Chicken quesadillas are such a common food, but there are so many variations of them. Some of them have very unique and (mostly) delicious ingredients, but in this house, we make a fairly simple version, and we really do think it is the best! This recipe for The Best Chicken Quesadillas takes less than 30 minutes to make 4 large quesadillas, and they have a (not so) secret ingredient that really takes them to the next level – the jalapeño mayo. These are great on their own, or with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, aji picante, queso or pico de gallo.
I went out to lunch a couple days ago and when I was looking through the menu I came across a pasta with arrabbiata sauce. I had forgotten how much I loved this simple, spicy tomato sauce and I was determined to make it for myself when I got home! It took a little trial and error, but I finally came up with (in my opinion) the perfect balance of garlic, spice and basil flavors. This Easy, Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce would be delicious served with pasta, zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash or with any meat. I hope you love it!
Pork chops are a food that I probably underutilize. There is really so much that can be done with them, but I tend to forget about them and go straight for the chicken. These Baked Asian Marinated Pork Chops may just be a game changer for me! They are so easy to make, don’t need long to marinate, can be made as spicy or mild as you like and the marinade is packed with so much flavor that you will for sure want seconds! Serve these with some fresh veggies, rice, noodles or any of your other favorite sides!
Have you ever ordered Arancini from an Italian restaurant? If you have not, you are missing out. These fried rice balls are such an amazing appetizer! For this Arancini Rice Ball Casserole, I decided to create a casserole that incorporates many of the delicious flavors from this Sicilian classic and adds just the right amount of fresh veggies to give you an amazing, satisfying and delicious meal all in one dish. Serve this with a fresh salad and enjoy it with a group of friends and family today!
Pesto is one of those things that tastes remarkably better when made from scratch rather than a store bought version. It is also a super easy thing to make, so why not?! I decided to change it up a bit with this recipe and make a Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pesto. Don’t get me wrong, I love a traditional pesto, but this one is just different enough to keep things exciting. Making this pesto takes just a few minutes, and it is delicious when served with so many different things. I like to perk up a basic piece of chicken with this pesto, toss it with some fresh pasta and even slather it on a piece of toast with some avocado and mozzarella. No matter what you do with it, you will be glad you have this pesto on hand!
Making homemade dressings is really such a simple thing to do, but a lot of us (myself included) don’t bother to do it a lot of the time. Many store bought versions are packed with extra and unnecessary calories, preservatives and sugar. This Avocado Lime Dressing only takes a couple minutes to make and it tastes better than anything you will find in the grocery store. This dressing is packed with healthy ingredients. It is low calorie and low carb with only 1 net carb. It is creamy and delicious, and you can probably fool your kids into eating something healthy without them even knowing it! You can pour this all over your favorite salad, dip any meat in it, use it as a marinade, put it on your tacos and so much more!
When I think of the perfect home cooked meal, I am imagining anything saucy, flavorful and cheesy. These enchiladas are all of those things and then so much more, and that’s why they are called The Best Easy Chicken Enchiladas. The homemade sauce is really what makes these enchiladas. Making homemade enchilada sauce is really a very easy thing to do, and it is so much better than the stuff you can find at the grocery store. This is an excellent weeknight dinner recipe that comes together quickly, but tastes like something that took a lot longer to make.
This Chicken Francese is a quick and easy dish to make that will remind you of a meal from a nice restaurant. The chicken is thinly sliced, breaded and pan fried and the sauce comes together in just a matter of minutes. In the end, you are left with delicious tender chicken bathing in a super flavorful lemon white wine sauce. This chicken goes nicely with a crisp salad, fresh steamed veggies, rice or your favorite pasta. Save some time and money and make this delicious restaurant quality meal at home.
If meaty, cheesy and saucy are three adjectives that get you a little excited – you have come to the right place! These Jumbo Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are just what the name implies. They are flavorful ground beef meatballs stuffed with fresh mozzarella and baked in a bed of freshly made marinara sauce. All of this may sound like it takes an extreme amount of work to put together, but the meatballs and sauce come together in 10 minutes or less. After that, you just stick them in the oven, wait patiently and enjoy! If you are REALLY hungry, serve these up with some warm pasta, but I like them with a simple side salad or some fresh veggies.
If you are looking for a recipe that will satisfy just about everyone – here it is! This really is The Best Alfredo Sauce, and it will please so many people! Have picky kids? Someone doing a low carb diet? Pasta lovers? Vegetarians? Just about anyone! This sauce has only 3 net carbs per serving (this does NOT include pasta!), and it would be amazing tossed with zucchini noodles or another low carb option. You can also add chicken or shrimp to this, or just toss it with some fettuccini for a classic favorite. Either way – enjoy!