Wild Mushroom Risotto with Goat Cheese & Chicken

Wild Mushroom Risotto with Goat Cheese & Chicken is an elegant meal perfect for weeknight comfort food or weekend entertaining! This is honestly a warm hug in a bowl. I do love a one pot meal and this is ‘almost’ that. I did use a hot plate to sear the chicken & a pot to keep the stock warm. Other than that, I made the entire dish in one pot. This dish has a TON of flavor, try it, you’ll see!

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Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

The only thing better than a quick & easy Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry is leftovers for lunch the next day! I always make extra for this very reason. Recently, I was asked to do a cooking demo for Williams-Sonoma using the Hestan NanoBond Wok. This wok is the perfect choice for high-heat cooking since it can withstand temps up to 1050F and cleans up looking new. This recipe is a favorite of my entire family and perfect for weeknight cooking!

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Pork Banh Mi Egg Rolls

As a food blogger, there’s nothing I love more than a culinary challenge!  Recently, I was invited to participate in a recipe contest for JSL Foods.  I was sent Wonton & Egg Roll Wrappers and asked to use culinary creativity to come up with my own recipe.  So, I gave it a lot of thought…so many options!  I wanted it to be original, something I hadn’t seen, made or tried before.  A real good old fashioned challenge, Game On!  Upon much deliberation, I decided to make Pork Banh Mi Egg Rolls.  All of the amazing flavor-packed ingredients of a Banh Mi Sandwich wrapped in an Egg Roll Wrapper and quickly fried to crispy perfection.  A quick update, I just found out I won 1st Place in the contest for this recipe, so exciting!

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Sausage & Chestnut Stuffing


Every year, without fail, I visit Williams-Sonoma for a few items to make our Thanksgiving dinner extra special!  Pretty sure I have tried all of their goodies but I definitely have a few favorites.  This Sausage & Chestnut Stuffing is a winner and I make it every year.  From my family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you enjoy it!

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Skillet Chicken Marsala & Orzo

One skillet dinners are so popular and with good reason!  Easy, quick perfect for weeknights and elevated enough to serve family-syle over the weekend!  I developed this recipe with all of my favorite flavors in one place.  It’s not Chicken Marsala in the traditional sense, but this Skillet Chicken Marsala & Orzo incorporates all of the traditional flavors that you know and love!  Serving it over orzo is a perfect way to soak up all of the delicious juices.

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Huli-Huli Chicken Skewers

I spent 7 years of my childhood growing up in Hawaii…so, it will always hold a very special place in my heart.  Every time we visit, I look forward to the beach, the warm island breezes, beautiful sunsets, the calming music…Oh’ and let’s not forget the amazing food!  These Huli-Huli Chicken Skewers are sweet and savory, spicy and sticky goodness…Ono!

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Braised Short Ribs

Braised Short Ribs is one of my all time favorite comfort meals!  This is a dish that I’ve made for years during the fall and winter months.  It definitely calls for some time, so your best bet is to tackle it on a weekend afternoon. Prepare to be in awe from the wonderful smells that will fill your house!

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Cider-Brined Pork Tenderloin

Cider-Brined Pork Tenderloin is an easy way to take a basic cut of pork and launch you out of the stratosphere, yet easy enough to whip together on a weeknight!  It’s the end of August, our kids started back to school and summer seemed to come to a screeching halt.  I’m not going to lie, I love every second of summer but fall is my absolute favorite season, hands down!  I love the cool mornings and evenings, the way the sun casts those “fall” shadows on the ground and I am inspired culinarily.  Soups, stews, football on t.v….oh’ man, don’t even get me started, it just makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

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Chicken Paillard

Chicken Paillard is the perfect quick, tasty weeknight meal your family will love! The chicken turns out perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.  I finish it off with a squeeze of fresh lemon and a sprinkle of fleur de sel to add brightness to the dish.  Pile on some fresh greens and you’ve got yourself a delicious dinner!

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Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas are the perfect weeknight meal and packed with great flavor!  Our kids love Taco Tuesday!  In fact, they rarely will let a Tuesday go by without asking for tacos.  Since tacos can get ho-hum (at least for some of us), I love to shake things up on Tuesday’s with another Mexican food idea.

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