Category Archives: Main Dish

Chicken with Raspberry Mustard

Dinner the other night was pretty simple – chicken tenders coated in cornmeal and lightly fried, served with a tomato & basil salad and some steamed broccoli.The star of the meal was the raspberry mustard that went with the chicken. While this too was simple – crushed raspberries, whole grain mustard and honey – it […]

Green Chile-Chicken Casserole

Today’s post comes from a chicken casserole I found on Cooking Light.  This was another of my attempts to create a gluten free meal, so the corn tortillas used in the recipe were what ultimately made me go for this dish vs. the plethora of other casseroles out there. The recipe calls for 4 cups […]

Garlic Shrimp

You’ll be happy to know that the smoke detectors work at my house. I tested them yesterday. Of course I didn’t exactly mean to test them… Yesterday’s dinner consisted of a simple Garlic Shrimp recipe I had recently seen, served with brown rice and a side dish of Stir Fried Snow Peas and Mushrooms. Sounds […]

Gnocchi with Zucchini Ribbons

When you think gnocchi you often think of a heavy meal that will sit in your stomach long after you leave the table.  That is why I was so surprised when I made a recipe for gnocchi that I saw on – it was nice and light with a delicate finish.  The secret to […]

Vegetarian Thai Red Curry

If you haven’t made anything from Eating Well you are definitely missing out.  The dishes I have made from here are always fantastic.  True, they are often a bit more work than other things I make, but I’ve never regretted the extra time spent. What I found interesting about their Vegetarian Thai Red Curry dish […]

Pulled Pork Wraps

I’ve made crock-pot pulled pork a few different times, seemingly each with a slightly different variation.  My most recent iteration* involved pouring a beer into the crock-pot along with some barbeque sauce, an onion … and of course the pork.  The beer was the different twist for me.  I have used root beer in the […]

Oh So Nice Chicken and Rice

Sometimes entire dinner ideas just fall into my lap.  This was true last week when an email from All Recipes highlighted a Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken, and right after that featured a nice looking Carrot Rice dish.  Paraphrasing one of my favorite Maurice Sendak books: In May I truly think it best To be a […]


Thai-licious: When you make a Thai dish at home that tastes as good as (if not better) then what you would get at your favorite Thai restaurant. I have always liked Sniglets*, which are those words that don’t appear in the dictionary but should.  I generally like these for their comedic value, but today’s new […]