WPL in the Kitchen With Chef Shelley

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  • Potato Puff Casserole
    I don’t personally know Jennifer Knouse of New Oxford, but I do know that her recipe is quick and easy and reminds me of Thanksgiving dinner!
  • Juiciest Turkey Burgers
    In his “Juiciest Turkey Burgers Ever,” he explains that the ricotta in the burger mixture promises that you won’t end up with a dry burger. Plus, sage and soy add to the “festive umami angle.”
  • Pork Chops with White Beans, Fennel, and Onions
    If you want to be transported to Italy, at least through your taste buds, definitely try this recipe. As Biegel writes, “The white beans, fennel, and onions definitely say ‘Tuscany.'”
  • Snacks So Fly
    Allrecipes gives three low-sugar snack suggestions using fruits and vegetables to create the shapes of bumblebees, butterflies and ladybugs.
  • Now & Again – Summertime Recipes
    Grandma’s Cucumber Salad, and Whole Wheat Berry Shortcakes: two recipes perfect for an impromptu dinner on the deck.
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
    These fajitas are loaded with flavor thanks to lime juice and spices – even though the peppers and onions weren’t charred by a hot skillet.
  • Simply Julia’s Chicken
    In her introduction to her new cookbook, Julia Turshen promises that her recipes are simple. After trying two of her chicken recipes, I certainly can attest to that.
  • PB & J Sheetpan Pancake
    The pancake batter can be mixed and refrigerated before going to bed. The next morning simply pour it into a greased cake pan, add the peanut butter and jelly topping, and bake it in the oven!
  • Keto Chaffles
    I was very curious about trying out my Belgian waffle maker to create “chaffles,” which are cheesy waffles.
  • DIY Chick-fil-A
    When I found the Make-Your-Own Chick-fil-A Sandwich recipe, I had to try it. I did have my doubts that it would taste like a sandwich from the beloved chicken chain, but I was pleasantly surprised.
  • Lemon Chicken
    In its April 2021 issue, Prevention Magazine features a “20-minute meal under $10” chicken and broccoli dish that pairs the zesty tang of lemon with garlic.
  • Dr. Melfi’s Chicken with Parsley Crumbs
    If you’ve opted to watch your favorite episodes again or, like my husband and me, you’re finally watching The Sopranos for the first time, why not add to the experience by checking out a cookbook inspired by the show?
  • Ricotta & Tomato Toast
    The tomatoes are roasted with a seasoning mixture of sugar, sea salt, ground cardamom and pepper. Meanwhile, ricotta cheese is blended with olive oil, thyme, fennel seeds, salt and pepper and baked.
  • Salmon Salad
    If the taste of tuna salad is getting old, here’s a spin on that longtime classic — salmon salad! This fresh twist is mayo free, thanks to creamy avocado.
  • Black Bean, Turmeric and Cauliflower Tortilla Soup
    The recipe calls for roasting the cauliflower first; it’s so flavorful that you likely won’t miss the chicken that’s usually in tortilla soup!
  • Fast & Easy Recipes
    Sprinkling “everything bagel” seasoning on my eggs in the morning started to get old — but luckily, I found a new way to use it!
  • Crispy Oven Fries
    I haven’t given in to the air fryer trend, so when I came across a recipe for crispy oven fries using a pot of boiling water on the stovetop and a hot sheet pan in the oven, I figured I’d give it a shot.
  • Prevention’s Powerful Protein Bowl
    According to registered dietician and nutritionist Kory DeAngelo, limes contain antioxidants like Vitamin C, and could help prevent inflammation. Plus, citrus scents can help elevate your mood.
  • Mediterranean Every Day Chicken
    The escarole dressed in lemon juice and olive oil, topped with shaved Pecorino Romano and cracked black pepper, elevates a baked weeknight chicken dish into a special dinner.
  • Fudgy Peanut Butter Brownies
    Having owned an electric pressure cooker (or Instant Pot) for more than a year, I’ve tried my share of soups and stews, rice and beans, and eggs and oatmeal dishes in the trendy small kitchen appliance. One thing I hadn’t cooked in my Instant Pot was a dessert,
  • Zakarian Cookbook
    While the recipes sound rather fancy, the Zakarian girls make the recipes accessible to the rest of us — especially those without an Iron Chef in the house!
