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Month: November 2018

Sausage and White Bean Soup

Sausage and White Bean Soup

This sausage and white bean soup is loaded with vegetables, including onions, carrots, celery and spinach. It gets a ton of flavor from Italian sausage, and creamy cannellini beans make this soup a meal! The prep work is really simple, and it doesn’t take a long cooking time to get a delicious, nourishing bowl of soup. It’s perfect for weeknights, cold nights, well… any night.

Baked Brie and Roasted Garlic

Baked Brie and Roasted Garlic

This baked brie and roasted garlic makes a simple, delicious appetizer. In this recipe, garlic is roasted with olive oil until golden, and so soft it spreads like butter. Then the garlic is spread onto lightly toasted baguette slices and topped with a generous amount of melted brie cheese. It’s a lovely appetizer for a holiday or cocktail party.

Baked Beef Empanadas

Baked Beef Empanadas

These beef empanadas are baked not fried and feature an easy-to-make ground beef filing. In this recipe we use premade empanada disks so they come together really quick. And with step by step instructions, you’ll be an expert in no-time. Empanadas make great appetizers, and they’re perfect for breakfast, brunch or as a mid-day snack.

Cuban Style Red Beans

Cuban Style Red Beans

When you think Cuban food, beans are usually on the menu. In Spanish this dish is called frijoles colorados, and they’re a staple in Cuban cuisine. The beans are made with simple ingredients including herbs, spices and pork. The pork used is typically an inexpensive cut. Smoked ham hocks or shanks, sausage, or a leftover, meaty ham bone are all good options. Cuban style red beans are traditionally served with white rice as a side dish, or as a stand-alone soup.

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio & Italian Sausage

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio & Italian Sausage

If you’re looking for a quick and affordable meal to serve your family on busy weeknights, look no further than this spaghetti aglio e olio & Italian sausage. Most of the ingredients needed to make this delicious meal are probably in your pantry already. Grab some fresh Italian sausage and parsley at the market and you’re on your way to dinner.

Crema de Malanga

Crema de Malanga

Crema de Malanga is a thick, creamy soup, made creamy more by the texture of the Malanga than actual cream. Easy to make using simple ingredients, this soup is a delicious way to try something different.

Sausage Gravy

Sausage Gravy

Sausage gravy is the perfect dish for brunch, and it works for breakfast-for-dinner too. My family has been enjoying this sausage gravy for years. My step-dad would make this on leisurely Sunday mornings, and we loved it! Served over warm biscuits, this thick, creamy, and super flavorful gravy is comfort food at its best. I hope your family enjoys this sausage gravy as much as mine does.

Sausage Stuffing

Sausage Stuffing

This sausage stuffing is a family favorite. It’s really easy to make and uses simple ingredients. In this recipe, flavorful sausage, toasted almonds, vegetables and bread are combined to make the best stuffing. Now, we don’t actually stuff the turkey, instead we make the stuffing in a casserole dish and serve it as a side dish.

Sausage and Potatoes Skillet

Sausage and Potatoes Skillet

This sausage and potatoes skillet is easy, affordable and delicious, a winning combination for weeknight dinner! In this recipe, fully cooked sausage is simmered in a flavorful tomato sauce with potatoes. Then, to make it extra filling, it’s topped with hard boiled eggs. Serve this meal with crackers or bread to soak up the delicious sauce.

Braised Chicken Thighs

Braised Chicken Thighs

In this recipe, chicken thighs are braised in a delicious mushroom and garlic sauce. This meal is really easy to make so it’s perfect for busy weeknights. Prep is minimal, and it comes together quickly. Serve the braised chicken thighs with noodles or mashed potatoes with a generous amount of the mushroom and garlic sauce for a satisfying meal.