French Dip Sandwiches

29 Nov

French Dip Sandwiches are a crowd pleaser.  Use your slow cooker to make super tender and flavorful roast beef.

French Dip Sandwiches are a favorite of mine.  I used to only eat them when out at restaurants, not having a good recipe to make them myself.  This is about as simple as it gets.  Even though the cooking time is long, your not really doing much, but letting the slow cooker do its job.  The great thing about making this roast beef in your slow cooker, is that unlike roasting beef in the oven, you don’t have to worry about the meat drying out.  The final product is a super moist, tender and flavorful beef.
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Salt and Vinegar Potato Salad

22 Aug

If you love salt and vinegar potato chips, you will be hooked on this potato salad from the first bite!  The Old Bay seasoning gives the dish a little kick.

If you have been on The Hungry Wife searching recipes, you may have noticed that I have several Potato Salads.  I love them.  Potato Salad is a great dish that can be easily made and served year round.  Salt and Vinegar Potato Salad is a great variation on the original, and perfect for those with vegetarian diet restrictions, or if you are just looking to replace the mayo for healthier dish.
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Chicken Paella Recipe

26 Jul

Chicken Paella is a Spanish dish that is full or flavor, and made easy by using a rotisserie chicken.

Chicken Paella is one of those great all-in-one dishes.  The traditional version of this Spanish dish can take awhile to make, but The Hungry Wife Chicken Paella recipe cuts down on time by using a store bought rotisserie chicken.  I love finding recipes that use a rotisserie chicken, they are perfect for weeknight meals, or when you are cooking for a crowd.  If you wish, you may add in shrimp and/or mussels toward the end of cooking for a true Spanish flare.
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Southern Banana Pudding

25 May

Southern Banana Pudding just might be the ultimate comfort dessert food.  Simple, silky, and made from scratch.

Southern Banana Pudding is the ultimate dessert comfort food.  It is rich and creamy, with the subtle flavors of banana and vanilla.  Living down south for the past few years now, I have embraced the cuisine and on the hunt for the most delicious dishes.  Banana pudding is a great way to use up those bananas before they go bad.  Sometimes I will make a banana bread, but, this is my favorite way to make quick use of ripe bananas.
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Chicken Vesuvio

1 May

Chicken Vesuvio is a traditional Italian dish.  This stove-top braise is incredibly delicious, full of delicate flavors.

Chicken Vesuvio, or Pollo alla Vesuvio, is another recipe from the cookbook, Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner? by Lisa Caponigri.  Chicken Vesuivo is a simple stove-top braise that is incredibly delicious, giving you super tender chicken with a wonderful light flavor.  Just be sure to brown the chicken and potatoes well before proceeding with the recipe – the caramelization adds lot of flavor and the browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pan become the basis of a fantastic pan sauce.
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Spinach Balls

16 Apr

Spinach balls are perfect as an appetizer, or my favorite, as a veggie meatball.  Make them ahead of time and freeze for later use.

Spinach Balls come out of a cookbook I picked up while living in Virginia.  They are ment to be made and served as appetizers.  However, when I made these up, I was a bit impatient.  I didn’t feel like rolling about 100 small spinach balls, so instead, I made them meatball size.  This saved me a ton of time, and also made for the perfect meatball substitute.  Not only are they totally yummy to eat by themselves, but they are even better when mixed with a nice pasta sauce and placed on top of your favorite pasta.  If you want to sneak spinach into your families diet, this is a great way to it.

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Pasta with Pesto

27 Mar

Pasta with Pesto

Pasta with Pesto is a super flavorful dish, that is an excellent way to welcome the spring.  Using fresh ingredients makes this pasta shine.  The combination of pasta, potatoes, and pesto may seem like it wouldn’t work, but it does, creating a hearty dish pungent with the flavor of basil.
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Gingered Sweet Potatoes

26 Mar

Gingered Sweet Potatoes offer a a different way to prepare and serve this awesome potato.  The ginger adds a touch of bit, heavenly!

Sweet potatoes are amazing, and I love to make them all the time.  They are a perfect side dish, full of vitamins and flavor.  One problem I have with sweet potatoes is that I always seem to prepare them the same way; baked, mashed with some butter and cinnamon, and maybe some brown sugar added in if I’m feeling like I want more sweetness.  Gingered Sweet Potatoes is a great alternative way to present sweet potatoes.
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Simple Pasta Sauce

25 Mar

Simple Pasta Sauce

Simple Pasta Sauce is a something I came up with when I had planned a nice spaghetti dinner, but soon realized that I had used up my supply of homemade Weekend Tomato Sauce, and had no store bought sauce in my pantry.  Dinner was at risk, I had no backup plan and had to come up with a solution quick.  I looked in the pantry, and much to my joy, I realized I could whip up a yummy sauce that wouldn’t take hours to prepare and cook.
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Taco Dip Recipe

15 Mar

Taco Dip is a simple and delicious appetizer that is perfect for parties.  With lots of yummy flavor that all guests are sure to love.

