Main Dish

Main Dish, Soup

Dawn’s Recipes: Hamburger Soup

UPDATE:  I posted this recipe a few years ago but have made a few changes for the better so I’m reposting. My Dad is known to make the best soup.  I wish I could get his recipes but he doesn’t use any, he just adds a little this and a little that and it always […]

Fish, Main Dish

Baked Pineapple Asian Salmon

12-16 pineapple slices, fresh (3-4 slices for each piece of salmon) 4 portions of salmon fillet (skin off)Kosher saltFreshly ground black pepper 3 tbsp. melted butter 3 tbsp. sweet chili sauce 2 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp. freshly grated ginger 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil 1/8 -1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes Toasted sesame seeds and sliced green […]

Main Dish

Eggplant and Italian Sausage Gratin

I have to start out by saying that I have never cooked with eggplant.  I like it and I’ve had eggplant dishes, like eggplant parmesan and eggplant Baba Ganoush at restaurants but this recipe is my first.  When I saw this recipe on a blog I follow, Chris at The Café Sucre Farine, I went out […]

Chicken, Cooking For Two, Main Dish, salad

Crispy Parmesan Chicken with Spring Greens and a Lemon Vinaigrette

Crispy hot tender chicken topped with cool spring greens tossed in a lemon vinaigrette and freshly grated parmesan cheese – makes for a simply delicious meal.  I do recommend using smaller chicken breasts because once you pound them flat they can become as big as a dinner plate!   Ingredients 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (after pounding […]

Fish, Main Dish

Lemon Dill Sauce

We have Salmon at least once a week and I’m always looking for new recipes to change it up.  Today I basically sauteed the salmon in olive oil sprinkled with salt and pepper.  I kept it simple because I made this decadent lemon dill sauce to drizzle over the salmon.  This sauce is delicious, not […]

Fish, Main Dish

Cod with Tomato and Herb Butter

I’m going to try this flavorful tomato herb butter sauce on salmon and chicken soon.  So GOOD! INGREDIENTS Tomato and Herb Butter 1 medium shallot, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp. olive oil, plus extra for drizzling the cod 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup chicken stock (I used chicken broth) […]

Main Dish

Garlic and Herb Crusted Lamb Chops

I really don’t care for lamb but my husband loves it so I thought I would give this recipe a try.  Boy, was I surprised as we both loved these chops!  Perfectly cooked, pink in the center, so flavorful and no gamey taste.  This recipe comes from Natasha’s Kitchen.  I’m not going to post the recipe here […]

Main Dish

Dawn’s Recipes: Italian stuffed Zucchini Boats

My daughter, Megan, told me the other day about this delicious recipe from pinterest, Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats.  The next day I looked it up and the recipe came from the blog Valerie’s Kitchen.  I happened to have met Valerie years ago at an allrecipes.com event.  I’ve made many of her recipes so I wasn’t surprised […]

Main Dish, Seafood

Seared Scallops with Warm Corn Salad

This is another one of Chrissy Teigen’s yummy recipes from her Cookbook, Cravings.  So far, every recipe I’ve made of hers has been really good.  This one for seared scallops, I’m in love with.  I’ve made them several times because it’s so quick, easy, healthy and delicious.  I’ve made these with fresh and frozen (thawed) […]