Category Archives: Quick Dinners

Turkey Curry: Your Personal Stash of Stouffer’s

I roast two turkeys every year. One for Thanksgiving, or sometimes Friendsgiving, and one for leftovers. I love to use up leftover turkey in different ways. This year I channeled Bridget Jones’ Turkey Curry Buffet. Remember the Christmas Jumper? If … Continue reading

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Chinese Meatballs with Spicy Sauce

This is so easy and quick to make- 25 minutes and dinner is served. My whole family loves these meatballs. Serves 4 1 lb. ground beef, ground turkey, or ground pork 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, grated 4 green … Continue reading

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Sheet Pan Shrimp with Bacon and Cannellini Beans

I have been teaching my youngest son to cook.  At the moment I am writing this he is making Chinese meatballs. Here is how it goes: I hand him a cookbook, he picks a recipe, I buy the ingredients, and … Continue reading

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Polenta with Sauteed Kale

This is a great side dish to go with grilled or roasted meats, or as a vegetarian main. It tastes even better the second day!  If you prefer creamy polenta you can serve it hot out of the pan.  If … Continue reading

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Saltimbocca Come Fanno gli Americani

SO FANCY! Not really. But translating things into Italian makes it sound piu sofisticato, right?  Saltimbocca is a traditional Roman dish- the word Saltimbocca means “Jumps in the mouth” -because it’s so tasty. Traditionally it’s made with veal, sage, and … Continue reading

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Creamy Vegan Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

My list of vegan recipes is slowly growing longer! This dish is based on a favorite of my husband’s from one of our trips to Sicily. Nuts of all kinds are used in Sicilian cooking, and the basil pesto that … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Mexican Chicken

I love to get a couple of meals out of one dish.  Cooking a whole chicken in the Instant Pot is a huge timesaver and yields lots of succulent chicken to use for tacos, soup, and salads. This isn’t really … Continue reading

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Grilled Make-Your-Own Pita Pizza

Get your family in on the cooking with these easy make-your-own pizzas.  Start with store-bought whole pitas, naan, or flatbreads.  I love Greek pita because it’s soft and pillowy and grills up nicely without getting too crunchy.  We used Pomi … Continue reading

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Easy Potato and Fennel Soup with Parsley Pistou

This hearty and homey soup is super rich and creamy, even though it’s completely dairy free. Even better, it’s quick enough to make on a weeknight! The pistou adds a little spicy brightness. Serves 4 to 6 3 T. olive … Continue reading

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Fresh Tomato Pesto

When the tomatoes are ripe and get that intense flavor of summer I love to come up with different uses for them.  This is an uncooked sauce that can be tossed with any type of pasta.  We used it for … Continue reading

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