Blackened Chicken and Blackening Seasoning Recipes

Crank up the flavor on your weeknight meals with my oh so delicious and easy to prepare Blackened Chicken. I'll even tell you how to make your own blackening spices and really turn up the volume on the flavor! Of course you can use your favorite store brand of Cajun spices for my Blackened Chicken, but making your own seasoning isn't … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Dinners in a Flash with Tyson Meal Kits!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.  One of the greatest lessons we can pass on to our children is the joy of cooking and Tyson Meal Kits are a great way to get kids in the kitchen cooking.  They're easy to make and all the ingredients are right there in the package making … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Shrimp Fra Diavlo Recipe

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla Pasta Company . The opinions, images and text are 100% mine. Shrimp Fra Diavolo - Making a delicious dinner shouldn't be rocket science and shouldn't take all day to make.   When time permits I cook my own sauce, but when time is short I turn to products I know and trust and … [Read more...]

Chicken Parm Pizza – Let’s Make Pizza Night Fun!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson® and Barilla®. The deliciousness, opinions and text are all mine.  Can you say Chicken Parm Pizza?  I love Italian food and combining three of my favorites, pizza, pasta and chicken parm sounded like a pan full of deliciousness to me!  Especially when it takes minutes to prepare … [Read more...]

Dan Dan Noodles with Shrimp

It's super easy to make your own Asian Style dishes in your own home and these Dan Dan Noodles with Shrimp were a breeze to make and amazingly delicious! If you haven't heard of Dan Dan Noodles before you're not alone.  Dan Dan noodles are a spicy, salty powerfully tasting dish from the Szchaun provence that's starting to show up more on menu's … [Read more...]

Wild Boar Ragu with Pappardelle

Thanks to my friends at Texas Natural Meats, I've got a freezer full of Wild Boar and Bison to work with as I come up with new recipes for my blog.   My latest culinary adventure is a Wild Boar Ragu! Whether you're lucky enough to find wild boar in your market or you simply use local pork, this sauce is easy to make and takes your pasta dishes … [Read more...]

Pasta Nests with Pan Seared Shrimp – Entertaining with Pizzazz

With the holidays rapidly approaching it's not too early to start thinking about dishes to make your holiday gatherings more delicious!  Everyone of us becomes an event planner when the holiday season starts and whether it's a cocktail party, dinner or even a brunch, my Pasta Nests with Shrimp will leave a lasting impression. Let's start by … [Read more...]

How to Make Chicken Primavera Aioli

One of the easiest, healthiest Restaurant Style dishes you can make at home is my Chicken Primavera Aioli.    You can easily change up the ingredients depending upon what you have on hand and serve this delicious saute dish over your favorite pasta or grain. Let's start by gathering our ingredients aka Mise en Place. This shows you … [Read more...]

How to Make Delicious Chicken Meatballs

One of the great joys in life has got to be meatballs.   Wonderfully seasoned balls of meats, pan fried to give them a little bit of crunchiness to the exterior then simmered for hours in tomato sauce to keep them plump, juicy and delightfully delicious. For almost 20 years now I've been making Turkey and Chicken Meatballs and have enjoyed them … [Read more...]

Garlic Shrimp and Supergreens with Pasta

I love the simplicity of pasta dishes, creating a topping in the saute pan and tossing it with perfectly cooked pasta. Just the words Garlic Shrimp start the juices flowing, and trust me this simple and delicious dish did not disappoint. I've switched over to Gluten-Free pasta (Barilla has been my GF pasta of choice) but Lisa still prefers … [Read more...]

Lobster Fra Diavolo Bianco – Inside My Restaurant Kitchen

One of the greats joys of life is eating out, and lobster has always been at the top of most everyones list as that dish they save for those special occasions with family and friends at their favorite restaurants.  But with my Lobster Fra Diavolo recipe you don't have to wait for those special occasions at your favorite restaurant, you can make it … [Read more...]

Fettuccine Alfredo – An Italian Classic

When you mention Fettuccine Alfredo you get a variety of responses.  You can immediately see some people diving face first into the memory, savoring the moment they last tasted the delightful flavors of that classic Italian dish.....sigh Then again you get the others that think of all the ways to make the dish less fattening by sucking all the … [Read more...]

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