Category | “Dinner”

Delicious dinner dishes!

Cranberry Orange Balsamic Chicken | One Pan Meals

I'm warming up to the holiday season with an easy one pan dish to eat while you plan Thanksgiving dinner. With a tangy,...
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Simple Korean Bulgogi BBQ

A few weeks back, I took advantage of the warmer weather to whip up a batch of Korean ribs on the grill. Seeing as...
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Demogorgon Meatloaf | Stranger Things Food From the Upsidesdown

The new season of Stranger Things dropped this weekend on Netflix - and I'd be lying if I said I didn't watch the...
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Breakfast Eggrolls | Dim Sum

We need to talk about dim sum. First of all, no Chinese food order would be complete without some, whether you...
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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stew

Even though the weather would have you think it is still summer, we are already weeks into fall and on our merry way to...
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Spicy Chicken Burrito Salad

This week's challenge was just "salad" - which in the cooking world can mean anything from leafy greens to pasta. For...
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Sous Vide Bison Ribeye with Southwest Aioli

Some things are just better sous vide. With the ability to produce perfectly cooked steak, 'sous vide-ing' your dinner...
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Lemon Garlic Parmesan Scallops | Cast Iron Recipes

I love my cast iron skillet. Not only is cast iron super durable, it heats more evenly than its aluminum or steel...
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Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is incredibly versatile. It provides incredible texture and a delicious nutty flavor that pairs well...
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Spicy Grilled Chicken BBQ Flatbread

This week's challenge was "California cuisine" - which for most people, when they think of Cali foods, things like...
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Zucchini Boats | Garden Recipes

My garden is pumping out gigantic zucchini – at three to four pounds apiece, they are almost bigger than my dog...
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Thai Mango Curry

I'm always game for a delicious curry - add in some mango, and I'm on it like white on rice! For this week's challenge,...
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LET'S COOK: 30 Minute Chicken Parmesan

Tonight we make Chicken Parmesan, with a homemade tomato sauce, in about thirty minutes from start to finish. Join me...
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Ginny Weasley's Paprikash | Harry Potter Recipes

“Yeah, size is no guarantee of power,” said George. “Look at Ginny.”“What d’ you mean?” said...
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House Elf Beef & Dumpling Stew | Harry Potter Recipes

"Dobby has no master. Dobby is a free elf, and Dobby has come to save Harry Potter and his friends!"...
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Saffron Pork Wellington

Any decent foodie is probably at least aware of Gordon Ramsay's signature beef wellington - beautiful dish that is...
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Gendry's Bowl O' Brown | Game of Thrones Recipes

"In Flea Bottom we called them 'bowls of brown'. We'd pretend that the meat in them was chicken - we knew it wasn't...
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Benjen Stark's Elk Meatballs & Shallot Gravy | Game of Thrones Recipes

"You're right. The wildlings are no different from us. A little rougher, maybe. But they're made of meat and bone. I...
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Cersei's Bitter Greens & Sour Apple Salad | Game of Thrones Recipes

"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground...
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Chorizo Crab Cake Sliders

A few weeks back, the challenge was "Five Ingredients or Less" - which meant the main portion of the recipe had to use...
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Sweet Tea Chicken Summer Salad

If there's one thing that's synonymous with summer time, it's sweet tea. But did you know that it's much more than just...
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Black Garlic & Pineapple Beef Stir Fry

I love that black garlic is becoming more mainstream and easily accessible in your average grocery. Whenever I see...
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Crispitos | Cafeteria Copy Cat

School may be out for the summer but the bell is ringing in my kitchen! This recipe comes straight from the halls of my...
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Spiralized Hot Dogs with Gruyere & Spinach

It's finally starting to feel like summer up here in North East Ohio - and that means it's time to uncover the log...
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One Pan Coq au Vin

Sacre bleu! I need to start taking inspiration from French cooking more often. A few weeks ago the challenge was...
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Chicken Parmesan STUFFED Meatballs

Chicken parm is one of my favorite, easy-weeknight meals. Lately, my local grocery has been running lots of deals on...
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One Hour Mozzarella Cheese

Yes, you read that title correctly. You can make mozzarella cheese in ONE HOUR. This is not a drill! A...
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One Pot Ramen

A few weeks ago, Nick and I celebrated our five year anniversary. And to commemorate the milestone in our relationship,...
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Middle Eastern Lamb Pita

A few weeks ago the challenge was Middle Eastern food. And with all of the holidays and life events happening all...
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Ginger Shrimp Spring Rolls

We've breezed right through spring here in Northeast Ohio. In less than three weeks we've gone from seven inches of...
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Scotch Eggs | British Food

Scotch eggs - or savory (erm, savoury?) eggs - are apparently extremely popular in the UK and can be found...
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Mini Poke Bowls

I’m obsessed with sushi, so when I learned about poke (pronounced “poh-kay”), I was instantly hooked. While...
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Pizza Pot Pie

Back in March, most of the world celebrated "Pi Day" - named for being 3/14, which of course is the start of the...
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Mini Beef Pot Pies | What's In My Fridge Door?

I like to play a game while I clean out my fridge and freezer. In my never ending quest for an organized...
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Pizza Waffles | 5 Minute College Meals

When I'm having a lazy Sunday, I'm certainly in no mood to cook. But because we've been so busy these past two weeks,...
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Kobe Beef Hot Dogs

Every so often you come across a super fancy version of a usually-pretty-cheap product. And sometimes, you are so...
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Black Truffle Butter Filet Mignon

Weird recipe week continues here in the Starving Chef's kitchen as I continue to cook my way through all the delicious,...
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Rattlesnake Pizza

Yes, you read that title correctly. Rattlesnake. Pizza. Hssssssssssss. I'm still looking for ways to use up all the...
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One Pan Sriracha Honey Shrimp & Asparagus | 20 Minute Meals

I'm always searching for easy meals that take minimal effort on my part - and well this dish checks all the marks:...
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Dragon Fruit Shrimp & Forbidden Rice

A few weeks ago, the challenge was "black and white" - and because of all of the Valentine's recipes I had on deck...
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Whiskey Pork & Colcannon | Irish Recipes

I've always wanted to explore the rolling hills of Ireland. Unfortunately, as I'm stuck here in Ohio, Saint Patrick's...
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Alligator Sliders with Roasted Red Pepper Remoulade

It's time to meet the king of creole cooking: the alligator. A unusual meat in Ohio, sure, but a staple in many...
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Louisiana Crawfish Bread | Mardi Gras Recipes

This Fat Tuesday, let the good times roll with these amazing crawfish stuffed bread rolls! Made with an array of...
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Jungle Jim's Adventure!

Nestled just outside of Cincinnati lies a foodie haven. Arguably the largest international grocery store in Ohio,...
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Chicken Tikka Masala

I'm always in the mood for Indian food. If it were up to me, I'd probably only eat Indian food. I mean, who...
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Beginner's Guide to Spices

Tonight I am going to teach you all about the importance of using spices in your cooking! Many people are...
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Duck à l'Orange | Valentine's Day Recipes

If you're trying to be extra romantic for Valentine's day this year, there's still time! Especially if you are like...
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Maid Rite Sandwiches | Copy Cat Recipes

Maid Rite sandwiches, also known as 'tavern sandwiches,' consist of loose ground beef, similar to a sloppy joe (minus...
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Heart Shaped Shrimp Ravioli | Valentine's Day

If you're looking to up the ante this Valentine's day by treating your significant other to a homemade meal, then look...
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Tex-Mex Chili

Welcome friends, to the best of Tex-Mex fusion. It's a hearty mix of Mexican spice along with some strong...
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Crock Pot Crab & Corn Chowder

It's January, which means I've hit my peak point of laziness when it comes to cooking in the winter. The next several...
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Pizza Fondue

This pizza's fondue pot is built right in. Filled with pizza sauce and topped with molten mozzarella, it's a dip-able...
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Turkey & Veggie Meatloaf

I'm all aboard the "new year, new you" train. At sixteen days into 2017, I haven't had a single soda and I've...
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Pasta Puttanesca | A Series of Unfortunate Recipes

Anyone else binge through A Series of Unfortunate Events this past weekend? I know I've been looking forward to it ever...
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French Bread Pizza | Jimmy John's Day Old Bread

Did you know that (most) Jimmy John's will give out any bread they didn't use the day before for a discounted price?...
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Brown Butter Lobster Risotto

Risotto is a dish that sounds fancy, but is actually pretty simple when it comes down to technique. As someone who...
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Lobster Tail with Scallops & Lemon Orzo

Every so often, even I will splurge a little bit on some really, really good food. As 2016 came to an end, I spotted a...
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Calamari Pasta | What's in My Fridge Door?

Every so often I like to play a game called "What's in my fridge door?" that involves me digging around in my...
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Shashuka & Lamb Meatballs

Shashuka is an Israeli breakfast dish that involves poaching eggs in a spicy tomato sauce mixed with veggies and...
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French Onion Soup | One Hour or Less Recipes

Everyone knows I've been in a soupy mood the last week or so. Whether it's been soup for a hangover cure or...
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How to Brine and Cook a Turkey (with Golden Crispy Skin!)

With the holidays in full swing, it's difficult to really blog and cook for company - Thanksgiving was a good example...
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Česnečka | Czech Garlic Soup

As I watch the snow and sleet through my window, all I want to do is curl up next to the fireplace with a nice steaming...
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Chicago Style Cast Iron Pizza

Looking for an easy pizza recipe for true Chicago style pan pizza? If you have a cast iron skillet, look no...
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Maui Wowie Pork Loin

I've never been to Hawaii so I decided to bring Hawaii to me! Slow roasted pork loin, simmered for six hours in a...
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Waffle Batter Coconut Shrimp | 15 Minute Meals

Every so often I stumble across a combination that my boyfriend can't stop talking about (and therefore requesting...
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Easy Chicken Salad

The days (and sometimes weeks) following a major holiday, the last thing I want to do is continue to cook...
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How to Make a Test Run Turkey

Under pressure to prepare the perfect turkey for Thanksgiving? I’ve been thinking about Thanksgiving for months now,...
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Ratatouille | Disney Recipes

"Why do they call it that?" "What?" " - Ratatouille. It's like a stew, right? Why do they call it that?...
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Sous Vide Pork Chops & Butter Spinach

I'm a sucker for all things sous vide, but if there's one thing I never want to cook the traditional way again in...
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Healthy Turkey Chili

This might be my new favorite chili! Packed with super foods like butternut squash, quinoa, black beans and tomatoes,...
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Margarita Pizza with Homemade Pizza Sauce

So I've been catching up on posting my weekly challenge recipes - don't get me wrong, I've completed every week on...
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Ahi Tuna Steaks with Pineapple Mango Salsa

I've been looking forward to this week's challenge for some time: steakhouse! I purchased some frozen ahi tuna...
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Zombie Meatloaf & Intestine Noodles | Halloween Recipes

As soon as October hits, my kitchen goes into Halloween mode. The spookier I can make my food, the better. With the...
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Ghana Red-Red & Plantains

This week's challenge was West African - and fortunately for me, Nick spent time in Ghana several years ago and was...
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Pretzel Crusted Chicken Breasts | Chopped at Home Challenge

"It's time for round TWO of the Chopped at Home Challenge. Chefs - you may open your baskets. Your main course must...
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Chana Masala | Slow Cooker Recipes

Chana masala is a chickpea dish popular in Pakistani and Indian cultures. Packed with Indian spices such as tumeric,...
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One Pot Cheeseburger Soup

I live for cold weather. I'm meant to dress in sweatshirts and jeans, and expect to be in a semi-hibernation-state from...
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Low Country Boil

Tis the season for country boils. Country boils are essentially giant pots of water seasoned...
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Eggplant Parmigiana

Summer has drawn to an end, which means it's harvest time! Last weekend, I decided to take down my garden, and got a...
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Shrimp & Lobster Remoulade Flatbread

Few crustaceans are more coveted than the almighty lobster and their shrimpy counterparts. With this flatbread,...
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Pizza Twists

When we first moved to our new home, I was constantly seeking out quick, twenty-minutes-or-less recipes that I could...
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Simple Mushroom Miso Soup

Some nights, when I'm in the mood for something simple and delicious, I'll reach for my Minute Miso. It's customizable...
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Lunch Meat Stromboli

Every so often, I'll over-buy the amount of lunch meat I think Nick and I will eat in a week, only to have it...
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Thai Peanut Chicken Satay

I'm always trying to approve upon my past recipes. And I've definitely made peanut chicken before. This time, I decided...
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One Pot New England Clam Chowder

What's better than hunkering down on a cold night with a big bowl of creamy, hardy, delicious chowder? Especially one...
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Surf 'n' Turf Pinwheels

If there's one thing I love more than shrimp, it's steak. I'm also a sucker for surf 'n' turf recipes. Recently there...
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Pizza Date Night

I'm always looking for fun new date ideas - whether we stay in or go out! Tonight Nick and I had our own DIY pizza...
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Cajun Zoodles

We've been trying to eat healthier in our household lately, so I've been on the hunt for delicious alternatives to our...
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Easy Bison Burgers

You don't have to know me well to know that I LOVE bison. I would say it's an unhealthy love - except that bison is...
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Orange Miso Pork Chops

Miso is delicious. It adds depth to almost any dish - in fact, I recommend substituting miso paste for soy sauce in...
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Cayenne Rubbed Steaks | Backyard Grill Recipes

I have a thing for dry-rubs, especially when they use simple seasonings like salt, pepper, garlic and cayenne. Letting...
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Ginger & Garlic BBQ Shrimp Kabobs

Summer might be winding down, but that doesn't mean you can't still fire up the grill! I love anything sweet and spicy,...
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Butter Ghee Crusted Steak

I'm of the belief that steak is best served golden brown and rare. And the secret to a perfect steak isn't some fancy...
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Brioche Grilled Cheese | Think Local

We're finally moved into our new home in Medina and have started to explore our town. Every Saturday on the...
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Pork Chops & Waffles with Maple Yogurt Sauce

Some nights, you just have to eat off a waffle. If you've been following along, you know I LOVE chicken and...
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Mini Corn Dogs

We love corn dogs in our household, no matter what size! Corn dogs are easy to make; you just need some Jiffy...
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Black Garlic Hoisin Chicken | East Asian

Last week while I was in the grocery store, I spotted something unusual that I had never seen before: black garlic. I...
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Campfire Cooking

It's summer, so that means cookouts and camping! Over the weekend I visited my parents in my hometown and made use of...
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Chicken Foil Packets | Campfire Recipes

Life has been super hectic in the Starving Chef's household over the last several weeks - we were house hunting,...
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Classic Soubise on Crispy Chicken | Mother Sauces

Soubise becomes a derivative from the mother béchamel sauce, simply by adding white onion and pulsing until creamy...
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