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Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Jellied Cranberry Sauce is not something that I was eating my whole life. My kids did have this sauce every Thanksgiving, for instance. My husband and I learned to enjoy it. It is one of those dishes that both of us have not grown up read more

Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Minerva Dairy. All opinions are entirely my own. Buttery Sweet Potato Casserole is an appetizing and amazing side dish or dessert that will make any holiday dinner that much more special. The holiday season is read more

Lemon Herb Chicken and Veggies Sheet Pan

Lemon Herb Chicken and Veggies Sheet Pan

Lemon Herb Chicken and Veggies Sheet Pan

Lemon Herb Chicken and Veggies Sheet Pan are a simple and versatile meal. They are simply the best. I will show you two versions of sheet pan dinner.

When I have veggies that need to be used or I am leaving town for a few days, or maybe I just need a quick dinner, this type of meal is so welcoming.

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I made Lemon-Herbs Chicken and Veggies Sheet Pan dinners and served it with noodles or rice. Sometimes I season the rice or noodles with soy sauce.

Many times before I used fish fillets for sheet pan, or pork, so you can really use whatever you have at this moment to make an amazing meal.

Everyone happy and I did not spend more than 10 minutes in my kitchen preparing this, I call that win-win situation.

Lemon Herb Chicken and Veggies Sheet Pan

I am showing you two similar sheet pans. Just by switching vegetables you can create an amazing dinner in no time.

Lemon Herb Chicken over Asparagus

This meal is absolutely amazing. You could eat this just like this especially if you’re on a low carb diet, or serve with cauliflower rice, or perhaps regular rice.

You could also serve this with roasted potatoes as well as noodles.

Lemon Herb Chicken with Mixed Veggies

Just like one with asparagus, this one is an absolute delight. I love the texture and aroma of different veggies mixed with juices of lemon chicken.

My husband prefers this one the most so I make it as much as I can. I switch vegetables depending on the season, but other than that we just love sheet pans like this.

Lemon Herbs Chicken and Veggies Sheet Pan

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Lemon Herb Chicken and Veggies Sheet Pan
Yield: Serves 2

Lemon Herb Chicken and Veggies Sheet Pan

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

These two sheet pan dinners are similar but different.

Ingredients

Lemon-Herbs Chicken over Asparagus

  • 1 Chicken Breast, 1 whole skinless chicken breast split in half
  • 1 Bunch Asparagus, plus a good pinch of salt
  • 1/2-1 Lemon Meyer Lemon, if possible, 4-5 slices
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning per breast for both sides (Mrs. Dash without sodium)
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt per breast on both sides, or to taste (a generous pinch of salt)
  • 1 teaspoon dried Parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of dried Rosemary, or a couple of sprig of fresh, remove leaves from the stem
  • Drizzle of Oil

Lemon Herb Chicken with Mixed Veggies

  • 1 Chicken Breast, 1 whole skinless chicken breast split in half
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced
  • 6 assorted mini sweet peppers (you may use bell peppers as well)
  • 1 Handful assorted carrots
  • 1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 Lemon Meyer Lemon, if possible,
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning per breast for both sides
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt per breast on both sides, or to taste (a generous pinch of salt)
  • 1 teaspoon dried Parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of dried Rosemary, or a couple of sprig of fresh, remove leaves from the stem
  • 1 tablespoon Thyme or a couple of sprigs of fresh

Instructions


Lemon-Herbs Chicken over Asparagus

  1. Preheat oven to 375F-400F
  2. Prepare chicken by seasoning it with lemon-pepper seasoning, then add herbs and rub all over the chicken. If your seasoning is without sodium then add a generous pinch of salt.
  3. Place asparagus on the bottom of the baking sheet, washed and trimmed. I trim about an inch from the bottom of the asparagus, it is too woody.
  4. Add a generous pinch of salt all over the asparagus, lemon-pepper seasoning, herbs, and a drizzle of oil. Then rub it all over the asparagus and separate it in a single layer, as you can see on the picture.
  5. Place chicken breast on top of the asparagus, add lemon slices on top of the chicken and sides as well, then drizzle a bit of oil all over.
  6. Bake it for about 40 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken. If the internal temperature thermometer reads 165F (at the thickest part of the chicken) then the chicken is cooked and safe to eat. Serve with rice or quinoa, and similar, and salad.



