Archive for the ‘Main Dishes’ Category

Crunchy Orange Chicken

Crunchy Orange Chicken Recipe

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If you haven’t noticed, we’ve been on a bit of an “orange” kick lately! It started with our Baked Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade Dipping Sauce. Then we used some more orange marmalade to make the Orange Marmalade Cookies.

 

Honey Lime Tilapia

Honey Lime Tilapia

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Ok.  I have to preface this post by saying that most of the time when I fix fish, I don’t even eat it; I give it to Mister Spice but can’t even touch it myself.  This is because I cannot STAND it if it is “fishy” in the least, and it also has to be crispy for me to enjoy it.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Bowls

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Bowls

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Sometimes, you just have to be creative with the ingredients you have on hand because you forgot to plan ahead for dinner.  This week, I was able to come up with a recipe similar to others I’ve seen before.  I happened to have some chicken and a bottle of Caribbean Jerk marinade, and, well, the rest just happened to be lying around.

Spaghetti alla Ceci (Chickpeas)

Spaghetti all Ceci

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It’s meatless Monday!  It’s also another Rachael Ray recipe day.  I’ve never had this dish before, but Rachael caught my attention when she mentioned in her Express Lane Meals cookbook that it’s a traditional Italian dish.  It’s basically spaghetti noodles and a tomato sauce that includes chickpeas.  It was…different.  One thing it was for sure is healthy!  I used whole wheat noodles, and one serving of chickpeas has seven grams of fiber!  Those Italians know how to do it right.

Baked Coconut Shrimp with Orange Sauce

Baked Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade Sauce Recipe
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True to my goal for the summer of learning to cook more seafood, I attempted my second shrimp recipe. Our first shrimp dish, Shrimp Fettucine Alfredo, was DEFINITELY a hit, and gave us motivation to keep experimenting with seafood. This recipe for baked coconut shrimp was just as delicious!

Rachael Ray’s Super Sloppy Joes

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My husband and I may no longer be children, nor do we have children of our own, but sometimes, we just want nothing more than a big mess of Sloppy Joes served on a toasted, buttered bun.

Broccoli and Pasta in Bianco

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Here is another great Meatless Monday recipe to add to your list. It is ooey and gooey and cheesy and yummy!

Mom’s Chicken Casserole

chicken casserole recipe

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I know there are a plethora of chicken casseroles out there, but my mom’s chicken casserole (made up mostly of Campbell’s ingredients) is the one I always return to. Mister Spice loves it more than any other chicken casserole I’ve ever fixed, which seems crazy because it’s made of canned chicken! Anyways, it’s super easy to whip up and is great for leftovers.

Balsamic Sweet Potato Pasta

Balsamic Sweet Potato Pasta Recipe

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It’s Meatless Monday! Herb and I don’t always stick to this, but we do make an effort to have at least 1 meatless meal a week, and we like to do it on Monday so we can exclaim that it’s Meatless Monday. My friend Lindsay at Vegan Yumminess would be proud!

Broccoli Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes

Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

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This is a recipe that Herb and I use often. We love it because twice baked potatoes are so versatile – they are great made with a variety of ingredients from veggies to meats to cheeses. It’s easy to mix it up! Though broccoli cheese is usually what we use in our twice baked potatoes, we’ve also added red peppers, mushrooms, different cheeses (Parmesan is great), and even ground beef.

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