli pasta dish […] Read More

Honey Lime Chicken Thighs

Cilantro Lime Honey Chicken Thighs

Pan-Roasted Cilantro Lime Honey Chicken Thighs - easy, delicious, super-flavorful chicken! I love cooking with chicken thighs - they are so easy to handle, and always come out moist and juicy. Can't really go wrong with this cut of meat. You'll love this simple recipe - perfect for a quick, weeknight dinner, and very budget-friendly […] Read More

Mexican Chicken Pasta

Mexican Chicken Pasta

Mexican Chicken Pasta - sliced chicken cooked in Mexican spices, with bell peppers and green chiles, in a creamy sauce made with Cheddar and Mozzarella cheeses and spices! You'll love this easy-to-make comfort food! If you want a delicious dish packed with Mexican-style flavors and don't want to slave over in the kitchen, this super […] Read More

Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Shrimp

Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Shrimp

Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Shrimp, cooked in the skillet on stove-top - easy, healthy, gluten free appetizer. Low fat, low carb and low cholesterol recipe.  And, it takes only 30 minutes to make from start to finish! If you're looking for an alternative to shrimp scampi, you came to the right page! This is a very […] Read More

Pan-Seared Chicken Breast with Shallots

Pan-Seared Chicken Breast with Shallots

Pan-Seared Chicken Breast with Shallots - easy, 30-minute dinner, with flavorful shallot and garlic wine-based sauce! Use a small onion if you don't have shallots. Healthy, gluten free recipe, packed with protein. It's great served alongside rice or pasta! You'll love the smell of shallots (or onion) and garlic sauteing in olive oil and butter: […] Read More

Chicken and Bacon Pasta with creamy Cilantro-Lime Sauce

Chicken and Bacon Pasta in a homemade creamy Cilantro-Lime Alfredo Sauce – creamy, flavorful spaghetti in a delicious white cheese sauce! The sauce is made by cooking garlic, adding freshly squeezed lime juice and cilantro and then mixing everything with the cream and freshly grated cheese. Super easy recipe that takes only 30 minutes to […] Read More

Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Salmon

Cilantro-Lime Honey Garlic Salmon baked in foil - easy, healthy, gluten free recipe that takes 30 minutes from start to finish! Serve the salmon with rice or greens on the side! Cilantro, freshly squeezed lime, combined with honey and garlic creates a really winning combination of flavors! The recipe is super easy. Place the salmon […] Read More

Pesto Chicken, Tomatoes, and Carrots with Parmesan Noodles

Disclaimer: I received compensation from BHG (Better Homes and Gardens) to make this recipe and promote it.  All opinions are my own. Pesto Chicken, Tomatoes, and Carrots with Parmesan Noodles - you'll love all the Mediterranean flavors in this pasta dish! I made this recipe for Better Homes and Gardens - Delish Dish Blog - […] Read More

Skillet Chicken with Bacon Cream Sauce

Skillet Chicken with Bacon Cream Sauce

Pan-fried chicken thighs in a creamy bacon sauce with a touch of lemon! Quick and easy recipe for skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs. Chicken thighs are cooked right in the skillet: first, they are pan-fried skin-side down to get that nice brown color on the outside, then you simmer them in a lemon-chicken broth with bacon […] Read More

Chicken Pasta with Creamy Cilantro-Lime Sauce

Chicken Pasta with Creamy Cilantro-Lime Alfredo Sauce - delicious spaghetti in a creamy white cheese sauce with lots of flavor! The sauce is made by cooking garlic, adding freshly squeezed lime juice and cilantro and then mixing everything in a homemade alfredo sauce! If you're looking for quick and easy chicken dinner ideas - this […] Read More

Balsamic Chicken with Asparagus and Tomatoes

Disclaimer: I received compensation from BHG (Better Homes and Gardens) to make this recipe and promote it.  All opinions are my own. Balsamic Chicken with Asparagus and Tomatoes – delicious, healthy, low fat, low cholesterol, low calorie meal, packed with fiber (vegetables) and protein (chicken). I made this recipe for Better Homes and Gardens - […] Read More

Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Balsamic Plum Sauce-Glaze

Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Balsamic Plum Reduction. Only 6 ingredients! The sticky glaze is so flavorful, you'll want to double the recipe just for the plum sauce! This is one of the best recipes to make pork. Very easy to make, the preparation time is minimum. And, it's a delicious way to use some plums! […] Read More

Creamy Broccoli, Chicken, and Bacon Pasta

Creamy Broccoli, Chicken, and Bacon Pasta

Creamy Broccoli, Chicken Breast, and Bacon Fettuccine Pasta in homemade Alfredo sauce. Easy, delicious pasta dinner! Chicken breast cooked on stove top, combined with pasta in a very creamy, cheesy sauce. Chicken breast is flavorful, juicy, and not boring at all. One of the best chicken breast recipes you'll find! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:170] […] Read More

Pasta Salad with Bacon, Tomatoes, and Mozzarella

Pasta Salad with Bacon, Garlic Roasted Tomatoes and Mozzarella - delicious and healthy recipe! Perfect for Summer cookouts, picnics! What makes this salad so special is that you're roasting cherry tomatoes with garlic, olive oil, and oregano, and them add them, including all the delicious drippings from the pan, to the rest of the ingredients. […] Read More

Disclaimer: I received compensation from BHG (Better Homes and Gardens) to make this recipe and promote it.  All opinions are my own. Chicken, broccoli, and yellow bell pepper stir-fried in Asian-style sauce - healthy, low-fat meal packed with protein (chicken) and fiber (vegetables). And, it takes only 30 minutes from start to finish! I made […] Read More

Oven Baked Chicken Piccata

Oven Baked Chicken Piccata

Oven Baked Chicken Thighs with capers, lemon, and garlic! Super easy and very flavorful weeknight dinner. Gluten free! This chicken recipe is so delicious and unbelievably easy to make! Just brush the chicken thighs with butter (to ensure crispy skin); arrange the chicken in the baking pan; add sliced lemons, capers, garlic, and chicken broth; […] Read More

Garlic Shrimp Alfredo in a Creamy Four Cheese Pasta Sauce

Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Pasta - a very simple dinner dish that will literally take only 35 minutes to make! This delicious, homemade, very creamy white cheese Italian pasta sauce includes the four-cheese blend: Mozzarella, White Cheddar, Provolone, Asiago cheeses. I love quick and easy recipes - they make my life so much easier! This pasta dish […] Read More

Disclaimer: I received compensation from BHG (Better Homes and Gardens) to make this recipe and promote it.  All opinions are my own. Chicken Dijonnaise, or chicken thighs with a creamy pan sauce (made with mustard, heavy cream, white wine or chicken stock). Easy, delicious, one-pot dish! The recipe uses easy-to-find ingredients and takes only 30 […] Read More

Disclaimer: I received compensation from BHG (Better Homes and Gardens) to make this recipe and promote it.  All opinions are my own. Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Mozzarella - healthy, light, vegetarian side dish! Perfect for Summer cookouts, picnics! Gluten free friendly recipe (if you use gluten free brown rice pasta)! I made this […] Read More

Creamy Four Cheese Garlic Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Creamy Four Cheese Garlic Spaghetti Sauce is the best white cheese Italian pasta sauce you'll ever try!  Four-Cheese Blend includes Mozzarella, White Cheddar, Provolone, Asiago cheeses.   If you ever wondered how to make spaghetti sauce other than with spaghetti and meatballs, then try this white cheese sauce for your next pasta dinner! READ […] Read More

Baked Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Plums

Oven roasted pork tenderloin, with apples and plums. The fruit perfectly complements the flavors of generously seasoned pork. Pork comes out juicy and moist every time! Super easy dinner recipe that you can make any day of the week!  It's also gluten free! If you ever wondered what you could do with those plums you […] Read More

Chicken Piccata Recipe

Disclaimer: I received compensation from BHG (Better Homes and Gardens) to make this recipe and promote it.  All opinions are my own. Italian Chicken Picatta - pan-fried chicken thighs with garlic, lemon, and capers in a juicy chicken broth. So easy to make, and the chicken comes out moist and juicy every time! I made […] Read More

