Perfect Roast Chicken

Perfect Roast Chicken

Everyone can master the perfect roast chicken thanks to this recipe by Ina Garten, aka The Barefoot Contessa. Before I jump into the recipe, I know I am far from alone in my desire to be friends with Ina and be invited to her beautiful 

Cod & Kimchi Stew

Cod & Kimchi Stew

I love the flavors of Korean food and I love spice! If you do too, then try this recipe. The Korean flavor comes from the two key ingredients: gochujang and kimchi. Gochujang is a Korean fermented chile paste that provides a great salty, spicy and 

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Stew

Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Stew

When my brother was living in D.C. for college, he discovered Houston’s and their famous spinach artichoke dip. The appetizer then became a staple at our house for various holidays. This dish is basically the delicious spinach artichoke dip my mom makes reincarnated as a 

Chicken & Sausage Cacciatore

Chicken & Sausage Cacciatore

Here’s a quick cacciatore with chicken and sausages.  It was delicious and perfect for a cold, snowy night. Despite the two pints of grape tomatoes, the tomato flavor was not dominant.  Some reviewers of the recipe mentioned adding tomato paste.  If you want more tomato 

Chicken Braised with Red Wine Vinegar & Tomatoes

Chicken Braised with Red Wine Vinegar & Tomatoes

Who doesn’t love braised meat on a cold day!  But doesn’t braising take hours?  Here is a very tasty weeknight braised chicken dish. The red wine vinegar and tomatoes create a delicious piquant sauce.  You’ll want plenty of bread to dip in the sauce. Chicken 

Chicken Meatballs with Braised Lemon and Kale

Chicken Meatballs with Braised Lemon and Kale

Here’s a light and healthy dinner that only requires one pot! The broth has a nice flavor from the shallots and lemon.  The meatballs — which are gluten-free — are quite tasty thanks to the garlic, shallots, scallions, and red pepper flakes.  The braised kale 

Fall Fare: Hearty Meatball Stew

Fall Fare: Hearty Meatball Stew

Here’s a delicious dish for the cooler weather!  The stew wasn’t what I expected — it was much earthier and less tomato-y.  But we loved it!  Giada rarely steers me wrong. The mushrooms (I used baby bellas) added a really nice flavor.  And, the meatballs 

A Taste of Havana: Slow-Cooker Ropa Vieja

A Taste of Havana: Slow-Cooker Ropa Vieja

Here is a delicious slow cooker recipe!  There is nothing better than coming home after a long day to a fully prepared dinner. Cuban-braised beef, more commonly called Ropa Vieja, is shredded flank steak in a tomato-based sauce base.  The steak slow cooks in the 

Chicken, Sausage & Peppers

Chicken, Sausage & Peppers

First of all, this recipe is MUCH more delicious than the photo makes it appear.  The dish is basically a quick version of traditional  sausage and peppers which I love. The pickled cherry peppers and their juice add a great flavor; as did the hot 

Fall Stews: Spicy Sausage, Escarole & White Bean

Fall Stews: Spicy Sausage, Escarole & White Bean

Here is a super quick and delicious fall meal!  This white bean and sausage stew requires few ingredients and only one pot so it is perfect for weeknight cooking. To lighten the dish up, try turkey sausage instead of pork sausage. Also, the recipe calls