A simple idea that I gave a try and will regularly insert for a quick meal or snack idea. This would also be a great dish to take to a party. You could use store bought dough or a canister but I made the dough using the same pizza recipe as we used for previous pizzas (Thai Chicken, Tomato Mushroom Pesto, Grilled Crab Pesto) Continue reading
I love Italian food and I love spicy and this is a great combination of the two. I looked up Fra Diavolo and the not always wise internet says that it translates to “brother devil”. I knew of the devil part in reference to its spiciness, but am not sure about the brother part, but sure we will go with it. I served this over pasta with shrimp, but like many Italian sauces, once made it is very versatile and could be used in many different ways.
Posted in Sauces
Tagged basil, crushed tomato, onion, oregano, pasta, red pepper flakes, roasted garlic, shrimp, spicy, tomato paste, tomato puree
This is the second installment of the Greek inspired recent dishes, which has always been my favorite Greek dish. Pastitsio is often described as a Greek lasagna which is fairly accurate. This was a combination of a few recipes as they all differed quite a bit. Either way, it is not a beginner recipe but it seriously may have been the best thing we have ever made! I even met a new cheese in the process.
Posted in Beef, Casserole, Greek, Lamb, Recipes
Tagged bechamel, Beef, casserole, cayenne, cinnamon, cream, Greek, greek lasagna, kefalotiri, lamb, milk, nutmeg, olive oil, onion, oregano, pasta, penne, pepper, salt
We recently went to the Greek Food Festival at St. Nicks Church and were inspired to go Greek as you will see reflected in a few dishes to come. This was simple, quick, and cheap! Some spices and fresh oregano, roast for about an hour, and you seem like a genius!
Posted in Chicken, Recipes
Tagged chicken, easy, lemon, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, oregano, pepper, quarters, quick, roasted, salt, simple
We have been on a roll with Bon Appetit recipes recently and this is an adaptation of one. They have section where they recreate/figure out recipes from restaurants that readers request. This was an adaptation of their version of Mahi-Mahi with Tomato, Pepper, and Caper Sauce from Cabana in West Palm Beach.
Posted in Recipes, Seafood
Tagged bay leaves, capers, cilantro, garlic, green pepper, olive oil, onion, oregano, pan seared, red pepper, saute, swordfish, tomato, white wine, yellow pepper
Thanks to my sis we now receive Bon Appetit magazine! This recipe comes from the January 2011 issue. I adapted it in a couple of ways. First, I nixed the pomegranate relish that was supposed to accompany it and secondly, I used chicken thighs instead of making kebobs with breast meat. Once it’s grilling season I would love to make this again, this time by making the kebobs. The thighs came out great though too!
Posted in Chicken, Sauces
Tagged baharat seasoning, bon appetite, chicken, chicken thighs, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, garlic, lemon juice, mint, nutmeg, oregano, recipe, Seared, tahini yogurt sauce, Turkish
OK I know what you’re thinking… another chili recipe?!@? Yeah, but this one is really really good. I’m a big chili fan and always keep my eye out for variations. This one has cinnamon and cloves in it along with more traditional chili seasonings and almost has an Indian-esque flavor to it. It also has beer in it We both really loved this one. Really.
Posted in Beef
Tagged beer, bon appetit, boneless beef chuck, chile con carne, cinnamon, cloves, cubed, cumin, diced tomatoes, dutch oven, garlic, ground ancho chiles, masa, onion, oregano, recipe
We sometimes get requests from our loyal readers for certain recipes and one we recently received was for chicken tortilla soup. This worked out perfectly because I happen to be a huge fan of tortilla soup and I have never made it before. So, I happily took on this challenge and made it on a very cold Sunday afternoon.
Posted in Chicken, Soups
Tagged avocado, chicken, chicken broth, chicken tortilla soup, corn tortilla, dinner ideas, enchilada chicken, garlic, green chilis, green pepper, homemade, how to make, low carb, low fat, Mexican, onion, oregano, recipe, red pepper, soup, tortilla strips
On Halloween night we changed up our usual chili recipes and made a white chicken chili. It was a nice change and the recipe could not be easier. I don’t have any pictures of the process because there really wasn’t one. All of the ingredients went into the crock pot and the rest took care of itself!
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Tagged cheese, chicken chili, crock pot chicken chili, cumin, dinner ideas, easy, good leftovers, great northern white beans, green chilis, homemade, low carb, Mexican, one pot, oregano, toppings, white chicken chili