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Potluck Dinner Casserole

Potluck Dinner RecipesWhen cooking for a gathering you want to bring a delicious dish. This page contains potluck dinner recipes.


Curry Chicken and Cabbage

Curry Chicken and Cabbage RecipeA mild curry flavors this simple weeknight meal. This page contains a recipe for curry chicken and cabbage.


Stuffed Red Peppers on plate

Stuffed Red PeppersYou can use whatever color peppers you prefer. I use red because I like the sweetness of them. This is a great meal by itself or served with a side salad. You can adjust the ground beef and rice amounts to your liking. It can also be made using ground pork, turkey, chicken, sausage or a combination of meats.


Hamburger Stroganoff

Hamburger Stroganoff RecipesThis page contains hamburger Stroganoff recipes. You can prepare a less expensive version of Stroganoff substituting hamburger for more expensive cuts of beef.


Pinto Beans on White Background

Recipes Using Pinto BeansPinto beans are not just for frijoles, try them in other delicious recipes. This page contains recipes using pinto beans.


Gnocchi With Basil and Tomato Sauce

Gnocchi RecipesPotato gnocchi is a delicious alternative to pasta that you can make at home. This page contains gnocchi recipes.



Skillet containing fried sausage and potatoes with onions and greens

Kielbasa and Fried PotatoesKielbasa and potatoes combine to make a delicious meal. This is a page about kielbasa and fried potatoes.


Close-up of Pork and Beans Goulash

Pork and Beans GoulashA hearty weeknight dinner using a can of pork and beans as the base. This page contains a recipe for pork and beans goulash.


Grilled kielbasa and potatoes.

Recipes Using Kielbasa or Polish SausageThis page contains recipes using kielbasa or Polish sausage. Kielbasa is a popular ingredient in many recipes. It is often used in recipes based on dishes from Eastern Europe, but is adaptable to many cuisines.


bowl of Tyre Pudding & family picture

Tyre PuddingA "handed down" English main dish pudding recipe from my great grandmother Lydia Butcher Seager. I had my first bite of the pudding when I was about eight years old. I was hesitant because it didn't look very appetizing. But I was wrong! It was delicious. The salt pork crust is the secret to the recipe's great flavor.


Ground Beef Scalloped Potatoes baked

Ground Beef Scalloped Potato RecipeMake your scalloped potatoes a little more hearty by adding ground beef. This page contains ground beef scalloped potato recipe.


Tater Tot Nachos

Using Leftover Tater TotsLeftover or prepared for the first time tater tots can be used in a variety of main dish casseroles or added to a breakfast burrito. This page contains recipes using tater tots.


Chicken hot pocking cut in half.

Chicken Crescent Square RecipesThis page contains chicken crescent square recipes. Crescent rolls stuffed with chicken and other tasty ingredients make for a delicious light meal. Serve with fresh fruit or a salad.


Homegrown Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto on plate

Homegrown Mushroom and Asparagus RisottoI love growing my own mushrooms at home. It's easy to do and I love that they're not covered in unknown dirt. They turn out so yummy that they are a fantastic replacement for meat. Of course, if you don't grow your own mushrooms at home, use store bought ones when you try this recipe. You will love it either way!


Eggplant Layered Rice on plate

Eggplant Layered RiceThis rice dish has layers of eggplant, ground meat and fragrant spices. It's super hearty and is great for an all-in-one meal. You can use any meat you like. I used ground beef.


Glazed Pomegranate Pork Ribs on plate

Glazed Pomegranate Pork RibsFor a delicious tart pork rib dish begin with juiced pomegranates. The tart sweet cooking liquid becomes a luscious glaze. Beautiful to see, and yummy to eat, this is an artful dish.


Pork & Mung Bean Guisado in bowl

Pork and Mung Bean GuisadoOnions, garlic, ginger, and tomatoes combine with cooked pork and mung beans for this tasty dish. The recipe and instructions follow.


Pork Fried Rice with Duck Sauce in bowl

Pork Fried Rice with Duck SauceI had leftover pork tenderloin from dinner yesterday. So I made two cups of white rice after cleaning up my kitchen. Making fried rice is best made with day old cold rice. This is an incredibly easy fast recipe! So fast, it was a bit difficult to take too many step by step pictures. I did my best.


