Category Archive: Main Dish

Smothered Chicken and Barley

Smothered Chicken and Barley

This is pure comfort food with the hearty chew of barley, the moist tender chicken thigh meat dusted with a lovely combination of spices all nestled in a sauce created with canned tomatoes and chicken broth. You might have everything on hand right now to make this dish. The end result is a thick creamy stew …

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Gorgonzola Cheese, Date & Walnut Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Gorgonzola Cheese Dates & Walnuts stuffed PorkTenderloin

 It was a wonderful combination of flavors. The salty bite of Gorgonzola cheese melted with the sweetness of the dates and the crunch of the walnuts and you get a little taste of everything in every bite. Yumminess – a fabulous flavor profile. Pork tenderloin is available at most grocery stores, Sam’s Club, Costco, Trader Joe’s and …

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Vegetable Galette

Roasted Vegetable Galette

This makes 6 large meal size servings. Serve it along side a salad made of baby greens and tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette. It could be the perfect dish to add to a brunch – instead of the usual quiche. It’s so versatile that it would even work as a hot appetizer cut into 12 smaller slices. You …

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Chicken Marbella

Chicken Marbella

The recipe shared here is a healthy version of the wildly popular Chicken Marbella recipe created by The Silver Pallet Cookbook author Sheila Lukin’s back in the early 80′s. Apparently after that cookbook came out this dish was popular on the home entertaining scene. I was a new bride back then (okay I’m dating myself here) and our meals …

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Baked Fish with Soy-Sesame Drizzle

Baked Fish with Soy-Sesame Drizzle

  One of my favorite fool proof ways to cook fish comes from chef and cookbook author Pam Anderson. It’s all done in the oven and you don’t even have to turn the fish. No preheating the oven either - sounds crazy but trust me when I tell you that it works and your fish will come …

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