Tagged: Easy dinners

Throw some tasty Mustard Grilled Chicken & Sausage Skewers over the coals tonight, and enjoy an easy, nutritiously well-rounded meal in just minutes! 0

Mustard Grilled Chicken & Sausage Skewers

As summer draws to an end, I want to post one more skewer recipe for the grill. Mustard Grilled Chicken & Sausage Skewers could make for a full meal on their own—with vegetables, meat, and corn—but we like to serve these with a little rice on the side, too. Now, Rob gets excited for any dinner with smoked sausage, and Cooper loves to hear we’re having corn-on-the-cob. But I think that the marinade makes these skewers. With the right seasoning, simple meals become extraordinary. That’s why I like to spend time thinking about yummy seasoning blends to have on hand...

Dijon Chicken with Rice & Broccoli is a nutritious & delicious meal for two prepared solely in the Ninja Cooking System. 0

Dijon Chicken with Rice & Broccoli {Ninja Cooking System}

Thank goodness for the Ninja Cooking System in July. The heat and humidity is enough here in Indiana—forget turning on the oven when summer is blazing away like this. This recipe for Dijon Chicken with Rice & Broccoli is perfect for summer and an adaptation of one of my favorites for the Ninja. You’ll find a lot of Paula Deen cookbooks in my collection. Back in our dating days, Rob and I occasionally landed on her Food Network shows. He would just, like, drool. And that was my cue. The funny thing—I have been most drawn to the recipes in...

Savory pork, rice noodles & vegetables with a creamy peanut sauce come together for this delicious dinner recipe cooked in the Ninja Cooking System. 0

Pork & Noodles with Peanut Sauce | Ninja Cooking System

After developing the recipe for Slow Cooked Ginger Soy Beef Noodle Bowls (which is delicious!), I’ve been experimenting with other Asian-inspired noodle dishes for the Ninja Cooking System. This recipe for Pork & Noodles with Peanut Sauce had me trying some new things in the kitchen. 1. I typically choose something other than a dish with peanuts out at restaurants. Never been a huge fan of the peanut flavor unless it’s in a classic PB&J. Somehow, the idea of making it into a creamy satay-inspired sauce with coconut milk seemed like the way to go here. And I’d say it was a...

Slow Cooked Ginger Soy Beef Noodle Bowls for the Ninja Cooking System are a rich & flavorful Asian-inspired fix-it-and-(almost)-forget-it easy dinner. 0

Slow Cooked Ginger Soy Beef Noodle Bowls {Ninja Cooking System}

I could eat Asian-inspired meals every day. The flavors from nearly all the regions agree with me, and I have a particular affinity for Japanese cuisine. Since I love it so much, I actually went a stretch of 6 consecutive birthdays celebrating with dinner at the Hibachi grill. So it’s no surprise that Slow Cooked Ginger Soy Beef Noodle Bowls are a dinner favorite in the Williams’ household. I love using the Ninja Cooking System to slow cook a roast because now my roasts always get seared first. Searing the meat before slow cooking adds a depth to the flavor profile. But I used...

This recipe is similar to the Ninja Cooking System recipe for spaghetti & meatballs, but instead we've used whole wheat spaghetti with meat sauce. 0

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Meat Sauce in the Ninja Cooking System

I love using the Ninja Cooking System for pasta. It makes cleanup easy and I can get on to enjoying my family with their happy, full bellies. The second recipe in the Ninja Cooking System cookbook shows how to make spaghetti and meatballs in 30 minutes flat. But I quickly figured out a recipe adjustment so I could serve whole wheat spaghetti with meat sauce. We do love meatballs, but we’re used to eating meat sauce with our spaghetti. And this is one of those dishes where the whole wheat pasta isn’t quite as noticeable because of the flavorful sauce....

Our Asian Inspired Chicken Salad is simple, fresh and healthy. Add this flavorful dinner salad to your low carb meal plan for a quick weeknight option. 0

Asian Inspired Chicken Salad

I’m so excited that we’re mere weeks away from lettuce gardening season. I’ve grown the best-tasting green leaf, red leaf, and mixed spring green lettuces in my garden the last few years. There’s nothing else like it. If you think homegrown tomatoes are good, garden grown lettuces really put the store bought varieties to shame! I’ve developed many salad recipes to use up my fresh spring lettuce. This Asian Inspired Chicken Salad is one of the best. Salads make a quick and easy dinner for busy weeknights, and are particularly great if you’re following a low carb meal plan. I always feel like...

Smoky Chicken & Poblano Chili is Whole30 compliant, packed with delicious flavor, and loaded with healthy veggies. This is how to do Whole30 chili justice. 0

Smoky Chicken & Poblano Chili in the Ninja Cooking System

It dawned on me the other day that I’m becoming a serious poblano pepper pusher. Maybe I realized it as I scarfed down a second helping of Smoky Chicken & Poblano Chili, I dunno. But I’ve written quite a handful of recipes containing poblano lately. Probably because it’s just a solid, robust and delish flavor. I want to put poblanos in everything! The poblanos definitely worked their magic again in this chili. I originally developed it to be a Whole30 compliant chili recipe since beans and pasta may normally show up in a bowl at my house. At first, I thought these recipes would...

Our recipe for Whole30 Baked Tuna Cakes with Dijon Sauce is a low cost, flavorful dinner option—also perfect for low carb menus! 0

Whole30 Baked Tuna Cakes with Dijon Sauce

My husband’s girlfriend (Paula Deen) has a recipe she calls Faux Crab Cakes. I’ve loved that recipe for years because it’s so quick and easy to make—and perfect for low budget weeks. Plus, the taste is great. Surprisingly, the recipe contains no butter at all. But Paula’s recipe doesn’t quite fit into a Whole30 lifestyle on account of the breadcrumbs and frying in oil. I decided to fix that—and I developed this recipe for Whole30 Baked Tuna Cakes with Dijon Sauce. We typically enjoy our tuna cakes with tartar sauce, which is also difficult to find in a Whole30 variety without spending...

The Medieval Times dinner shows may be a little silly, but they serve up a wickedly delicious Medieval dinner. Perfectly seasoned roasted meats and vegetables that you can eat with your hands! 0

Roasted Medieval Dinner ♛ {Whole30 Compliant}

I’m looking at the picture of my Whole30 compliant Roasted Medieval Dinner, and I just realized that I put a glass of wine in the setting. Oh well! That’s because I’ve been making this meal long before I knew what Whole30 even was. I guess I get bonus points for developing Whole30 recipes with my eyes closed, right? I’ve actually been making this meal since 2013. It was shortly after I returned from a business trip to Orlando that I became obsessed with replicating the meal I had at one of those silly Medieval Times dinner shows. I’d never been...

My signature seasoning blend is perfect for poultry, potatoes and vegetables—but I also use it for salmon, pork and casseroles. You'll love the savory flavor of this all-purpose seasoning! 0

Williams House Seasoning {All-Purpose Seasoned Salt}

Everyone needs a go-to house seasoning blend—something you can put on anything and everything to add some quick flavor and a special touch to basic meals. Growing up, I remember my dad reaching for Lawry’s Seasoned Salt a lot. I also remember it turning canned green beans into a much more flavorful vegetable I actually liked to eat. Lawry’s adds a simplistic flavor, but some flavor is better than none! I’ve used it many times as a base, adding other seasonings on top of it to spruce it up. Even though the ingredient list is pretty ambiguous (i.e. “salt, spices.” Yeah,...