  • Chicken Parm Rollatini
    This Chicken Parm Rollatini was simple but looked impressive enough that I may prepare it for a delicious Valentine’s Day meal.
  • Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
    If you’re seeking the taste of hot wings without the mess of eating them, you might want to try these Buffalo Chicken Meatballs.
  • Apple Cinnamon Waffles
    A favorite Saturday or Sunday breakfast treat, waffle recipes usually call for nearly a stick of butter in the batter, and sometimes vegetable oil, too. But I was determined to find a healthier version that would crisp up nicely in our new Belgian waffle maker that Santa left under our tree.
  • Roasted Garlic and White Bean Dip
    With two bulbs of garlic, I chose to make a delicious spread for crackers or bread that doubles as a dip for veggies.
  • Real Simple Toasts
    I don’t know about you, but even a strong cup of coffee isn’t enough to overpower these dreary, post-holiday January mornings. Thanks to the January 2021 issue of Real Simple and its feature, “Brighten Up Breakfast,” we have lots of delicious options to add some zing to your morning.
  • Golden Girls’ Southern Not-Fried Chicken
    Blanche’s solution to the problem of a fried chicken craving — a crunchy-coated ‘fried’ chicken made without chicken skin or scads of frying oil.
  • Cream of Pumpkin Soup
    After the holidays, I had some extra canned pumpkin in my kitchen cabinet. In just minutes, with Pepin’s help, I whipped up his Cream of Pumpkin Soup.
  • Stuffed Shells
    I don’t make stuffed shells often, but when I do my family is always happy. Leftovers are a bonus and, like much comfort food, taste even better when reheated a day or two later!
  • Balsamic Chicken
    The marinade has a surprise “secret” ingredient that I haven’t used before in a balsamic marinade — Worcestershire sauce. It turned out delicious!
  • Turkey Sausage & Fennel Pasta
    Featured in the December 2020 issue of Prevention magazine, ground turkey holds its own in a turkey sausage and pasta dish.
  • Pumpkin Dog Treats
    My puppy Carmenta gives two paws up for the pumpkin peanut butter dog treats recipe in The Great Big Pumpkin Cookbook, by Maggie Michalczyk.
  • Pizza Frittata
    Author Kristin Cavallari says she likes frittatas for their simplicity, taking “just a few minutes to whip up in the morning before everyone can go off to work and school feeling satisfied.”
  • BBQ Chicken Pizza
    The gorgeous book with beautiful photography encourages a connection with the outdoors and seasonal cooking.
  • Chicken & Waffles
    This recipe takes a healthy spin on the Southern dish, using a seasoned coating of crushed cornflakes on the baked chicken.
  • Sour Cherry Chocolate Brownie Cakes
    These days, if certain “superfoods” might provide a feeling of calmness, I’m willing to give them a try!
  • Start Simple
    I always try to have on hand sweet potatoes and eggs. Volger gave me two new ideas on ways to enjoy both.
  • Mini Shepherd Pies
    Bake just about anything in a muffin tin, and it’s a little more special! This was the first time I baked mini shepherd’s pies in a jumbo-sized muffin tin.
  • Spaghetti Squash Arrabbiata
    I wanted to create an authentic-tasting Italian dinner without leaving our home, and I was pleased with the results. The sauce is spicy and definitely tastes homemade.
  • Biscuits with sausage gravy
    Just about anything you might be craving for breakfast or brunch can be found in Gooseberry Patch’s “Our Best Breakfast & Brunch Recipes.” From grab-and-go breakfast muffins to waffles and pancakes and various breakfast juices, this book has it covered.
  • Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
    It’s not surprising that the recipe, from Liliane Jahnke of Cypress, Texas, is a “Taste of Home” Blue Ribbon Winner. The filling is creamy and full of flavor, and the biscuits are tender and flaky.
  • Mozzarella-topped chicken cutlets
    My family especially enjoys Italian dishes, so I thought I’d try author Yasmin Fahr’s recipe. She describes it as a desconstructed chicken parmigiana, without breadcrumbs.
  • Spicy Cheddar-Sausage Balls
    I assumed this book was full of fancy, difficult-to-make appetizers. But still, the cover features a gorgeous tray of make-your-own Bloody Mary cocktails and a bright bouquet. I just had to take a look inside.
