Category Archive: Main Dish

Creamy Chili-Corn Soup with Chicken and Black Beans

Hunger hits, it is getting close to dinner time, you forgot to take the meat out of the freezer to thaw for your planned meal and take-out does not fit into your food plan today. Has this ever happened to you? If truth be told, frequently my daughter Katy asks me to go shopping and well, you know, one hour …

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Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu

When this recipe showed up in my e-mail and I saw the picture I had to make it. Oh the power of suggestion! This recipe did not disappoint. I love the concept of taking a complicated, time consuming recipe and making it easy, when the flavor is still amazing. As I often do, I doubled this recipe  in hopes of …

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Antipasta – Style Penne

The ingredients list for this recipe included some of my favorite flavors. Kalamata olives, pesto, sun dried tomato halves, artichoke hearts, pine nuts, parmigiano reggiano cheese and penne pasta!  I was so excited to pull this together for dinner recently. Much to my surprise I found it to be too “oily” and so did the rest …

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Italian Wedding Soup

There is something comforting about eating a steaming, hot, bowl of home made soup.  A big pot of soup can feed many hungry people for a small amount of money. Perfect for a casual get together. I use to buy Italian Wedding Soup in the can until I found this recipe. Leftovers ( if you have any) freeze well. I like to …

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Herbed Chicken Piccata

This is one of those recipes that is in our regular dinner rotation. I have been making it since about 2004 and the only tweaking I did was to add capers and sub butter for the margarine.  It is easy enough for a weeknight meal but fancy enough to entertain with. I pair it with Cooking Lights Creamy Parmesan Orzo and …

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