Recipe Box, Loaded Spinach Spaghetti Alfredo

  I know January is a month for a healthy new beginnings         And we have been eating lots of salads, veggies and lean protein…         But when the temperature is 22 degrees, and there is 1/2 inch ofย  ice on everything in a subtropical zone, and your pipes … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Stir Fry Spaghetti Squash with Coconut Chicken Bites

  This dish might sound complicated but I promise it’s not…     I made this early in the day and refrigerated it until baking for dinner     The hardest part is cutting the squash, but if you pierce it in several places with a knife, and microwave it for 5 minutes, you will … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Tales of the Traveling Tote and Ready Spaghetti

Today is a very special day! It is my first adventure with the Traveling Tote group!     I have been following this group of fellow McKenzie-Childs loving bloggers on their adventures and was beyond thrilled when they asked me to join in the fun with my new tote, “Miss Coquille”!     “Miss Coquille,” … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Salami Carbonara

Carbonara…it just might be the ultimate comfort food….๐Ÿ˜‹ If you’ve never made Carbonara, it’s a great thing to have in your repertoire It’s the dish that chefs make most often for themselves after a long day in the kitchen It’s heavenly satisfying, a cinch to throw together, and a hit with all appetites If you … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Roasted Garlic Eggplant Marinara

I adapted this recipe from my September Paint Bucket recipe inspiration,ย  Half Baked Harvest’s Parmesan Garlic Roasted Eggplant and Spicy Chicken Sausage Lasagna Boats Now that’s a mouthful of a recipe title! What intrigued me about this recipe was the roasted garlic eggplant You roast a head of garlic along with eggplant halves at 400 … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Blue Ribbon Chicken Gratin

Do you like Chicken Cordon Bleu?ย  You know, a ham and cheese stuffed chicken breast, which is breaded and baked or fried?ย  Yum… Have you ever wondered why it’s called Cordon Bleu?ย  Cordon Bleu is French for blue ribbon, as in a recipe worthy of a blue ribbon… This recipe has the same main ingredients … Continue reading

I was Featured!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Thank you to all my wonderful friends, followers and fellow bloggers for visiting the Painted Apron, we are going to have LOTS of creative fun in 2013! I started blogging Aug 1 2012, and there is still so much to learn and so many things to figure out to make my blog … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Spaghetti Cassoulet

During the hectic few days before Thanksgiving I want to serve quick and easy meals that do not include any traditional Thanksgiving foods that we will be eating at weeks end.ย  Tonight’s Take out Tuesday dish is a spaghetti casserole that sounded intriguing when I read the recipe.ย  I love dishes I can make in … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Chicken Tetrazzini

This is as comforting as good ole Mac & cheese yet it feels very sophisticated.ย  All you need is a simple green salad and you will be very happy. This versatile dish is easy to make ahead and hold in the fridge for a day or two before baking, or prepare and freeze either before … Continue reading

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