Pimento Cheese Shrimp & Grits - Idiot's Kitchen
Pimento Cheese Shrimp & Grits!I knew I loved Shrimp & Grits but didn't know how much I loved it until I made Pimento Cheese Shrimp & Grits! I know it's an old-timey Southern thing, but pimento cheese is easily one of my favorite things to put on a sandwich. And we all know that Cheese Grits are a staple of any good cook's repertoire so why not combine the two?
Cheesy Chipotle Mashed Potatoes - Idiot's Kitchen
Cheesy Chipotle Mashed Potatoes is the companion recipe to yesterday’s Crockpot Shredded Chicken with Chipotles. But let me assure you that you might soon be making these potatoes to go with EVERYTHING! These potatoes are sooooo good. Nice big chunks of potatoes with just a smoky hint of chipotle for a little zip. If you […]
Mango Chicken Stir Fry - Idiot's Kitchen
Mango Chicken Stir Fry! Holy Cats! I love this dish!!!! A perfectly ripe mango is a beautiful thing. They’re in season right now and I just happened to have 2 sitting on my counter smelling divine. I also happened to have boneless, skinless chicken thighs thawing in the fridge so with the power of The […]
Gin & Ginger Gimlet
Gin & Ginger Gimlet - TGIF! I've made you a fancy cocktail.If you've never tried Hendrick's gin, you're missing out on something clean, crisp, and wonderful. It is infused ever so slightly with a cucumber flavor so cucumbers are a natural garnish.
Asian Noodle Salad with Shrimp - Idiot's Kitchen
Asian Noodle Salad With Shrimp - Because it's made with rice noodles or glass noodles (bean thread noodles), it cooks up in only minutes. Perfect for weeknights, great for pot lucks or tailgate parties, and really, really good leftover.
Stir Fried Shrimp & Bok Choy - Idiot's Kitchen
Stir Fried Shrimp & Bok Choy -has quickly become a new favorite at our house. The shrimp part is a no brainer - I always have flash frozen, wild-caught pink shrimp in my freezer. The bok choy part was and easy addition - I've joined a CSA! For those who don't know, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It's basically signing up with a real life farm (and farmer!), paying a fee, and receiving fresh produce on a weekly basis.
Maple-Roasted Carrot Salad
Maple-Roasted Carrot Salad -Roasting concentrates the flavor of vegetables and in carrots makes them even sweeter and more delicious. I've made roasted carrots a zillion times but it never occurred to me to put them on a salad.
Chicken Stir Fry with Green Beans & Basil
Chicken Stir Fry with Green Beans & Basil -It has simple ingredients combined to make an incredibly tasty and easy dinner. Plus, you get to hone your Iron Chef chopping skills!
Roasted Chicken with Crispy Potatoes
Roasted Chicken with Crispy Potatoes - I love a good, simple roasted chicken recipe. Happily this one also gives you golden, roasted potatoes at the same time.
How to Freeze Greens - Idiot's Kitchen
How to Freeze Greens -The trick with these leafy greens is to blanch them in a big pot of water for only a few minutes. This quick cooking step stop enzymes within the vegetables that would make them continue to ripen and spoil. In addition, and most importantly, blanching locks in the brilliant green color and farm fresh flavors of your vegetables. Even after freezing they are vibrant, green, and flavorful.
Easy & Juicy Pork Chops
Easy & Juicy Pork Chops! The key word here is JUICY! We’ve all had them…the leathery, pan cooked or grilled chops. We start with such good intentions and then no matter what we do, how carefully we watch them, how quick we are with the meat thermometer…we get dried out, boring chops. I love pork …
Hearty Sausage & Pumpkin Pasta
Hearty Sausage & Pumpkin Pasta - We're back with what might seem like an odd combination - sausage & pumpkin, but one that has quickly become one of my favorite, easy pasta sauces.
Charred Cauliflower Salad
Remember my addiction to funky salads? Well, sign me up for a BIG BOWL of Charred Cauliflower Salad! We’ve learned that roasting vegetables does weird and wonderful, flavorful things. Well so does charring in a pan. This salad, like several recipes featured here at Idiot’s Kitchen, was first made for me by my friend Jen …