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Low Carb Turkey Picadillo

Chicken & Turkey | May 2, 2017 | By

Picadillo is a Cuban hash traditionally made with ground beef adding raisins for a bit of sweetness and olives for a bit of saltiness. This turkey picadillo is a low carb spin on a Cuban classic dish. I substituted the raisins with sweet red bell peppers, as well as ground turkey for the ground beef creating a healthier and very delicious dish that can be served over white rice or even used as a filling for your empanadas.


Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

It really doesn’t get better than a comforting bowl of Chicken Pot Pie. The warm flaky crust, and the creamy vegetables bursting with flavor make this the only pot pie recipe you will ever need! Now what I love about this recipe is that its ridiculously easy to make. For the chicken, just go to the market and pick up one of those rotisserie chickens already warmed up and ready to eat. Typically you can get one for around $5. Also pick up a package of ready to use pie crust if you don’t have one in your freezer already. Now choose your veggies. For this pot pie I chopped up a couple of potatoes, some carrots, a pint of mushrooms (which you can get already sliced) an onion, garlic, and I opened up a can of peas. Some cream, butter and seasonings and there you have it! A delectable gourmet dinner for half the cost and half the time.


Mommy’s “Feel Better” Soup

Chicken & Turkey, Soups & Stews | January 21, 2016 | By

Mommy's Feel Better Soup

Brrrrrr it’s cold outside! According to the meteorologist we’re supposed to be getting snow this weekend here in New York. That’s the perfect time to stay inside, Netflix binge, and have some soup! Luckily, I have the perfect recipe for you. Mommy’s “Feel Better” Soup is simple to put together, very inexpensive, and can be made all in one pot….which means less time washing dishes and more catching up on House of Cards! ( I love that show!) This is definitely my go to recipe and I know it will be yours too. With the cold weather comes the sniffles and sneezes. This warm hearty soup is perfect when your feeling under the weather.


Crispy Homemade BBQ Wings

Crispy BBQ Wings

To all my football fans out there these Crispy BBQ Wings are for you!!!! Hands down this has to be the easiest recipe I have ever made. Honestly, I’ve made salads that required more work. Not only are these wings easy to make but do you know how much money I saved? For this recipe I only purchased one pack of chicken wings from the market because I was testing it out. I ended up spending about $7 for a pack of 7 wings. Now each “wing” is really the wing and drum connected so in actuality I got 14 wings for $7. Is that a deal or what?!


Oven Roasted Dill Chicken Quarters

Oven Roasted Chicken Quarters

This chicken came out so juicy and delicious! It was a hit at dinner. Now if you’ve read my other posts the one thing I am big on is simplicity. I don’t like long, confusing, thousand stepped recipes. I like simple and delicious. A good recipe doesn’t have to be complicated it just requires good quality ingredients.


Easiest Grilled Chicken Ever!

Grilled Chicken Breast

 When I tell you this is the easiest grilled chicken recipe in the world I mean it! The secret weapon to perfectly juicy chicken breast is…..Italian dressing! Crazy right??? This chicken was so flavorful and simple.

I made this chicken last weekend for a huge bbq we were having with family and friends to celebrate my sister’s graduation. We were cooking up a lot of chicken and I just needed a quick and simple marinate to stick on the chicken. After going through a few different recipes Dave game me the idea to use Italian dressing. He said it was packed with all the seasonings we would normally use to marinate the chicken anyway so I gave it a try. What a smart cookie I married! He saved me so much time and money and the chicken came out perfect! This is literally a low maintenance no fail chicken recipe.


Chicken Cutlets

Chicken Cutlet

This chicken cutlet recipe is one that I hold very dear to my heart. It is the first thing that I had ever made for Dave while we were dating. Little did he know that this was the only thing I really knew how to make. It must have worked because I won him over and two years later we were engaged and moving into our new home together in Connecticut. What a time!


Little Meatballs (Polpetti)

Josh rolling little meatballs

Every Sunday growing up my Nonna would have the whole family over for Sunday dinner. It consisted of an antipasto which included these little meatballs, homemade bread, a pasta course, a meat course, a salad course, a fruit course, coffee and dessert. Nonna also served her homemade wine. I grew up in a very traditional Italian household so this kind of dinner was normal. My grandparents were born in Calabria which is the southern most part of Italy before Sicily. The menu rarely ever changed but we liked it that way. Sunday was a day when we all came together and shared a few laughs and played cards.


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