Roasted Chicken and Rice on plate

Roasted Chicken and RiceMake a tasty chicken and rice dish that also includes cabbage, carrots, celery, and cream of mushroom soup. Freeze some for a future meal. The recipe including ingredients list and instructions can be found below.


The cooked sausage and peppers dish.

Baked Sausage and PeppersThis quick meal consists of sliced Italian sausage, sliced onions, and cut up bell peppers. Roast them in your oven or toaster oven for a yummy dish.


Chili in bowl with cheese & dollop of sour cream

Slow Cooker Chili with Black BeansI love this chili because it makes a fabulous hearty meal, but also doubles as a fantastic appetizer or party food, scooped up with some corn chips. Being able to set it and forget it in your slow cooker is also a huge plus.



Taco Mac n Cheese topped with sour cream & salsa

Making Taco Mac and CheeseTransform plain boxed mac n cheese into a scrumptious taco flavored delight with the addition of seasoned ground beef and cheese. The instructions and ingredients list follows.


Maple Apple Pork Japanese Curry on plate

Maple Apple Pork Japanese CurryMy friends constantly ask me to make two of my dishes: maple apple pork, and Japanese curry. I thought to myself, "Why not try turning them into one dish?" I did it, and it was amazing! The maple and apple really tone down the heat of the spicy curry, and goes phenomenally well with the tender cuts of pork. This goes great on a bed of Japanese rice, topped with a large cooling dollop of plain Greek yogurt.


cook veggies on rice balls

Savory Rice Balls SaladRice flour dumplings served in a savory sauce make for a tasty salad. The ingredients, recipe, and instructions can be found on this page.


Pulled Pork Swineapple on plate

Pulled Pork SwineappleGet ready for a delicious stuffed pineapple dish. Stuff a hollowed out pineapple with tender pulled pork, then wrap with bacon, and bake for a scrumptious summer meal. The recipe follows.


Greek Lamb Over Noodles on plate

Greek Lamb Over NoodlesTurn leftover lamb into a scrumptious meal. The recipe for preparing a dish of greek style lamb over noodles can be found on this page.


Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet

Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato SkilletThis is a very quick meal to make, perfect if you work during the day. I omitted the cheese and added asparagus, so I made this a one-pan meal. Feel free to add other vegetables and spices to your liking. I partially cooked the sweet potatoes and the asparagus in the microwave to make it even faster.


noodles mixed with sauce in pot

Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccine AlfredoThis delicious Instant Pot chicken fettuccine Alfredo is ready to serve in less than half an hour. Add a side of garlic toast and perhaps a green salad and dinner is served.


cooked Orange Chicken in pot

Instant Pot Orange ChickenMake chicken breast meat with a sweet orange sauce in your instant pot to serve over rice. A tasty meal that is easy to make.


Creamy Chicken and Broccoli on rice

Creamy Chicken and BroccoliThis delicious creamy chicken and broccoli dish is easy to make and uses the old standby, cream of mushroom soup. It is quick to make and can be varied depending on the spices added.


baked Cheesy Eggplant Stacks

Cheesy Eggplant StacksThese sausage and cheese eggplant stacks are like little eggplant Parmesan individual servings. Make as many as you like, save some for later. The instructions and photos will ensure a delicious meal tonight.


Chicken and vegetables being cooked on a sheet pan.

Sheet Pan RecipesGet out your shallow sheet pan and try one or more of these delicious recipes. Choose from chicken recipes or a delicious sausage, potato, and veggie option. There are many more recipes that work well with this type of baking pan, it is not just for cookies and pizza any more.


Smoked Neck Bones and Pinto Beans

Making Smoked Neck Bones and Pinto BeansSmoked pork neck bones can be used to season dishes such as beans. This page contains a recipe for making smoked neck bones and pinto beans in your crockpot.


baked Stuffed Peppers and Stuffed Zucchini

Stuffed Peppers and Stuffed ZucchiniI have always loved stuffed peppers, but stuffed zucchini is fabulous using the same stuffing!


