FFf Eclectic Red Barn: dinner recipes
Showing posts with label dinner recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dinner recipes. Show all posts

Monday, October 26, 2020

Chicken and Smoked Sausage Paella

Chicken and Smoked Sausage Paella

When Marilyn over at Marilyn's Treat posted this recipe I know I had to make it. Then last Saturday morning, I was reading the recipe and hubby said, what recipe are you looking at? When I told him it was paella, he said "what do you need, I am heading to the store to buy the ingredients".  He loves paella.

It is an easy recipe, you just need to chop up the chicken and the vegetables. It all goes into a slow cooker and let it do the rest.  The house smelled so wonderful. I didn't really change much but did add fresh thyme and parsley. 

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Excellent Side Dish - Melting Potatoes

Excellent Side Dish - Melting Potatoes

Every once in awhile, hubby actually looks at recipes. So he says, "we need to try Melting Potatoes". They taste like poutine. I think poutine is one of those dishes that you either like or you don't. We love it. Poutine is a dish that includes french fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy. It originated in the Canadian province of Quebec. When we are in Vermont, we always head to our favorite restaurant to get some poutine. 
Melting Potatoes. Share NOW. #sidedishes #potatoes #melitngpotatoes #eclecticredbarn

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Burger Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Burger Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

On Saturday, we headed off to the mushroom plant. You might remember that I told you, we have a mushroom plant near me and you can get these beautiful portobello mushrooms for cheap ( a paper bag filled to the top with about 20-23 mushrooms for $2).  We bought several bags,  since hubby takes them to our friends when he goes back to work. 
While we were there, the girl that checked us out told me that someone brought her some mushrooms that were stuffed as a burger.  I thought they sounded great so I looked online for recipes. I found a few but none really appealed to me so I took a little from one and some from another to make my own.

Burger Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms. Share NOW. #easydinner #dinner #appertizer #eclecticredbarn

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Lime Glazed Chicken

Lime Glazed Chicken

I saw this recipe and since I love chicken, thought I would make it for dinner. Of course, you know me, I never have the right ingredients so I had to substitute some of it.
lime glazed chicken. Share NOW. #easydinners #dinners #chicken #eclecticredbarn

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Chicken and Salsa Dish

When it comes time for dinner, sometimes I like a quick and easy meal. Although this meal may not be ready in under 30 minutes (around 45) it is easy to put together. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Chicken and Salsa Dish

Monday, July 2, 2018

Can Cookout Foods Harm You Complexion?

Summer is the perfect time for cookouts. Food always seems to taste better on the grill and you don't have to heat up your kitchen.  So whether you are just cooking for your family or having family and friends over, a cookout always seems to be special. What could be better?

Well, if you are trying to maintain a youthful appearance - there is a problem:
Most of those “fresh-off-the-grill” staples we’ve come to love…

Are major skin-agers.

Take hot dogs, for example. By now, you probably know these ultra-processed meats aren’t exactly “healthy”...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Honey-Mustard Pecan-Crusted Chicken

I love chicken and I am always trying new ways to serve it. The ingredients for this chicken are things you probably already have in your pantry. 

As many of you know, I always have pecans, since my brother-in-law runs a pecan farm, so this recipe was a perfect fit for me. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Honey-Mustard Pecan-Crusted Chicken

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Coconut and Lime Pork

Are you trying to eat healthier? 

I am and I love to make food that is not only healthy but tastes great. I also like to put different meats into lettuce leaves. So when I saw this recipe, it was a no brainer. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Make a marinade for the pork; grill and then add roasted peanuts, cilantro, cucumbers and scallions.Wrap in lettuce leaves.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Cajun Shrimp Linguine

With summer here - at least the weather seems like summer. Hot! Is it warm where you are? It has been extremely warm here in South Florida. With temperatures so hot, I wanted something light and yummy for dinner. Something with a little spice would also be nice. 

How about Cajun Shrimp Linguine?

Eclectic Red Barn: Cajun Shrimp Linguine

Friday, February 19, 2016

Healthy Meatballs with Mushroom and Spinach Gravy

Do you love meatballs but wish they were healthier? Have you been watching your weight and trying to eat better?

I certainly have been trying to make better choices. Giving up foods we like doesn't work for very long, so when I saw this recipe for these Meatballs with Mushroom and Spinach Gravy, I couldn't wait to make them.
Eclectic Red Barn: Meatballs with Spanich and Mushroom Gravy

Monday, November 2, 2015

Fresh Sweet Corn Fritters

Do you have some weeks that are just busier than others? That was mine last week. Trying to get dinner ready was trying, but I did manage to make these sweet corn fritters.

