Happy Thanksgiving! Michael and I enjoyed a relaxing weekend, and one of the highlights was this delicious turkey roulade that I made for Thanksgiving dinner.
Since I was only making dinner for the two of us, I decided to try something different — this turkey roulade, which I stuffed with my family’s traditional stuffing recipe. The preparation is a little more detailed than simply roasting a turkey, but don’t be intimidated by the long instructions — it only takes an hour to roast. I already have another turkey breast in the freezer, so I’ll definitely be making this one again.
Since we’re watching the Vikings/Packers game this afternoon, I thought it would be appropriate to share our go-to football gameday dinner — sriracha sliders with sweet potato fries.
These sliders were inspired by one of the new foods at this year’s Minnesota state fair. Although we didn’t try them at the fair, Michael enjoyed a version at work, and we decided they would be good enough to make our own.
I like to bake the sliders in the oven, which works great — they cook evenly, don’t dry out, and it would be easy to scale up for a crowd. They’re great paired with sweet potato fries, which are one of our Trader Joe’s favorites.
For the past couple years, my go-to salmon recipe has been teriyaki salmon. But lately, I’ve been making this honey mustard glazed salmon recipe as a delicious alternative.
When I’m making a meal with salmon, I usually stick to the same simple formula: oven-baked salmon, a starch (usually rice), and a veggie (like broccoli, zucchini, or a green salad). It’s balanced, simple, and delicious.
I’m back! It’s been several months of winter, school, and work since I’ve posted here — but now that it’s spring, I’ve been inspired to make some new recipes.
Last Sunday, Michael and I decided to have lamb for our Easter dinner. I wasn’t sure what sides to make with it, but au gratin potatoes and minted peas were the overwhelmingly popular suggestions on Chowhound and Google. We took their suggestions, with great success. Minted peas are a great (and super easy) way to dress up frozen peas, so give them a try!
I made this broccoli potato egg bake for brunch this morning, and Michael and I really liked it. I found the recipe in a special Taste of Home brunch magazine, but made a few changes, including increasing the amount of broccoli. It’s a pretty healthy recipe, so you’ll be able to enjoy it guilt free.
The recipe is easy to make, so it would be a great choice for a brunch party! We’re also hopeful that the leftovers will be a delicious breakfast for tomorrow morning.
Michael found this recipe last fall when we were going through some old issues of Sunset magazine, and I thought I’d give it a try. I’ve made it a couple times now, and have tweaked the recipe to make it tasty and delicious — we really like the flavors of the lemon and oregano in the marinade. Since we don’t have a grill, I cook them in my grill pan, which works great.
I’ve used this grilled chicken in pita sandwiches, as well as a Greek chicken salad — either way, it’s best served with cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese, and tzatziki sauce.
I first made this taco salad last fall, when I needed to bring something to a potluck lunch at work. But I liked it so much that it’s become a regular part of our dinner rotation. It’s easy to mix up a large bowlful (I serve the avocado, chips, and dressing on the side) and have several delicious meals.
Michael and I had this smoked salmon salad for dinner last night, and it was delicious. It has all the components of a great dinner salad — veggies, fruit, nuts, protein, and cheese. I forgot to add avocado, even though I bought it at the store, but think it would be a great addition.
I decided to make a new category on the blog for lighter recipes (a.k.a. heavier on veggies and lighter on calories), and this is the first recipe I’ll be adding to it. I served this salad with toasted pita bread for a quick, easy, and healthy dinner.
Tonight, I decided to make cashew chicken for dinner. Although I’d never made it before, I noticed that many recipes use a similar sauce as my beef and rice noodles recipe. So, I simply used that sauce as the base of my recipe. Turns out, it was both easy and delicious, so I’ll definitely be adding this recipe to my Chinese food repertoire!
I picked up some mushrooms and pork chops that were on sale at the grocery store this past weekend, so I went in search of a new recipe to try for dinner tonight. I ended up deciding on this delicious pork chop recipe with a mushroom cream sauce.
Michael and I both enjoyed this dish, and thought it made for a “homey” dinner when served with baked potatoes and broccoli. Although the recipe used pork chops, I think it would also be delicious with chicken.