We’ve combined the best of both Creole & Cajun styles in this recipe. With rich, robust flavor this Dutch Oven Jambalaya is a hearty one pot dinner anyone will enjoy, and perfect for cold weather.
Pumpkin puree is an easy way to infused your everyday dinner with a little extra Fall flavor. Wow your crowd with this quick, easy, and amazing One Pot Creamy Pumpkin & Bacon Pasta. It’s a meal the whole family will love, even the picky ones, with something in it for everyone.
This post is sponsored in conjunction with PumpkinWeek . I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the PumpkinWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
Burnt out on boring side dishes? Pair this Cheesy Zucchini Rice with your favorite main meat, and dig right on in. There will be zero regrets, and you’ll feel good about getting your family excited about eating at least one vegetable.
A yummy skillet dish, this Breakfast Mac And Cheese is everything you love about a traditional breakfast or brunch– in. one. dish. All your favorite flavors, in macaroni and cheese. It’s amazing and mind/taste bud blowing all at once, in the best possible of ways.
A festive chicken soup that’s perfect for the holiday season, this Christmas Confetti Chicken Soup features green baby spinach. It’s speckled with colorful sweet peppers and topped with fun star-shaped croutons, making it a yummy, festive bowl full of cheer.
When the weather turns cold we turn to a big ol’ bowl of comfort. For us, that means we’re lucky enough to cozy up to a big old bowl of this creamy Asiago Bisque. Topped with crisp, crumbled bacon, freshly shredded Asiago Cheese, and parsley– each bite is is meant to soothe the soul and warm you up from the inside out.
Sometimes old favorites need a face lift. Did you know you could give something as simple as ramen noodles an upgrade? What about the eternally classic chicken noodle soup? Upgrade both into one hearty, healthy, and totally crave-able soup recipe with an Asian twist. This Asian Chicken Noodle Soup is fun, frugal, and ready to fulfill any craving– from Asian flavor to brothy soup when you’re sick.
This creamy tortellini based pasta salad is a perfect all-in-one Summer meal. Featuring cheese-stuffed tortellini, crisp crumbled bacon, leafy pieces of fresh romaine lettuce, and sliced grape tomatoes– everything’s tossed in a rich, creamy dressing before being chilled and serve cold. It’s light, yet it’s filling. It’s fresh and yet also refreshing. This BLT Tortellini Salad is the perfect side to any backyard get together but it stands on it’s own two feet just as well for a solid lunch or a light supper.
Italian food seems to speak right to my family’s soul. Probably because the hubs is (almost) a full blooded Italian, and through him, my boys are pretty close. We make it a point to talk to them about their heritage since it’s something we’re proud of, and we also make it a point to teach them how to make the same authentic dishes their Nonna & Nonno made for their Dad growing up so that they too can keep the tradition going for their kids.
Fall is in the air. And in the grocery store. Apples, apples everywhere!
Trust me though, that is by no means a complaint. And stocked right beside all the apples sourced from several local orchards are just about every local brand of cider you could hope to find. And if you’re like us, you look forward to that taste as an integral part of any ‘Fall’ experience. But did you know that cider can be so much more?
Betcha never thought about using it to make gravy, did ya?? Prepare to have your eyes opened wide to a wonderful new world of cider possibilities.
This recipe allows you to easily cook up a chicken and gravy based dinner for your family, without any of the headaches or fears of making a more traditional gravy. It’s a thinner gravy, but it’s also low in fat. It’s sweet and savory and, thanks to the addition of the cider, full of Fall flavor. It’s a match made in Heaven, well I suppose I should say a match made in Autumn.
Pan Fried Chicken with Apple Cider Gravy
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
6-8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
3/4 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup fresh apple cider
1/2 tbsp dried parsley
1-2 tsp minced garlic
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tbsp corn starch + 1 tbsp water, stirred together, to thicken
mashed potatoes or rice, for serving the gravy over
- Season the chicken liberally with salt and pepper.
2. Heat the butter and olive oil over medium high heat in a large skillet or Dutch oven.
3. Add the seasoned chicken to the pan, and brown on each side for about 2-4 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove the cooked chicken from the pant, and set aside.
4. To the heated pan, add the broth, cider, parsley, and garlic. Bring the mixture to a boil, and use a spatula or spoon to deglaze the pan. Stir in the corn starch mixture, and reduce the heat to medium and let the mixture simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Season the gravy with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the chicken back to the skillet and remove the pan from heat. Serve the chicken with the a liberal serving of gravy poured over both the meat and over the mashed potatoes or rice.