Lemon Herb Chicken with Mixed Veggies

  1. Preheat oven to 375F-400F
  2. Prepare chicken by seasoning it with lemon-pepper seasoning, then add herbs and rub all over the chicken. If your seasoning is without sodium then add a generous pinch of salt.
  3. Add a generous pinch of salt all over the vegetables, lemon-pepper seasoning, herbs, and a good drizzle of oil. Then rub it all over to coat. Separate it in a single layer. You may also add potatoes and other root veggies.
  4. Place chicken breast on top of the vegetables or on the side, add lemon slices on top of the chicken and sides as well, then drizzle a bit of oil all over. About 1 tablespoon altogether because chicken breast is pretty lean.
  5. Bake it for about 40 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken. If the internal temperature thermometer reads 165F (at the thickest part of the chicken) then the chicken is cooked and safe to eat.

Notes

You can use chicken with skin on. If you are cooking in the oven I would use the broiler for a minute or two just get that skin extra crunchy. You can also wrap skinless chicken breast with the hickory-smoked bacon.

Any leftovers place in the container and keep it in the fridge for 3 days, or freeze it for up to a month. If you keep it more then 3 days it loses the tastiness fo me that is why I always recommend 3 days.

You can most definitely use other vegetables such as broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes or cauliflower, just an example. For each adult, count on having about 4 to 5 ounces of cooked chicken. 10 ounces of uncooked boneless chicken breasts will yield approximately 6 1/2 ounces cooked, while 10 ounces of uncooked boneless chicken thighs will yield approximately 5 ounces cooked.

I cooked this sheet dinner on my Traeger grill/smoker. You can use the oven, it is the same method.

Check your Lemon-Pepper seasoning for the sodium. Mine did not have any sodium that is why I used salt to season the chicken, but if your seasoning contains sodium most likely you would not need to add any additional salt.

Teriyaki Chicken and Pepper Skewers

Teriyaki Chicken and Pepper Skewers

Teriyaki Chicken and Pepper Skewers is a very delicious summer dish that gives you a pleasant explosion of flavors. My family goes crazy over this teriyaki chicken and I am sure that you will, too. I have been making this dish for many, many years read more

Tomato Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and Zucchini

Tomato Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and Zucchini

Tomato Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and Zucchini is such a comforting meal. Well, is there anything more satisfying than a bowl of delicious pasta? I must admit that my family, including me, couldn’t live without pasta. Actually, this is one of my husband’s favorite dishes. read more

Easy Beef and Broccoli

Easy Beef and Broccoli

Easy Beef and Broccoli Recipe
Easy Beef and Broccoli Recipe

 
Easy Beef and Broccoli over piping hot rice to get you through these winter days. Our weather is seriously a bit crazy. Looks more like early spring than winter with new flower slowly peeking out of the ground, and we are having so much rain. I do not remember when was the last time like this in January.
 
Needless to say, this meal heals heart and soul, and we can eat it year-round, right?!
As much as I love a good takeout over the weekend, I really don’t see the reason why people don’t make “takeouts” at home because they are so simple.
 

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Just like so many amazingly delicious Asian-influenced meals that I’ve shared over the years, this one is as easy as it sounds and so delicious. After I cook it, my wok goes in the middle of the table and it would be completely clean in less than 20 minutes. My family is obsessed with meals like this. They are super simple and extremely delicious.

You can most definitely use chicken or pork instead of beef. It really comes down to what you have in your fridge or prefers. Also, If you do not eat a meal I am suggesting adding organic tofu.

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Easy Beef and Broccoli Recipe
Yield: 4

Easy Beef and Broccoli

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Beef thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp. Soy Sauce lite
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp. Garlic
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 390 g/13 oz Broccoli
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp. Garlic

Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp. Soy Sauce Lite
  • 1 tbsp. Oyster Sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. Sesame Seed Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp. Chinese Cooking Wine / or Mirin - Japanese rice wine
  • 1 tbsp. Cornstarch or all-purpose flour

Garnish:

  • 2 Green Onions
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds

Instructions

  1. Slice beef into thin, bite-size pieces. Asian stores carry already thinly sliced cuts, but if you are unable to find it, slightly freeze your beef and against the grain, and with the sharp knife slice beef.
  2. Marinate: 3 tbsp. Soy Sauce lite, 1 tbsp. Oil, 1 tbsp. Fresh Ginger, and 1/2 tbsp. Garlic. Mix it together to coat. Marinate beef for about 15 minutes (you can go up to 30, but make sure to place it in the fridge if you going to marinate longer).
  3. Cut the bottom of the broccoli, and diagonal slice them. You can use florets or use the whole, just cut about an inch off the bottom.
  4. Boil 2 cups of water, season with salt, and drop broccoli in. Blanch broccoli for about 1 minute. We want crispy broccoli, so as soon as that minute pass, drain and either submerge under cold iced water or wash under cold water.
  5. Heat skillet over medium-high heat, add oil and garlic. Saute garlic for 20-30 seconds, then add marinated beef.
  6. Cook meat for about 5 minutes or until it is completely done.
  7. Meanwhile, mix together sauce: 1 tbsp. Soy Sauce Lite, 1/2 tbsp. Sesame Seed Oil, 1/2 tbsp. Chinese Cooking Wine / or Mirin - Japanese rice wine, 1 tbsp. Cornstarch or all-purpose flour.
  8. Pour the sauce over cooked beef. Cook for about 2 min or less, until it thickens
  9. Add broccoli and toss everything together.
  10. Garnish with chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds. You can also drizzle some sesame oil as well.

