Eggplant Parmesan*

Ok everyone this is absolutely amazing and don't be intimidated by this recipe! Its super easy this is a really great recipe to entertain with. Make it in the morning and pop it in the oven 30 min before your company comes over. Either way... absolutely delicious. Ok to start off, find nice big eggplant ,cut off the top and bottom, and slice it into half inch thick slices. On a rack over a sheet pan salt both sides of the eggplant to get the bitt...

Corned Beef and Cabbage*

This is SO easy, delicious, affordable, and simple to make. You can feed an army with this and everyone will be satisfied! In the largest pot you have, put your raw beef and pickling spices in and put cold water almost to top of the pan. Let come to a boil, and reduce to a low simmer for 1 1/2 hours. After 1 1/2 hours, put your potatoes and carrots in the hot water with the beef and spices. Let cook for another 30- 40 minutes. After 30-40 minute...

Jambalaya*

Mmmm mmmm mmm nothing better than a good jambalaya and I don’t want to toot my own horn or anything, but this is delicious. First thing you want to do is season your chicken with lots of salt and pepper. In a dutch oven, or a sauce pot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Brown the chicken breasts on each side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes on each side. Once the chicken is cooked, take out and set aside. To the pan add the chopped...

Stuffed Peppers*

This is perfect comfort food for any day of the week. It’s so easy! First preheat your oven to 375*F. Take the peppers and cut them in half and take out the seeds and stem. With a knife, poke hole in the bottom so all the grease drains through and doesn’t land up on your butt :) For the meat, all you need to do is put it in a bowl and add the onion, minced garlic, oregano, Worchestershire sauce, cooked rice, ketchup, eggs, and the seasonings....

Italian Pot Roast*

Ok everyone, don’t get afraid of the dreaded roast! I promise this is the best pot roast you’ll ever have, and for sure the tastiest! So what you want to do is start off by pre-heating your pan. If you have a dutch oven use it! But if not, a regular stock pot would do. Preheat the pan on high heat with a little drizzle of olive oil. Season the roast on all sides with the salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Once the pan is hot enoug...

Pasta with proscuitto and peas

1 pound “gnocchi” like pasta (or any small pasta) 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 sweet onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 bag frozen peas, thawed 1/4 pound sliced proscuitto, cut in strips 1/4 cup grated parmesan 1/8 cup fresh parsley, minced In a pot of boiling salted water, add the pasta…

Light shrimp scampi*

1 pound linguine 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 6 cloves minced garlic 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails on zest of 1 lemon juice of 2 lemons 1/3 cup chopped parsley 1/2 lemon cut in thin rounds In…

Cuban Pork*

Please make this recipe! So easy and not hard at all! Perfect for a lazy Sunday :) Ok, so preheat the oven to 325*F. In a deep pan, add 3 of the sliced onions and the garlic to the bottom of the pan. Also to the pan add the bay leaf and all the yummy spices. Add the water to the pan and then put the rack over it. Put that beautiful butt on there and rub it down with the olive oil and then the spices. Then to the top of the butt, add the sliced o...

Flank steak with chimichurri sauce*

This isn’t hard ladies! If you have a grill, use the grill but if not, use the oven! Ok, so preheat broiler and pat the steak dry. Stir together 1 teaspoon salt, cumin, coriander, and pepper in a small bowl and rub that baby with the mixture onto both sides of steak. Broil steak on a broiler pan about 4 inches from heat about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a cutting board and let stand about 5 minutes. Meanwhile get your blende...

Pork chops with onion apple chutney

onion apple chutney- 1/4 cup olive oil 3 large sweet onions, cut in half, then sliced thinly 1/4 cup apple jelly 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 1 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar (or more if you’d like!) pork chops:…