  • Pittsburgh Wedding Soup
    My family recently made a big pot of Pittsburgh Wedding Soup, tweaking the recipe a bit to use escarole, as my late father-in-law would.
  • Apple Dutch Baby
    In the newly revised and updated The Apple Lover’s Cookbook: The Classic Guide to Cooking and Eating Apples, Amy Traverso features apples in her Dutch Baby recipe. As Traverso explains, the Dutch Baby is egg-leavened and a sweeter version of Yorkshire pudding, similar to a popover.
  • Roasted Sausages, Peppers & Onions
    With many of us cooking at home more than ever these days — not to mention we all could use more comfort food right now — Ina Garten couldn’t have picked a better time to release her latest cookbook, Modern Comfort Food.
  • Bisquick Easy Chicken Pot Pie
    The yellow box of Bisquick baking mix always reminds me of my childhood. I’ve never come across an easier chicken pot pie recipe!
  • Butternut Squash and Chicken Sausage Hash
    As far as cooking goes, this is my favorite season. It’s the time of year when the flavors are just as spectacular as the colors, and the hues on your plate are just as warm and bright as those on the trees.
  • Sheet Pan Apple Crisp
    One-pan meals, either in a Dutch oven or on a sheet pan, are very popular, thanks to the easy preparation and clean-up the recipes usually promise. This time, I found a recipe for a one-pan dessert that was a hit in my family.
  • Smashed Potatoes
    If you’re searching for an easy side dish to serve with those leftover pork chops or chicken breasts, the October 2020 issue of Food Network Magazine has a suggestion — “Perfect Smashed Potatoes.”
  • Sweet Potato Chai Scones
    I’m one of those people who would drink pumpkin spice coffee year-round, if I could. Chai tea comes in at a close second, and I love sweet potatoes in any form, from baked fries to creamy and mashed.
  • Magnolia Table’s Bruschetta
    My family and I have been enjoying traditional bruschetta in the summertime for many years now, starting when we first planted a tomato garden more than a decade ago. Even now, after giving up on growing our own tomatoes (after years of battling with our local “wildlife” and dealing with challenging weather), we enjoy bruschetta with in-season produce from the market.
  • Barefoot Contessa’s Ribs
    In the past, we’ve had fall-of-the-bone delicious ribs, and dry, disappointing ribs. If you try the method the Barefoot Contessa — aka Ina Garten — instructs in her cookbook Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust, your ribs won’t disappoint!
  • Perfect Pot Roast
    After our heatwave-filled summer, there’s nothing like the scent of a pot roast wafting through the house on a brisk autumn day. In her very first cookbook, Ree Drummond — aka “The Pioneer Woman” — offers a very simple pot roast recipe that my family turns to time and again when the temperature begins to drop.
  • Pork Chops
    I’m not a fan of pork chops in general, but when my husband brought them home from the grocery store recently I decided to give her Ranch Pork Chop Sheet Pan Supper a try.
  • Panzanella Salad
    I didn’t intend to find a recipe for dinner after reading the many thought-provoking articles on racism in America. But the recipe for Panzanella Salad with Arugula and Crispy Parmesan was welcome nonetheless.
  • Garlic-Lime Sweet Potato Fries
    Even those in my family who claim they don’t like sweet potatoes liked these, likely thanks to the sweet potatoes’ natural sugars that are roasted in the oven with a drizzle of olive oil and lime juice and a sprinkling of minced garlic, salt, pepper and cilantro.
  • Taco Bell Breakfast Burrito
    Recipes to satisfy your dining-out and carry-out cravings are featured in Taste of Home’s new cookbook, Copycat Restaurant Favorites!
  • Super Salad
    While we no longer are strictly quarantining and limiting our trips to the grocery store, I’ve gotten into the mindset of trying not to let food go to waste, from leftovers to fresh produce.
  • Grilled Chicken and Peppers
    It’s time to savor the final weeks of summer. The August issue of Real Simple magazine offers tips to do just that, including a very easy grilling recipe.
  • Apple French Toast
    Recently we were seeking a Sunday morning brunch recipe to use up some not-so-fresh bread. With the help of Martha Stewart and her slow cooker cookbook, we easily managed to prepare her Apple French Toast!
  • Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken
    I recently made Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken that could stay warm for several hours in my slow cooker until everyone in my family had a chance to eat dinner.