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Soups. French onion soup is a very easy recipe.


So, it’s a little ironic that this American French onion soup is an attempt to make things even easier. Then again, taking ideas that don’t need improving, and changing them anyway, is a time-honored American tradition. Instead of going “French” on the onions, and cutting thin slices, we’re doing more of an extra large dice. I like the flavor and texture this cut provides, and there’s no danger of being chin-slapped by a long, steaming strand of onion.

To make the caramelizing step a bit easier, we’re going to use the oven. The last Americanization is a departure from the classic gruyere cheese. Regarding the ominous vinegar warning in the video – I think a little touch of sherry vinegar really balances the flavors perfectly, but like salt, everyone’s palate is different. All-Day Meatballs Recipe. The Best Macaroni and Cheese I've Ever Made. We make a lot of mac and cheese at my house.

The Best Macaroni and Cheese I've Ever Made

Not the orange, powdery mac and cheese, but the real stuff. The winter makes mac and cheese some how imperative in one’s weekly diet. Shredded Chicken Enchiladas. Spin-Art Pasta. I was 19 the first time I tried it.

Spin-Art Pasta

It was during those experimental college years, where peer pressure makes you do things you wouldn't normally do. Crispy Chicken Fingers « Chicken. Chicken Fingers – the food of gods.

Crispy Chicken Fingers « Chicken

Well, if they are into chicken fingers. But they definitely have to be. T-Bone Steaks with Garlic Parsley Sauce Recipe : Paula Deen. Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil. Penne Alfredo with Bacon and Broccoli. I still remember the first time I had Alfredo sauce.

Penne Alfredo with Bacon and Broccoli

I was at Olive Garden with a friend and she ordered a side of Alfredo sauce for dipping her breadsticks in. I didn’t even know what Alfredo sauce was and (this is embarrassing) I thought it was going to taste like Ranch dressing when I got my first glimpse of it. (Even more embarrassing, this was just about 5 years ago.

Chicken Stroghanoff. We had some random cool day this summer that had me craving comfort food.

Chicken Stroghanoff

Normally, comfort food would equate to spending a lot of time preparing a dish but in this case, you can certainly have a comforting meal in less than 30 minutes (if that!). With some chicken and mushrooms on hand, I was glad to come across this recipe for Chicken Stroghanoff. Browned chicken breasts is dressed with a creamy mushroom sauce and served atop sour cream and chive mashed potatoes. Quick comfort food is possible! Similar to beef stroghanoff, this chicken version is just as delicious and even faster to prepare. Beef Empanadas. Baked Pasta with Spinach and Cheese « First Look, Then Cook.

Macaroni and Cheese is definitely a fan favorite in our house, although my kids prefer the kind made out of a box that sits on the shelf in the pantry.

Baked Pasta with Spinach and Cheese « First Look, Then Cook

Ok, yes, I have to admit, in a pinch it is not bad – but definitely not something I would choose to eat. Chicken and Black Bean Green Enchilada Rice Bake. Simple dinners are a must during the busy weeknights, so I developed this speedy chicken and black bean green enchilada rice bake.

Chicken and Black Bean Green Enchilada Rice Bake

Try saying that 3 times fast! Lol Check your pantry, chances are you will have just about everything to make this for dinner tonight without going to the grocery store. Cast Iron Foodie. Naked Turkey Burgers with Sauteed Spinach and Mushrooms. I don’t usually crave hamburgers.

Naked Turkey Burgers with Sauteed Spinach and Mushrooms

(Unless I’m pregnant, then the cravings are severe. Manicotti stuffed with spinach & ricotta « Teacher by Day – Chef by Night. I originally made these as stuffed shells but had some manicotti in the house and returned to this filling since it was so tasty!

Manicotti stuffed with spinach & ricotta « Teacher by Day – Chef by Night

Garlic Knots Recipe. Even since I saw the garlic knots on Just a Taste, I have been wanting to create those cutesy bread in my kitchen. When it comes to baking, I like recipes that are simple to make, and hopefully with store-bought ingredients. This garlic knots recipe is exactly what I am looking for, using a pre-made frozen pizza dough that you can get at practically any grocery stores… I have made these garlic knots three times and they were gone as soon as they were out of the oven.

They are as addictive as my other favorite: Brazilian cheese bread. Another thing that I love about this garlic knots recipe is that it was actually fun making them, especially the tie-the-knot step. Try this easy garlic knots recipe. How forzo I've Come. I live one block away from my old high school. I also live within walking distance to many amenities so I frequently walk past my old school on the way to the grocery, gym and pharmacy. It is a large school that occupies an entire city block, so I am usually in front of the old buildings for quite some time on these walks.

Spring Vegetable Soup. From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. Except in Oregon. Dense fog has swallowed the ridgeline that's normally seen from the kitchen windows and only patches of green are bright enough to poke through it. It's an eerie way to begin the day. I usually don't think of making soup at this time of year, but Spring here has been cold and wet and our days have been slow to warm.

A light, but steamy, soup will help thaw the chill brought in from the garden and slowly warm both body and and soul. Directions:1) Heat olive oil in a medium-sized pot over medium heat.2) Add onion, fennel, leeks, and garlic and saute, stirring frequently, until they begin to soften but not yet color, about 5 minutes. One Year Ago Today: Tomato Coconut Rice. Chicken Enchiladas Verdes - Daring Cooks May Challenge. From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...The Daring Cook's challenge for May was hosted by Barbara of Barbara Bakes and Bunnee of Anna + Food . Black Pepper Beef Recipe. Black Pepper Beef Recipe Another must try item on the Chinese buffet for me is the delicious black pepper beef. Black pepper beef consists of sliced beef tossed in a black pepper sauce; often vegetables such as broccoli, onion, and green pepper are added into the mixture as well. The beef is first marinated in a soy sauce and wine mixture, fried, and then tossed with a black pepper sauce.

You can add the amount of black pepper to your taste. Won Ton Soup. Won Ton Soup is one of my favorites. How to Cook Wonton Soup Video. Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas. First of all, naming recipes cracks me up. Chicken & Mushrooms Recipe - Almost Naked Breasts! - Foodwishes. Framed Cooks: Tortellini with Basil Cream Sauce. You know, sometimes I think I am just plain contrary when it comes to ingredients. Framed Cooks: Italian Wedding Soup. Eater's Digest Blog - Top 25 Freezer-Friendly Recipes - Back to Basics: Chicken Noodle Soup.

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Chicken Fried Rice. Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi Recipe. Easy Casserole Recipes – Quick and Easy Casseroles. Pasta in Lemon Cream Sauce with Chicken, Green Beans & Red Peppers Recipe. Well, the New Year’s resolution to eat healthier is going well. Yep, I made it to day 4 of 2010 before making a cream sauce. Excellent effort, wouldn’t you say? Of course, I managed to justify this indulgence by packing the dish with fresh green beans, red peppers, and skinless chicken breasts. Baked Teriyaki Turkey Meatball Recipe. A few days ago, I was cruising around the internet, looking through some of my favorite food blogs when I stumbled upon a recipe for Cherry Coke & Jalapeno Meatballs from Kay of Kayotic Kitchen.

Kay, otherwise known as the cooking Dutch girl, hails from Gouda in the Netherlands. For those of us who are not multilingual, I personally thank her for blogging in English so that we can enjoy her inventive recipes and beautiful photos. Well, I guess we could enjoy her photos in any language, but you get my drift. Not only is Kay a talented photographer, but she has a wit and joyful spirit that shines through in her writing and in the stories she tells about her beautiful little boy. Back to the meatballs.