WPL in the Kitchen With Chef Shelley

Past recipes can be viewed here.

  • 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.