Enjoy your finished dish.

Spaghetti in Meatballs RecipeAn interesting way to form your meatballs is to twirl your noodles into balls and freeze them. These noodles get wrapped by the meat mixture, covered with sauce and baked.


Fried Karela Bitter Melon with Egg on plate

Fried Karela Bitter Melon with Egg RecipeKarela bitter melon is a tropical or subtropical fruit that grows on a vine. Try it fried with egg on rice.



Pinto Beans in bowl

Instant Pot Pinto BeansYou can make this in any pressure cooker. You do not have to soak the beans. I like the electric pressure cooker because you don't have to watch it. This is a healthy meal and cheap. I got 1.5 pounds of pinto beans at Dollar Tree. I do not eat bacon, so I left it out. I sautéed the onion in a bit of oil.


Zucchini Manicotti Rolls on plate

Zucchini Manicotti RollsYou can use thin sliced zucchini in place of pasta to make these manicotti rolls. This will reduce the number of carbs and calories in a manicotti dish.


Mixed Vegetable Quinoa

Mixed Vegetable QuinoaWhat's so versatile about quinoa is you could mix anything you have and it'll turn out healthy and delicious. Plus, I had a lot of onions and tomatoes that were going to go bad so this was a great way to use up leftovers!


cooking salsa & veggies

Salsa Chicken and Rice RecipesChicken and rice go well with some salsa to season the tomato sauce, and makes a great main dish. This page contains recipes for salsa chicken and rice.


Tofu Stuffed with Ground Turkey, Shrimp and Mushroom

Tofu Stuffed with Ground Turkey, Shrimp and MushroomTofu is very bland by itself. Jazz up a boring meal by adding turkey, shrimp and mushroom to make this delicious stuffed tofu recipe.


ranch dressing added to plate

Ground Beef HaystacksA quick, easy meal when you don't have a lot of time. Layer a variety of foods to create a delicious meal. This page contains ground beef haystacks.


Chicken with Green Olives in pan

Chicken with Green Olives RecipeSeasoned chicken thighs with green olives makes a delicious main dish to serve with rice. This is a page about chicken with green olives.


Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner on plate.

New England Corned Beef and CabbageAlso called a boiled dinner, this one pot meal is hearty and comforting, perfect for St. Patrick's Day. It is traditionally served with beets. This is a page about making New England corned beef and cabbage.


Easy Chicken and Noodles For One

Easy Chicken and Noodles for OneIf you are cooking for yourself, try this comfort food classic. This is a page about making easy chicken and noodles for one.


Chicken Sausage added to Pot

Chicken Sausage, Apple and Sweet Potato PotUse your slow cooker to make this easy one pot meal. This page is about making chicken sausage, apple and sweet potato pot.


Lentils and Quinoa with Shiitake Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Spinach in bowl

Lentils and Quinoa with Shiitake Mushrooms, Tomatoes and SpinachA delicious, vegan main dish that is quick to make. It is full of healthy ingredients that you can customize to your liking. This page contains a recipe for lentils and quinoa with shiitake mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach.


Rice Cake with Chicken on plate

Saffron Rice Cake with Chicken (Tahchin Polo Ba Morgh)This Persian dish is basically a savoury "cake" made from rice, yogurt, eggs, saffron and chicken. How it all binds together creates this most comforting pillowy texture unlike any other. Because it's cooked in a pot with oil, it has this amazing crispy outer shell. You slice right into it just like a cake, and enjoy the crisp exterior and the soft interior. Aside from it tasting so good, I find it's also quite beautiful.


Braised Short Ribs with veggies and herbs

Braised Short RibsI have made this braised short ribs a couple times now, it is always a hit in our house. However, it is a time consuming but definitely delicious and the meat is so tender! Pairs great with french bread, mashed potatoes, rice/quinoa, or roasted vegetables, etc.


Crepe and salad on plate

Chicken and Cheese Stuffed CrepesHere on the islands we eat crepes like Americans eats pancakes. I live in a French territory with a French influence when it comes to cooking. Every restaurant here on our islands serves crepes for desert. You can find crepes filled with fruit, chocolate, or a variety of other sweet fillings. They top this off with whipped cream.


