One Pot Jambalaya with Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

One Pot Jambalaya with Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

It’s a weeknight afternoon and you forgot to take out the chicken you had planned for dinner that night! Oh no! Now what? Not pizza again. Take out is so expensive when you are feeding a whole family. You just don’t want to spend $50 on fattening Mexican food that will likely give you gas or worse…your husband gas. Plus, you just don’t want all that added salt and bloating. This One Pot Jambalaya with Shrimp and Andouille Sausage is spicy, easy and full of great flavor! It would have been nice if you had time in the morning before […]

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One Pot Corn and Crab Chowder

One Pot Corn and Crab Chowder

Ugh! Another cold, windy, rainy day here in the Northeast! This is one of the few things I do not like about living in the north…consecutive days without sun. But, having a nice homemade bowl of soup helps perk up my winter blues. When is spring coming? I suppose it is way too early to ask that question. This chowder is comfort food by definition. It embodies the flavors we like to eat in the winter- bacon, potatoes, and corn.  Well, bacon we like to eat all year, along with the potatoes and corn but, it is especially nice combination […]

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One Pot Ham, Potato and Bean Soup

One Pot Ham, Potato and Bean Soup

A tasty, hot, homemade soup is perfect on a cold winter’s day. It warms you up and is comforting. This broth based soup has so much flavor because it is made by stewing a ham bone in chicken, turkey or vegetable stock which produces an incredibly delicious broth for this One Pot Ham, Potato and Bean soup. With only one pot to clean, why buy canned soup when this tastes a hundred times better? This soup tastes great with little seasoning. It is one of my favorite soups because I love cannellini beans and when the ham bone is cooked […]

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Homemade Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

This Italian Wedding Soup is featured on Foodgawker! This traditional chicken broth based soup is a favorite to many people, including myself, with its mini meatballs, escarole, pastina and other vegetables that season the soup to make it savory. I have childhood memories of eating this delicious soup on Christmas day and at other celebrations. It was always served after the antipasto course and before the pasta course. I love making soups in the winter. They are so satisfying on a cold, damp day especially when served with a crusty piece of homemade bread! YUM! This Neopolitan soup has alias […]

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Pumpkin Alfredo with Egg Noodles

Pumpkin Alfredo with Egg Noodles

A creamy, pumpkin flavored Alfredo sauce mixed in with wide egg noodles is the perfect rainy day, autumn comfort food! Pumpkin recipes are so popular this time of year and this is a good way to use the pumpkins you’ve displayed as fall decorations as you start replacing them with Christmas or Hanukkah decorations. A Slightly Lighter Alfredo Sauce Other Pumpkin Alfredo recipes use a lot of heavy cream and butter. Although that may taste really great and rich, it packs quite a lot of calories considering just one tablespoon of heavy whipping cream has 50 calories and 5 grams […]

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Rosemary Chicken Stuffed with Prosciutto and Mozzarella

Stuffed Chicken

How tasty does cheese oozing out of chicken look? We eat chicken in our house probably once a week so, I’m always looking for new things to do with chicken (aren’t we all of us?) and this recipe is great because the cook time is about the same as preparation time so, this chicken can be done in 45 minutes including the resting period which is great for a midweek meal and also ideal for party planning because it can be prepared ahead of time and reheated in the oven! Yay! That is another plus! I’ve been slicing my skinless […]

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