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Panko Potatoes!

Well, I made this recipe several weeks ago and I finally uploaded the picture last week but I never had the recipe with me when I've been online...

Anyway, here is a recipe that I found in my Grocery Store's "Magazine" they put out 4 times a year (maybe a little more than that?) It's called "Everybody Cooks". If you're in St. Louis and don't shop at Dierbergs you should at least go when they have the complimentary magazine because it has a lot of great, seasonal recipes in it. So far I've only tried this one, from this issue, but there are a few others I want to try (Coffe Spiced Tri-Tip, Praline Caramel Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pancakes)... but for now I'll stick to posting the potatoes because I couldn't believe I'd never thought of this. I mean, they were so easy... basically just Panko coated roasted potatoes. YUM!

Crunchy Roasted Potatoes
Source: Dierberg's Everybody Cooks - September 2008

Ingredients
- 4 med. Russet potatoes, p…

Honey Glazed Chicken

I have TONS of recipes in a "to-try" folder on my computer that I use for inspiration when menu planning but I rarely try many new recipes that are a little different that what I normally make. Why? I have no idea! Anyway, I saw this recipe for Honey Glazed Chicken last week on My Kitchen Cafe when poking around some blogs and I knew I just HAD to make it. It's primarily just honey, soy sauce, butter and chicken. My husband and I love chicken and honey combinations! This is probably the first time I've ever saved a recipe and made it within a month of saving it! And I am so glad I did. This was amazing and I wish I'd had leftovers (I halved the recipe as it was for two people) for lunch today. I guess I'll just have to add it to my repertoire...


Ingredients

2 lbs of diced uncooked chicken breast
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
4 TB butter
1/4 cup honey
3 TB lemon juice
2 TB soy sauce
1/2 tsp. ground ginger

Directions

- Heat oven to 350.

"Philly" Cheesesteak Sandwiches

I'm putting Philly in quotes because this isn't technically like a Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich but it's still a cheesy steak sandwich. I made these ironically though on the day that "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", one of our favorite shows, came back with it's season premiere.

Our local grocery store had a huge sale on meat and when I went shopping I had only a few things on my list, none of which would help me with dinner really, other than "meat". Well, they had this sirloin steak on sale and it looked good but not as a slab of beef so the only thing I could think to do with it is maybe a steak salad or something with thin strips of steak. While walking past the bakery I saw hoagie buns - Mmm... bread! Then it hit me - STEAK SANDWICHES!!!

For us to make they were super simple and delicious but if anyone else wants to make them I'm sure you'd want to tweak as ours were literally just the meat, some seasoning, cheese and bread. But, …

Tortellini and Meat Sauce

So, I'm FINALLY uploading pictures to my computer... I knew the reason I wasn't blogging so much wasn't just because I've been uninspired, though that is one reason, the other reason though is that I have pictures (albeit not great ones - I need to bust out the good camera!) and I never upload them. So, here is a post of a meal from a few weeks ago - I don't have much to say about it other than it was a super quick meal to make, as it uses one of my best friends - frozen tortellini, and was awesome.

Tortellini and Meat Sauce

* I apologize for the ugly picture - I really need to find somewhere with better lighting in my kitchen!
Ingredients

1/2 pound frozen cheese tortellini
1/2 pound ground beef
16 oz. favorite red sauce (homemade, from a jar - I make large batches and freeze - soon I'll post the sauce recipe - I just want pictures first!)
Fresh Parsley, chopped for garnish

Directions

- Prepare tortellini as directed on package (usually bring water to a rapid boil, add …

Chicken and Bacon Mac & Cheese

Occasionally when Rob see's the Pizza (Pasta) Hut commercial with the Bacon Macaroni and Cheese he will say, that looks awesome. While I agree it looks pretty good - I'm not going to order pasta from Pizza Hut. First of all - it's like 2 pounds, right?! Secondly, if I have a reason to have that much pasta that means I'm having people over and either I'll make the food or where ordering pizza - NOT PASTA! But, again, it does look good so clearly I could make it - only make it better. To make it better I wanted to add some real protein to it because I really didn't feel like making it a side dish. I just wanted a one-pot meal so to speak. While this was actually a semi-home made kind of meal I was very happy with it. It really hit the comfort food spot and was super easy. Would still be just as easy with out the store bought help but I just couldn't resist trying it. (The store bought help I'm referring to is Ragu Double Cheddar Sauce. I saw it at the sto…