This is a really easy and yummy way to get your greens. I like to scoop it onto toasted, buttered ciabatta bread. To make it extra decadent, put servings into individual serving dishes, top with Gruyere and/or Parmesan cheese, and broil until browned on top.
This is a variation of Giada De Laurentiis' recipe for spinach in her first cookbook. Her family makes it for holidays, but I like all the time. The original recipe calls for fresh spinach, but I use frozen. I love scooping some onto buttered, toasted ciabatta bread. YUM!
Also called, "Le gratin des Terres Froides aux saucisses de kaion," from Brigitte Tilleray's, The Frenchwoman's Kitchen. This recipe originates from Savoy in the southeast of France. Perfect with a green salad and a glass of the wine used in the recipe.
Another great recipe from italianfoodforever.com that I've adapted. This soup-from-scratch recipe requires a bit of chopping, but the end result is SO worth it. Be sure to include the toasted baguette, as it really makes the dish. Then all you need is a green salad and some good wine.
Easy, healthy, and FAST. This is a great weeknight dinner adapted from Woman's Day magazine, although its elegant enough for a dinner party. Just make sure to do your prep work ahead of time, since this comes together quickly. Great served with peas/onions side dish.
A Johnsonville recipe that we served this at my sister's wedding brunch, this is a great breakfast prepared the night before. Especially good for morning entertaining. Prep time does not include overnight refrigeration. Cooking time includes sausage cooking.
For those nights when you can't be troubled to make something difficult, this is a great meal. Use your favorite marinara, your favorite sausage, and your favorite pasta. I've served this over Trader Joe's pappardelle egg noodles (dried) and their spinach-ricotta ravioli (fresh).
From italianfoodforever.com (adapted by me), the true name of this dish is "Pollo alla Scarpariello." This translates to "shoemaker's" style chicken, which consists of golden brown pieces of roasted chicken topped with a lemon sauce. This is one of my absolute favorite dishes, especially when paired with roasted garlic-rosemary potatoes. I wouldn't recommend this for a dinner party, unless you do ALL of the prep work ahead of time.
Crispy roasted potatoes from italianfoodforever.com (adapted by me), this is SO easy and so delicious with any entree. If you can't find baby potatoes, the author suggests cutting large potatoes into 2-inch pieces. I use Yukon Gold Petite potatoes (whole and small), and they are fabulous.
I use Costco's brand (Santarelli's) to make this recipe. The box has 96 oz. split into two bags. I use about half a bag (24 oz). Whatever brand you buy, just make sure the pierogies have a thick pasta shell. If they're too thin, they can tear during the pan-frying. Also, it's good to use a soft spatula (one that can withstand high heat) to turn the pierogies over.