Go To Dinner Recipes #2

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Making dinner tends to be the best part of my day. I find chopping and stirring therapeutic, plus I love food. My mom was quite the home cook growing up, and I’ve happily followed in her footsteps. While I love trying new things, I am definitely a sucker for a recipe I can make over and over again. I’ve been making these dishes a lot over the past few months and thought I’d share them with you. Alright, I’m off to find new recipes! Follow me on Pinterest to see what recipes I’m pinning!

Recipe: Butter Lemon Paprika Chicken from Blue Eyed Soul Food

I can’t remember how I stumbled upon this recipe, but I can guarantee it’s one I’ll be making for a long, long time. The jist of it, is chicken thighs smothered in a butter, lemon, paprika sauce. There is something about that combo that is just out of this world. A few times I’ve actually grilled the chicken thighs, then stuck them in the oven for about 10 minutes to ensure they are cooked through. So good over rice!

Recipe: Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry from Three Many Cooks

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There are few things I love more than take out Indian food. It’s always been a favorite. It is a bit expensive though, so I have to limit myself. I was looking for more slow cooker recipes, and came across this simple looking curry I knew the boyfriend would love. I like to throw it all in the slow cooker on a Sunday afternoon while I’m cleaning the apartment. By the time I’m too tired to move another muscle, I’ve got delicious, warm curry!

Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese from Martha Stewart

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Once you get the proportions down, you can make macaroni and cheese without much effort. Butter, flour, milk, cheese, pasta…I ALWAYS have those ingredients. And what is better than a huge dish of mac and cheese! I’ve adapted this recipe a number of times to make just enough for two, or adding broccoli, bacon, anything! My best suggestion? Add chipotle powder to the breadcrumbs for a spicy kick!

Recipe: Black Bean and Goat Cheese Quesadillas from Inquiring Chef

This was a go to dinner when it was just my mom and I at home during weeknights and I had to get to dance class. Black beans and goat cheese mashed together make a tangy, creamy filling. I add a little cheddar too for the meltiness. As for other fillers, add whatever you have around. Chicken, peppers, scallions…have fun with it!

Burrata with Tomato, Basil and Toasts from Me!

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There is no recipe here, because it’s practically a no cook recipe. Burrata is similar to mozzarella, but with a creamy center. It’s a-freaking-mazing. If you’ve got a Trader Joe’s near you, look for it in the cheese section. It’s also available at other grocery stores, but I find they have a really good one for a good price! I cover it in olive oil, fresh basil, tomatoes if they are in season, salt and pepper. I then just toast some baguette so eat it all up. I literally could eat this once a week and never be sad again. In this picture I also made some quick sauteed chicken I marinted in balsamic vinegar.

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