Southwestern Goulash [RECIPE]

Southwestern Goulash

A heartwarming bowl of Southwestern Goulash is just what the doctor ordered. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

As a child, our family’s budget was incredibly tight. In order to stretch pantry items to feed a family of four, my mom used to whip up goulash from time to time. I remember it being comforting and delicious, and something that we always enjoyed eating. Although many years have passed since those days, having practical budget saving recipes in our culinary repertoire still makes sense. This recipe puts a Southwestern spin on my mom’s classic standby with yummy results. Read more of this post

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Spatchcock Chicken with Tomatoes and White Wine Sauce [RECIPE]

Spatchcock Chicken with Tomatoes

Feed the family in about 30 minutes by spatchcocking a chicken tonight. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

One of my favorite ways to prepare poultry of late is to spatchcock it, which means we remove the bird’s backbone and roast it flattened out in a large cast iron skillet. It cuts the time from oven to table in half (at least), and cooks the bird much more thoroughly. It also delivers a juicy, succulent chicken instead of the tough, dry ones traditional roasting methods sometimes create. The addition of chardonnay and tomatoes adds a new dimension to the flavor profile that is simply yummy.  Read more of this post

Turkey Chili [RECIPE]

Turkey chili

Want the chili but not the beef? Try cooking up this yummy bowl of red using ground turkey instead. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

If you’re trying to reduce your intake of beef for one reason or another, but still get a hankering for warm chili on a cold day, try this recipe which takes the moo out of the comfort food favorite and replaces it with a gobble. It’s equally delicious and cooks up in no time. Read more of this post

Chardonnay and Herb Dressing [RECIPE]

Chardonnay and Herb Salad Dressing

Brighten up your salad with our delicious Chardonnay and Herb Dressing. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

 

Vibrant and savory, I like to serve our Chardonnay and Herb Dressing poured over a green salad as the perfect introduction to my favorite pasta dish, Penne with Italian Chicken Sausage and Fennel. It’s also yummy used as a dipping sauce for crusty bread.  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.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

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