Category: Main Dishes

Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed With Quinoa

Easy Healthy Quinoa Recipe

There will be looks of envy from the meat-eating crowd when you serve this colorful and delicious entree of roasted bell peppers stuffed with quinoa, mushrooms, carrots, spinach, and cashews. For a beautiful presentation, choose a combination of green, red, […] Read more…

Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup with Shrimp

Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup with Shrimp Whole Foods has done it again! Savor this Thai-inspired soup, with a base of creamy coconut milk, rich butternut squash, a hint of spicy peppers and succulent shrimp. For a shortcut, look for […] Read more…

Enjoying Mung Beans with Your Meals

Mung Beans

Even though mung beans and bean sprouts are nothing new for Southeast Asian-inspired salads, soups and stir-fries, the actual tiny mung bean is having its moment. The little army-green legume and its derivatives have been used forever in Indian, Persian […] Read more…

How to Cook Perfect Grilled Fish

Easy Grilled fish

A few basic rules can make grilled fish a quick, easy, totally delicious summer standby. True, there are a few pitfalls to watch out for: a gorgeous fillet could stick to your grill grates, flake apart and turn dry and overcooked […] Read more…

Panera Style Creamy Tomato Soup

  I am in love with the Creamy Tomato Soup at Panera. There. I said it. I will also admit the same thing on behalf of my dad.  And my mom. Fine…we all have a crush on the soup. About three […] Read more…

Easy Honey Lemon Chicken

Honey and lemon have been besties for a really long time! Long touted for their amazing health benefits, these two pantry staples find their way into so much of my cooking. I’m a huge fan and if you haven’t tried […] Read more…

5 Big Batch Soups to Make Your Life Easier!

A bowl of soothing, steaming soup could be the perfect comfort food—but personally, I get the most comfort when they’re frozen solid and neatly arranged in my freezer. (Anyone else inventory their freezer meals for stress relief?) Seriously, there’s something […] Read more…

Grilled Chicken? Stuffed Chicken? Lemon Chicken? Secrets to Preparing Amazing Chicken Breasts

Who doesn’t love grilled chicken? Or stuffed chicken? Or lemon chicken? Chicken is a bit of a conundrum. Everyone wants a great chicken dinner, but it rarely tops anyone’s list of exciting ingredients. A great chicken dish should knock your socks off […] Read more…

Superbowl Party Recipes and Tips

Superbowl Recipes

It was the best of times…it was the worst of times.   Yes, I know this is A Tale of Two Cities, but today, I use it to describe what can only be hailed as the best and worst day of the […] Read more…

Guide to a Better Bird – How to Roast a Turkey Like a Pro

Roast a Turkey like a pro

Let’s dispense with the regular turkey gobbledygook that permeates the media at this time of year and get down to basics: You’ve got a big, raw bird sitting in your fridge, a bunch of guests coming with holiday-high expectations in […] Read more…

The Time the Pioneer Woman Was My Best Friend

I don’t know about you, but I think Ree Drummond is one of the neatest people ever. (No, not clean neat…cool neat.) Does anyone say “neat” anymore? Anyone? No? Just me? Well, it doesn’t matter. I’ve declared her “neat”. I’ve […] Read more…

Oktoberfest Dishes

Fall is here, and you know what that means: Oktoberfest! In fact, there is a large Oktoberfest celebration right here in Georgia in an amazing little town called Helen. The 45th Annual Oktoberfest is held each year from mid-September through November […] Read more…

Bacon Habanero Burger

Bacon Habanero Burger

For me it doesn’t matter what time of year it is. A big, yummy burger is always ok. I’m not a huge fan of spicy hot flavors, but the cheese on this Bacon Habanero Burger is just the right heat […] Read more…

Cooking with Fresh Corn

Summer without fresh corn is like summer without sunshine. At the start of the summer, I get excited thinking about earthy-sweet and crunchy, hot buttered corn on the cob. How much do I adore fresh corn?  About this much!We’d already […] Read more…

9 Cool Summer Meals That Won’t Heat Up Your Kitchen

It’s the middle of the day and the temperatures are already climbing high, the air conditioning is struggling to keep up, and and I still have to figure out what to make for dinner. Summer weather is often enough for […] Read more…

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