Thin-Crust Chicken Bacon Artichoke Pizza

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Thin crispy crust with a light garlic sauce, topped with grilled chicken, turkey bacon, mozzarella, baby spinach, marinated artichokes, and feta cheese Yield:  8 large slices Ingredients:  Crust Ingredients: 1/2 cup warm water (115 degrees)1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/3 cups all-purpose or bread flour1 teaspoon dry yeast Garlic Sauce Ingredients: 1/4… Read more »

Easy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches (Oven or Slow Cooker)

Super simple shredded barbecue chicken for sandwiches or over rice Yield:  6 servings Ingredients:  4 large or 6 medium chicken breasts (2.5 to 3 pounds)*1 large onion, diced2-3 cups barbecue sauce of your choice**6 sandwich buns or hot freshly cooked rice, for serving Instructions:  1. Trim fat and skin from… Read more »

Apple Harvest Chicken Salad (like Red Robin)

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A sliced grilled chicken breast on top of lettuce tossed with apple pieces, candied walnuts, bleu cheese and a light Dijon vinaigrette dressing Yield:  2 large servings Ingredients:  2 small-medium (or 1 huge) heads of Romaine lettuce, washed and chopped bite-size*1/2 cup thinly sliced and halved red onion, optional2 red… Read more »

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Gyros

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Grilled chicken marinated in lemon and fresh herbs, served gyro-style on pita bread with tzatziki sauce, tomato, onion, and feta cheese Yield:  4 servings Ingredients:  Chicken souvlaki ingredients: 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast or tenders, cubed for skewers2 cloves garlic, minced1/2 teaspoon lemon zest1 tablespoon lemon juice2 teaspoons fresh… Read more »

Lamb Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

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This Greek dish features grilled lamb seasoned with garlic, rosemary, and oregano served with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, and onions on pita bread Yield:  10 servings Ingredients:  4-5 pounds lamb meat*10 cloves of garlic, minced Marinade ingredients: 1/4 cup olive oil1/4 cup lemon juice1 tablespoon dried oregano (if using chopped fresh… Read more »

Wheat Berry Soup

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A simple but delicious hearty beef soup with wheat berries Yield:  about 4 quarts Ingredients:  2 cups wheat berries3 quarts of water, approx.1 1/2 pounds inexpensive beef roast or steak1 1/2 cups chopped onion2 cloves garlic, minced1 1/2 cups chopped celery2 teaspoons salt (or more, depending on your preference)1/2 teaspoon… Read more »

Easy Lasagna

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A simple, delicious homemade lasagna recipe Yield:  12 servings Ingredients:  1 egg, beaten12 ounces (3 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided2 cups (16 ounces) cottage cheese1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided1 tablespoon dried parsley (or 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley)1 lb. ground beef1 medium onion, chopped1 clove garlic, minced4 cups spaghetti… Read more »

Spicy Grilled Lamb Burgers

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A flavorful, colorful lamb burger served with tomato, cucumber, onion, and feta Yield:  4 servings Ingredients:  Burger ingredients: 1 pound ground lamb1 tablespoon dried mint leaves (or 2T fresh chopped)1 tablespoon dried cilantro (or 2T fresh chopped)1 tablespoon dried oregano (or 2T fresh chopped)3 cloves garlic, minced2 teaspoons red wine1… Read more »

Creamy Spaghetti Squash Casserole

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A cheesy, creamy layer of spaghetti squash topped with a flavorful spaghetti sauce with meat for a delicious baked casserole! Yield:  16 servings Ingredients:  2 medium-large spaghetti squashes (about 6 [packed] cups of cooked squash all together)2 tablespoons butter1 small-medium onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1/2 green bell pepper, chopped8 ounces… Read more »

Beef and Barley Soup

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A hearty and flavorful barley soup with beef, onions, and celery Yield:  5 quarts Ingredients:  2 pounds beef roast1 large onion, chopped6 celery ribs, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1 3/4 cups barley (dry/uncooked measurement)1 1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepperbeef bouillon, optional3 1/2 quarts water, approximately Instructions:  1. Trim fat from meat… Read more »