Garlic Shrimp and Sun-Dried Tomatoes with Pasta in Spicy Creamy Sauce

Garlic Shrimp and Sun-Dried Tomatoes with Pasta in Spicy Creamy Sauce - fettuccine in a homemade Alfredo sauce, spiced up with basil and crushed red pepper. Italian comfort food that's super easy to make! You start by cooking sun-dried tomatoes with minced garlic in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, then add shrimp, half and half, […] Read More

Mac and Cheese with Sausage and Bell Peppers

Mac and Cheese with Sausage and Bell Peppers, smothered in marinara sauce and cream. Everything is cooked in one skillet: sausage, bell peppers, and even pasta! The clean-up after dinner is super easy! This dish will become your family's favorite! I've made this dish a couple of weeks ago as my lunch to take to […] Read More

Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Bell Peppers, Asparagus, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Bell Peppers, Asparagus, in a Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce. The very creamy alfredo sauce is made completely from scratch with half and half, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, basil and crushed red pepper! This pasta is very easy to make, and all the ingredients and the vegetables complement one another nicely. YOU […] Read More

Chicken Caesar Salad with Cannellini Beans and Avocado

Chicken Caesar Salad with Cannellini Beans and Avocado – healthy, gluten free salad. The salad is rich in natural fats, fiber, protein, and makes a great lunch or dinner! Cannellini beans (or any white beans) + avocado + Caesar dressing make this salad so very creamy - you'll love it! The addition of grilled chicken […] Read More

Disclaimer: I received compensation from BHG (Better Homes and Gardens) to make this recipe and promote it.  All opinions are my own. One-pot pasta with bacon and peas: so easy, made with just a few basic ingredients, and the clean-up is minimal! Everything is cooked in one pot: bacon, frozen peas, simple homemade Alfredo sauce, […] Read More

Pasta, Bell Peppers, and Asparagus in a Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

Penne Pasta, Bell Peppers, and Asparagus in a Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce, with basil and crushed red pepper. This Italian-style pasta dinner is easy to make, full of flavor and just pure comfort food. It's so easy to make - perfect for busy week nights! What I personally love about this dish is that it's […] Read More

Chili Pasta Skillet

Disclaimer: I received compensation from BHG (Better Homes and Gardens) to make this recipe and promote it.  All opinions are my own. Chili Pasta Skillet - Mexican-style mac and cheese!   Everything is cooked in one skillet: elbow macaroni, black beans, green chilies, tomatoes! The clean-up is a breeze! I made this pasta recipe for […] Read More

Lemon Ginger Chicken Thighs

Disclaimer: I received compensation from BHG (Better Homes and Gardens) to make this recipe and promote it.  All opinions are my own. Lemon Ginger Chicken Thighs. These bone-in, skin-on chicken are so easy to cook - they always come out flavorful and moist, NO FAIL! Easy-to-make (35-minutes from-start-to-finish), budget-friendly weeknight dinner recipe! Gluten free! I […] Read More

White Chicken Chili with Pinto Beans and Chickpeas

White Chicken Chili with Pinto Beans, Chickpeas, and Corn. Topped with Mexican (or Cheddar) shredded cheese, crushed tortilla chips, and sour cream. Easy and delicious! This is one of the best white chicken chili recipes I've ever tried! I actually prefer this easy white chicken chili to any regular beef chili: the flavors are so […] Read More

Asian Beef, Broccoli, and Cabbage Stir-Fry

Asian Beef, Broccoli, and Cabbage Stir-Fry

Asian Beef, Broccoli, and Cabbage Stir-Fry - so easy-to-make and healthy! Cabbage is cooked in a simple homemade Asian sauce until soft and very flavorful! Great dinner or side dish! The recipe is gluten free as I am using gluten-free tamari sauce.  Regular (non gluten-free) soy sauce can be used as well if you're not […] Read More

Penne Pasta in Creamy Vodka Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms

Penne Pasta in Creamy Vodka Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms - make your own vodka sauce from scratch! Easy, delicious, and so Italian! Perfect weeknight dinner! Want to make an easy Italian dish at home and impress your family, your friends, or your date?  This is the right recipe for you, then! This pasta dish is […] Read More

