Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza

Ingredients: Pizza Dough 7 cups white bread flour 1 level tbsp fine Himalayan sea salt 2 packets active dried yeast 1 tbsp raw sugar 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 1/2 cups warm water Pizza 1 lb Italian style beef or turkey out of the casing (I used turkey and people were shocked) 1…

Eggplant Lamb Lasagna

Now I must say, I am not a huge fan of eggplant but this recipe has truly changed my mind! OMG! The fried eggplant flavor combined with the ground lamb was simply amazing! Ingredients: 4 large eggplant, peeled and sliced length wise about 1/4 inch thick 3 cups flour 3 eggs beaten w/ 2 tablespoons…

Italian Style Family Lasagna

This has to be my favorite meal… but who, honestly, doesn’t love a good Italian Dinner! We made this for some friends and they loved it!  It makes great leftovers and it packs well for lunch in your office. Ingredients: 2 large cans crushed tomatoes 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce 1 16oz container…

White Wine Cauliflower Risotto

This Cauliflower Risotto reminds me of rich and creamy macaroni and cheese using the best cheese money can buy. A great risotto is the ultimate comfort food. Just imagine, cheesy risotto, a glass of wine, and a good book or a good movie. Ingredients: 6 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive…

Italian Linguini Carbonara with Grilled Chicken

I first stumbled upon this delicious dish in a restaurant where I worked, and due to the distinct nature of the cheeses, subsequently, fell in love! Ingredients: 1 lb Linguini 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 4 oz Panchetta, Bacon or Turkey Bacon 2 Large Eggs 1 Cup Freshly Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Fresh Ground Black Pepper 1/4 cup…

Creole Corn Maque Choux

We know the purpose of our blog is to promote healthy eating, but sometimes you just need some good ol’ fashioned Comfort Food! Ingredients: 1 lb Bacon (we used Turkey Bacon of course) 2 lbs Medium Deveined Shrimp 1 32 oz. Medium Bag Frozen Corn 1 Cup Chopped Bell Pepper 2 Minced Jalapenos 2 32…

Family Traditions: Happy New Year Creole Gumbo

When I think of New Year’s Day, I think of gumbo, champagne, and football!! My family and friends always look forward to that huge stockpot of seafood, sausage, chicken, and other deliciousness……Mmmmm…… Ingredients: 2 – 3lbs jumbo shrimp (cleaned, shelled, deveined) 5 lbs crab (snow and king crab legs) 2 – 3 lbs imitation crab…

P.F. Chang Inspired Asian Lettuce Wraps

These are soooooo good and sooooo easy! My mother and I have been on a low carb diet and I was truly craving some Chinese Food of some sort but everything comes with rice. Then came Mommy to save the day with her Asian Lettuce Wraps!! They’re so sweet and savory! They’re actually really hard…

Hawaiian Beef and Chicken Kabobs

If you have a grill and you’d like a quick dinner, I would totally recommend these! They’re a tasty way to cook your meat and your veggies fast! Ingredients: 1lb Extra Lean Beef Stew Meat1lb Extra Lean Chicken Breasts2 Zucchini2 Yellow Squash1 Carton Grape Tomatoes1 Eggplant1 White Onion1 Medium Pineapple1 Package of Wooden SkewersBalsamic Vinegarette…

Grilled Honey-Mustard Chicken w/ Onions and Sauteed Spinich and Leeks

Now this is a quick and easy dinner as my mom will display below! Ingredients: 3 tablespoon olive oil (plus more for brushing) 4 tablespoons dijon mustard 2 tablespoons honey 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (2 pounds total) Coarse salt and ground pepper 2 medium yellow onions, cut into 1/2 inch rounds 1 tablespoon sherry…