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weeknight dinners

Chicken cutlet is a year-round favorite and a simple way to get more bang for your buck. One boneless skinless chicken breast makes for two hefty cutlets when pounded thin. The surprising addition of crackers goes the distance by adding both crunch and flavor. When paired with a simple summer salad – one full of… Continue reading »

This salad is actually a main dish with whole grain, vegetables, beans, and nuts. It keeps for several days and actually is better after a day or so. Exact proportions are not critical so don’t worry if you have more tomatoes or less cucumber. You can even add other vegetables such as peas, carrots, or… Continue reading »

Khichdi is a very popular dish from the Indian subcontinent and has many variations depending upon the different regions of India. The common theme is that it is made from a mix of rice and lentils – it is like a savory porridge that is served hot. It is usually one of the first solid… Continue reading »

I kept hearing about this fabulous recipe for Baked Feta Pasta that went viral on TikTok that I had to check out.  The pictures looked delicious! During my search, I found a few different versions of this original recipe. The one that I reviewed was from Delish and can be viewed here. Nutrient Analysis – Original Recipe… Continue reading »

This flavor-packed recipe is an easy way to add more fish into your diet. Round out your meal by adding a salad or your favorite vegetable side. Serves: 4 Serving size: 1 piece of fish, ¼ of rice mixture Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes to 1 hour depending on rice Total Time:… Continue reading »

Treat your significant other or loved one to a special dinner by securing a dinner reservation at this year’s hottest new restaurant—your own kitchen. Last February, our colleagues at Homegrown filmed a cooking demonstration for a heart healthy Valentine’s Day dinner. Watch and learn as Carolyn Dunn, NC State Extension nutrition specialist, guides you through a simple… Continue reading »

What is better on a chilly winter day than a nice hearty bowl of soup? Butternut squash is a great winter vegetable that can be used in a variety of ways, including this super easy and healthy soup made right in the crockpot.  It is really as easy as chopping everything up and throwing it… Continue reading »

As more of us are cooking at home these days, meal fatigue is a real problem that many are facing. I want to tell you about a way to lessen the cooking load while still getting in a complete and nutritious meal. Enter: the snack meal. A snack meal is basically a bunch of small… Continue reading »

After the big Thanksgiving meal, a grain bowl is a welcome fresh meal that uses some of the leftover turkey. There are a lot of possible variations on this so don’t feel like you have to stick to the recipe. Just layer the flavors with what you have on hand. The recipe below makes two… Continue reading »

Leftover turkey is great to add to soup. This simple, delicious soup also uses leftover rice that you may have. If you don’t have rice, you can add noodles. The size of the carrots and celery is up to you. However, I like chopping them rather small (1/4 inch). Since the soup is not pureed,… Continue reading »