Category Dinner

Shrimp & Prosciutto Pasta

We had some leftover imported prosciutto from our New Year’s party last night and I wanted to find something creative to do with it. I instantly thought pasta as I figured my husband would want something with carbs and oil. When I searched the web for shrimp and prosciutto I stumbled upon this recipe...
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Linguine Chicken & Bacon Pasta

My husband loves chicken piccata, he loves pasta and he loves bacon so that gave me the idea to basically combine all of it into one dish. This was enough to feed him two different dinners.
½ pound Linguine noodles (half of a box)
2 large chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
1 tablespoon capers
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh garlic
1-2 tablespoons crispy finely chopped...
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Baked Honey Dijon Swai Fish

Swai fish is not the easiest fish to find. The first time I tried it was at The Heights in Upland but they only get it in once per year. I ran into this fish in the frozen section at Trader Joe’s last week. One bag of 3 really good sized Swai was $4.99. I bought it and figured if I didn’t like it then I wouldn’t purchase it again. I thawed two pieces and used this recipe. It was outstanding...

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Maple Glazed Salmon

My husband does not like salmon but I sure do. The best part about this recipe is that it is quick and you can baste your salmon and through it in the oven while you prep other food. This came out lightly sweetened with just the right about of seasoning. You could still taste the fish but if gave a since of Hawaiian flare. It just needed some grilled pineapple. Next time!
4 skin-on salmon fillet...
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Filet Mignon & Peppercorn Sauce

4 thick filet mignon steaks, fat trimmed off optional
Olive Oil
Salt & crushed peppercorns
1 tablespoon of butter
1/3 cup minced shallots
1 tablespoon minced garlic cloves
¼ cup Cognac or Brandy
2 cups of brown stock, canned beef broth or use 2 beef bouillon cubes in 2 cups of hot water
2 tablespoons black peppercorn coarsely crushed with rolling pin in a baggy or hopefully you have a pep...
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Garlic Parmesan Chicken

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 clove garlic, minced
1 cup dry bread crumbs
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon of dried basil leaves or dried oregano
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray baking dish with cooking spray.
In one bowl, blend the garlic and olive oil...
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Togarashi Seared Ono

Togarashi, the Japanese word for “chiles,” is a group of condiments always including chiles that bring out the clean, simple flavors of Japanese food. Shichimi togarashi is also called seven spice (shichi is “seven” in Japanese), because seven ingredients are generally used...

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Alice Springs Chicken

I used to work at Outback Steakhouse and guests would always order the Alice Springs Chicken. “Grilled chicken breast and bacon smothered in mushrooms, melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses, with honey mustard sauce.” This never appealed to me but marrying a man who loves chicken and bacon, I knew he would enjoy this dish.
Honey Mustard Marinade:

1/2 cup Grey Poupon Dijon mustard

1/2 cup h...
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Italian Beef Sandwiches

I wanted something super easy that I could just throw in the crock pot and walk away. On this day I left the house at 8am and didn’t get home until 10pm so I wanted my Husband to be able to reach into the crock pot and eat whenever he was ready. When I got home that night, he raved about this beef and that he couldn’t stop eating it. It tasted the best the 1st day but still good as leftovers.
Makes 7-8 ...
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Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

While I was getting my hair done by wonderful Allison, we got talking about food and she mentioned a recipe she heard of by Trisha Yearwood that you could make in the crock pot. She was wondering if that was even possible, so I volunteered to find the recipe and attempt it to see if it was worth anything. AND IT WAS! Very tasting and beyond easy.
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 ounces cooked elbow macaroni (h...
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