Smokey Mac and Cheese

 

 It’s everywhere from backyard cookouts to upscale restaurants to Thanksgiving feasts – Mac and Cheese. It comes in all shapes and forms which makes it very versatile. This recipe is only one of the many versions I make and it’s my sons favorite, which is surprising as the Applewood Gruyere Cheese gives it a unique…

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Maple Syrup Roasted Butternut Squash

 

 Change up your side dish options with the deliciously flavored roasted butternut squash. It’s easy to make and the combination of sage and maple syrup takes the taste to another level. It is also a vegetarian and vegan friendly dish. While it’s excellent as a side dish, I sometimes make the recipe and use it…

Roasted Garlic Chicken with Pasta and Asparagus

 

 This warm pasta, vegetables and roasted garlic chicken meal is truly a hearty and healthy salad treat. It’s so simple to pull together. And it’s absolutely delicious. This dish is a great make ahead recipe – the flavors are even better the longer it rests and it can be eaten cold as well. Make it…

Butter Chicken Cacciatore

 

 Chicken Cacciatore is a classic Italian dish that is really a stew (hunters stew). This version of the recipe is enhanced with a rich buttery taste – it is next level flavor. I grew up eating a lot of chicken stew; the Italian version differs in that it really doesn’t (typically) add tomato paste. The…

Baked BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

 

 This stunningly moist and super delicious BBQ Turkey Meatloaf is always a treat whenever I make it – usually once a year. It’s so simple to pull together and the Homemade BBQ Sauce always make it extra special. Imagine a slightly smoky flavor coming out of your indoor oven and you will certainly be drooling…

Roasted Garlic

 

 Roasted garlic in recipes add a beautiful mild flavor and there is no garlic after bite – like when you use fresh raw garlic. I use a lot of garlic in my recipes and for the times I want garlic flavor without the bite, I reach for roasted garlic. The taste is less intense than…

Cheddar Cheese Turkey Meat Sauce

 

 Can you imagine the hint of a cheeseburger in a meat sauce? Imagine no more, it’s for real. This recipe is for sure next level. The making of this star sauce includes some really good quality mild or sharp cheddar cheese, lean turkey ground meat, a good quality pasta sauce of your liking and add…

One Pan Steam-Roasted Chicken

 

 There is so many ways to prepare chicken. Whether you are roasting, sautéing, baking, frying, or grilling, you can easily get stuck with the same recipe over and over again. Now you can add this awesomely delicious and easy to make One Pan Steam-Roasted Chicken to the top of your list. Because we eat chicken…

Cheesy Vegetable Lasagna

 

 Oh my! I just cannot believe I’m giving up this recipe. This super creamy and delicious vegetable lasagna has experienced many taste testers over the years – from annual New Years Eve Dinner to work potluck. It is definitely one of my most frequently requested vegetarian friendly recipes. I would always give a little Ha,…