Chicken Pesto Gorgonzola

I love it when we go out to a restaurant and find a dish that we absolutely love!  One of my favorite challenges is to try to figure out what is in it and replicate it at home.  This in the inspiration behind this recipe for Chicken Pesto Gorgonzola.

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Grilled Corn Salad

 

Grilled Corn Salad is the perfect summertime accompaniment to any BBQ or gathering all season long.  I love this salad because it’s so easy, tasty and colorful.  It’s fresh, healthy and full of flavor!  The great thing about it is that you can make it ahead and it can be served room temp or even chilled in the fridge when you’re ready to eat.

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Steakhouse Filet Mignon with Red Wine Reduction

 

There is nothing better than an incredibly juicy, perfectly cooked steak at your favorite steakhouse.  Well, I lied.  There is something better.  Making your own incredibly juicy, perfectly cooked steak at home!  This Steakhouse Filet Mignon with Red Wine Reduction is that steak.  It’s the kind of meal that will make you ask, “Why go out?”.

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SF Style Cioppino

 

I love to make this SF Style Cioppino recipe this time of year.  We always have family over during the holidays and this is the perfect meal that is elegant in presentation, easy to prepare, light, healthy and oh’ so delicious!

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Cornish Game Hens & Wild Rice Stuffing

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Hands down, Cornish Game Hens & Wild Rice Stuffing is one of my favorite fall meals!  This recipe is pretty easy but makes for a beautiful presentation and it’s a break from the norm.  I usually cut them in half to serve, no one can usually get through a whole one on their own.  Adding the dried cranberries and apricots enhances the wild rice with a little pop of fall colors.  And the slivered almonds adds a crunch with every bite.  Impress your family and friends with this delicious dish!

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Bacon Brussels Sprouts

 

It’s time to re-think Brussels Sprouts.  If you haven’t eaten Brussels Sprouts since you were a kid after some sort of horrible experience eating them boiled, steamed, flavorless…shall I go on?  You get the picture.  I am here to tell you that Bacon Brussels Sprouts will totally turn you around.  These have flavor, crispy bits of crunchy leaves and most importantly bacon, enough said.

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Weeknight Shrimp Marinara

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Sometimes quick and easy meals are still elegant in presentation, this Weeknight Shrimp Marinara is a perfect example.  It is a great weeknight meal that is light and healthy with a few secret ingredients.  You can also call this a “Fra Diavlo” or spicy red sauce.  I don’t make it too spicy because although I love a little heat, I don’t love to the point that the kids complain….it’s a fine line, you know what I mean?  I put my own spin on this pasta dish by adding in fresh spinach that I had on hand…great way to sneak it in before the kids even knew it! I also used gluten free pasta and I honestly don’t think anyone could even tell the difference.  The whole meal was done and on the table  in 30 minutes and the whole family loved it! Continue reading →