Gina Young recipes are some of the easiest and best-tasting to make, while she also teaches how to create nutritious meals that will benefit both yourself and your entire family.
Giada De Laurentiis’ cookbooks have become New York Times bestsellers and her latest release Happy Cooking was published in November 2015. Giada also writes a series of children’s adventure books which explore cities around the globe.
An elegant comforting dish perfect for the cooler fall or winter days is beef stew, an easy dish with lots of flavor that requires only basic ingredients like onions, carrots and potatoes – and of course wine to add an extra zing! Don’t be concerned too much about alcohol content as the long cooking process will mostly evaporate it off.
For optimal results in making beef stew, searing is key to creating delicious dishes. Doing this adds so much more flavor while helping tenderize the meat – all within just minutes of heat being applied! To do this you’ll need a large Dutch oven or pot heated up and place beef cubes evenly spaced across its surface so they will brown evenly on all sides.
Once the meat has been thoroughly cooked, add onions, garlic, salt and pepper before mixing in tomato paste and flour. Taste as you go along for seasoning – adding more salt & pepper if necessary – before tossing in vegetables and bay leaves before covering and placing in the oven to finish baking – about an hour should do it.
No matter if it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just family night supper – this casserole makes an incredible side dish that goes with almost every dish! Additionally, it makes an ideal make-ahead recipe and can easily be frozen for future use.
This broccoli casserole features creamy cheese and sharp cheddar, along with a buttery panko breadcrumb topping for extra cheesiness and melty deliciousness! Everyone will absolutely adore this dish – perfect for potlucks and church functions alike.
Prepare the ingredients up through step 7 and store in an airtight container overnight in the fridge, without adding the cracker topping. Just before you’re ready to bake it off, remove from fridge as oven preheats and sprinkle over cracker topping before placing into oven. This easy broccoli casserole makes a tasty side dish at any meal or can even become the main attraction by adding in cooked egg noodles or rice as an addition.
Lemon Pepper Chicken
Lemon Pepper Chicken is an irresistibly flavorful and effortless meal to create, using just three ingredients and pairing well with many sides – it will quickly become one of your family’s favorites!
This recipe calls for chicken thighs as they contain more flavor. Lemon pepper seasoning can either be purchased premade or created at home; just be mindful to only use too much, otherwise it will become bitter and overpowering. I recommend purchasing Redmond Real Salt Lemon Pepper Seasoning which has sea salt as this combination provides the optimal balance between lemon zest and pepper without becoming overly acidic.
Warm oil in a skillet and cook chicken until both sides are browned, then remove from heat. Whisk together butter, garlic and lemon juice until well mixed; return chicken to pan and simmer for two more minutes before garnishing with parsley and serving hot.