Chicken Sausage and Squash Lasagna

I found this recipe on the back of a chicken sausage package, believe it or not.  And it was REALLY awesome.  I wanted to eat the entire thing in one go.  I used a lot more sauce than it recommended, and it was homemade sauce from our own tomatoes last summer, but I think this would be awesome with sauce from a jar too.  Lots of veggies make it really great.  Definite make again.

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Poached Fish in Spicy Tomato Broth

So this is pretty much awesome.  It’s a Cooking Light recipe that was my first time cooking fish years and years ago, and I’m just now getting around to posting it and remembering how great it was.  Great weeknight meal, fast, tasty, and any veggies go well with it.  We had this with roasted green beans and mashed cauliflower.  This would be great with any firm white fish.

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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

This was a great, easy slow cooker recipe.  I love white chili, but haven’t really found a good one.  I used The Kitchn’s as a base, and as usual it was awesome.  I adjusted to taste, but I’m replicating the recipe as is so that you can change as you like.  Lots of leftovers and easy to freeze, so great for lunches or last minute meals later.  I like to top with cheese (obviously 😉 ).

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Herb-Roasted Fish

We really do love fish, but we are also really bad about eating it regularly – particularly in winter. This is an Ina recipe I saw that looked great for a weeknight, and it was very easy.  Only downside was I left it in the oven for too long – lower end of the cooking time would have been perfect.  We had this with some asparagus and olive-feta quinoa.

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Roast Prime Rib

This was simple, came out perfectly, and is a definite do over.  With a thyme au jus, mashed potatoes, sprouts, and yorkshire pudding, it was an excellent Christmas dinner.  This is a Bobby Flay recipe.  The leftovers were awesome, too!

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Pizza Cake

So this isn’t really a recipe, but it was a pretty cute dinner project that was a hit with the kids.  You could use homemade pizza crust and sauce, and if it hadn’t been a weeknight dinner, I probably would have (and you could get really original with it that way, too). But it was still pretty good with store bought both.  You will need a springform pan for this.  This might also be a fun appetizer at a small party.

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Chicken Pot Pie

Believe it or not, I have never actually had chicken pot pie.  I recognize this is crazy.  Luckily this has been remedied, and with a great recipe, too.  This is from a Pioneer Woman recipe, and we loved it – leftovers were awesome!  We made this for our Halloween party.  You can use your pie crust recipe of choice, or store-bought, and it will make two pies.

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Vegetable Pot Pie

This was a great vegetarian option for pot pie, and pretty easy too.  It was not the healthiest thing ever made (cough, butter, cough), but as most Ina recipes go, it was also very good.  And possibly a little over the top – note I did not use the Pernod (I did throw in a couple of star anise while it was simmering, though), and it turned out fine. 😉  Definite make again.   Use with your favorite pastry crust, or store bought – both would be fine.  This should make two pies.

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Breaded Pork Chop Cutlets

I am generally not a fan of breaded anything, but these were awesome and very simple.  I brined the pork chops for a couple of hours before cooking, which really does make all the difference IMO, no matter what the cooking method (I’ve started doing it with chicken breast too, and get great results).  This is from this month’s Cooking Light, and we had it with mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts – we both loved it.

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Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

Always on the lookout for new crockpot recipes to try, and this one was very good.  Easy and a good riff on the takeout classic.  I might add a hair more garlic and some Sriracha next time, but just being picky.  You could serve this over rice or noodles, but we actually just had it on its own and enjoyed it that way.

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