Category Archives: One-Dish

Spinach Gorgonzola Frittata

Frittatas make a great light dinner, or a easy to serve brunch dish– If you’ve never made one, they are easier to get right than an omelet, and have a very pretty presentation!  Here’s a tasty looking one from My Kitchen Addiction  (previously featured in our Quiche Roundup)… I have to admit that I am […]

Spotlight: Easy Pad Thai

I adore Pad Thai… it’s one of my favorite comfort foods (ever since the time I had to go to the hospital to have my appendix out, but that’s another story…!)  But I’ve never attempted to make it.  Our friend Patricia at Brownies For Dinner has what looks to be a simple recipe for making […]

Smoky Lentil Soup

Don’t forget- We love our readers!  Enter the Contest! I’m on a Good Eats kick lately (gotta get my Alton fix!), and I’ve been filling up the DVR with old episodes… I happened to catch the one about lentils the other night, and picky husband indicated that the lentil soup sounded tasty. I do a […]

Spotlight: Pork Ragu

Over at Talk of Tomatoes, Janelle (she’s a contributor here too!) has a tasty looking recipe for Pork Ragu!  This looks like a wonderfully simple ‘go-to’ meal… I am in love with ragu. Shall I marry it? I made this ragu recently for lunch, and my eldest son says to me: “mom, this is the […]

Don’t fear the Quinoa! Crunchy Quinoa Salad.

Quinoa. Pronounced “keen-wah”. What the heck is it? It’s a grain-like seed from Peru that is incredibly healthy (high in protein, and full of amino acids) and quite tasty too! You basically can use it as a healthier substitute most places you would use rice or couscous. I found mine at Trader Joe’s… but if […]

How to make Chicken Enchilada "lasagna"
Chicken Enchilada “Lasagna” Casserole

The other night I was brainstorming on dinner, and my eyes feel to a bag of tortilla chips we had opened the other evening when we had friends over. “Hmmm…” Dot thinks. “What can I do with those?” (Because Dot is inherently cheap and knows that the chips will just end up going stale and […]

Seafood Sausage Penne Pasta

I found this seafood sausage when I was shopping at one of my favorite stores, Trader Joe’s, the other day and decided to combine it with some vegetables and penne pasta.   A while back, I went to a restaurant with a friend and had this great penne pasta & sausage dish, and ever since I’ve […]

Brunswick Stew for two.

The Daring Kitchen hosts two monthly challenges, The Daring Baker’s Challenge and The Daring Cook’s Challenge.  Participating in the challenges is a great way to be exposed to new recipes and techniques.  Not being quite daring enough to try the Baker’s Challenge I signed up for the Cook’s Challenge instead.  If you’re interested in the […]

Cherry Tomato Pizza Margherita

I saw this today on Love and Olive Oil (thanks for the tip @thenovicechef!). I love the effect that the multicolored cherry tomatoes give this pizza… and it looks so tasty.. First of all, can I say how much I LOVE daylight savings time? Sure, it’s been 3 weeks and I’m still having trouble waking […]

Chicken White Bean Chili

Nothing is better to me on a cold day than a nice tasty bowl of chili. This was the version I made up the other night, and it was so popular and our impromptu dinner party Saturday evening, I thought you guys might enjoy it as well! It goes wonderfully with the Pepper Cornbread, too! […]

Corned Beef and Cabbage: Part 3 of 3(corned beef hash with basted eggs)

Who’s sick of hearing about corned beef and cabbage?  Well, I promise, this is the end of this fascinating series.  I just want to make sure you’ve got some options for all those yummy leftovers (4 lbs of beef is a lot, and unless you’re throwing a party, I’m sure you’ve got some extra). This […]

Easy as [shepherd’s] pie!

[ed- this would be a great St. Pat’s dish tonight!] This is a recipe you could do ahead of time and freeze, or you could throw it together at the last minute for a dinner party (can be easily double or tripled for larger groups) or family dinner. It’s really versatile and easy. My family […]

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 […]

Creamy Peppers & Onions With Kielbasa

Our lovely reader Carissa, of GoodNCrazy, sends us this practical and easy dinner idea — a kielbasa, pepper and onion dish, with an easy alfredo sauce. Get the recipe here! Have you got something to share with Foodwhirl? Suggest a Site to us! Have you been featured on Foodwhirl? Show your pride with a link […]

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, […]

Not Your Mom’s Tuna Surprise

It seems that everyone has a fond (or not so fond) memory of a tuna “surprise”  from their childhood.  My version is a riff on a recipe I saw while watching Jacques Pepin on PBS.  This is a really fluid recipe- substitute what you have on hand for a quick and easy mid-week meal Here’s […]

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 […]