New Ways with Chicken: 20 Minutes to Easy Chicken with Olive Tapenade

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One of my Birmingham friends, Adelaide, made my day on Sunday when she told me that she cooks her way through my blog every week. I appreciate that more than I can say, and I know since she is a mother of 4 girls, it’s not always easy to get dinner on the table. This simple recipe for Chicken with Olive Tapenade is so good and only 20 minutes start to finish. If you don’t feel like going outside to grill, use a grill pan or large skillet over the stove. My youngest son, Zachary loves olives, so this is one of his favorites. Use the leftover tapenade to top crostini, a salad or on shrimp, pork or a burger.

Easy Appetizer or Main Dish: Cajun Shrimp Skewers

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My kids love shrimp, especially my oldest son, Alec. I can’t go wrong making shrimp at my house, and when it’s on a skewer, it’s even that much better. This recipe is so easy with the combination of lemon juice, Cajun seasoning, garlic and fresh parsley. It’s so flavorful perfect for football parties, Thanksgiving or Christmas appetizers or any weeknight main dish.

True Comfort Food: Vegetable Parmesan Casserole

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I love eggplant parmesan, and this combination of eggplant, fennel and bell peppers is a delicious low carb meal. Instead of breading and frying the vegetables, you can lightly grill or saute them, layer with marinara, cheese and top with Italian style panko breadcrumbs. Vegetable Parmesan Casserole is true comfort food and is so filling all you need is a side salad or glass of red wine.