Main dishes

Chicken and Spinach Enchilada Casserole with Poblano Cream Recipe

by ali

We were married in Punta Pescadero, Mexico in June of 2008. We had decided to have a smaller more intimate wedding with our family and closest friends. Part of our motivation was that my sisters live in Canada, Germany and my honorary sister lives in Norway, and we needed a way to get everyone to […]

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Tortellini in Broth – Simple and Elegant Recipe

by ali

One of the favorites dishes in our household is also one of the most simple recipes we make. We start with a trip to “Italian Disneyland” otherwise known as Roma Italian Market, in Pasadena, which you can read about in detail on my other blog alilovesla.com You stand in line and blissfully taste the cheeses […]

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How To Make A Souffle: Gorgonzola Souffle Recipe

by ali

A Souffle is an important dish to add to your culinary repetoire whether you are a beginner or a skilled cook. The wonderful thing about souffle’s is that they can be easily modified to be savory or sweet, for a whole range of different ingredients and flavors and the basic technique stays the same.  No, […]

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Butternut Squash Lasagna Recipe

by ali

This is a creamy, savory, salty sweet almost vegetarian lasagna dish that my sister Becky and her husband Jens made this Christmas when they were visiting. I say “almost” vegetarian because we made the addition of Chicken broth to add a bit more richness to the recipe. Ingredients 1 or 2 butternut squash(es) Onions 6 […]

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Butter Beans with Chorizo and Onion

by ali

I like to try out new dishes and this one seemed simple enough, filling enough and tasty enough that we could have it for our main dish on a warm summer night without having to get too hot up in the kitchen. Loved the creaminess of the beans cooked in broth and the spice added […]

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Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

by ali

Comfort Food – what does that meant to you? Is it warm, crusty, brothy or buttery? Is it spicy, refreshing, salty or sweet? Whatever it means to you, i’m sure you gravitate to it on a cool winter day when you’re feeling a little low or under the weather. I hope it fills you with […]

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Chicken with Vinegar Sauce Recipe

by ali

Do you ever get bored eating chicken the SAME OLD WAY all the time? I sure do. We like to eat chicken because it is healthy for you as it is lower in fat. It is also less expensive than other meats for the most part, so we have a freezer that is usually sporting […]

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Light Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

by ali

This summer, we had a beautiful productive garden that gave us bushels of vegetables. We had eggplants as part of the bonus and although my husband is not a huge fan, I wanted to learn how to make a really good, not super fatty eggplant parmesan because for some reason I CRAVE it all the […]

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Creamy Beef Stew Over Mashed Potatoes

by ali

Do you ever wonder what to do with the newly surfaced, ice-laden mystery meat in your freezer?  I hate throwing food away, so I decided recently when I came across an icy slice of what appeared to have once been beef chuck- that I would make it my bitch. And it would taste good too. […]

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Most Authentic Greek Moussaka Recipe

by ali

This Recipe does not contain Chicken broth, however, since it is one of our favorite foods and we encourage people to try it, we thought we’d include it on the site anyway. This Summer we had the fortunate occasion to visit Greece. My sister who lives in Berlin was marrying a lovely German fellow and […]

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