Cooking Method: Sautéing

Tomato Chickpea Salad

This Tomato Chickpea Salad with fresh summer tomatoes and chickpeas is tossed with a simple sherry vinaigrette. Sautéing the chickpeas until they are browned and crispy on the outside then dusted with cumin gives them a wonderful depth of flavor.

By Leslie Blythe

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

Bacon-Tomato Linguine

This Bacon-Tomato Linguine is on the cover of this month's Food Network Magazine. It's very similar to carbonara but adds fresh tomatoes and basil.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins

Chicken With Basil Cream Sauce

Chicken With Basil Cream Sauce is a delicious summer dish. It's refreshing, creamy and luxurious. The sauce is very versatile and can be used for chicken, shrimp, salmon, etc.

 

By Leslie Blythe

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

Texas Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These crowd-pleasing, creamy Texas Garlic Mashed Potatoes get their flavor burst from garlic and caramelized onions. What's not to like?!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Zucchini With Shallots

This Zucchini With Shallots is light and delicious. It takes only 15 minutes and would be a great side dish for grilled beef or chicken or for any type of seafood. The bread crumbs added at the end provide excellent texture.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

One Pot Dirty Rice

Dirty rice is a traditional Cajun and Creole dish made from white rice which gets a "dirty" color from being cooked with small pieces of chicken liver or giblets, green bell pepper, celery, and onion, and spiced with cayenne and black pepper. This version skips the chicken livers, which I suppose makes it a Not-So-Dirty-Rice! This spicy One Pot Dirty Rice is a great weeknight meal served with cornbread.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 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

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

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

Parmesan Chicken, Broccoli and Rice

Parmesan Chicken, Broccoli and Rice is all done in one pan. This makes for easy clean up. It's also a family friendly recipe and delicious, perfect for a busy weeknight meal.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings