Chicken Roulade with Spinach and Prosciutto

Chicken Roulade with Spinach and Prosciutto

This is no ordinary chicken dinner! Layers of chicken, spinach, prosciutto, basil, and cheese, rolled into a spiral and coated with bread crumbs create a scrumptious savory roulade!

Cajun Chicken & Andouille Sausage Pasta

Cajun Chicken & Andouille Sausage Pasta

Dice up the Cajun Trinity (onion, celery and peppers), simmer a spicy tomato-based sauce, add chicken and andouille sausage and toss in pasta … ready, set, GEAUX!

Comfort Food: Autumnal Au Gratin Potatoes

Comfort Food: Autumnal Au Gratin Potatoes

This recipe takes the traditional au gratin potatoes and puts a fall flavor twist on it. Sweet potatoes, chicken sausage, kale, mushrooms and sage combine in this delicious, cool weather casserole.

Mediterranean Chicken on an Iowa Farm Table

Mediterranean Chicken on an Iowa Farm Table

Chicken served on an Iowa farm table is pretty common: fried, grilled, casserole, soup, salad, etc. Mediterranean? That doesn’t seem common at all. It isn’t. But I’ll return to that after a little background information. Over the past few months, I have been helping my 

Maria’s Tostadas

Maria’s Tostadas

It is fair to say I do 98% of the cooking in our home. I am not complaining. After all, it is something I love to do. It wasn’t, however, always that way. When my husband and I were first married, we were both in 

Asian Chicken (Un)Wrap

Asian Chicken (Un)Wrap

This recipe gives you all the wonderful flavors of Asian Lettuce Wraps unwrapped and served with cabbage and/or rice. It is easy, healthy and satisfying!

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

A few substitutions transform traditional lasagne into a lighter, healthier dish. This recipe uses spaghetti squash, lean ground meat, fresh tomatoes and a light amount of cheese to satisfy your Italian cravings!

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Bring the wings to the table or to the party in the form of bite-sized meatballs! Whether Buffalo-style, honey-barbecue or sweet chili, you need to try this recipe for chicken and pork meatballs.

Szechwan Chicken-Pasta Salad

I’ve made many recipes out of this book, but the one that has really been a staple at our table is this “salad”. We love it hot from the stove, and we love it cold the next day for lunch. It is light and healthy. I have reduced the amount of noodles and bumped up the veggies. Reduced-sodium soy sauce substitutes for regular soy sauce in an effort to cut the sodium.

This is not a very spicy recipe. There is a little heat from the chili oil and the crushed red pepper. Use less of these ingredients if you are at all concerned about the spice level. Use more if you want a little mouth-burn.

Mexican Chicken Soup

Mexican Chicken Soup

This simple recipe of chicken and vegetables simmered with herbs and spices to make a pot of Mexican goodness! Ladle a big scoop over a bed of rice and top with cilantro, avocado and a squeeze of lime!