Recipes from Arkansas to Malibu

Category: Entree

Belgian Waffles

Waffles for breakfast! Chicken and waffles for dinner! Invest a few bucks in a waffle iron and you are ready!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: At least 4 servings

Eggplant Parmesan (Adapted from Ina Garten’s Recipe)

I recently purchased Ina Garten's Cook Like a Pro cookbook (it's another winner!), and found a recipe for an eggplant parmesan that roasted (not fried) the eggplant. When I made it for Jill, she declared it the best thing I'd ever made. Thanks Ina! Please find my version of Ina's recipe below.

  • Prep: 1 hr 8 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 6-8 Servings

Split Pea Soup

I've had this recipe for over 30 years, written on a note card. I can't even remember where I got it. But I love it. I serve it with my Irish Soda Bread recipe and it always feels like a wholesome, healthy, and very tasty meal.

  • Prep: 33 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 35 mins
  • Yields: 8

Jill’s Green Sauce/Dip/Dressing

This is one of the best things to happen in our house in 2018. Jill found the "Magic Green Sauce" recipe from Pinch of Yum. It's so easy and so awesome! We have served it over chicken, tofu, as a dip, on a sandwich, on potatoes, and so many other ways. It's like chimichurri sauce without the bite and the smooth jazz feel of avocados!

Fried Rice

Take stuff that's already in your fridge, freezer, and pantry, add some cooked rice from the night before, and you are ready to be a fried rice hero!

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4

BBQ Chicken with Balsamic Glaze

BBQ Chicken. It's a pretty perfect food. You can serve it at a dinner, a lunch, a picnic, or anything, and if you do it right, it makes great leftovers. Don't be that guy who cooks the chicken over a hot grill, ending with the outside burned and the inside raw. You're better than that! Here's my version.

  • Prep: 1 hr 5 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 5 mins
  • Yields: 4

Heather’s Crab Cakes

My friend Heather is well known as the person who does just about everything in our school district. She's amazing at work, and to top it off, she's a spectacular cook! This is one of her favorite recipes, and now that she's shared it, it's one of mine too.

  • Prep: 44 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 2-3

Pizza Dough

Pizza Night is a big deal in our house. It's so easy to do! We've done one batch for our family or 5 batches for a neighborhood pizza night!

  • Prep: 1 hr 23 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 3-4 Servings

Garlic Chicken

So easy, so inexpensive, and pretty darn awesome! How can you not like it if if has garlic chicken gravy?!?

  • Prep: 32 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins

Cambodia Yellow Curry Sauce

This mild Cambodian curry dish is a my combination of Fish Amok and Kep Fish, except that there is no fish. You choose what to serve it with - fish, shrimp, tofu, and chicken all work well. Serve over jasmine rice and you have a full one-dish meal!

  • Prep: 31 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 8 Servings