Spinach Artichoke and Chicken Quesadilla

Spinach Artichoke Quesadilla

Crispy, cheesy quesadillas filled with spinach, artichoke hearts and rotisserie chicken.  Yes, that's right....rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store.  These Spinach Artichoke and Chicken Quesadillas come together quickly and easily making them perfect for busy weeknight dinners.   Let's be real for a second....or 300 seconds.  However long it takes for me to come clean here.  As you may know, I used to work outside the home...in a real office cubicle.  And, almost, … [Read more...]

Duck Confit Sweet Potato Fries with Smoked Gouda Cheese Sauce

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Disclaimer: The Suburban Soapbox has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for this post. All opinions, as usual, are mine. Spring into Flavor! #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias Smokey, sweet, rich, creamy...this pile of fries has it all.  Duck Confit Sweet Potato Fries with Smoked Gouda Cheese Sauce will truly be the hit at any spring gathering this year.    I'm obsessed with french fries.  They're crispy and soft and salty and so satisfying when you … [Read more...]

Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole

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Loaded with ham, turkey and gooey cheese, this Monte Cristo Breakfast casserole is the best brunch dish ever.  No need to make it in advance because you can easily assemble it in minutes and bake it right before your guests are ready to eat.   I know, it's good Friday and I'm posting about ham and turkey but let's look at this as last minute preparation for Easter Sunday. I don't think I posted any fish recipes for you at all during lent so this has probably clued you in a bit on my … [Read more...]

Mango-Ginger Glazed Ham

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Brighten up your holiday spread with this Mango-Ginger Glazed Ham.  Just four ingredients are used to create the fruity glaze and is a great twist on the traditional holiday ham. Ham is a staple in my life.  I've been making an entire spiral ham at least twice a month now since before Christmas.  I like to eat it right off the bone, still in the roasting pan, dripping fat and juices down the front of my shirt.  I'm super classy like that.  By the time dinner rolls around I've eaten like … [Read more...]

Spicy Singapore Noodles (Singapore Mei Fun)

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A favorite take-out dish ready in minutes, Spicy Singapore Noodles are healthy and easy to make.  Bursting with spice, this recipe will be on the table in less than 30 minutes.   I just returned home from the most amazing experience.  I attended my first conference....the International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference in Washington, DC.  I never imagined I would be considered a "culinary professional."  To many people, I'm "just a blogger."  But to the IACP....I fit right … [Read more...]

Asian-Style Pan-Roasted Pork Chops

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Savory and a little sweet, my favorite combination.  These Asian-Style Pan-Roasted Pork Chops are marinated in a wonderful sauce that turns into a sticky glaze.  This dish pairs well with a simple green salad and makes a great weeknight dinner. Sometimes simple weeknight meals are actually the result of a phone call to our local chinese restaurant.  What's really awful is that I'm home all day long....cooking all day long....but occasionally things don't work out like I had envisioned and … [Read more...]

Baked Gnocchi Bolognese Skillet

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Baked Gnocchi Bolognese Skillet uses leftover Bolognese sauce or your favorite jar sauce to come together ridiculously fast. So hearty and filling, your family will think you slaved for hours making this saucy, cheese skillet of heaven. (Even though you only used FOUR ingredients.) I'd love to say that leftovers don't exist in this house but the fact is.....they do.  And they die a slow death in the back of the refrigerator, quickly forgotten and turning into something that looks like it … [Read more...]

Shepherd’s Pie with Alehouse Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

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Creamy mashed potatoes mixed with nutty alehouse cheddar top this classic Shephard's Pie.  Rich and hearty, this is a "stick to your ribs" dinner that anyone will love.   St. Patrick's Day is upon us.  It's almost here and that makes me want to eat hearty things filled with beer.  And beef.  And then follow them up with something sweet...filled with booze, like Nutty Irishman Cupcakes with Bailey's Buttercream Frosting.  It's one of the only times of year when it's perfectly acceptable to … [Read more...]

Super Simple Guinness Beef Pies

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Easy and elegant enough for entertaining, Guinness Beef Pies are great for a St. Patrick's Day celebration.  The stew can be made in advance and then is baked with a crispy, buttery pastry top right before serving.   I never really celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  Voluntarily, that is.  Last year I got a little excited for the festivities just so I could show off my awesome Leprechan Trap that "Landon" made for his class party.  Prior to that, I went on a pub crawl with my friends when I was … [Read more...]

Spicy Skillet Chicken Aglio e Olio

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Turn boring chicken breasts into something spectacular and healthy.  Spicy Skillet Chicken Aglio e Olio is quick and simple but is a party in your mouth.  Hot cherry peppers lend a little heat to a classic pasta "sauce". I talk a lot about "when I started this blog" but one thing I never mentioned was my workplace emails.  Not the type that go back and forth between myself and my clients but the emails I sent to my friends down on the cubicle farm.  The emails that contained invitations … [Read more...]