Category | “Dinner”

Delicious dinner dishes!

Lobster Risotto

Every year between the holidays, I try to make my boyfriend and myself a super fancy meal. I've lucked out the last few...
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Coca Cola Braised Brisket | 1950s Recipes

Today we are transporting our tastebuds back to the late 1950s for Passover - and we are dining with our favorite...
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Chicken Piccata | 20 Minute Meals

As the holidays encroach upon us, I'm constantly looking for cheap and easy meals to make up the weeknights when I very...
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Vegetable Ribbon Pie

Fall is in full swing. My garden is on its last legs of the season but is still dutifully pumping out eggplants,...
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Lemon Basil Shrimp Noodles

I'm craving warmer weather, if you can't tell. It's barely winter and I'm already wishing it were summer - that's where...
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Instant Pot Pulled Pork Apple Cider BBQ

Summer may officially be over but that doesn’t mean you can’t still whip up a batch of BBQ pork! I...
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Plum Bourbon Bison Meatballs | Great Range Bison

Bison meat plays well with sweeter flavors because of the rich and savory notes that aren’t found in more traditional...
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Crab Corn Chowder with Candied Bacon

Forget pumpkin spice, soup season is my favorite part of fall. Bring on the chowder! This chunky chowder is packed...
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Grown-Up SpaghettiOs (with Vodka Sauce and Turkey Meatballs)

Just because I’m an “adult” doesn’t mean I can’t let my inner-child out to play every once in a...
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Durr Burger | Fortnite Recipe

Fortnite has officially taken over my kitchen. If you haven't heard of Fortnite, then you probably aren't a parent or...
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Creamy Lemon Basil Shrimp Noodles

All the best flavors of the summer are coming together to play out the season on a flavorful note. One of my...
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Homemade Pasta Sauce

It’s time to get a little saucy - pasta saucy that is. Today we are making a homemade pasta sauce from heirloom...
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Shell Cottage Pâté Chinois | Harry Potter Recipes

Shell Cottage plays an important role in the Harry Potter universe. It's the home of Fleur and Bill - and the burial...
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Yule Ball Goulash | Harry Potter Recipes

The Yule Ball is a Triwizard Tournament tradition. It celebrates three magical schools uniting together: Hogwarts,...
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Cornish Pastries | Harry Potter Recipes

Harry Potter week continues with Cornish Pasties - a common dish served at Hogwarts, it's notably served at the...
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Beer Brined Shrimp Burgers | Whole Foods Market 365

Looking for a delicious twist on a backyard cookout classic? These shrimp burgers will put regular ol' beef...
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Saffron Noodles with Lobster and Asparagus

A few weeks ago, I got to check out the West Side Market in Cleveland, Ohio and picked up a ton of delicious, fresh...
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Pulled Pork Sloppy Joes

Today we are going to be making pulled pork sloppy joes in the Instant Pot! Depending on how much time you have, this...
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Burek | Balkans Recipes

Burek, or börek, is a super traditional Balkans dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast or a late night snack...
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Lemon Dill Salmon with Capers & Asparagus

If you asked me to give you all of the flavors of springtime in one dish, this would be it! Fresh salmon filets,...
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Crispy Skin Salmon Ramen Noodles

There's always an excuse to whip up some ramen. This artic-twist on a Japanese classic includes crispy skin salmon with...
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Shrimp Mozambique | Camarão Moçambique

Need a little spice in your life? This shrimp mozambique might just hit the spot. This popular Portuguese dish can...
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One Pan Smoky Citrus Shrimp Pasta

It’s springtime, which means it’s time to infuse your food with the freshest flavors of spring, with a hint of...
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Sriracha Maple Chicken Waffles

I have a thing for topping waffles with more than just your standard maple syrup and butter. In fact, I probably prefer...
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Chorizo Your Own Adventure Burgers

Sometimes eating can feel like an adventure - and when you have total control over every piece of your food that goes...
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Beef and Broccoli Ramen Noodles

My boyfriend and I are on a ramen kick lately. Not only is it super cheap, but it can be customized in so many...
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Beef Round Roast | Easter Dinner

Simple and delicious round roast beef - it's tender and delicious, and while it cooks, I've added two BONUS recipes to...
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Balsamic Orange Pork Loin | Instant Pot Recipes

Okay, everyone. We need to chat about Instant Pots. And how they are truly a magical item that EVERY kitchen must have...
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Sweet & Spicy Shrimp Polenta Cakes

Polenta is all the rage right now. It's gluten-free, vegan friendly and the perfect base for a sweet and spicy shrimp...
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Mini French Onion Soup Pizzas

Bite sized pizzas with a French onion twist. Two of my favorite things: French onion soup and pizza – what could be...
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Sriracha Honey Lime Chicken Wings | Air Fryer Recipes

I'll be the first to admit I know nothing about sports. But when it comes to the food associated with tailgaiting or...
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Instant Pot Gumbo

Gumbo is a traditional New Orleans stew that is made up of a variety of meats and veggies. Straight from the bayou and...
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Cajun Crayfish STUFFED Catfish Filets

Crayfish? Crawfish? Crawdads? Mudbugs? However you refer to these tiny crustaceans, in the deep south bayous they are a...
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Spicy Chicken Korma | Instant Pot Recipes

I grew up eating Indian food. It was a common take-out night alternative to Chinese food or pizza nights. And because...
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Beef Stroganoff Meatballs | Dutch Oven Recipes

It's a not-so-traditional twist on a classic dish - beef stroganoff, but with meatballs and in soup...
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Roasted Garlic & Avocado Shrimp Pasta

Avocados have been on super sales the last few weeks at all my local grocery stores. It's so hard to resist grabbing a...
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Mesquite Pork Taquitos | Air Fryer Recipes

Who else got an Air Fryer for Christmas? Oil-less fryers are all the rage right now as they are the perfect alternative...
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Easy Breakfast Egg Tagine

I freakin' love shashuka. The traditional stuff is make with meat balls in a homemade tomato sauce. It can be eaten for...
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Fondue & Charcuterie Night | NYE Recipes

Fondue and charcuterie. Two essentially opposite concepts that go hand in hand. Fondue concentrates on the ingredients...
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Sweet Potato Pierogies in Brown Butter Sage Sauce

The other day I overheard someone saying that they didn't like pierogies! They were saying that the pierogies they...
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Pepper Jack Mac 'n' Cheese | Instant Pot Recipes

This week's challenge was "inspired by music" and immediately the song "Under Pressure" by Queen popped into my head -...
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Seafood Casserole | What's In My Fridge Door

Every couple months I like to play this game I call "What's in my fridge door?" where I basically raid my fridge,...
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French Onion Soup | Instant Pot Recipes

My boyfriend got me an Instant Pot for Christmas this year. And when it shows up on your porch with a picture of what's...
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German Beer Cheese Soup

These past few months have been a whirlwind of traveling, working (and of course cooking) so I'm beyond ready to settle...
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Shrimp 'n' Cheddar Biscuit Waffles

I'm obsessed with chicken waffles. In my university days, I used to buy chicken waffle sandwiches from a window vendor...
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White Chicken Chili | 30 Minute Meals

It's just starting to snow outside as I write this. I'm most certainly not ready for the snow this early, so to...
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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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