Weeknight BBQ Chicken

This is an easy weeknight dinner and it is “finger lickin’ good!” The sweet and tangy BBQ sauce here comes from a recipe that Chef Alex Guarnaschelli attributes to her mom. Make a whole batch of this BBQ sauce and keep it in your fridge for lots of other meals, like wings, or burgers. If you don’t have time to make this BBQ sauce, you can always use one of your favorites.
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Salad Nicoise with Seared Pepper Crusted Tuna If you are looking for a light but filling dinner salad, try this salad Nicoise. In addition to having all of the regulars, like olives, tomatoes, string beans, and eggs, this version kicks it up a notch with a seared pepper crusted ahi tuna. I love to use red and green peppercorns, which have a slightly sweet taste. Make sure everyone gets a few slices of the tuna and feel free to add any additional veggies that you love!
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Imagine coming home after a long day to a tender BBQ beef sandwich. This slow cooker meal is so easy and you wont believe how much flavor these sandwiches have. All you have to do is chop some onions and pour some wine and soy sauce over it and let it cook while you work or play and finish it off with an easy BBQ sauce. These are delicious served on a crusty ciabatta bun alongside my lemony slaw.
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This is a mix between a potato salad and mashed potatoes. The potatoes get mixed with a balsamic vinaigrette that kicks this up another notch.

Fish with Crispy Crumbs

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Want an easy weeknight fish recipe? This is it. The crumbs have lots of punchy flavors, that come from the lemon zest, garlic, and sun dried tomatoes and these crisp up in the oven for a great crunch. You can make the crumbs (and double them) ahead of time and keep them in the oven, which turns this into a dinner with basically no prep.
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Brussel sprouts and butternut squash are a great balance for one another. They are both earthy fall/winter veggies and the green Brussels and bright orange squash look beautiful when served together. I like to add a Maple Dijon mixture for the last few minutes, which really brings all of the flavors together and adds a sweet and tangy flavor.

Sea Bass over Potatoes and Leeks

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This is my go-to company fish dinner, if I am having guesys on a weeknight. The creamy and buttery sea bass topped with crunchy garlic rosemary breadcrumbs is already a delicious mouthful. Plating the fish over warm potatoes, leeks and a pungent balsamic dressing pushes this dish over the top. It is rich tasting, and just filling enough for a special weeknight dinner.

Philip’s Baked Beans

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You may have already met our cousin Philip on this site - he is a great cook. These beans simmer with a cinnamon stick and fresh orange, and the result are baked beans like you’ve never had them before. These are a great side for any BBQ or with sausage, peppers and onions.
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This is our go to salad and dressing, which you can throw together while someone is setting the table. My favorite way to make this dressing (or any dressing) is to put all of the ingredients into a small jar with a lid and shake it well. Once you get the hang of it, you can switch up the vinegars, oils and spices and make it your own!

Slow Cooker Belgian Beef Stew

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There is nothing like coming home from a long day of work, to the smells of beef, beer and onions simmering in the kitchen. The first time we made this crock pot beef stew, we could not believe how flavorful it was. The Chimay beer is a must for this recipe, so don’t skimp on the beer. Enjoy this stew served over buttered egg noodles and your favorite green veggie. (Adapted from Jewish Slow Cooker)