Taco Dip is a super delicious and simple recipe, that is a throwback from my childhood.  When I was growing up, it seemed like nearly every get-together we had, be it birthday party or clam bake, my mother would whip up Taco Dip.  I remember salivating watching her make the Taco Dip, in anticipation of being the first one to grab myself some tortilla chips and dig in to the yummy layers.  I can’t believe it took me so long to make this myself, it’s just one of those recipes that it seemed like only mom could make.
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Shepherd’s Pie

25 Feb

Shepherd's Pie is a super tasty traditional comfort food, and an all-in-one meal.  Perfect for chilly nights.

Beef Shepherd’s Pie is a traditional, all-in-one comfort dish.  Shepherd’s Pie is full of flavor, and with the veggies mixed in with the beef filling, it is the perfect way to sneak in veggies to picky eaters.  The creamy mashed potatoes on top are one of my favorite parts of this dish.  To help make the preparation easier, you can purchase frozen potatoes that are ment for mashing.  Simply cook in microwave and you are ready to mash away.  Much faster then peeling, cubing, and boiling your own potatoes.
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Stuffed Bell Peppers

25 Jan

Stuffed Bell Peppers are a classic American dish.  You get your whole meal in a delicious, edible container.

Stuffed Bell Peppers are a classic American dish, that is an all-in-one meal.  You get your meat and veggies in one delicious dish, although, I do like to serve them with a side of french fries.  This filling in the peppers is very similar to a meatloaf recipe.
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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls

17 Jan

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls are a deliciously indulgent snack, perfect for parties.  The ultimate super bowl snack!

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls are an amazingly delicious snack, perfect for parties.  It is a bit indulgent, you wouldn’t want to sit down and eat the entire loaf yourself, but it is so good it wont last long at your get togethers.
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Matzo Ball Soup

5 Jan

Matzo Ball Soup is simple, and packs super flavor.  Hailed for its cold curing properties, Matzo Ball Soup rivals chicken soup for the ultimate cold remedy.

Matzo Ball Soup is simple, yet it packs some super flavor.  Hailed for its cold curing properties, Matzo Ball Soup rivals chicken soup for the ultimate cold remedy.  Perfect for those with diet restrictions, such as, vegetarians or those on kosher diets.
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Flank Steak

28 Dec

Flank Steak is a tender, flavorful and easy recipe, a must for every household.  One of my favorite broiled flank steak recipes.

Every household should have delicious, foolproof recipes for affordable cuts of meat.  The Hungry Wife Flank Steak recipe is just that.  Flank Steak is a relatively long, flat cut of meat and used in a variety of dishes, such as, London Broil and fajitas.  Because it is a tougher cut of meat, you want to make sure you take the time to marinade and cook it just right.  Paying attention to not over-cooking is very important so that you have a tender steak and not a tough, chewy steak.
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Crock Pot Stuffing

15 Dec

Crock Pot Stuffing is a great way to make this traditional dish.  Super moist and flavorful, sure to be a family favorite at the table.

Stuffings are a delicious side dish, often found on tables around the holidays with turkey, but is also a perfect accompaniment to pork chops and chicken.  It seems like there are endless possibilities to stuffing recipes, but my Crock Pot Stuffing Recipe is one that I found is a hit with all that try it.  When you are going to be busy in the kitchen preparing your holiday meal, it is great to be able to make Crock Pot Stuffing and not have to worry about it until you are ready to serve.
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Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

6 Dec

Pumpkin Cookies is a great recipe to start off the holiday baking season.  What you get and moist, chewy cookies with a little bit of spice.

It’s that time of year again, holiday baking time!  We all have our favorite cookies to make and share during the holidays, but it is always fun to find new recipes for delicious cookies.  Pumpkin Cookies is a simple recipe that everyone is sure to love.  What you get and moist, chewy cookies with a little bit of spice.  Perfect for the winter season, and a great way to use all the canned pumpkin you can find plentiful in the stores.

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Pasta with Sausage Sauce

2 Dec

Pasta with Sausage Sauce is a great dish to make when the weather starts too cool down.  Soon to be a favorite in your kitchen, this dish is delicious!

Pasta with Sausage Sauce is a great dish to make when the weather starts too cool down and the harvest has begun.  The simple sausage-cauliflower sauce is delicate and delicious, perfect for when you are wanting pasta but something different then the traditional red sauce.  Pasta with Sausage Sauce is sure to be a new favorite in your kitchen.
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Penne in Almond Sauce

15 Nov

Penne in Almond Sauce is a great weeknight recipe.  The almond sauce is a perfect compliment to pasta and chicken, giving the dish a light, unique flavor.

Penne in Almond Sauce is a great weeknight recipe.  I love finding recipes where I can use a store-bought rotisserie chicken.  It makes cooking so much easier, and adds a lot of flavor to the dish.  More then just boiling your own chicken breasts.  The almond sauce is a perfect compliment to the pasta and chicken, giving the dish a light, unique flavor.
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Chicken Pot Pie

8 Nov

Chicken Pot Pie is a wonderful comfort food, perfect for chilly days.  Don't buy the typical frozen pot pies, make your own, you'll be glad you did!

There is nothing better than a Chicken Pot Pie to comfort you, especially on chilly nights.  This is one of my all time favorite dishes, but I never really made it that much until I found this awesome Chicken Pot Pie recipe.
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