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta

Disclaimer: I received compensation from BHG (Better Homes and Gardens) to make this recipe and promote it.  All opinions are my own. Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta - a delicious 30-minute creamy pasta with chicken and peas in a simple homemade creamy Alfredo sauce. Topped with seasoned bread crumbs (or stuffing)! Easy weeknight dinner! This week, […] Read More

Disclaimer: I received compensation from BHG (Better Homes and Gardens) to make this recipe and promote it.  All opinions are my own. Mexican Mac and Cheese Casserole with Black Beans and Sausage. Quick and easy-to-make pasta bake dinner, great for leftovers! I made this recipe for my guest-post at Better Homes and Gardens - Delish […] Read More

Black Bean and Beef Enchilada Casserole

Black Bean and Beef Enchilada Casserole recipe

Black Bean and Beef Enchilada Casserole (with pinto beans, black beans, green chili peppers, cheese, and green onions) - quick and easy-to-make dinner, great for leftovers! I have a weak spot for casseroles and make them quite often: they are so easy to prepare and assemble, as long as you have all of the ingredients. […] Read More

Chicken and Bacon Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes in Garlic Cream Sauce

Chicken and Bacon Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes in Garlic Cream Sauce - delicious creamy sauce perfectly combines all the flavors: bacon, garlic, spices, tomatoes. You might want to double this recipe! I love making pasta with cream-based sauces. Cream sauce absorbs the wonderful flavors from all the ingredients in the dish, and with every […] Read More

Italian Sausage Pasta with Vegetables

Italian Sausage Pasta with Vegetables

Delicious, easy-to-make dinner: Italian Sausage Pasta with Vegetables. Italian sausage is seared with bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, fresh tomatoes in cajun spices, with a splash of red wine! Topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese! This has been one of my most favorite pastas for years. I love roasting vegetables on stove top and then mixing […] Read More

Asian Sesame Chicken and Noodles

Asian Sesame Chicken & Noodles in a homemade Asian sauce: a delicious and easy-to-make weeknight dinner! Thinly sliced bell peppers, blanched broccoli, grilled or seared chicken, toasted sesame seeds, chopped green onions - all mixed in a simple super-tasty Asian sauce made from scratch so that you know exactly what ingredients are going into your […] Read More

Chicken Vegetable Soup with Pasta

Chicken Vegetable Soup with Pasta

Chicken Vegetable Soup with Pasta is a delicious, easy-to-make meal, filled with vegetables: spinach, green bell pepper, carrots, tomatoes, and beans. Spiced up with oregano, basil and paprika! So good – it makes a great dinner and a perfect lunch! All the flavors work really well in this soup, and it looks very presentable and […] Read More

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Disclaimer: I received compensation from BHG (Better Homes and Gardens) to make this recipe and promote it.  All opinions are my own. I am very excited to be guest posting today for the first time at Better Homes and Gardens. BHG is such a great source of recipe ideas, gardening tips, and all things home! […] Read More

25 Delicious Pasta Recipes

Chicken Mozzarella Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

If you love pasta, these 25 delicious pasta recipes are waiting for you! Here you will find all kinds of pasta: fettuccine, spaghetti, penne, lasagna, homemade ravioli, and tortellini. You will find lots of options to choose from to help you in planning your weeknight or weekend dinners. If you are on a gluten free […] Read More

Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo recipe

I have a great recipe for you: Chicken Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach in a Creamy Cauliflower Sauce.  It's a healthier version of a regular fettuccine alfredo: instead of the usual alfredo cream sauce this pasta is coated with creamy, silky, healthy, low-calorie, and low-fat cauliflower sauce - all made with healthy, natural, and […] Read More

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce Recipe

If you're looking for a healthier, low-calorie, low fat version of a regular alfredo sauce, this Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce is it!  It's delicious, creamy, and very silky, without using any cream!  When I was making this recipe, my main objective was simplicity: I wanted to make the process as simple as I could.  In this […] Read More

