Pierogi (also commonly spelled perogi) are Eastern European dumplings that are filled and then either boiled, baked or fried. As with other dumplings found around the world pierogi vary with each chef and can be stuffed with sweet or savory fillings. This Polish version of pierogi comes from my husband's Grandmother who was of Polish descent. They are filled with a typical Polish filling of boiled potatoes, cottage cheese and onion.
This version of Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic is easy because you put all of the ingredients in a casserole dish, bake it in the oven and forget about it. The end result is a rich, comforting meal. If the thought of forty cloves of garlic frightens you, there is no need to worry. The garlic flavor mellows as the cloves cook and when they are done, they are rich and buttery, perfect for slathering on your favorite bread or even the chicken itself.
Roasting a whole chicken in the oven or on the BBQ is easier than than you think, it just takes several hours (depending on the size of the chicken). This is my take on the roasted chicken that my mom would make for my family when I was a kid. The chicken goes well with just about any side dish. And the leftover herbes de Provence-infused meat makes yummy sandwiches the following day.
This ginger dipping sauce is an integral part of a home-cooked teppanyaki-style meal. It goes well with many other meats and veggies, too.
This chili is easy to make and can be made on the stovetop or in a slow-cooker. I used leftover BBQ chicken but it would also be good with ground chicken, turkey or beef.
This ranch dressing is better than store-bought versions and doesn't contain MSG (which I recently discovered is in many commercially-produced varieties). I also love the fact that it is made using light sour cream instead of mayo.
We liked the carne asada tacos that we made a while ago so much that we decided to make them with chicken. The marinade is very similar to that which we used on the steak. It is such a simple dinner to pull together but the flavors are so satisfying.
I have always loved French dip sandwiches but I wanted a quick version. I also wanted the option to use chicken or turkey meat because my family tries to limit the amount of red meat that we eat.
I made this African Peanut Stew to celebrate Africa Day yesterday. Variations of the stew can be found throughout West Africa. This version has edamame which offers a healthy dose of protein along with other nutrients but you can also add meat if you would like.
Light coconut milk is a great ingredient for disguising seafood and veggies.