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Quick Chicken Cacciatore

2013-04-24 16.57.04

I love chicken cacciatore. The blend of chicken, onions, garlic and rich tomato sauce is just amazing, but most recipes call for bone-in chicken and simmering all day. I just don’t have that kind of time. My husband is huge fan of chicken parmesan, which is also a pain to make from scratch and requires breading and frying. Not the healthiest thing in the world. One night, I came up with this recipe and it is now a staple in our household. It’s so fast, it’ll be ready before the huge pot of water boils. Continue reading

Auntie’s Meatballs

2013-04-27 15.27.32

This recipe is based off my Aunt Lorraine’s meatballs. She makes them every year for Christmas Eve and you better be quick because they get devoured! I have made a few changes to the recipe but I will always think of them as her meatballs.

Homemade meatballs are amazing and much easier to make than most people think. I make a huge batch of these then freeze them. They can be used for spaghetti and meatballs, meatball sandwiches, swedish meatballs or as a topping for pizza. I make my meatballs on the smaller size so they are more versatile. Continue reading

Homemade hamburgers and oven baked fries

2013-05-22 18.28.37

 

When I was out at the store today, I decided that I really wanted hamburgers for dinner. I also stumbled upon an interesting recipe for oven baked fries which inspired the ones I made tonight. Bingo – we have a dinner plan! Continue reading

Enchiladas

2013-04-21 17.12.36

 

I probably should have posted this yesterday for Cinco de Mayo, but if you are looking for a great way to spice up your dinner this week, these enchiladas are the way to go! Continue reading

Why I love whole chickens: Roast chicken and chicken stock recipes

2013-05-03 22.42.12

 

This is why I love whole chickens. Pictured above is 30 cups of glorious chicken stock and a 4 cups of meat from a leftover chicken I made earlier in the week. Continue reading