Jamie Oliver’s Tender & Crisp Chicken Legs with Sweet Tomatoes & Basil

Jamie Oliver’s Tender & Crisp Chicken Legs with Sweet Tomatoes & Basil is an incredibly easy crowd-pleasing dinner to make. It's 10 minutes of prep, 1½ hours in the oven and voila. There is no sautéing, just put it in a pan and throw it in the oven. I served this with a large loaf of crusty bread and a crisp green salad. Oh, and there was wine involved!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Lemon Mushroom Chicken

I am having a hard time adjusting to being an "empty nester". The only good thing is that I can make things the girls hate, like mushrooms! This delicious creamy lemony chicken is prepared in a skillet and sautéed with mushrooms. This is pretty much a chicken piccata, but without capers and with mushrooms.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Santa Fe Corn Salad

This Santa Fe Corn Salad is easy to throw together and is perfect for a side dish or lunch meal. This summery salad is a crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipe that everyone loves.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Orange Mashed Potatoes

These Orange Mashed Potatoes are divine. I used fresh oranges off our tree. It sounds a bit strange, but the are really good!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Basil

This recipe for Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Basil is loosely based on a recipe in The Silver Palate Cookbook. It's a great method using fresh, ripe, summer tomatoes.
Summer cooking implies a sense of immediacy, a capacity to capture the essence of the fleeting moment. Elizabeth David

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Skillet Chicken Parmesan with Artichokes

This Skillet Chicken Parmesan with Artichokes makes a great weeknight meal. It's all done in one skillet for easy cleanup.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Fresh Tomato and Basil Quiche

This Fresh Tomato and Basil Quiche is a quick and easy dinner option especially in the summertime when the basil and tomatoes are in peak season. Pair it with a crisp green salad and, of course, a glass of cold chardonnay!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 8 Servings

Commander’s Palace Garlic Bread

Commander's Palace has been a New Orleans landmark since 1893.The winner of six James Beard Foundation Awards, Commander's Palace has evolved into a culinary legend. This Commander's Palace Garlic Bread has an alarming amount of butter, but that's what makes it SO delicious.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 1 loaf of garlic bread

Chicken Basil Sausage and Artichoke Lasagna Skillet

Lasagna, in general, is too much work. I am too lazy and do not like to make it, so lasagna is a rare occurrence in my house. This Chicken Basil Sausage and Artichoke Lasagna Skillet is WAY easier and the chicken and artichokes is a nice change from the traditional lasagna. It's all done in one skillet and ready in about 30 minutes.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Quinoa, Sweet Peppers, Arugula & Fig Salad with Orange Muscat Champagne Vinaigrette

While no single food can supply all the essential life sustaining nutrients, quinoa comes as close as any other in the plant or animal kingdom. Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. This Quinoa, Sweet Peppers, Arugula & Fig Salad with Orange Muscat Champagne Vinaigrette is a great way to try quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah).

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings