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SERVINGS: 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, grated 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 4 cups low -sodium chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1 head escarole, chopped (can use kale or chard) 1/4 grated […]

Escarole White Bean Soup

February 15, 2022

SERVINGS: 8 to 10 servings INGREDIENTS: Meat Sauce: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 2 lbs ground beef Two 32-oz jars good red sauce (I like Tomato Basil by Rao’s) 2 to 4 tablespoons granulated sugar (depending on your preference) 1/2 teaspoon onion powder […]

Shortcut Bechamel Lasagna

January 18, 2022

This dish is so easy to prepare.  It’s simple and sumptuous, casual and composed, and the sheet pan makes it possible to relax and mingle with your guests without being tied up in the kitchen.  You can have this completely prepped and pop it in the oven when you’re ready to eat.  Country bread is […]

Sheet Pan Croque Monsieur

July 22, 2020

SERVINGS: 4 INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoon stone ground mustard 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon honey 4 teaspoons paprika 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 lb boneless thinly sliced chicken breasts Kosher salt Fresh ground pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup water or chicken stock INSTRUCTIONS: In a large liquid measuring cup, […]

Creamy Paprika Chicken

May 11, 2020

Chicken, mushroom, and leek is a flavor sequence I simply could not live without. Each component works in flawless harmony with the others. A star in its own right. And this recipe is the stage. I celebrate any dinner that disappears into the oven, only to reappear again golden and accomplished. This meal is perfect […]

Chicken Mushroom and Leek Cobbler

April 21, 2020

SERVINGS: 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS: Lemon Vinaigrette: Half of a red onion, finely diced ¼ cup olive oil Juice of 2 lemons 1 teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon sugar 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes Salt to taste (about ¼ teaspoon) Pepper to taste   Salad: 2 bunches Lacinto kale, stems discarded and sliced into […]

Simple Kale Salad with Smoked Gouda

April 17, 2018

SERVINGS: 4 INGREDIENTS: Pastry Pieces: 1 sheet of puff pastry Egg wash Herbs de Provence Black pepper   Chicken Pot Pie Soup: 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 4 strips bacon, chopped 1 small yellow onion, diced 2 cups shredded chicken ½ cup flour 2 ½ cups low sodium chicken broth 1 cup half and half ½ […]

Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Pastry Pieces

March 11, 2018

SERVINGS: 4-8 INGREDIENTS: 4 sweet potatoes 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted 2 T light brown sugar 1 cup mini marshmallows ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper Salt Black pepper INSTRUCTIONS: Poke holes all over sweet potatoes with fork.  Microwave for 10 minutes, or until soft. Preheat the oven […]

Bacon Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes

November 19, 2017

SERVINGS: 4 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 lb 90/10 ground beef sirloin 1 yellow onion, cut into chunks 1 egg, beaten ½ cup plain bread crumbs ½ tablespoon garlic powder ½ tablespoon onion powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper ½ cup smoky or plain barbecue sauce 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon bourbon ½ teaspoon Worcestershire […]

Maple Bourbon Glazed Mini Meatloafs

May 25, 2016

SERVINGS: 4 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 lb of lean ground beef ½ yellow onion diced 1/3 cup of packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons garlic chili sauce ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ¼ teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 2 teaspoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon […]

Shortcut Bulgogi Ground Beef

March 23, 2016

SERVINGS: 4 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 lb of lean ground beef ½ yellow onion diced 1/3 cup of packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons garlic chili sauce ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ¼ teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 2 teaspoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon […]

Shortcut Bulgogi Ground Beef

March 23, 2016

SERVINGS: 4 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 lb of lean ground beef ½ yellow onion diced 1/3 cup of packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons garlic chili sauce ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ¼ teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 2 teaspoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon […]

Shortcut Bulgogi Ground Beef

March 23, 2016