Pappardelle with Spiced Butter

I just tried making Pappardelle with Spiced Butter from 101 Cookbooks. I did several things differently–I didn’t have shallots at home (which I always do!) so I had to substitute red onions; I like more traditional pasta so I made it with medium shells; I didn’t have any heavy cream so I skipped that all…

“The Best Turkey Chili You’ll Ever Taste”

I love the recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny, but I’ve adapted it slightly with my own twist.  Enjoy! Prep time: 10 min. | Cook time: 1 hour 10 min. | Total: 1 hour 20 min. Ingredients: 1 lb turkey, 99% lean 1 TBSP cooking oil (lately I use coconut, but EVOO or another type is…

Awesome Fried String Beans with Zesty Dipping Sauce

Prep time: 10 min. | Cook time: 10 min.  | Total: 20 min. Ingredients: vegetable oil for frying 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup yellow corn meal 1 TBSP salt 1 ½ tsp ground black pepper 1 tsp crushed red pepper 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 lb fresh green beans, ends trimmed 1 cup whole…

Nicole’s Meatloaf

Loosely based on Alton Brown’s “Good Eats Meatloaf”, this recipe is sure to please the crowd. Prep time: 20 min | Cook time: 45 min. | Total: 1 hour 5 min. Ingredients: 1½ lb meatloaf mix (ground beef, veal, pork) ½ cup carrot, finely chopped ½ cup green bell pepper, finely chopped ½ cup onion,…

Mom’s Perfect Quiche Lorraine

Quiche is one of my all-time favorites & nobody makes it like my mom! Prep Time: 15 min. (+ cooking bacon) | Cook Time: 45 min. | Chill Time: 15 min. | Total: 1 hour, 15 min. Ingredients: 1 pre-made pie crust, refrigerated until needed 1 cup swiss cheese, coarsely grated 1 ½ dozen strips of bacon, fully cooked…