Dinner

Easy and quick dinner ideas to help you get an a healthy dinner on the table fast!

Traditional Shepherd's Pie

Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

Traditional Shepherd’s Pie is such a classic comfort food. Saucy minced lamb and veggies covered with a blanket of buttery mashed potatoes. How come we’re only eating this in March?? I made this Traditional Shepherd’s Pie with freshly minced lamb because we’re a little ‘extra’ around here at Eat Up! […]

Baked KC BBQ Ribs

Baked Kansas City Ribs

These Sweet and Tangy Oven-Baked Kansas City Style BBQ Ribs are made with homemade KC BBQ Sauce and KC BBQ Dry Rub. Not only are they great for watching The Kansas City Chiefs in the Superbowl, they’re great any time of year! Who says you can’t make great ribs in […]

Seafood Chowder

Seafood Chowder

This Seafood Chowder is fairly traditional and super delicious. It’s loaded with shrimp, scallop, and cod and thickened with crackers instead of flour. If you’re looking for prime-cold-weather soup, here’s a great Chowder to keep you warm! A foundation of flavor. Great soups are made with one common, under-appreciated ingredient […]

Lasagna Bolognese

Lasagna Bolognese

This is your next Lasagna Bolognese recipe for when you want to go the extra mile. We’ve made the bolognese from scratch, now let’s make fresh noodles and a béchamel. Eat Up! Kitchen is about putting in a little extra effort to learn more about cooking and where your food […]

Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup with Sausage

Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup with Sausage is my first soup of the season! It’s not Squash Soup but it still screams Fall to me. This is loaded with kinds of veggies and it’s gluten and dairy free. Leave out the Sausage and sub Veg Stock for Chicken to make […]

Homemade Pasta with Mushrooms

Homemade Pasta with Mushrooms

Homemade Pasta with Mushrooms in a White Wine Butter Sauce is such a warm and cozy dish to make in under an hour. Practice this with Buttons then hit the Farmers’ Market for Maitakes this fall! Homemade Pasta If you want to get right to cooking, go ahead and use […]

Jalapeño Mac & Cheese

Jalapeño Mac and Cheese

When regular Mac just won’t cut it – toss in some chilis! It’s time to spice up your Mac & Cheese with Jalapeños, Serranos, Fresnos, and Habaneros. I’m calling this Jalapeño Mac & Cheese because Spicy Chili Mac & Cheese might be confused for something else. If all you have […]

Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles

These Sesame Noodles only take a bit more time than it takes to boil a pot of water. If you can’t find specialty ingredients, there’s easy substitutes to make this all your own. This is one of my favorite weeknight dinners lately. Sesame Noodles are so fast and so satisfyingly […]

Weeknight Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

Weeknight Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

Oh yes! Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast can be delicious and juicy and prepared in under 30 minutes. This here is my go-to recipe for when I’m short on time, energy, and maybe brain cells. I’m sometimes so busy that by the end of the day my brain just doesn’t want […]

Eggplant Parm

Eggplant Parm

Fried planks of breaded Eggplant, fanned with melted mozzarella and topped with homemade tomato sauce. This is my favorite Eggplant Parm recipe. Fun fact – Eggplant is the original parm. Melanzane alla parmigiana or just parmigiana is what it’s called in Italy. Chicken and veal are American creations. From what […]

Asparagus, Sockeye, Linguine with Lemon Butter Sauce

Asparagus, Sockeye, Linguine with Lemon Butter Sauce

This pasta dish of Asparagus, Crisp-Skinned Sockeye Salmon, and Linguine is tossed with a delicious Lemon Butter Parm-Reggiano sauce. It’s inspired by a few different springtime recipes and takes a twist on a classic French sauce. Who else is ready for the spring harvest and for farmers’ markets to open […]

Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo

Shrimp & Andouille Gumbo

This Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo recipe is one you’ll want to keep in the ole recipe box. Everything is made from scratch but you’ll find it’s quite an easy recipe! Let’s break this recipe down to Four easy steps. Step One – The Roux I feel like roux for gumbo […]

Kale and Roast Chicken Salad

Kale and Roast Chicken Salad

This Kale and Roast Chicken Salad is quick, healthy, and filling enough for lunch or dinner. Pick up one of those rotisserie chickens at the grocery store and have this meal ready in the time it takes to make pasta. It’s been a busy week here at Eat Up! Kitchen. […]

Braised Short Ribs

Braised Short Ribs

Braised Short Ribs are super easy regardless of what recipe you use. This recipe was developed using what I had on hand – without wasting any valuable, drinkable booze. Instead of wine or beer, we’ll use diced tomatoes, chicken stock, and dried shiitake mushrooms. These short ribs were staring at […]