One of the reasons I always always ALWAYS make more chicken than we can use for one meal is so that I have cooked chicken lounging around in the fridge for recipes like this one for cold sesame chicken noodles. It is a fun and flavorful one dish meal that uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, and it is endlessly customizable (more on that later). So the next time you find yourself with some leftover chicken and a yearning for cold noodles…well, let’s make it!
Get your hands on some of the best goat cheese you can find and make this easy and delicious recipe for shrimp, tomato and basil linguine with goat cheese rounds! Simple little toasted goat cheese rounds take this pasta recipe from regular to elegant in two shakes of a goat’s tail.
I love making anything along the lines of this easy beef stir-fry, because the actual cooking goes so quickly, and before you know it you are sitting down to an amazingly flavorful dish full of deliciousness that (with all due respect to our favorite take-out joint) is full of good and good for you ingredients. This particular one mixes up beef, a little pasta and some veggies with a light and flavorful sauce that is sure to have them asking for seconds (and I highly recommend doubling this recipe because the leftovers? OH YES.) Ready for some stir-fry deliciousness? Let’s make it!
Here’s the ironic thing about this recipe for spicy fried noodles: I am the least spicy person I know. I am the one who buys the mild salsa at the supermarket. I am the one who is slightly afraid of the bottle of Sriracha sauce in my fridge. I am the one who buys one lonely jalapeño for a recipe, and then uses about 1/8 of it. So why on earth I was motivated to make spicy fried noodles, and why on earth I ate every last speck on my plate is anyone’s guess…but I did and I did, and I’m going to make them AGAIN. Which just goes to show you that anything can happen!
The Southern husband and I love us some seafood in the summer. It’s light, it’s delicious, it’s good for us and in the case of this particular recipe, it involves cooking some tuna for exactly one minute per side. Yup. One minute. When you put this fact together with my favorite sesame noodle recipe (also super-fast) and a little lettuce – well, summer suppers don’t get too much better.
Pasta carbonara is one of my go-to dishes when I need to unexpectedly make dinner. Say, for a returning crowd of college students who arrive at a time of day when you think they can’t possibly be hungry, but in fact they ARE. Starving. And since I am lucky enough to know a whole passel of starving college students, I can practically make pasta carbonara in my sleep. So I decided it was time to up my game, pasta carbonara-wise, and all it took to take it from good to pretty dang great was some shredded chicken and a few scallions….and it was a whole new taste sensation!