Meals for 2
pesto stuffed shells It should be obvious by now that I love to stuff things (Pepperoni Stuffed Chicken, Cranberry Walnut Stuffed Pork Loin, Stuffed Poblano Peppers). Well, here I go again, stuffing some more filling into what would otherwise be a very boring bit of food. Instead of doing the regular old cheese stuffed jumbo shell pasta, I decided to give it a little kick with some pesto.
This is my version of Italian Fried Chicken. Well I am a Southern girl after all & do love fried chicken so I thought this would be a good marriage of the two! I’ve been crazy for Panko lately & just love the texture & crunch that it gives, all the while being light & airy! Parmigiano Panko Herb Encrusted Chicken Breasts
I'm not usually big on fried foods but I had a hankering for something crispy and cheesy. One Italian inspired appetizer I enjoy on occasion is toasted ravioli. Having this as an appetizer for my Pasta Party dinner was great since it featured how pasta doesn't always have to be the main course of a meal. Toasted Ravioli with Marinara Sauce
Mozzarella Sticks When I told my friends I was planning on making homemade mozzarella sticks for a guy’s weekend out of town the idea was met with a profound lack of enthusiasm. Everybody knows that I like to experiment in the kitchen, but somehow the idea of making a bar food staple like mozzarella sticks from scratch seemed like a complete waste of time to the group. After being lectured about the innumerable brands available in the freezer section at the grocery store and a heated debate about whether marinara or ranch is the better dipping accompaniment, I decided to risk further heckling and see if I couldn’t one-up T.G.I. Friday’s in my own kitchen.
Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip It seems that I may be a little addicted to hot cheesy dips. Last week I made a hot sweet onion dip and while I was looking for recipes for it I came across some recipes for hot spinach and artichoke dip. This new dip filled with cheese, cream cheese and mayonnaise sounded so good that I had to try it right away. But, with both spinach and artichokes in it, it is just a little bit healthier. ;) One of the things that I liked about this recipe was that I would get to use artichokes again and I had been looking forward to doing so.
So, I got a really excellent deal on chicken thighs this week – $0.99 / lb. Ironically, the regular 2 lb. package was the same price as the large, 5 lb. “value pack.” honey spice chicken thighs
Ok so I can hardly contain my excitement for the Super Bowl tonight, and I decided that a special weekend like this deserves a double post! Mr. Vittles and I had an appetizer similar to this at a restaurant recently, and I thought I might be able to replicate it at home. Well, all I can say is - sorry if you had any health-related New Years resolutions, because I'm pretty sure you will not be able to keep them with these puppies around. The dipping sauce really takes things to the next level. Cheesy Bacon Oven Chips with Chipotle Ranch Sauce
Friday, March 23, 2012 White Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Avocado and Tomato You guys know that often I fall into kicks of certain foods or meals. Well, meet my newest kick. I haven’t always loved avocados. White Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Avocado and Tomato
Chicken and Asparagus Rolls
Golden baked coconut encrusted shrimp with a sweet and spicy apricot dipping sauce. Set these out on a platter in front of some hungry guests and I guarantee they will disappear!! "The best coconut shrimp I ever had" to quote my husband, that's how good these are, and he didn't even touch the dipping sauce! These will absolutely be making an appearance at my Christmas Eve dinner this year. I tried these using all egg whites but the crumbs stuck better with a whole egg, as for the flour, you will only use about 1 tbsp worth so that is what I calculated. Skinny Coconut Shrimp
Have you ever been a situation when you wanted to throw out all things complicated - be it from serious life to career issues to as simple as clearing out a crumpled up wardrobe to your bookshelf? Ah! I know how it feels. Chipotle style Cilantro Lime Rice
When I die and go to heaven . . . I sure hope they’re serving this. If you want a fast but ultra delicious meal in just minutes, this is the dish. The sauce is creamy, cheesy and crazy good! You could easily add chicken, ham or any vegetable you would like. CREAMY BACON CARBONARA
Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes Recipe
Hudson's Baked Tilapia with Dill Sauce Recipe
Vegan Red Potato Cilantro Salad Wrap Not only does this creamy Cilantro Red Potato Salad taste delicious on its own – but try it in a healthy wrap for breakfast lunch or a light dinner. Creamy cilantro, warm spices, bold flavors and crunchy veggies accent tender red potatoes. And this recipe is much healthier than you might think! Healthy Potatoes. Creamy Cilantro Potato Salad - in a Wrap!
glazed pork chops