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Pastelon (Sweet Plantain Lasagna)
Pastelón de plátano maduro translates to sweet plantain lasagna or a ripe plantain casserole. Pastelon is like an italian lasagna at first glance but subbing out key ingredients for latin ingredients. Sliced plantains are the "noodles" and there is also a beef filling that has spanish flavors. If you want to try something new for dinner I would definitely recommend this comfort food.
Chicken Piccata Pasta
Chicken Piccata pasta is a classic Italian dish that is chicken breast lightly fried in olive oil and pasta that are both tossed in a lemon caper sauce. This zesty pasta dish is full of delicious flavor and the perfect weeknight dinner. There are many restaurant versions but I think this one is a great recipe to please the entire family for a pasta dinner at home.
Creamy New England Clam Chowder
Creamy New England clam chowder is the perfect soup for soup season. Tender clams in a creamy soup filled with tender potatoes and smoky bacon is the perfect comfort food. I could eat soup all year long even though it is highly consumed during the fall and winter seasons. I love clam chowder and was inspired to try and make my own after having some at The Cheesecake Factory. This isn't a "Cheesecake Factory copy cat recipe" but this homemade clam chowder recipe in my opinion is better!
Air Fryer Fried Pickles
Air fryer fried pickles are dill pickles that are seasoned and fried (in this case air fried) to golden crispy perfection. The zesty seasoning and crunchy crispy coating paired with the salty tang of the pickles makes this the most delicious snack. who knew simple ingredients would make something soooo good. They are good on their own or with a dipping sauce. They are my favorite appetizer at Hooters or Texas Roadhouse and this is a copycat recipe for those.
Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops
Crock pot smothered pork chops are some of the best pork chops you will have. The slow cooking produces a juicy tender pork chop that is cooked over the side dishes in lots of gravy all at the same time! Seriously, everything is fork tender so no knives are needed for this meal. It requires a little prep in the beginning but it is well worth it in the end.This easy recipe is a delicious dinner option that should definitely be considered for your next Sunday dinner.
Southern Shrimp and Cheesy Grits
Southern Shrimp and Cheesy Grits is a classic southern dish of juicy shrimp and crispy bacon served over the creamiest grits you'll ever have. Although it's originated in Charleston, South Carolina, this southern classic has made its way on menus all over the country. Shrimp and Grits is usually a breakfast dish or bunch item but I could eat it for lunch, dinner, or even a snack. It's good at any time of day. This is the type of southern comfort food that warms the soul and wraps you in a hug.
Easy Jamaican Rice and Peas
Jamaican rice and peas is a flavorful side dish that is served with classic Jamaican dishes like curry goat and Jamaican brown stew chicken. This rice and peas recipe is made easier by using canned beans instead of dry beans. I know that not using dried beans is going to be frowned upon by many because it isn't authentic rice, but the Jamaican flavors are there in a much shorter cooking time.
Creole Seafood Gumbo
It's getting to that time of year when you want something that's going to be warm and comforting. This homemade gumbo recipe is exactly that because what sounds better than a warm bowl of gumbo right now? Creole seafood gumbo is a hearty seafood stew with rich flavor that will transport you straight to New Orleans. When I visited New Orleans, all the food I tried tasted like it was cooked with all the love in the world. I didn't have a bad dish there.
Jamaican Curry Chicken
If you are looking for a delicious dish packed with huge Caribbean flavor to please your taste buds, Jamaican curry chicken is what you want. Tender pieces of chicken breast stewed in a flavorful curry gravy with hearty potatoes is sure to please anyone. Serve with your favorite sides like rice and peas, plantains, and/or a side salad.
Cheesy Meat Lasagna
Doesn't the sound of cheesy meat lasagna sound delicious for dinner? I'm not talking about heating up a frozen lasagna, but making homemade lasagna. It's the ultimate comfort food and perfect for the cooler months. Layers of pasta between a meaty tomato sauce with gooey cheese sounds like the perfect Italian dinner. Don't grab the jar marinara sauce or spaghetti sauce because we will be making our own. It makes a huge difference and the end result makes it the best lasagna.
Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini
The lemon twist is the perfect amount of tart but the simple syrup and the sugar rim cuts through the vodka in the drink. There are different variations for the lemon drop cocktail but this blueberry lemon martini has got to be the bet. The blueberry twist is the perfect combination of sweet and tart in a drink. The first time I had this drink was at Fleming's Steakhouse which is one of my favorite restaurants. It was such a good cocktail that I went home and made my own.
How To Make Easy Sofrito
Sofrito is an an aromatic blend of vegetables and herbs used in a lot of Puerto Rican dishes as a cooking base such as arroz con gandules and pollo guisado to name a few. It's like the secret ingredients used for building flavor in numerous dishes.
Mexican Street Corn (Elote)
Mexican street corn is one of Mexico's popular street foods. I remember the first time I had Mexican Style Street Corn AKA Elote and it was so so delicious. Just imagine walking down the streets of Mexico holding a corn cob slathered in Mexican crema, cotija cheese, and chili powder from one of the local street vendors. I love corn already so adding tasty things on top only elevates the whole thing.
New Orleans Charbroiled Oysters
Charbroiled oysters are oysters on a half shell cooked on a hot grill in their own juices and a garlic butter with a blend of parmesan. It is the perfect dish for summer because it's the season to pull out the outdoor grill and seafood. If the thought of a raw oyster scare you, then try these. If you have access to a fresh batch of oysters, make these charbroiled oyster recipe soon. It will definitely impress you family and friends at your next BBQ.
Easy White Sausage Gravy
White Sausage Gravy is a cream based pan gravy that is made with chunks of sausage inside that is typically served over hot biscuits during breakfast time. Sausage gravy is a southern specialty and when you taste it, you feel all warm inside and instantly comforted. This is a simple recipe using basic ingredients that has delicious results. This is the perfect breakfast for Sunday mornings that your family will love.