Chicken A La King

I know what you might be thinking.  For many, the thought of Chicken A La King conjures up the worst of that era of the 50s and 60s when everything came from a can.  When people couldn't figure out what to do with leftover chicken,  they smothered it in cream with canned mushrooms - or … Continue reading Chicken A La King

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Chicken Parmesan

This dish is an Italian-American classic, but is also unique because it utilizes two flavor profiles that are commonly considered opposed to one another:  Chicken and Marinara Sauce.  We usually think of Classic Marinara Sauce as a sauce that accompanies read meat - beef, sausage, meatballs.  In contrast, we usually think of chicken and seafood … Continue reading Chicken Parmesan

Linguine con le Vongole (Linguine with Clams)

This Italian classic is simple and delicious.  It's easy enough for a busy weeknight and elegant enough for a special dinner for two.  It is satisfying and filling, yet light on both the wallet and the stomach.  Also, it's guaranteed to keep the vampires away for a millennia or so.  What's not to love? Time: … Continue reading Linguine con le Vongole (Linguine with Clams)

Chicken Dijonnaise with Brandy Mustard Cream Sauce (and Homemade Caesar Salad)

This tangy, zesty, creamy dish comes together in a little less than an hour.  It is simple enough to make on a weeknight (with a little hustle) and elegant enough for a dinner party.  I've also included a recipe here for homemade Caesar Salad, because the flavor profiles of the classic Caesar are the perfect … Continue reading Chicken Dijonnaise with Brandy Mustard Cream Sauce (and Homemade Caesar Salad)

Chicken Marsala

This twist on an Italian classic uses Japanese panko bread crumbs to create a delicate yet irresistibly crisp breading on the outside of lightly fried chicken cutlets which are then served with a savory Marsala mushroom sauce over angel hair pasta. Time: 45-60 minutes Level:  Easy/Intermediate Cost: About $4-6 per plate Serves: 4- 6 Ingredients: … Continue reading Chicken Marsala

Chunky Beef Chili

This delicious chili requires minimal effort and can be made on the stove top or in a slow-cooker.  It is spicy, rich and perfect for a cold winter night.  Serve with extra jalapeños, avocados and diced white onions as well as a dollop of sour cream and Mexican cheese.  This chili can be made a … Continue reading Chunky Beef Chili

Cuban Pulled Pork & Mojo Sandwiches

This amazing pulled pork can be thrown together in as little as 20 minutes, and then you can set it and forget it while it slow-roasts all day.  Dinner will be waiting for you when you get home.  Initially I was worried about this one.  I was afraid that a pork loin, which is a … Continue reading Cuban Pulled Pork & Mojo Sandwiches