Notes

SERVE IT OVER RICE OR NOODLES

 

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Homemade Hamburger Helper

Comforting, delicious and most definitely an easy Homemade Hamburger Helper. Most of you already have these ingredients in your fridge and trust me it is far better than the one you get from the box in your grocery store. My family loves this so much… read more

Pasta and Cheese with Chicken and Peas

Pasta and Cheese with Chicken and Peas

Pasta and Cheese with Chicken and Peas is an easy-peasy dinner. Don’t you agree with me?! Once in a while my meals, dinners, in particular, seem to look like this, one pot. Well, if I am being honest, we make one-pot meals more often than read more

Ravioli Sautéed with Spinach

Ravioli Sautéed with Spinach

Ravioli Sautéed with Spinach topped with goat cheese is tasty, easy and makes a perfect weeknight quick and easy meal. We all need these kinds of dishes.

Ravioli Sautéed with Spinach

I took some much needed time off to spend it on myself and appreciate each second with my Lil’ gang.

It’s so essential to simply focus and energize so often I take some time off to smell the roses.

I was truly losing myself in the middle. Thus, I did what I had to do.

Nowadays, I am depending on speedy, like really quick dinners.

Whenever a chance approaches, I incorporate easy shortcuts in my dinners such as frozen ravioli and spinach.

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There is definitely nothing wrong with that. So, today I am sharing a recipe that is barely a recipe, but it is flavorful, delicious and extremely easy.

I am aware that some of you do have a problem with frozen produce.

Let me explain, unless you are picking vegetables and fruit out of your garden the next best thing is to get yourself frozen one.

They are frozen so quickly that you are not losing any nutritional values comparing to fresh that are travelling for days across the country.

I made ravioli from scratch before, and they are amazing, but I really do not have the time to make them all the time.

It is after all time consuming, so I believe that frozen, home-style ravioli is pretty delicious.

Particularly if you get a great quality because you can really see the difference.

On top of all it is fast, and it saves me lots of time to do other things.

In the end, you can get whatever you like, or find on sale. It is all good, though, right?!

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Recipe
Yield: Serves 4

Ravioli Sautéed with Spinach

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ravioli Sautéed with Spinach easy and tasty meatless dinner idea.

Ingredients

  • 1 pk. frozen Ravioli 1 pound + salt, for water (any on hand, spinach and cheese works well)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp, butter
  • 1/2 pack frozen spinach (any on hand even fresh baby spinach but use about 2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp. Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt to taste

Topping:

  • Goat cheese per serving size

Instructions

  1. Boil water, and add a salt – generous pinch of salt. Add Frozen Ravioli. When the ravioli are floating they’re done.
  2. On the other side, heat olive oil and butter in a medium-sized frying pan or a skillet, and add fresh spinach – if frozen, defrost and squeeze the water out as much as possible, if your spinach is with cream bowls, that's okay, just slightly defrost or steam it if your bag is steamable.
  3. Add spinach to the oil and butter, then saute for a couple of minutes on medium-high heat. Taste and add salt to please your taste, a pinch or two.
  4. Drain the ravioli, but reserve a couple of tablespoons of pasta water.
  5. Add ravioli to sauteed spinach for a couple of seconds on a medium-high, turning around to coat and splashing with pasta water just to make it creamy.
  6. Sprinkle lemon pepper, land lemon zest.
  7. Squeeze just a bit of lemon juice, if you want fresh citrus flavour, but it is not necessary.
  8. I like mixing grounded parmesan cheese, Italian herb blend and garlic powder together, then add to the dish.
  9. Just before serving, add a tablespoon or so, of crumbled goat cheese or you may use feta if you wish.

Notes

You may use any ravioli, even homemade. My ravioli used in this recipe is with spinach and cheese filling.

Fish Taco with Peach Salsa with a Video

Fish Taco with Peach Salsa with a Video

You do not need hours of cooking and standing in the kitchen to create one amazing meal. You really do not! That is the whole point of this blog. 99% of my recipes are easy because I do not have hours to stand and cook, read more