Posted on: May 28, 2020 Posted by: Nikita Comments: 0

Sheet Pan Kielbasa, Potatoes and Veggies

I’m very late to the sheet pan dinner craze but this is one that will be on rotation forever. I’ve already made it twice and it’s just so, so good. I love that you can make this however you want with whatever veggies and meat you want. It’s a one-pan meal that hits all the right notes with minimal cleanup. Sheet Pan Kielbasa, Potatoes and Veggies 1 package (14-16oz) precooked…

Posted on: March 5, 2020 Posted by: Nikita Comments: 0

A Taste of Home Cooking: Indian Butter Chicken

Added another Indian dish to my repertoire last night. Woohoo! This Indian Butter Chicken was so darn good. I combined the cooking method from my standby Chicken Tikka with the ingredients in For the Love of Cooking’s Butter Chicken. I ended up doubling the sauce because (1) we love extra sauce and (2) I didn’t see the point in saving less than half a can of coconut milk. Dump it…

Posted on: February 20, 2020 Posted by: Nikita Comments: 0

Apricot and Mustard Baked Chicken

This Apricot and Mustard Baked Chicken has quickly become one of our favorite weeknight meals. The baking time is a bit long (longer than the original recipe states) but it’s almost completely hands-off. The flavor is truly fantastic – the perfect combo of sweet and savory. I like to serve this with mashed potatoes and a veggie (lately it’s French cut green beans), but it would be equally good with…

Posted on: January 23, 2020 Posted by: Nikita Comments: 0

Pioneer Woman’s Lemon Pasta Pronto

The Pioneer Woman recently posted a video of herself making this recipe for Lemon Pasta Pronto on her Instagram stories. It sounded right up our alley so I printed out the recipe (fair warning, the recipe on the Food Network site doesn’t include all the ingredients/directions). Past experience has taught me that I can always add more lemon juice but I can’t take it away so I was skeptical about…

Posted on: January 9, 2020 Posted by: Nikita Comments: 0

A Taste of Home Cooking: Chicken Pizzaiola

This chicken pizzaiola is another one of those recipes that I’ve looked at countless times over the years and bypassed time and time again. Who knows why; it’s not like it’s a complicated recipe. My only note is to make sure you use plenty of pepperoni so you can really taste the flavor. Such an easy, delicious weeknight meal. I made my own quick pasta sauce but jarred would be…

Posted on: January 1, 2020 Posted by: Nikita Comments: 0

A Taste of Home Cooking: Everything Bagel Breakfast Casserole

I’m always on the lookout for new make-ahead breakfast casseroles. I love them for holidays because you do all the work the day before and then you get to enjoy a delicious breakfast with minimal effort the next morning. Just make sure you plan ahead because most of them need to bake for about an hour. My family is always hounding me to make the hour go by faster because…

Posted on: October 25, 2019 Posted by: Nikita Comments: 0

A Taste of Home Cooking: Pizza Friday: Hawaiian Pizza

We recently went to Southern California to visit my dad and stepmom. On the way home we were lucky enough to fly out of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, which despite being a very small airport has a surprising number of decent eateries. At least compared to Newark Airport. Ugh. I will never forget the truly awful, inedible bagel sandwich I had on the flight out. Blech. Anyway. Steve…

Posted on: October 18, 2019 Posted by: Nikita Comments: 0

Edamame with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

I’ve mentioned this before but one of my favorite things to do is scour the Jules Thin Crust menus for Pizza Friday inspiration. One of our favorites pies is their Veggie #12: Organic edamame, ricotta cheese, organic goat cheese, caramelized onions, fresh mint, mozzarella, lemon vinaigrette. I’ve been recreating it at home for awhile and this was one of the best iterations so far. Over the years I’ve decided to…

Posted on: October 17, 2019 Posted by: Nikita Comments: 0

A Taste of Home Cooking: Strawberry Summer Sheet Cake

I know strawberry season is long gone but if I don’t blog this Strawberry Summer Sheet Cake now it’ll sit in my draft folder for years and never see the light of day. So just agree to save this for next spring/summer, OK? Great. I went through a baking phase this summer, fueled mostly by all the amazing produce (fruit) available. We’d buy way more than we could eat in…

Posted on: October 16, 2019 Posted by: Nikita Comments: 0

A Taste of Home Cooking: Green Tea Ice Cream

This is one of the recipes I found in my draft folder that had never been published. It was from one of the themed dinners we used to do with our friends, Chris and Tracie. I posted the other recipes from this meal back in 2015 (!!!) but not this one. I wish I knew why. It was an Asian-inspired meal and we made: Pork and Shrimp Dumplings, Fried Rice,…