Sautéed Chicken Cutlets & Bacon Brown Butter Roasted Broccoli

Sauteed chicken cutlets & Bacon Brown Butter Roasted Broccoli

I didn’t have high hopes for this chicken recipe - I was sure it would be plain and boring but it was actually very good.  I will definitely be making it again.  The broccoli recipe was delicious, too!  Of course, it had bacon! Sautéed Chicken Cutlets Directions: Slice chicken breasts (I used chicken tenders) in half horizontally.  Season with salt, pepper and sauté in olive oil over medium … [Read more...]

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Bacon makes everything better and it certainly made these Brussels sprouts delicious! Ingredients: 3 slices bacon, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 shallot, chopped 1-1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed, small sprouts left whole, larger sprouts halved Salt & pepper, to taste 1 cup chicken broth Directions: Brown bacon in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.  Remove … [Read more...]

Baked Sweet Potatoes (GF)

Baked Sweet Potatoes

These tasty baked sweet potatoes were easy and delicious. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 large sweet potatoes 2 pinches dried oregano 2 pinches salt 2 pinches ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat the bottom of a glass or non-stick baking dish with olive oil, just enough to coat. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes.  Cut them into … [Read more...]

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

I’m always looking for good side dishes and this one was delicious!  I’ll definitely be making it again. Ingredients: 4 cups cubed Yukon Gold potatoes (1) 3 tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon garlic salt ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon pepper (2) 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese (3) Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray cookie sheet … [Read more...]

Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup

My mother-in-law is a great cook and I’ve gotten most of my favorite recipes from her.  This Red Lentil Soup is a recent one.  Okay – it’s not my favorite but David likes it a lot. Ingredients: 1 cup red lentils (1) 1-1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 2 tablespoons oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger (can omit) (2) 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon tumeric 1 can … [Read more...]

Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad

Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad 4

I’m always looking for good, easy side dish recipes and this one fit the bill.  I’ll definitely be making this again. Ingredients: 2 (15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 (15-ounce) can black olives, drained and chopped (1) 2 cucumbers, halved lengthwise, seeded, and sliced crosswise 12 cherry tomatoes, halved (2) ½ red onion, chopped (3) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 … [Read more...]

Grilled Vegetable Polenta Casserole (GF)

Grilled Vegetable Polenta Casserole

David really enjoyed this Grilled Vegetable Polenta Casserole.  He had it for dinner and then took the leftovers in his lunch and ate them cold. But I made a lot of changes so be sure to read the Notes section below to learn from my mistakes. Ingredients: 1 large eggplant, sliced lengthwise, ½” thick (1) 2 yellow squash, sliced lengthwise, ¼” thick 4 portobello mushrooms (2) 1 … [Read more...]