Peach Balsamic Chicken

If you are having guests over, this dish sounds like you have skills beyond the norm. In actuality, it is simple, quick, and tastes like summer on an Italian vineyard; absolutely bursting with ripe peach and tangy balsamic. Major bonus, if you are trying to eat clean, this is your meal!

Chicken & Peach Quesadilla

It is peach season!  These peaches need a little lime to help their flavor stand up to all that is going on in here.  If your peaches aren’t quite ripe yet, just add a bit of sugar, a teaspoon at a time. The less you cook the veggies the more flavor pop  they have!  Also…

Crispy Baked Hot Wings

I love my hot wings! I grew up very close to Buffalo NY, and spent the busiest part of my college years in Rochester NY, 30 minutes from the birth place of the Buffalo hot wing. Hot wings are in every good tavern in Upstate NY, but the best are where I grew up of…

Copy Cat Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich

Chick-fil-A has been a big part of my life in the South, It is delicious and it is convenient when you have practices, upon practices.  Somehow I always felt it was healthier….but maybe not?    I have seen several recipes that have the taste pretty spot on. If you have Peanut Allergies, this works fine…

Chicken Pot Pie

A little effort goes a long way here.  I use fresh veggies, because the flavors work so well together.  The trick, I have found, is to saute those veggies together with butter, garlic, and thyme before the rest of this meal gets put together.  I used to get all excited about making the crust from…

Sesame Chicken with Take Out Rice

Sesame chicken is exactly what I order for  Take-Out, every time!  I love the crunchy breading, the sweet dark sauce, and that little broccoli to justify it all.  This Version, is gluten-free, but still has a good bit of sugar in it. This recipe is fast and easy. If you don’t want to slice raw…

Cranberry Pinwheels

This is a play off of that delicious salad that seems to be everywhere.  The Feta Cheese makes this recipe work!  I like this appetizer, because it can sit without attention and hold its shape, color, temperature!  If you don’t want to bring a crockpot, worry about heating things..this is your appetizer!      …

Kicked up Sliders

Yield: 6-8 sliders Prep time: 5 minutes Bake time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 lb beef 1 T Montreal Steak Seasoning 10 butter crackers crushed 1/4 french fried onions 2 T dill relish 2 T spicy mustard 2 T worchestershire 1 T minced garlic 1/2 C Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1 T olive oil salt and pepper…

Meatballs and Sauce

Most of my friends know my parents own a restaurant, Italian, in Upstate NY; Pierri’s Central Restaurant in Painted Post, NY.  All Italians make sauce, no two Italians make the same sauce! My Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, everyone in my family can cook..WE ARE ITALIAN! This is a compilation of a few recipes; My Grandmother, Mary…