Mushrooms sauteed in garlic and white wine are the perfect side dish. Easy to make and a perfect compliment to any chicken, meat, or fish dinner. Putting the mushrooms over rice makes this side dish even more complete. This is a great to side to another dish I recently made, Baked Olive, Artichoke and Lemon […]

Who doesn’t love a solid chicken dish? This baked olive, artichoke and lemon chicken is layered with flavor. Browned and braised with briny olives and spices. I completed this meal with a quick but flavorful side of white wine sautéed mushrooms over rice. This is what happens when I improvise! Having staples in your pantry […]

  As the first day of fall closes in, many people rush to the farms to pick apples and pumpkins. For me, I am excited to pick tomatoes. One of the farms that we frequent has an abundance of cherry tomato plants. While everyone else fills their bags with apples, I am loading up the […]

Need a quick side for your Taco Tuesday? Look no further than Pineapple, Chicken, & Cilantro Fried Rice, featuring canned pineapple and canned chicken. Partnering with Cans Get You Cooking motivated me to a quick “cantry” dive to come up with this delicious side dish packed with protein, veggies, and incredible flavors! It is amazing […]

Old man winter will just not let up! Although it is the first day of spring another snowstorm is upon us.  My dreams of strolling through the farmers market are officially dashed. So I get out my Le Creuset pot and have prepared one last hearty dish. This is not 100% bolognese sauce or traditional […]

Baby, it has been real cold outside! We have had two snowstorms already this January. Anything that can warm you up from inside out is necessary on these days. This White Bean, Kale, and Pancetta soup has ton of flavor. Adding in kale and carrots makes it super hearty. The pancetta and sherry in the […]

  The holiday season is in full swing! The air is buzzing with everyone shopping, planning, and prepping. It seems the days go by faster than we can prepare.  Of course, food is at the top of everyone’s checklist. From cocktail parties to tree trimming snacks and Christmas dinner, there is most likely an abundance […]

    If you are thinking this is a play on shrimp and grits, you are right! When I think of polenta I equate to more of an Italian dish. I love how versatile it is. I have made appetizers with it, main dishes, sides, and even dessert. This creamy version with spicy, garlicky shrimp […]

I am not ready for summer to come to an end. I refuse to believe that it is almost over. The grill will remain turned on in this house! This fingerling potato salad was something I made on a whim. I bought the potatoes for an entirely different use. Instead, they came in handy when […]

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