Main Dishes and Side Recipes

Lemon Oregano Chicken Kabobs with Classic Tzatziki


This recipe is a wonderful combination of lemon and oregano and pairs beautifully with my cool creamy, classic, cucumber dip.  It can feed a crown, and you serve it with warm pita bread on the side.  It can also be used as a delicious appetizer.  

Deb's Shepherd's Pie


This  is a recipe I came up with for shepherd's pie and I have to say it is pretty darn fabulous. But be warned, it is TRUE comfort food!! It's all me with one alternative from "the pioneer women" if you choose to go that route.   It's not a quick meal.  This is more of a Sunday supper, but nonetheless, worth the effort. 

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Baked Acorn Squash


These are two of my favorite go-to recipes that are delicious and require just a little forethought.  If you work outside of the home you will want to prepare  your steak marinade and meat the night before, and even the acorn squash can be put together the night before, although it's very easy.   These are not my own recipes, but awesome dishes that I discovered.   

Homemade Pizza Party


  My homemade pizza recipe is absolutely awesome and it's special because it came from my mom.  It’s something that I loved to make with her as a girl.  It is always a hit with whomever I share the recipe.   It is a a cinch to prep and clean up.  This includes a recipe for crust, but if you want to make it super easy, then buy store bought crusts. Just use the sauce recipe and toppings and it will still be amazing!  

World's Best Lasagna


 Lasagna is the perfect dinner because it is cheesy, warm, and super comforting to all who eat it.  Try this recipe along with a simple salad, a loaf of garlic bread, and a great bottle of red wine and I know you will be the hit of your house.  Oh, and the best thing about this recipe is that you can make it a day ahead of time.  Throw it together and then simply pop it in the oven.  

Super Soup Recipes


 Well I am not sure that there is anything better than soup season! When the temperatures drop it's time to get cooking!  Soup is amazing!  It feeds your family for several meals, it's comforting, fairly healthy, and warms the soul. This link contains five different recipes that are all equally incredible! (Oh and if you make the Italian Wedding Soup, follow my tips to make it better than the original recipe link) Enjoy!

Deb's Perfect Macaroni and Cheese


My kids love mac and cheese.  I mean who doesn't??!  I have tried many recipes and this combination is by far my favorite, but the great thing is that you can add any kind of cheese that you love and it will be amazing.  

Great Grilled Chicken Rub and Roasted Veggie Tips


Grilling is king in our house, and even if you're working full time, it takes little prep to throw a meal together.  I like to use the weekend to prep veggies and fruits. This page contains a fabulous chicken rub and some tips for roasting the perfect vegetable 

Deb's Kickin' Chili and Cornbread


 Hello Friends!  Today Fall is in the air.  I'm sharing my fabulous, oh so easy, chili and cornbread recipes.  It's the perfect dinner on these cool fall nights.  It's also a great recipe for when you're watching football, or hosting a fire pit with family and friends.  I'm going to share two different ways to make both. The chili is BEST when we have leftover smoked brisket to add, but it's still delicious even when you don't.  My recipe for buttermilk cornbread is the perfect compliment to your chili, and I have a twist to kick it up a notch!  Happy Fall cooking y'all!!  Cheers! 

Perfect Cream of Broccoli Soup


This soup is perfect and came from a little restaurant that I frequented as a kid. I have changed just a few things from the original recipe, but it's very similar.  Feel free to add cheese, it's great with sharp white or yellow cheddar.  It is posted on another past blog post with several other recipes, but I wanted to share it alone, so it wasn't missed!  I hope that you are all "cozied" up on this brisk Fall day!