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Ingredient: Flat Leaf Parsley, Chopped

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Lemon Pan Sauce

Unexpected guests? Need to impress on a weeknight? Try my Lemon Pepper Chicken – it’s light and crispy, with a peppery, creamy lemon sauce that transforms your table into an elegant French dining room in less than 30 minutes.    Do you remember the first time you tasted fresh cracked peppercorns? The complex floral and fruity qualities can be a pleasant surprise if you’re used to a shaker of dust-like, ancient pepper that’s been passed down from table to table for generations of futile attempts at seasoning. Peppercorns were actually used as currency in the middle ages, and there...

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Porcupine Meatballs

Old Fashioned Porcupine Meatball Recipe!  These super easy meatballs are made with beef and rice then simmered in a delicious tomato sauce.  Always a family favorite! Do you have one of those dishes that is like a time machine for you? It takes you back to your younger days. Maybe it reminds you of your mom or dad or aunt or uncle or grandma or whoever made it for you regularly. It reminds you of them and of the times you had together. For me, that recipe is porcupine meatballs. One bite into these savory, tender meatballs and I’m...

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Greek Moussaka Recipe

This Greek Moussaka Recipe Is comfort food at its finest.  A hearty, ooey gooey casserole made with delicious layers of  a rich Tomato Meat Sauce and a luscious, creamy Cheese Sauce layered with Eggplant. Greek food might not come instantly to mind when you think of comfort food—but boy, after you try this delicious Greek moussaka recipe, it will!!!  Moussaka is a delicious, hearty Greek casserole recipe that is sure to become a new regular in your household. It is a simple enough concept: take sliced eggplant, roast it, layer it with a spiced meat mixture, and top it all off with...

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Baked Ziti with Mini Meatballs

Is there anything better in life than a hot, bubbly pan of baked ziti coming out of the oven for dinner?!! Me thinks NOT!! Baked Ziti has to be one of the greatest pasta dishes of ALL time. It’s Italian family comfort food at it’s best and a perennial favorite at our house. I’ve tried many recipes over the years, some good and some just okay. This recipe from Giada is the one that has become my absolute favorite! She’s added homemade mini meatballs and taken the dish to a whole new level. These little babies really rock! Her original recipe calls for...

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Grilled Cumin Chicken Stuffed Pita Bread

This grilled chicken sandwich was probably this summers favorite new recipes. I can’t tell you how many times we enjoyed this. The whole family thought this one really rocked and it was easy to prepare! I adapted the recipe from the Dean and Deluca Cookbook. The chicken is marinaded in an olive oil spice paste which gives it tons of great flavor. It’s served with a tahini yogurt sauce that  is the perfect accompaniment. This combo is also wonderful served over brown rice with some sauteed or roasted veggies like red onion and broccoli. It’s like a Middle Eastern...

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