Orecchiette pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

I haven’t made pasta recently, with the exception of spaghetti and meatballs. And with the temperatures getting warmer, I wanted to find a dish that wasn’t too heavy, but filling at the same time. I remember my sister making an orecchiette pasta with sausage dish, so I decided to take that as an inspiration and use the chicken breast I already had on hand, instead of sausage. Serving Size: 4 Cook Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 broccoli crowns, cut into florets Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup…

Shrimp with Penne Pasta and Vegetables in Cream Sauce

I met a good friend for lunch over the weekend at Seasons 54 and was impressed with their new Spring menu. I ordered a shrimp with penne pasta dish and was immensely impressed at how delicious and flavorful it was, while still being under 500 calories! I was so pleased with my dish, that I really wanted to try and make it at home. Now I would like to say that under no circumstances do I believe my dish is under 500 calories (I’m sure it surpasses that calorie count)…

Beef and Broccoli at Home

When I think of Chinese food, there are a few staple items that I always order for takeout or delivery. But it never occurred to me to try and make it at home, until now. My husband and I were thinking of dinner plans and he suggested beef and broccoli, from our own kitchen! I thought that was a genius idea and it seems so simple and easy to make Chinese Beef and Broccoli at home! Serving Size: 4 Cook Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon…

Broccoli and Cheese Casserole in Time for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I can’t wait to make a few yummy side dishes for both Thanksgiving dinners I’m going to this year. One of my favorite sides has to be broccoli and cheese casserole. One of my husband’s aunts makes this signature dish every year and I wanted to attempt this for my family’s dinner. Serving Size: 8 Cook Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 4 broccoli bunches, washed, dried and cut into bite size pieces 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 cup mayonnaise…