Shami Kabob on plate with garnish

Shami KabobWe love to make these kabobs over the stove when we are craving kabobs but don't want to break out the grill. This is especially handy in the colder months. They are quick, easy, and super delicious. I love them wrapped up in a piece of lavash bread with some chutney and fresh herbs!


Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein on plate

Spaghetti Squash Chow MeinWhen people see spaghetti squash, usually the first recipe that comes to mind involves spaghetti sauce. I decided to give these vegetable noodles an Asian twist by turning them into chow mein. I added shrimp, cashews and veggies to mine. You can try many different meat and vegetable combinations.


Ketchup and Soda Pop Marinade/Glaze on plate

Ketchup and Soda Marinade and Glaze RecipeThis delicious marinade and glaze recipe begins with ketchup and flat soda. Add vinegar and spices then use with either meat or veggies for a delicious, easy to prepare meal. This page contains a ketchup and soda marinade and glaze recipe.


Cabbage and Kidney Bean Quinoa in bowl

Cabbage Kidney Bean QuinoaHere is another healthy alternative method of eating quinoa with cabbage (dash of soy sauce) and kidney beans. This will last in the refrigerator for a week for lunch. You can eat as is or paired with your choice of protein.


Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts with aside of peas.

Feta Stuffed Chicken BreastsA simple main entree that you can use other cheese to substitute for feta when stuffing your chicken breasts. This page is about feta stuffed chicken breasts.


Red Beans in a clay pot.

Recipes Using Red BeansRed beans and rice are a great pairing. Here is a collection of recipes to try, including a crockpot soup and more traditional dishes. This page contains recipes using red beans.


Spaghetti with chickpeas.

Moroccan Spaghetti RecipeCumin, cinnamon, ginger and cayenne give this spaghetti pasta sauce a unique twist. This page contains a Moroccan spaghetti recipe.


Pasta Goulash in a cast iron pan

Two Pasta Goulash RecipesGoulash is great for additions and substitutions. Ramen noodles are added to this popular Hungarian dish. This page contains recipes for two pasta goulash.


Spaghetti alle Cockle on plate

Spaghetti alle CockleThis recipe is simple yet very delicious! You can substitute clams, mussels, shrimps or even lobster for cockle.


Dinner on plate

Black Bean-Cauliflower Rice-Mushroom MedleyI had half a bag of riced cauliflower left over, a can of black beans, and got a great deal on mushrooms. This was a very satisfying meal.


Spinach Beef With Orzo pasta

Spinach Beef With OrzoIf you have a busy schedule, this is an idea for you where you can make spinach ground beef as the main entree paired with orzo (ex: for lunch) and then serve as soft tacos (for dinner).


Cabbage, Ham and Potato soup.

Ham, Cabbage and Potatoes RecipeA hearty family meal can be made from ham cooked with cabbage, potatoes and onion. This page contains a recipe for ham, cabbage and potatoes.


Veggie Stirfry on plate

Summer Veggie StirfryMy garden is exploding with produce, and I had a few things to use up. It is also hot here, so I wanted a meatless meal. This was the result.


Chicken and mushrooms in a cast iron skillet

Chicken and Mushroom Dinner RecipesA delicious main dish of chicken and mushrooms with rosemary and/or thyme. Can be varied with added vegetables and served over rice or pasta. This page contains chicken and mushroom dinners.


Grilled Chicken on pasta

Chicken and Noodles RecipesQuick, easy and satisfying these popular comfort foods don't have to be in soup. This page contains chicken and noodles recipes.


Vienna Potatoes on white plate on top of a wooden table

Vienna Potatoes RecipeThis hearty dish combines potatoes, cream of mushroom soup and Vienna sausages. This page contains a recipe for Vienna potatoes.


Spicy Taco Beef Mix with Corn and Beans

Spicy Taco Beef Mix with Corn and BeansYou don't have to buy pre-packaged taco mix, you can make your own with spices you may already have at home. This is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.


Rhubarb Stew in bowl

Rhubarb StewHurray! It's rhubarb season! When people think of rhubarb, they usually think of sweets like pies and jams. This is a delicious Persian stew that my family has been making since before I was around. We call it "khorest-e-rivas" which means rhubarb stew. It's a great way to try a non-dessert rhubarb treat, as well as getting in quite a bit of your day's vitamin K and calcium needs.


Thai Yellow Curry over rice on in bowl

Thai Yellow CurryThis curry is by far one of my family's favourite meals. It's creamy, savoury, spicy and has a hint of sweetness. This version uses chicken, potatoes and carrots, but you can use any mix of meats and/or vegetables and it's an absolute delight.


Easy Thai Curry over rice

Easy Thai CurryWhen I make too much rice the night before, one of my go to meals for using up cooked rice is curry! This is an easy recipe for Thai curry. Have your lunch or dinner ready in less than 30 minutes.


Black Beans and Rice in a white bowl

Black Beans and Rice RecipesThere are several ways to prepare this bean and rice dish. The variation of seasonings takes them for simple to a more Caribbean cuisine. Either way they are nutritious and good for you. Substitute brown for the white rice and you move another bump up the healthy scale. This is a page containing black beans and rice recipes.


baked Colorado Pie

Colorado PieThis delicious pie freezes well, if there are any leftovers! You can vary the vegetables used. You can use frozen, canned or fresh vegetables. I used ground turkey instead of beef, and added some seasonings because turkey is blander. I will write the recipe as I got it. I used pre-made pie crust to save time.


Fish and Onion Rings on plate

Sweet and Sour Fish and Onion RingsDuring our Holy Week of each year our family has practiced a week without meat in every meal we prepare. So here's one recipe I would like to introduce to you.


Dual Lasagna

Dual LasagnaHere is a way to make a lasagna; one half for a meat lover, the other half for a vegetarian or vegan. If your veg eater is objecting to meat for ideological reasons, this will not work as the meat will infuse the other half of the dish.


Snow Peas With Soba noodles

Stir Fry Snow Peas With SobaAn easy, light and healthy meal as is, or can be served with your choice of protein.


A homemade pot pie on a table.

Quick and Easy Pot Pie RecipePot pies are a family favorite and this version takes no time to put together, making it perfect for a satisfying weeknight dinner. This is a page about quick and easy pot pie recipe.


Tofu & Carrots on bed of quinoa

Tofu & Carrots in Black Bean SauceThis recipe is easy to whip up lunch or dinner with just a few ingredients. A balance of protein and vegetables with a flavorful black bean garlic sauce, that we like to mix with quinoa.


Chicken and Dumplings

Quick and Easy Chicken and DumplingsChicken and dumplings is a hearty meal that your whole family will love. Here's a great quick and easy chicken and dumplings recipe.


Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom RecipesPortobello mushrooms have large caps that can be stuffed with all sorts of savory ingredients. They can be served as an appetizer or a main course with a side of veggies.


Bean and Potato Dish

Bean and Potato DishI'm always looking for clever things to do with leftovers and in general how to consume vegetables in different ways. I invented this dish as far as I can tell, and I got good reviews from a discerning public, so I thought I would share it. This is vegan but of course at any point meat, cheese or whatever can be added.


Towering Taco Pizza on plate

Towering Taco Pizza RecipeSeasoned ground beef, pasta sauce, and cheese are layered between flour tortillas and baked for a delicious stacked meal. This page contains a recipe for a towering taco pizza.


A mash made with pinto beans.

Tasty Protein Mash RecipeIf you are trying to cut back on potatoes you might want to try this tasty pinto bean alternative. This is a page about making a tasty protein mash.


Fish Pie

Fish Pie RecipesA cheesy fish pie is an inexpensive British staple, that can be dressed up for special occasions. This page contains fish pie recipes.


Unstuffed Peppers on plate

Unstuffed Peppers RecipesFor those who really don't care for bell peppers, try this variation of the traditional stuffing served without the pepper. This page contains unstuffed peppers recipes.


Stir Fry Vegetables with Quinoa

Stir Fry Vegetables with QuinoaAt the end of the week, our family uses any leftover fresh vegetables we may have. This is a perfect option because you can sauté all your vegetables with a dash of soy sauce, and oyster sauce for flavor.


Honey Balsamic Chicken and veggies on plate

Honey Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken RecipeHere is an easy chicken dish that you can adapt to use the vegetables you have on hand. This page contains a honey balsamic sheet pan chicken recipe.


Napa Cabbage Stir Fry on plate

Napa Cabbage Stir Fry RecipeNapa cabbage is the original Chinese cabbage with crinkled, long leaves that is used throughout the world for wonderful vegetable dishes. This page contains a Napa cabbage stir fry recipe.


Chicken Zoodle-Do finished in pan

Chicken Zoodle-Do RecipeThis tasty recipe begins with marinated chicken, to which you add spiralized zucchini and carrot, in place of pasta. Get out your chopsticks and enjoy. This page contains a chicken zoodle-do recipe.



Bisquick DumplingsUse Bisquick to drop some tasty little dumplings into your next stew or soup. Bisquick dumplings are easy to make and add substance to any soup.


$10 Dinners: Chicken Stir Fry - stir fry with chopsticks

Frugal Chicken Stir Fry Recipe - $10 DinnersStory fry is an easy and inexpensive meal that is great any time of year. Make this frugal chicken stir fry recipe for 10 dollars or less.


Steak, Vegetables, and Japanese Eggplant in wok

Steak, Vegetables, and Japanese EggplantI love to cook but, I dont like to use recipes. I have a knack for mixing and matching different vegetables and ingredients that are in the house. Because I have a rather large organic garden we eat a lot of fresh vegetables and salads daily. This recipe is one that I have thrown together that everyone loves. Hope you enjoy this recipe too.


folded stuffed leaf in pan

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Galumpkis) RecipeSeasoned rice stuffed, rolled cabbage leaves baked in a tomato based sauce are a delicious main dish choice. This page contains a stuffed cabbage rolls (galumpkis) recipe.


Spicy Mushroom and Rice Stir Fry

Spicy Mushroom and Rice Stir FryA quick and easy stir fry is a great meal to make for lunch or dinner. This page contains spicy mushroom and rice stir fry.


meatballs and broccoli on plate

Low Carb Bacon Wrapped Cheddar Filled MeatballsThese savory bacon wrapped meatballs are sure to get devoured by whomever you make them for. This is page contains a recipe for low carb bacon wrapped cheddar filled meatballs.


A main dish of chicken noodles and peas.

Chicken Noodles and Peas RecipeHere is an easy to make recipe for chicken noodles and peas that is nutritious and delicious. This page contains chicken noodles and peas recipe.


Chicken Ala King in bowl

Chicken Ala King RecipeChicken ala King is a hearty dinner your whole family is sure to enjoy. This is a page about chicken ala king.


A homemade chicken pot pie.

Sunday Dinner Chicken PieMake this delicious chicken pot pie for your family or Sunday dinner guests. This is a page about Sunday dinner chicken pie.


Bacon surprise..

Chicken Bacon Surprise RecipeThis page contains chicken bacon surprise recipe. Creamed canned soup can help you create this yummy dish.


Mexican Style Chicken and Rice

Mexican Style Chicken and RiceYour family will love this Mexican inspired delicious dinner option. This is a page about Mexican style chicken and rice.


Gluten-Free Meatballs meatballs on plate with rice and broccoli

Gluten-Free MeatballsUse uncooked instant mashed potatoes as a binder to make these gluten free meatballs. This is a page about gluten-free meatballs.


Quick Fresh Meatballs - Meatballs serviced with sauce over spaghetti noodles.

Quick Fresh MeatballsBy making very small meatballs you can cook them in your pasta sauce, allowing you to prepare the meal faster. This is a page about quick fresh meatballs.


Stuffed Yellow PeppersThe yellow bell pepper is somewhat sweeter than the green, but just as good a choice for making your favorite stuffed pepper recipe. This is a page about stuffed yellow peppers.


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Ground Turkey Stuffed Mushrooms with Bell Peppers

Ground Turkey Stuffed Mushrooms with Bell PeppersThis is a healthy and delicious side dish! I am not a fan of vegetables but when incorporated with turkey and shrimp, it is very good!


Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with garnish

Taco Stuffed Sweet PotatoesOh, how I love my tacos, but they make me feel a bit guilty when I'm in charge of cooking and have the ability to grab more tortillas to keep making them! Enter the sweet potato: our shell substitute. It's got loads of fiber so it really keeps you full without taking away from the awesome taco filling. Give these a try, you won't feel guilty! I used lean ground chicken here. You can use any type of ground meat or meat substitute you like!


Mongolian Hot Pot with bowl of cooked foods

Mongolian Hot PotOne of my absolute favourite winter month indulgences is Mongolian hot pot, where everyone gathers around a big pot of boiling broth, cooking fresh meats and vegetables, then dipping them into a soy-vinegar based sauce. I used to go to restaurants to enjoy this, but it started becoming incredibly costly, about $35 per person. Now I can feed my whole family this meal with less than that cost.


Balsamic Steak and Veggie Rolls

Balsamic Steak and Veggie RollsThis is a super yummy low carb recipe for steak and vegetables. The colourful, julienned vegetables embraced by the juicy steak are so pretty. The sweet and savoury balsamic glaze is irresistible. Give this recipe a try!


finished Herbed Chicken Quarters with Smashed Potatoes on platter

Herbed Chicken Quarters with Smashed PotatoesI love making a large amount of roasted meats and veggies on a big sheet pan. It's such a time saver and it looks great presented on the table, as is, on the baking sheet. Gently smashing the potatoes before you put them in the oven allows the lovely meat and veggie juices to flavour them, while keeping them firm and intact. You can use any types of additional veggies you like along with the chicken and potatoes. I used carrots, celery, onions and garlic. This cost about $5 for 4 people. I like to serve it with a nice crusty rustic bread.


Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boat on plate

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna BoatsI love spaghetti squash. It's easy to cook, has a great texture, swaps out a bunch of my favourite carb-heavy pastas, and is packed with awesome nutrients. Here, I've turned them into lasagna boats using my homemade tomato sauce. The alternating layers of squash, sauce, and cheese are so comforting. I used pepperoni sticks in the sauce because they give it the most amazing smoky flavour and smell. You can use any meat you like, or skip it and go vegetarian.


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Mini Cheeseburgers

Making Mini Cheeseburgers (Sliders)Mini cheeseburgers are a great meal to make at home. Check out how to make them with this short video.


Ginger Beef Lettuce Wraps

Ginger Beef Lettuce WrapsGinger beef lettuce wraps are delicious and healthy. Watch this video and make your own tonight.



Taco Mac n Cheese topped with sour cream & salsa

Taco Mac n CheeseThis is fusion comfort food at its finest! It's not only incredibly easy to make, it's super delicious and makes for a wonderful meal that can be kept for following days. How convenient! When eaten as leftovers, heating then adding dollops of salsa and sour cream bring it back to life beautifully.


Homemade Lasagna Roll Ups

Homemade Lasagna Roll UpsI had heard of lasagna roll ups but never tried making them! They are different, fun and easy to serve. Putting away leftovers is easy too. I had company for dinner and they loved them!


Pork Broccoli

Pork BroccoliThe original dish was beef broccoli, but since beef is costly I changed the meat to pork. Also everybody in this house likes the pork, because its easier to chew than beef. 


Bowl of Turkey Chili

Turkey ChiliThis healthy turkey chili recipe is amazing and so easy to make. It takes about 40 minutes to make, including the prep and chopping everything up.


Roasted Chicken and Rice on plate

Roasted Chicken and RiceI just took out a split chicken and went crazy looking at what I had to make something different and this is what happened! And then I even made a leftover dinner for tomorrow or for the freezer! BAM


Savory Rice Balls Salad on plate

Savory Rice Balls SaladNot an avid rice eater here. Although that's our most common food in the main course. Today I'm making it a star in my eyes by giving it a simple twist in the kitchen.


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