Pumpkin Quinoa Chili

Pumpkin Quinoa Chili

Delicious Pumpkin Quinoa Chili with Black Beans and Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) - a yummy vegetarian version of a regular chili - this recipe will keep you full and satisfied! I love making SAVORY recipes using pumpkin puree, without any sweetness or spices that are usually associated with pumpkin - and I love how tasty this […] Read More

Pumpkin Chili with Beef and Black Beans

Pumpkin Chili with Beef and Black Beans

What could be better on a cold wintery night than a warm, hearty chili? Such as this pumpkin chili with beef and black beans, topped with shredded Cheddar and Mozzarella cheeses (and, optionally, with sour cream). It's a deliciousness in a bowl! Not only is this chili a perfect comfort food, the recipe is gluten […] Read More

Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes

Greek yogurt mashed potatoes

Deliciously creamy Greek yogurt mashed potatoes is my new favorite, healthier recipe for mashed potatoes! No milk or half-and-half are used, just Greek yogurt, some butter, and water from boiling the potatoes. Greek yogurt adds a nice "tang" to the potatoes, and chopped green onions as garnish on top are perfect!  This recipe is gluten […] Read More

Chicken and Broccoli Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Delicious Chicken and Broccoli Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce: short, penne pasta smothered in a flavorful, creamy sauce spiced up with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, basil and crushed red pepper flakes! When you taste this dish, it will make you feel like you just had a taste of Italy! First, drain and reserve all olive […] Read More

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Enchilada Casserole - a delicious, super easy to make casserole dinner recipe! The vegetables are roasted in spices (cumin and chili powder) before we add them to the dish, which adds lots of Southwestern flavor! Other ingredients include green and red bell peppers, corn, salsa, enchilada sauce, sour cream, Mozzarella […] Read More

Garlic Mushroom Pasta

Garlic Mushroom Pasta

Garlic Mushroom Fettuccine Pasta smothered in butter and shredded Parmesan. Sometimes, the simplest of recipes are truly the best! This recipe takes only 30 minutes to make, but the resulting dish tastes like something you would order in a high-end Italian restaurant. While this pasta is great as-is, it will be great with grilled salmon […] Read More

Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna

Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna

This Butternut Squash and Spinach Three Cheese Lasagna recipe is healthy, vegetarian, perfect for the Fall and Winter season, and popular with kids! The lasagna combines Ricotta, Parmesan, and Mozzarella cheeses with spinach and pureed butternut squash to create the ultimate Fall & Winter comfort food. This recipe uses butternut squash puree, which you can […] Read More

Spicy Shrimp Pasta in Garlic Tomato Cream Sauce

Spicy Shrimp Pasta in Garlic Tomato Cream Sauce - this pasta has everything you crave for in an Italian pasta: easy creamy tomato sauce made from scratch, seafood, spices (garlic, paprika, basil, oregano, crushed red pepper) - all of that over the perfectly shaped penne pasta. Penne is perfect for this dish as it holds […] Read More

Shrimp, tomato, and spinach pasta in garlic butter sauce

Shrimp, fresh tomato, and spinach with fettuccine pasta in garlic butter sauce - a delicious Italian pasta dish and a great way to use up a bunch of fresh tomatoes you might have sitting around in your kitchen. In this recipe, the tomatoes are only slightly cooked, preserving their freshness and shape. Combined with garlic […] Read More

Chicken, Bean, and Spinach Soup

Chicken, Bean, and Spinach Soup

If you're looking for an easy-to-make, healthy (and gluten free!) soup, let me introduce this Chicken, Bean, and Spinach Soup. It's filled with other veggies, too: green bell pepper, carrots, and tomatoes. Spiced up with oregano, basil and paprika! So good - and a perfect lunch food. I've been packing this soup for my lunches […] Read More

Butternut Squash Chili with Beef and Beans

Butternut Squash and Bean Chili

Delicious Butternut Squash, Bean, and Beef Chili - perfect combination of flavors! Other ingredients include red kidney beans, green bell pepper, corn, garlic, tomatoes - there is really nothing NOT to like in this chili. My whole family loved it, and I will soon be making another large pot of it. It's very filling, which […] Read More