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Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Inspired By Mexico

I have always been a lover of mushrooms … mushrooms of all kinds but I have to say my favorite mushroom is the Portobello mushroom. Portobello mushrooms can be used in so many different ways … sauted, grilled or baked … geez you name it and they can do it. I especially love grilling a Portobello mushroom and eating it like you would a hamburger. In fact, I rarely eat regular hamburgers anymore I always opt for a juicy Portobello mushroom burger these days....

Lemon Chicken Orzo – A Weeknight Timesaver Recipe

Lemon Chicken Orzo

Are you always on the lookout for weeknight time saver recipes? I know I am. After a long day at work who wants to come home and cook a full course meal that uses every dish you own. Not me, that’s for sure. This Lemon Chicken Orzo is the perfect recipe for something quick and satisfying that won’t dirty every dish in your kitchen. I use bone-in chicken thighs with the skin on as they impart tons of extra flavor to this...

Lasagne di Cinque Formaggi (Five Cheese Lasagna)

Lasagne Di Cinque Formaggi ( Five Cheese Lasagna)

I can’t imagine a classic lasagna recipe without lots of ooey, gooey cheese. Traditional lasagna recipes usually showcase mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan cheeses. However, I decided to kick it up a notch by adding freshly grated Asiago and shredded Gruyere. Yum! This post contains affiliate links to products I recommend and have personally used. You may also enjoy Risotto Ai Funghi Porcini (Mushroom Risotto) and Sugo alla Bolognese (Italian Meat Sauce) SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com Serves 6Lasagne di Cinque Formaggi (Five Cheese Lasagna)1 hr, 30 Total Time...

Butternut Squash with Apples & Spicy Italian Sausage

Butternut Squash With Apples & Spicy Italian Sausage

There was a time when Mr. R would not touch Butternut Squash … until this recipe came into his life! He now asks me every Fall to please put this recipe in our dinner rotation! There are many stuffed squash recipes but they are usually more on the sweet side than the savory but not this one. The combination of spicy sausage, meaty Portobello mushrooms, sweet apples and crunchy walnuts give this recipe a flavor profile like no other! I’m sure...

Risotto Ai Funghi Porcini (Mushroom Risotto)

Risotto Ai Funghi Porcini Mushroom Risotto

This mushroom risotto is an authentic Milanese recipe with the exception of the use of Carnaroli rice. I substituted the Carnaroli with Arborio because the cost of Carnaroli can be a bit pricey. However, Arborio rice still delivers the coveted rich, creamy texture that is indicative of an authentic risotto beautifully without the expense of Carnaroli . Please promise me you will not be tempted to substitute other forms of rice because they will not deliver that creamy texture you’re looking...

Strip Steak & Root Veggie Salad with Gorgonzola Dressing

This salad is so pretty to look at with its beautiful hues! It’s just perfect for a Fall meal when the greens are their most tasty. The addition of homemade gorgonzola dressing brings together the beautiful flavors of the strip steak and roasted veggies and is sure to please everyone at the table. There are several steps involved in pulling this all together, but the end result is definitely worth the extra effort! This post contains affiliate links to products...

Seared Ahi Tuna with Black & White Sesame Seeds

Seared Ahi Tuna with Black & White Sesame Seeds

When I visit Charleston, SC I usually leave early in the morning so I can meet the fishing boats as they come in for the morning. I walk down to the docks to see what “The Catch of the Day” is and purchase some of the freshest seafood you can find directly from the fishermen. On this particular morning, I spotted some of the best looking Ahi Tuna I have ever seen! It was a must do for me because...

Baked Chicken Wings with Honey Mustard

Baked chicken wings are such a great choice for casual outdoor gatherings because they are easy to make and are perfect for eating with your fingers. They are also extremely versatile because they can be tossed with any number of sauces or seasonings. The honey-mustard sauce used in this recipe is delicious! It also pairs beautifully with potato salad or other picnic-worthy side dishes. Don’t they look yummy! Are you ready for the recipe?  Do you have a favorite chicken wing recipe...

Fresh Off The Grill – Blue Cheese and Avocado Burgers

Fresh Off The Grill - Blue Cheese and Avocado Burgers

With Summer coming to an end I’m trying to get as much grilling in as possible before the cold winds of Winter hit. We are entertaining family this weekend so I decided on a classic, satisfy everyone burger. Who doesn’t like burgers, right? There are two things you need for super juicy, flavorful grilled burgers: Fat and seasonings. For the best tasting burgers, choose ground meat with a higher fat content. For example, an 80/20 ground beef is perfect for...

Orange Roughy Foil Packets

Orange Roughy Foil Packets

This post contains affiliate links to products I use myself and personally recommend. If you haven’t tried foil packet cooking, you are in for a real treat! Preparation only takes a few minutes and clean up is a breeze. You can use this method indoors year round, or toss the packets onto your grill to enjoy a light and healthy meal during the warmer months. This recipe uses orange roughy filets, but this technique can be used with any type...