Sweet Corn Fritters @Eclectic Red Barn

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Pork Chops Stuffed with Feta and Spinach

I am always looking for simple recipes that I can make that taste great and are easy. These stuffed pork chops fit that bill nicely. They can be ready in less than 30 minutes; Rachael Ray would be proud.
 Pork Chops Stuffed with Feta and Spinach

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Easy Chicken Stuffed with String Cheese

Here is a quick and easy meal that is sure to please everyone. Chicken and string cheese, how can you go wrong. I had great ideas about dinner last night, but one thing lead to another and before I knew it, my husband was home from work. I had two chicken breasts and it seemed like everything I wanted to make, I didn't have all the ingredients. I did have string cheese, so that's what I used.
chicken stuffed with string cheese
Sorry that these are not the greatest images. My husband, kept saying, "can we eat now?"  

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Roasted Pork Loin with Pineapple Glaze

We had a few friends over last week and I wanted to make something special. I found this recipe from Marcela Valladolid who is on the Food Network channel. 

When I first saw this I was not sure about it, since I am not a big prune fan. My husband is so I knew he would love it. I like to make a recipe as is the first time but sometimes I know I need to modify it. Which was the case here.
roasted pork loin with pineapple glaze

Monday, May 18, 2015

Slow Cooker Chicken with Mango, Black Bean and Corn Salsa

If you follow me, you know that I have mango trees and they produce many, many mangoes. It is that time of the year again - mangoes are starting to fall. I picked up about a dozen over the weekend. What can I make? Something with chicken and mangoes!
slow cooker chicken with corn and mango salsa

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mexican Hot Dish

We love Mexican food and when it is easy, that makes it even better. This is a one pan meal. Dump everything into your pan and bake. I also like recipes that are versatile - add ingredients that you like. It is not spicy however.
Eclectic Red Barn: Mexican Hot Dish
This is not your "I need a quick 30 minute meal", but make it on a night when you have more time or the weekend since it takes about 1 hour and 40 minutes to bake. Every time I serve this, they ask for the recipe.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dollar Tree Taco Pans

I am sure you have all seen those taco pans advertised on TV at one time or another.  But wait, if you call right now, you can get a second set for free, only pay the shipping and handling. !!!! Woohoo!
Eclectic Red Barn: Turkey tacos in taco bowls

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Healthy Sweet & Sour Chicken

We all seem to be trying to watch our weight, especially with summer right around the corner. However, we still want to be able to eat some of our favorite Chinese foods without feeling guilty. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Healthy sweet and sour chicken

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Warm Up with Pasta e Fagioli

This has certainly been a crazy winter. I know everyone up north is waiting for spring. We have even felt the cold affects down here in Florida. Much cooler temps than usual. So as the temperature drops, it is great to warm up with some soup. I have always loved Olive Garden's Pasta e Fagioli soup and when I came across this recipe, I decided to try it. I don't know where it came from, I only have a photo copy.   It turned out great.
Eclectic Red Barn: Pasta E Fagioli Soup
It is not hard to make, but you do have to chop a lot. You could cut this time down by buying already chopped vegetables, but that would cost more. Depends on how much time you have.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Looking for a simple and fast dinner idea? These chicken enchiladas are easy to put together and taste great. If you use a roasted chicken, it goes together even faster. I like to make my own shredded chicken. I takes a little more time, but I love the flavor. I will share how I do this in another post. 

I did not put the onions in this batch, since my stomach doesn't like them. You can change up the cheeses to suit what you like, these make a great combo.
Eclectic Red Barn: Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
I divided the chicken mixture among 6 flour tortillas, that is all I had on hand. I placed them in the dish with the seam side down.
Eclectic Red Barn: Rolled Unbaked Enchiladas
 Next I made the roux.
Eclectic Red Barn: Roux for Enchiladas

I added the sour cream and green chilies to the roux and poured it over the tortillas. Added the remaining cheese and baked it at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Yummy!
Eclectic Red Barn: Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Recipe:                                                                                                          Print

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas



1 lb shredded chicken breast(can used a roasted chicken)

1 medium onion, chopped

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

8 flour tortillas, softened (8 inches each)

1 1/2 cups grated monterey jack cheese or 1 1/2 cups Mexican blend cheese, divided

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup flour

1 (15 ounce) can chicken broth

1 cup sour cream

1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies


1. In frypan, cook onion in oil over medium-high heat until golden. Add shredded chicken and heat through.

2. Divide cooked chicken evenly between 8 tortillas; add 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese to each tortilla.

3. Roll enchiladas and place seam-side down in 9x13" baking dish that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

4. Melt butter in a medium saucepan; stir in flour to make a roux; stir and cook until bubbly; gradually whisk in chicken broth then bring to boiling, stirring frequently.

5. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream and green chiles; pour sauce evenly over enchiladas.

6. Top with remaining 3/4 cup cheese (baking dish may be double-wrapped and frozen at this point) and bake at 400F for 20 minutes until cheese is melted and sauce near edges of baking dish is bubbly.

I hope you enjoy this as much as we did.

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