Category Archives: What’s for Dinner

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Spotlight: Pear, Ham & Goat Cheese Pizza

Reader Alison of Radishes and Rhubarb sends us this great how-to on making pizza at home. I love this unusual variant, but you can always follow her steps to make a pie topped with anything you like! She even explains how to make great pizza dough. I went through a time, not long ago, when […]

Enchilada Dinner
Arriba! Arriba! It’s a Mexican Fiesta!

I started making this recipe right after Thanksgiving last year when some friends gave us a smoked turkey for Thanksgiving.  We had lots of leftovers and while I love turkey, a little smoked turkey goes a long way with me.   My sister-in-law told me she had made enchiladas out of hers and I started looking […]

A Fast Meal - Chicken, Spinach and Rice Burritos
Chicken, Spinach & Rice Burritos

By using leftover chicken I was able to whip up these chicken and rice burritos in about 20 minutes (it would be even faster if I’d had leftover rice too).  They are very tasty and filling. Here’s What You Need: 3/4 cup shredded chicken 1 large handful of fresh baby spinach 3 tablespoons salsa (use […]

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Dinner in 15 minutes: Broccoli and Cheese Frittata

So, my husband works a second job two nights a week. On these nights, when it’s just me and the little boys, I like to do quick and easy dinners that don’t take my attention away from the children for too long. It would be super simple to open a box of something and dump […]

Prep all your ingredients ahead of time. This amount was for 2 people (plus small child).
Shrimp & Fish Fajita Tacos

Are you looking for a simple but impressive looking meal, good for a romantic date night, or dinner with friends?  This recipe is basically a marriage of my fish tacos & shrimp fajitas, and could be done with either fish, shrimp, or a combination of both.  It’s a very healthy meal– make extras and you’ll […]

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Dirty Rice with Smoked Sausage

I came across this dish after a  friend posted the Food Network link to it on Facebook .  I saw the ingredients (all pantry/freezer staples) and the time involved (sub 30 minutes) and immediately put it on my weekly menu.  I buy in bulk when on sale, so this entire recipe fed all of us […]

Add 1-2 cloves of crushed/chopped garlic (or the stuff from the jar) to your pan, and simmer for a few minutes.  Then return your veggies/chicken to the pan and toss together. (See below for sauce)
Pretty & Easy: Asian “Stirfry” with Chili Sauce

A go-to meal in everyone’s repertoire should be a basic stir fry. And once you get the basics down, you can improvise and improve on it to your hearts content. Technically, this isn’t a stir fry, because I don’t really stir-fry the meat, but you get the general idea. And of course, the chicken used […]

Salmon Dinner
Salmon, Spinach & Cannellini Bean Dinner

This is a favorite standby dinner because it’s fast, easy and you just can’t beat it for a healthy, fast meal.   The salmon provides an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, the spinach is full of vitamins and minerals, and the beans & parsley add more to that and are just darn good!   All of it’s […]

Linguica and mushroom skillet meal
Linguica, Pepper and Mushroom Skillet

It’s been a long day, I’m hungry, tired and I’m looking in my fridge and seeing only bits and pieces.  So, what’s for dinner?  Toady it was a Linguica, Pepper and Mushroom Skillet- cooked quickly and served over rice.  It was really tasty and filling. Here’s what you’ll need serves two 1/2 spicy linguica sausage, […]

Gulf Coast Grouper Dinner
Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Asparagus & Mashed Sweet Potatoes

My man and I spent Valentine’s Day at the beach this year, having narrowly escaped the snow and rain that blanketed the Southeast.  We LOVE seafood and our first stop when we arrived was the local seafood market.  I picked out some grouper filets and my favorite, Smoked Tuna Dip, and we headed to the […]

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Chicken & Spinach Turnovers

I’m a big fan of spanokopia, the Greek dish made with Spinach and feta in phyllo dough.  To turn it into a meal on the go, I add chicken to mine spin on this dish.  I like make these ahead of time and freeze them, all I need to do to make a meal is […]

Shrimp Creole
Let the good times roll with Shrimp Creole!

I absolutely love New Orleans! I spent my 40th birthday there (among numerous other times) and had a blast! Always have a blast there! One of my favorite trips to New Orleans was a fun half-day trip to the New Orleans School of Cooking. The chef was funny and entertaining, the food was great and […]

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A flexible “roasted” dinner… Kabobs with Roasted Veggies

Shrimp and Sausage Kabobs with Roasted Vegetables There are many foods, particularly vegetables, which are excellent roasted in the oven. So if you’re going to heat the oven up to roast a veggie or two, why not make a meal out of it? This dinner idea can be pulled together relatively quickly (to the table […]

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This is the recipe that will give me the meat I’ll use for dinner all week.  Because I’ll be using the leftover meat in very different recipes I keep my pot roast pretty simple. Here’s what you’ll need: 1 beef roast- the largest that will fit in your crock pot. 1 large yellow onion- rough […]

BBQ Chicken Dinner
Quick, Easy & Healthy BBQ Chicken Dinner

By Rawls I’ve been working so hard on opening a business and other things this week, that I found myself worn out today and wanting a quick fix for dinner.  Scanning through the fridge, I found some roasted chicken, some fresh organic corn, and lots of organic salad stuff.    And we’d gotten some  BBQ sauce called […]