Category: Main Dish

To Brine or Not to Brine…That is the Question

Some say that turkeys don’t need to be brined, but in my opinion a brine can really add a little tasty punch to  your holiday turkey. Brine you may ask? Brining adds moisture and flavor to poultry and helps to keep it from drying… Continue Reading “To Brine or Not to Brine…That is the Question”

Chicken Corn Chowder

A new soup I’ve been working on is my Chicken Corn Chowder. This soup really does the trick on a cold day paired with toasty french bread and butter.  From what everyone’s saying, this winter is going to be a cold, long one so… Continue Reading “Chicken Corn Chowder”

True Shrimp & Grits…Southern-Style

We recently returned back from a family vacation to Charleston, SC, where a staple food is Shrimp & Grits; the entire south is called “The Grits Belt,” and every restaurant menu has some version of the historical dish. This simplistic meal is made of… Continue Reading “True Shrimp & Grits…Southern-Style”

Lemon Shrimp Spaghetti

My two favorite foods are pasta and seafood, so I am always looking for ways to combine the two.  My family loves shrimp scampi and finding new ways to reinvent this meal can be a bit daunting. One way that my family loves to… Continue Reading “Lemon Shrimp Spaghetti”

Mushroom Risotto- Quick and Easy

Risotto is one of my favorite foods.  I don’t know if it’s the creamy texture or the variety of flavors you can add, either way risotto is always a winner in my book.  Not sure if my risotto would win over Chef Gordon Ramsey,… Continue Reading “Mushroom Risotto- Quick and Easy”

Potage Parmentier “Potato Leek Soup”

Leeks are a vegetable that I have a great love for, but are many times overlooked.  Maybe it’s because they are green, maybe it’s because many consider them like an onion- but I think leeks are a very versatile veggie. From breakfast casseroles, to… Continue Reading “Potage Parmentier “Potato Leek Soup””

Roasted Leg of Lamb

Roasted Leg of Lamb is one of my favorite dishes…paired along with a Missouri Norton.  My mother-in-law, who is from Spain, has taught me a lot of things in the kitchen – including paella (which is another favorite in our house), but cooking a… Continue Reading “Roasted Leg of Lamb”

In Honor of National Pie Day…Chicken Pot Pie

Happy Pie Day ya’ll!  My husband texted me early this morning to say, “Happy Pie Day…Sugar Pie.”  Love that man, he’s always full of surprises.   If you are looking for a listing of winning pie recipes, check out the American Pie Council website.… Continue Reading “In Honor of National Pie Day…Chicken Pot Pie”

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