Penne with Italian Chicken Sausage and Fennel [RECIPE]

 

Penne with Italian Chicken Sausage and Fennel

Your guests will want to lick their plates clean when you serve up Penne with Italian Chicken Sausage and Fennel. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Serve this recipe if you want to impress your guests. It is fairly simple to make, stretches to feed a crowd, and will have your friends and family raving for days. From the moment I put this recipe together for the first time, I knew it was going to be a keeper. The fragrant aroma alone is enough to make mouths water. And that first bite… heaven! Serve it up with crusty Italian bread, seasoned olive oil (I like to blend Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to make a simple dipping sauce), a large tossed salad and your favorite bottle of wine and you have a meal fit for a fine Italian restaurant or a house full of really hungry friends. My guests love this one so much I’ve had to add it to my repertoire, and my guess is you will too. Enjoy! Read more of this post

Smoked Sausages with Herb Egg Noodles [RECIPE]

Smoked Sausage with Herb Egg Noodles

Gather your family around the dinner table for a hot meal even when you’re tired with this simple meal of smoked sausage with herb egg noodles. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Long, busy days don’t always make it easy to get dinner on the table. Sometimes you simply want to do something fast and easy to feed your family. Rather than pull through a drive through at a fast food restaurant, assemble this tasty, easy meal instead. Serve it with steamed vegetables or a crisp green salad for a complete meal.  Read more of this post

Turkey Bolognese [RECIPE]

Turkey Bolognese

Riffing on a traditional bolognese sauce, we use turkey here instead of beef or lamb.
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In Italy, a true ragù alla bolognese sauce is made with beef or pork, but this recipe appeals to me because it is lower in fat (for those who need to avoid these meats for health or dietary reasons) and if you still have leftover turkey in the fridge, this is a nice way to help you utilize it. In any case, you’ll need one pound of turkey, whether you shred it yourself, buy it ground, or use Italian turkey sausage like I typically do. By definition, bolognese is a thick sauce packed with healthy veggies and served with tagliatelle pasta, however a pound of fettuccine or even spaghetti works here just as well. Read more of this post

King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese [RECIPE]

King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese

King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese satisfies your comfort food cravings! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

It’s finally autumn and temperatures are dropping in Texas. So now is the perfect time to whip up all that tasty comfort food you’ve been craving. While the original King Ranch Chicken recipe uses tortillas, we like this version which combines the same classic flavors we love with gooey mac and cheese. We hope you love it! Read more of this post

Chicken Spaghetti [RECIPE]

Chicken spaghetti

Chicken spaghetti is a Southern comfort food favorite, but I kick it up a notch with a dash of Texas heat!
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If you grew up in the South like I did, you know that every time there is a gathering, whether it is for a wedding, funeral or even a community picnic, someone will undoubtedly bring a casserole dish filled with chicken spaghetti. It is simply one of those staples that every Southern woman (and many of the men) seems to know how to make, and everyone’s recipe is just a bit different from the last. Here’s my take on this comfort food staple, with just a dash of Texas heat thrown in for good measure. I hope you love it! Read more of this post