recipes from my nest

Wings on white plate with snipped chives. Hot Apricot Glazed Wings

Hot Apricot Glazed Wings

Posted on Sep 14, 2019

Hot Apricot Glazed Wings, easy fried chicken wings with a sweet and spicy apricot jam glaze ~ a perfect appetizer/snack for game day or simply serve for dinner. Ever since I tried making wings at home, I’ve been obsessed.  I made chicken wings the first time with a stout beer and mustard glaze.  Delicious, and …

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Chicken paprikash in white serving bowl with spoon. Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash

Posted on Aug 26, 2019

Easy Hungarian chicken paprikash recipe made with boneless chicken breasts simmered in a rich paprika sour cream gravy.  All on the stovetop in one skillet, served over buttered egg noodles. My all-time favorite dish growing up was my dad’s chicken paprika, a Sunday dinner treat during the cold winter months.  Of course, no recipe is …

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Sloppy joe sandwich with pickles Turkey Sloppy Joes

Turkey Sloppy Joes

Posted on Aug 22, 2019

Homemade sloppy joes made with ground turkey and chili sauce.  Quick and easy, a healthy dinner the whole family loves.  Hands up if you liked sloppy joes growing up?  They weren’t my favorite and back then my mom made them by adding a can of something to some browned ground beef.  But once I had …

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Pesto mozzarella chicken in skillet Skillet Pesto Mozzarella Chicken

Skillet Pesto Mozzarella Chicken

Posted on Aug 15, 2019
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Crispy skillet chicken topped with fresh mozzarella and basil pesto, simple and delicious for a late summer weeknight dinner. Some dishes are just too easy to be so good and this is one of them.  Basically three ingredients that come together perfectly ~ chicken thighs, fresh mozzarella and basil pesto.  Start on the stovetop in …

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Cajun fried corn in cast iron skillet with wooden spoon. Cajun Southern Fried Corn

Cajun Southern Fried Corn

Posted on Aug 3, 2019

Easy Southern style skillet fried corn made with Cajun-seasoned sweet corn, butter, chicken stock and a touch of cream. It’s the dog days of summer and all my favorites are in abundance at the markets, especially sweet corn.  Actually, we’ve had local sweet corn here in St. Louis since the beginning of July and I …

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Sliced steak on cutting board with chimichurri and tomatoes. Skirt Steak with Chimichurri

Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Posted on Jul 18, 2019
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Grilled skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, a perfect match that will take your steak game to a whole new level this summer. I love my backyard potted herb garden.  I’m always out there snipping something around dinnertime.  Chimichurri sauce is a fave of mine, the popular Argentinean sauce made with fresh herbs, garlic, vinegar and …

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Grilled Harissa Shrimp skewers Grilled Harissa Shrimp

Grilled Harissa Shrimp

Posted on Jul 16, 2019
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Grilled harissa shrimp, brined and marinated shrimp grilled to perfection ~ succulent and smoky with a spicy kick. Perfect for summer grilling season. We love grilling season and while it’s usually meat, chicken and veggies we’re throwing on the grill, occasionally we do shrimp.  It’s so easy and delicious with a quick harissa marinade.   Why …

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Overhead in casserole dish. Baked Beans with Bacon

Baked Beans with Bacon

Posted on Jul 5, 2019

Easy homemade baked beans recipe with brown sugar and bacon on top, baked long and slow in the oven.  The quintessential summer BBQ side dish! Let me start off by saying baked beans are my husband’s all time favorite side dish, he’ll even crumble potato chips on top if he can, or I let him!  …

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Turkey Meatballs with Pasta in Marinara Sauce

Turkey Meatballs and Pasta in Marinara Sauce

Posted on Jun 26, 2019

Easy ground turkey Italian meatballs simmered in marinara sauce and tossed with penne pasta for a delicious and healthy dinner. I used to make these turkey meatballs all the time for a relatively quick and easy family weeknight dinner.  Made with ground turkey, they are tender, delicate and bouncy, and perfectly simmered in my favorite …

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Overhead of Cajun macaroni salad in serving bowl garnished with hardboiled egg. Cajun Macaroni Salad

Cajun Macaroni Salad

Posted on Jun 21, 2019

Cajun Macaroni Salad, a spicy Southern twist on a classic side dish for summer, this creamy Creole pasta salad will have everyone back for seconds!  The perfect side dish for backyard BBQ’s and potluck gatherings. When tasked to bring a side dish to a summer gathering, do you lean towards potato salad? baked beans? maybe …

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