Roasted Tomato Basil Soup with Garlic Grilled Cheese

Ingredients:1 pound tomatoes1 head of garlic (around 10-15 cloves)1 garlic clove, minced1/2 medium yellow onion2 medium sized carrots2 stalks celery1/3 cup heavy cream1/2 cup chicken stock1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped5 sprigs of fresh thyme3 tablespoons olive oil1/2 tablespoon salt1/2 tablespoon pepper2 tablespoons butter1 teaspoon dried oregano1 teaspoon dried basil2 slices extra sharp cheddar cheese2 slicesContinue reading “Roasted Tomato Basil Soup with Garlic Grilled Cheese”

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

Ingredients:6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs2 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese2 ounces shredded cheddar cheese2 ounces shredded Romano cheese1 tablespoon black pepper2 tablespoons Adobo seasoning1/2 medium yellow onion, diced1 cup chicken stock20 ounces cream of mushroom soup1 cup Jasmine rice12 cloves garlic cloves4 tablespoons butter Instructions: In medium mixing bowl, combine cream of mushroom soup, chicken stock,Continue reading “Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole”

Cheesy Stuffed Shells

Ingredients:12 ounces jumbo shells16 ounces shredded mozzarella24 ounces tomato sauce1/3 cup chopped fresh basil2 tablespoons parsley2/3 cup Romano cheese, shredded1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded16 ounces Ricotta cheese2 tablespoons minced garlicSalt to taste1/2 tablespoon pepper2 eggs Instructions: Boil your jumbo shells and drain/let cool. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of your ricotta cheese, RomanoContinue reading “Cheesy Stuffed Shells”

The Perfect Pork Chop Meal

Ingredients:16 ounces fresh green beans1/2 cup almond slivers5 cloves garlic2-3 sprigs thyme4 bone-in pork chops2 pounds yellow potatoes1.5 stick plus 5 additional tablespoons salted butterSalt and pepper to taste1 tablespoon olive oil1 cup 2% milk Instructions: Prepare your sides by first peeling your potatoes and setting them in a bowl of cold water. The helpsContinue reading “The Perfect Pork Chop Meal”

Nashville Inspired Shrimp and Grits

Ingredients:3 cloves garlic, minced2 teaspoons Cajun seasoningSalt and pepper to taste2 teaspoons cayenne pepper6-10 raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (tail on)4 ounces shredded Mexican style blend cheese1 lemon1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce2 tablespoons half and half1 cup chicken stock1/4 cup quick grits1 tablespoon brandy4 tablespoons unsalted butter1/2 of a medium yellow onion, diced2 slices bacon1 teaspoonContinue reading “Nashville Inspired Shrimp and Grits”

Andouille Rigatoni

Ingredients:12-14 ounces andouille sausage4 ounces Parmesan cheese4-5 sprigs of thyme1/3 cup fresh basil leaves1 pound uncooked rigatoni5 cloves garlic, minced16 ounces canned whole tomatoes8 ounces canned diced tomatoes1 medium yellow onion2 tablespoons olive oil1 stick (half cup) salted butter1/3 cup heavy whipping cream1 and 1/2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning1 tablespoon red chili flakesSalt and pepper toContinue reading “Andouille Rigatoni”

Seafood Mac and Cheese

Ingredients1 pound uncooked elbow macaroni 1/2 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 pound raw scallops2 teaspoons black pepper2 tablespoons salt1 tablespoon old bay seasoning1 tablespoon creole seasoning1/2 cup all purpose flour3/4 cup salted butter (1 and 1/2 sticks)4 cups 2% milk1 cup bread crumbs1 medium yellow onion, diced finely8 oz Gruyere cheese, shredded8 ozContinue reading “Seafood Mac and Cheese”

One-Pot Spicy Sausage and Rice

Ingredients1/2 pound ground mild Italian sausage1 red or orange bell pepper, diced2 medium yellow onions, diced2 cups low sodium chicken stock1 cup uncooked Jasmine rice2 tablespoons fennel seed1/2 tablespoon chili powder1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper1 tablespoon chili flakes3 garlic cloves, chopped finely2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon black pepper, partially cracked (with some whole peppercorns)1 cup MexicanContinue reading “One-Pot Spicy Sausage and Rice”

Butter Chicken (Chicken Makhani)

Ingredients:6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs5-6 medium sized tomatoes2 small to medium sized onions1/2 cup cashews (unsalted)1 cup heavy whipping cream2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves3/4 cup of salted butter (1 and a half sticks)2 tablespoons Garam Masala1 + 1/2 tablespoons chili powder2 teaspoons salt1 tablespoon turmeric2 garlic cloves1 tablespoon olive oil2 cups water Instructions: In aContinue reading “Butter Chicken (Chicken Makhani)”

Classic Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients:2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped8 oz fresh mozzarella4 oz freshly shredded Parmesan cheese1/2 cup bread crumbs2 cups prepared tomato sauce1/2 pound of uncooked pasta (typically spaghetti or angel hair)1 tablespoon olive oil1 teaspoon garlic powder, or 1 finely minced garlic clove2 eggsSalt and pepper to taste Instructions: Prep your chickenContinue reading “Classic Chicken Parmesan”