Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cranberry Chicken

This is a brilliant recipe of my own devising, if I do say so myself.  I created it a few months ago to use up some leftover cranberries from the holiday season. It was very tasty and kid-friendly, so I made it a few more times.

Try serving the chicken over mashed potatoes or soft polenta. Add a green salad for an easy weeknight meal.  Hint: you can do this with pork cutlets, too!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Cheesecake Pie with Dark Chocolate Crust

I started making this recipe years ago because it was easy and quick.  Now my kids can make it on their own.  It also only requires two packages of cream cheese, so it's not as heavy and caloric as a full-size cheesecake, though it tastes nearly as good.  If you are short on time, you can substitute a graham cracker crust.

If you are lacking lemon zest, try zesting the peel of an orange.  For a lower calorie treat, use Neufchatel cheese which has 1/3 less fat than regular cream cheese.

Salmon Chowder

A quick and satisfying seafood chowder that you can make on a weeknight.  The inclusion of potatoes and carrots makes it a one-pot meal.  Don't forget to garnish each bowl with crispy bacon pieces to add a nice crunch.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

From Prune in New York City, this is a quick version of Spaghetti alla Carbonara, or so Gabrielle Hamilton, the owner says.  Beware!  It is rich.