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Homemade Naan

Homemade Naan |

A couple of weeks (months probably...where does the time go?!?), we shared a Naan Pizza with Olives and Feta recipe and we had quite a few requests for a homemade naan bread recipe. So. Here it is! Crazy delicious, perfectly smooth and soft. And be take one bite, you'll eat several pieces! Homemade Naan Yield - 16 servings Preparation Time -  2 … [Read more...]

Chicken Pineapple Curry

Chicken Pineapple Curry

Right before Christmas, Cuatro and I flew up to Pittsburgh to spend the week with my sister, niece and brand spanking new nephew. I was there to help her entertain my niece, so she could nap. And to get some meals into her freezer. And just be there for moral support while her husband was busy working strange shifts at the hospital. And to help with the middle of the night … [Read more...]

One Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie ~ 31 Days of Skillet Dinner Recipes

skillet chocolate chip cookie

AND...we are going to end this delicious and helpful 31 Days of Skillet Dinners series with a dessert recipe. Specifically, how you can make a chocolate chip cookie in a skillet. The chocolate gets all gooey and melty...and you can make it swirl before you bake it in the skillet. The even heat distribution from the cast iron skillet bakes the cookie dough perfectly! Eat as … [Read more...]

Creamy Chicken, Sun-dried Tomatoes & Pasta Skillet Dinner ~ New 31 Days of Skillet Dinners Recipe!

Creamy Chicken, Sundried Tomato & Pasta Skillet Dinner

Holy flavor explosion. I made this two days in a row last week. Once for my husband and I (and the non-dairy allergic boy!)...and again for our neighbors because they had a recent surgery and needed a warm home cooked meal after a few days of hospital food! But I confess that the reason I made this for them is because I wanted to sneak a few bites, in the name of quality … [Read more...]