Archive for the ‘Quick Dinners’ Category

Pork Chops in Creamy Shallot SauceNext to Ina Garten and Martha Stewart, Robin Miller (Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller on the Food Network) is one of my favorite TV chefs.  I love the practicality of her “cook once, eat twice” and pre-fix meal philosophies.  If you work full time, you know how hard it is to rush home, pick up the kid(s) and get dinner on the table before the natives go ape-crazy!

I’ve found Robin’s concepts essential when preparing home cooked meals for my family after a long day at work.  I usually do a lot of my dinner prep work for the week on Sundays.  I find that if I invest 1-2 hours getting everything prepared and organized, I can get great dinners (like this Pork Chop recipe) on the table in no time flat!  (more…)


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Honey Spice-Glazed Pork Chops

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We all have them.  You know…those days when you’ve got a million things going on, you’re running late and you haven’t even thought about what to have for dinner.

Well, that was my day.  So, it only makes sense to test out a new recipe…right?  Riiiiiight!

Call me crazy.   But I like to think of it as a testament to my dedication to It’s A Keeper! Originally, I think this recipe came from an old issue of Cooking Light magazine.  (more…)

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Savory Onion ChickenMy family loves chicken!  S0, I’m always on the look-out for quick and easy chicken recipes — something that can be whipped up after a long day at work and not wear me out so that I’m too tired to fold the three loads of laundry that are awaiting my attention.

I found this recipe in “the pile” and it looked promising.  It came from a Taste of Home email that I received.  (more…)

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Chicken CacciatoreMy son loves Chicken Catch-en-torry!  And, I love to make it.  This is one of those recipes that tastes like it simmered all day, when in reality, it’s done in about 3o minutes!

I love the sweetness of the tomatoes and the tenderness of the chicken.  And, you definitely need some good garlic bread to sop up the extra sauce!

This is one of my family’s favorite dinners!  I hope that it becomes one of your family’s favorites too! (more…)

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Spaghetti with LentilsMy Aunt Tina was a great inspiration to me.  She taught me so many things.  This recipe was one of my favorite recipes that she used to make.  It’s a hearty meatless dish that’s easy to make.

Sadly, we lost my Aunt to cancer in October 2009.  Words cannot explain how much I miss her.  But making her recipes makes me feel closer to her.   I dedicated our second cookbook, Inspirations!, to my Aunt Tina — she holds a very special place in my heart.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do! (more…)

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Chicken Orzo with Goat CheeseI’m always on the lookout for dishes that I can pre-make for my work lunches.  So when this recipe popped up in my inbox I thought I would give it a try.  (more…)

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Open faced chicken caprese sandwichMy husband works a swing shift as a crime fighter so some nights, it’s just Joey (my 4 year old) and I for dinner.  Tonight was one of those nights. (more…)

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