WPL in the Kitchen With Chef Shelley

Past recipes can be viewed here.

  • 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!