Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Indian Fish..I Mean Crab Coconut Curry

I came across this recipe for Indian Fish Coconut Curry but since my hubby's not a big fan of fish, I decided to substitute Imitation Crabmeat instead. The verdict? VERY good! You can't go wrong with coconut curry and of course, you know we both LOVE Imitation Crabmeat!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Sausage and Pasta Dinner

We always have some sausage in the fridge so tonight, I made a quick Sausage Pasta with Herbed Cream Sauce from the Johnsonville website. It was good, not amazing, but good enough on a weeknight!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Chicken and Apple with Curry, Who Knew?

I would've never thought of combining Chicken and Apple with Curry but it actually turned out surprisingly good! The fruit really brightened up the flavor and the creamy curry sauce just made it perfect!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

More Trader Joe's Goodness

If you've ever been to the sausage section at Trader Joe's, you know that there are LOTS of choices. I usually can't decide and try to pick up a different one every time. Tonight, I made Creamy Sausage Pasta with their Spicy Chicken Sausage. REALLY easy and REALLY good!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Goulash Tastes a LOT Better than it Sounds!

What do you think of when you hear the word Goulash? Something gross? If your answer is yes, you feel the same way as my hubby. Tonight though, I changed his minde with Rachael Ray's Pork Goulash with Apple and Onion. It was incredibly flavorful with the paprika, coriander and cumin and the apple really brightened up the dish. Of course, the extra cheesey sour cream topping helped too!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Trader Joe's to the Rescue

We LOVE just about everything from Trader Joe's and one of our favorites is their Lobster Ravioli. For less than $4, you get a gourmet meal for 2 that takes just 15 minutes to make. I like to serve them in an Alfredo Sauce topped with some extra cheese. Simple yet incredible on a Saturday night!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Easy Dinner with a Favorite New Product!

Do you love Pulled Pork but hate how long it takes to make? Well, let me introduce you to Oscar Mayer's new item and an instant new favorite for me. I couldn't wait to use it in this BBQ Pork and Penne Skillet! The pork was AMAZING! So tender and tasted like I spent all day simmering it.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Restaurant Chef Inspired Asian Pork Meal

I watchd Anne Burrell make her Asian-Braised Pork recipe and immediately knew I wanted to make something similar. I LOVE braising pork cuz they come out super tender and moist. The main difference is that I made mine with pork cubes, which cook a lot faster. Everything else was pretty much the same except that I finished my dish on the stovetop. I browned the pork cubes that were dredged in cornstarch, added the seasoning and then finished it low and slow for about 30 minutes covered in the pot. I served my yummy pork cubes over rice noodles and it was an Asian feast made in heaven!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I'm a Throwdown Champion!

Throwdown with Bobby Flay is such a great show and I love how he gets beat but is always humble to the champion. When I watched his Meatballs Throwdown, I KNEW I had to make the meatballs that won. These were seriously AMAZING! Moist and so flavorful even served with store-bought marinara sauce.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Easy Weeknight Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash is such a comforting meal and when you use frozen chicken tenders, it's a snap to make. There's nothing better on a Monday night!


1 Tbsp butter
1/4 c onions, diced
1 c mushrooms, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp paprika
1 bay leaf
1/2 c chicken broth
1/2 lb breaded chicken tenders
1 Tbsp sour cream
Egg noodles, for serving
Parsley, for garnish


1. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Add onions and mushrooms and cook until softened. Add garlic and cook another minute.

2. Stir in tomato paste, paprika and bay leaf. Add broth and bring to a boil.

3. Add chicken and simmer over medium-low heat until sauce thickens slightly. Take off heat and stir in sour cream.

4. Serve over egg noodles and garnish with parsley.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Breakfast for Dinner, Paula Deen Style!

I get the Paula Deen Newsletter sent to my inbox and they're always filled with yummy recipes. Tonight, I tried her Classic Omelet and it did NOT disappoint! The only change I made was using Pancetta instead of bacon cuz my hubby doesn't like bacon. (I know, I think he's crazy too!) Anyway, it was a wonderful breakfast for dinner and we devoured every bite!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Rice Noodles and Crab? Can't Go Wrong!

We LOVE LOVE LOVE rice noodles and imitation crab so when I came across Vermicelli and Crab Meat Stir Fry, I couldn't resist. Yes, I know I sorta cheated with the imitation crab, but we really do love it even more than real crab meat. (I know, CRAZY!) It was so flavorful and easy too. A winner all over! With a fried egg on top, of course!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Rachael Ray-Inspired Pork Chops

Tonight's yummy dinner was inspired by Rachael Ray's Breadeded Pork Chops with Sage Creamy Gravy. I made things even easier on myself by making the entire dish on the stovetop. Of course, no breaded pork chop meal is complete with mashed potatoes!


2 1-inch bone-in pork chops
1/4 c flour
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 c mushrooms, sliced
1/4 c onions, diced
3/4 c heavy cream


1. Dredge the pork chops in the flour. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the chops and brown 5 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.

2. Add butter and lower heat to medium-low. Add the mushrooms and onions. Cook until softened, 5 minutes.

3. Stir in the heavy cream and bring to a boil. Add chops back and cover. Simmer until meat is cooked through, 10 minutes. Serve over mashed potatoes.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ketchup and Ground Beef, How can it NOT be Yummy?

This is a recipe that I've come up with from looking at lots of different Mac and Cheese and ground beef recipes. It's kind of a hybrid but believe me, it's SO incredibly good!


1 Tbsp oil
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 c onions, chopped
1 c mushrooms, diced
1 can (10-3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/4 c ketchup
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Corkscrew pasta, cooked
1/4 c Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
1/4 c breadcrumbs


1. Preheat oven to 375. Grease a baking dish.

2. Heat oil in a pan on medium-high heat. Add beef and cook until browned. Add onions and mushrooms and cooked until browned.

3. Stir in soup, ketchup and Worcestershire. Cook until heated through. Stir in pasta.

4. Pour into baking dish and top with cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake for 20 minutes, until bubbly.

Monday, April 1, 2013

No FOOL Whiskey Pork Chop!

I've never been a fan of April Fools so I'm glad no one played any pranks on me. I'm just not into practical jokes whether I'm the giver or the receiver. ANYWAY...for dinner, I made Whiskey Pork Chops (with Jameson, of course! Man, the flavor was just SO perfect with the sour cream, sage and mushrooms. I served the pork with mashed potatoes and there was plenty of gravy to go around!

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