Cooking Method: Simmering

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

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

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

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

Mango Coconut Chicken

Mangoes may very well be the king of all fruits. They fight cancer, alkalize the body, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes, help digestion and help clear acne. The list goes on..... I happen to have lots of mangoes at the moment and came up with this Mango Coconut Chicken. I served it with basmati rice and chopped fresh basil.

By Leslie Blythe

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

Gin & Tonic Jelly Shots

My daughter Grace made this Gin & Tonic Jelly Shots. I just stood back and watched. They are quite tangy and delicious. A great way to get the party started!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: Makes 8 shots

Israeli Couscous with Chopped Vegetables, Chickpeas, and Artichokes

Israeli couscous" is actually pasta, it's also called pearl couscous. This Israeli Couscous with Chopped Vegetables, Chickpeas, and Artichokes is a perfect dish to bring on a picnic or outdoor concert. I used Trader Joe's Harvest Blend Israeli Couscous.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings