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Chicken Livers and Bacon Stroganoff

Chicken Livers And Bacon Stroganoff. An English Dish, that takes 10 minutes to prepare And 30 minutes to cook This Recipe Serves 4 People.

Lemon Chicken Primavera

My daughter introduced me to this. My DH and I love it and make it at least once a month. TIP: try using green beans, broccoli florets or green peas instead of asparagus.

Spaghetti Alla Puttanesco (Uncooked Version)

I've had this recipe for years and cannot remember where I got it. You just can't ask for anything faster or more refreshing, especially on those hot summer days when you don't want to heat up the kitchen.This is not low fat/calorie.

Seaside Salad

ok... My girlfriend and I were living in the dorm umm.. well don't wish to confess how long ago and found this recipe on the back of mac & Cheese box. We made it.. and we ate it... it became our addiction. She still makes it for her kids and I still make it as well. It has become a favorite for both of us.

I usually add another can of tuna and a small jar of chopped pimientos. I make the mac & cheese dinner with skim milk and only 2 Tbsp of margarine and have calculated the nutritional info based on this.
Serve with cantelope and sliced tomatoes on the side.

Leg of Lamb with White Beans

Based on a wonderful recipe from McCall's Cooking School, Meat #22. The intro says, "Lamb and beans the French way. To most Americans, accustomed to pork with their beans, lamb with white beans is an unusual combination. But it's an everyday meal to the French, particularly those from Brittany. The beans are cooked until tender, combined with garlic, onion, herbs and plum tomatoes, then cooked again for several hours with the lamb. We like our roast lamb fairly well done, while the French prefer it pink. A meat thermometer is a great help in roasting it to just the right degree."



New Orleans Shrimp Creole

My son-in-law is from New Orleans and is a sensational cook. He declared this the best he's ever had. Serve over brown rice with a crisp green salad (not included in the nutritional information).

Simply Elegant Green Beans

The recipe title says it all, simple, yet elegant. Wonderful green beans using walnuts, goat cheese and balsamic vinegar. Simple company dish or great for those of us who like to eat as if we were having company! Reduces easily.

Favorite Chicken and Wild Rice Bake

This is a good company as well as family dish that I have served for 15 years. I tripled the recipe and had a "dinner for 10" a week ago. It was a hit. I am posting this at the request of my guests. There is NO CREAM SOUP in this dish. But the ingredients and steps are SIMPLE and EASY for an elegant tasting meal. Your choice whether to use the chicken with/without bones and skin. Nutritional information is based on skinless, bone-in thighs. Can use chicken breasts, thighs, halved cornish hens or 3/4" pork chops. If using pork chops cook approximately 15 minutes longer.



Romantic Chicken with Artichokes and Mushrooms

"Easy, moist, flavorful and aromatic -- the white wine, artichokes and mushrooms make this chicken dish the to way to any man's heart! Delicious served with buttered noodles and fresh greens."

Cube Steak Milanese

The economical cube steak is elevated to new heights in this recipe. The salad, with chopped arugula, basil, tomatoes, onion and sharp Italian cheese, is the picture of summer simplicity; all it needs is olive oil and lemon to dress it.

Sea Scallops and Asparagus With Vermouth

Very easy and extremely delicious. This is one of our favorite ways to serve scallops

Island Green Salad

Another Sandra Lee recipe. She prepared it with the Island Chicken (which is posted). My s.o. loved it! So refreshing! I used fresh mango, but the jarred is easier if you want really fast, semi-home made.

Sandra Lee's Island Chicken

I saw this on an episode of Sandra Lee- Very easy and delicious!!
Serve with Island Green Salad (recipe posted)

Cod With Caesar Crust

This quick, low-fat, and delicious recipe is from "3 Fat Chicks on a Diet!". You can eliminate the anchovy paste and use a little Dijon mustard instead (nutritional information is based on using anchovy paste). Enjoy!

Petits Pois à La Française - French Style Peas

"A delicious combination of peas, onions and lettuce which are gently poached in a buttery sauce with crème fraiche and vegetable stock; this classic French recipe is a wonderful way to serve tender little peas, petits pois. This recipe makes a delightful accompaniment to any type of main meal, and adds a real splash of colour. I have stated fresh OR frozen peas in the recipe - frozen peas can be used to great effect out of season. In the absence of small silverskin onions, spring onions (green onions) can be used, making this a very versatile recipe to serve throughout the year. Cut back on the butter if you are on a low fat diet - the taste will be less rich, but still as delicious!"

Baked Halibut With Paprika, Olives & Mushrooms

I've had this recipe for so long I don't even know where I got it. Very Easy and fast!



Black Pepper Cube Steaks & Mushroom Cream Sauce

Ohhhh m'gawd, are these good or what? The less expensive cube steak finally gets some respect here!

This is NOT low fat, but I suppose you could do some substituting to make it so. Me, I'll just splurge once every 3-4 months!

I serve with steamed brocolli, sliced tomatoes and 1/4 cup whole wheat Israeli couscous.

Shrimp and Grits Casserole

A few spoonfuls of cream cheese give this casserole a velvety texture. Garnish with a sprig of fresh parsley, if you like. Worthy of a special occasion.

Chicken Normandy

This is a wonderful dish for company or a special occasion. Worth every minute and every calorie! The Normandy region of France, which is North of Paris and lines the English channel, is known for its cream, butter, cheeses, apples, and apple brandy. In this version of Chicken Normandy, or chicken à la normande, we are braising whole chicken legs in apple cider and brandy, and serving them with a sauce made with cooked apples, onions, and cream. Just the thing for the fall. We're using whole chicken legs because the flavor is richer, and the dark meat holds up better to long braising. But you could just as easily use chicken breasts. You can also serve this classic combination of apples, brandy, and cream with other proteins, such as mussels (moules à la normande) or pork.

Peaches N Cream Casserole

This is elegant enough for a Sunday brunch, and provides a different way to enjoy your breakfast oatmeal. It can be enjoyed as is, or topped with maple syrup. Leftovers are good cold or can be reheated in an oven or microwave. From Lean and Luscious and Meatless.

update: needs a 1/4 tsp salt and more sugar/sweetner in my opinion, but I'm not changing the recipe. My S.O. thought it was perfect with maple syrup on it.

Shirataki Noodles & Tropical Island Chicken

A uniquely tasting sweet and sour dish with a variety of ingredients such as green peppers, carrots, onions, and even pineapple. This chicken dish prepared with Shirataki noodles is a healthy and great tasting dish.

Low Carb Chicken Carbonara

not low fat or sodium, but that can be fixed by substituting for the egg yolk, bacon and heavy cream

Brady Bunch Pork Chops

I think this recipe is an absolute gem. Really, in all my years of cooking, I don't think I have ever made chops as delectable as these! Crispy-crunchy on the outside, meltingly tender and moist on the inside. The key, I think, is the salty milk marinade/brine, and making sure not to overcook them. Thanks to Gourmet Magazine for this one, although I "skinnyed" it
from the original recipe. Prep time does not include brining time of 1-4 hours.

Flounder Pesto Roll-Ups

Fresh fish fillets are spread with store-bought pesto and baked with white wine and plum tomatoes for a simply satisfying meal. from Good Housekeeping


Very Good (1 rating)
Perfect Roast Beef

Perfect Medium Rare Roast beef, every time. You just put it in the oven, cook it, turn oven off, then head off to work or where ever. Come home and you have a dish that will make folks wonder "how did you make this and be at work all day?" Suggested served with Creamy Horseradish Sauce for Roast Beef

One-Dish Rosemary Chicken and White Beans

A spinach salad spiked with slivered red onions and drizzled with red wine vinaigrette complements this one-dish meal nicely.

Chicken Breasts with Grape Shallot Sauce

This quick saute pairs wine and grapes in a luscious sauce for pan-seared chicken breasts. If you've never used grapes in a sauce before, try it you won't be disappointed. This is simple enough for a weeknight, but elegant enough for entertaining. Make it a meal: Serve with brown basmati rice or mashed sweet potatoes and sauteed chard.

Paula Deen's Oven Fried Chicken

Paula Deen recipe
I use Perdue Perfect Portion chicken breasts
serve with Roasted Cauliflower and Butterscotch Black Pepper Baby Carrots

Louisiana Catfish with Okra and Corn

Purchased Cajun or Creole seasoning flavors both the catfish and vegetables in this 30-minute dinner. This dish is best with fresh vegetables, but I was pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out with frozen okra and corn. Serve with cheese grits and a green salad.

Feel free to use tilapia or basa instead of the catfish.

Chicken Feta Roll-Ups

serve with Dilled Cucumber Salad

Grilled Scallops with Almond-Arugula Pesto

see recipe for Almond-Arugula Pesto. The pesto IS INCLUDED in nutritional information for this recipe.

Almond-Arugula Pesto

use this pesto recipe with the Grilled Scallops with Almond-Arugula Pesto recipe.

Veal Chops Inverness

Prep time does not include refrigerator time.

Shrimp with Lobster Sauce

"This is just like you would get at a Cantonese Chinese restaurant. There is no lobster in the sauce. Medium to large shrimp can be used. It is great served over brown rice. I sometimes add broccoli (not included in recipe) to up the nutritional value."

Shrimp and White Beans

Create a rustic Italian-style meal by serving this hearty dish with ciabatta and a glass of chilled white wine.

Tilapia Tostadas with Roasted Corn Relish

These crisp tostadas have all the appeal of fish tacos, but the flat shape allows you to pile toppings high. Although we broil corn tortillas for the base, substitute flour tortillas, or use prepared shells, if you prefer.

Roast Lamb for Two

Recipe courtesy Nigelle Lawson. Marinating time not included.

Greek Chicken Pizza

We tossed up a heart-healthier version with a whole wheat tortilla crust.
Serve with a greek dinner salad

Pesto Chicken Breasts with Summer Squash

Buying a jar of pre-made pesto makes preparation quick and easy for this five-ingredient main dish. Use zucchini or yellow summer squash for a healthy, seasonal element, making this the ideal summer recipe. Once the chicken and vegetables are cooked, simply top with pesto and sprinkle with Parmesan or Asiago cheese.

Ranch Baked Fish

the julienned vegetables are not included in the nutritional information.

Shrimp, Watermelon and Feta Salad

adapted from a Good Housekeeping recipe

Mexican Seafood Cocktail

from Gourmet Magazine

Fish Fillets with Olives and Oregano


From Gourmet MAGAZINE. Elegant but easy, this fast fish dinner is simple enough to prepare on a weeknight and special enough to serve to company.

Baked Basa with Tomatoes, Spinach & Mushrooms

Same as salmon recipe submitteed by LYNBUGGS only used basa instead of salmon to reduce calarie count


Incredible! (1 rating)
Greek-Style Basa

a healthy Mediterranean fish dish ready in 30 minutes`

Nancy's Corn Salad

This is so colorful, healthy, and refreshing! Serve as is or on a bed of lettuce. Sometimes I top this with avocado slices.

Savory Sea Scallops in White Wine Sauce

This is such an easy dish but with great end results! I serve it with a pasta . Yummy!



Lamb Marsala

Serve over roasted sweet potatoes with green beans and a salad

Joe's Special

This can be served for brunch, dinner or a midnight snack and should be served with sourdough toast, a green salad or fruit and either hot sauce or more Worcestershire sauce. It is thought to originate in San Francisco, but, there are many different ideas as to who gets credit for it. This is my lightened up version.