Baked Chicken Scampi with Potatoes and Zucchini

Baked Chicken Scampi with Potatoes

A summer comfort meal with baked chicken, potatoes and zucchini in a buttery, lemony garlic sauce that is so delicious you might be tempted to drink it. But don’t because the sauce is what brings it all together.

The chicken and vegetables are baked in one pan with a little chicken broth, butter, garlic and lemon zest. The vegetables, especially the zucchini, soak up all those flavors and the chicken comes out tender and juicy…. 

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Lemon & Feta Roasted Potatoes

Potatoes get a bright, sunny lift from lemons and feta cheese. Russet potatoes are tossed in an olive oil dressing that has both lemon zest and juice, mustard, Parmesan cheese, dried thyme and oregano then baked until crusty and browned.

To finish, they’re tossed with more lemon juice and crumbled feta cheese.

All together they make a perfect trio.

Lemon and Feta Roasted Potatoes

Do you want to know my secrets for getting the potatoes so dark and crusty? … 

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Loaded Mashed Potato Crunch

Loaded Mashed Potato Crunch

The best recipe ideas come to me out of the blue. Sometimes when I’m sleeping an idea will wake me up just the same way a nightmare would with the idea already formed in my head like a dream. All I have to do is acknowledge it and I fall right back to sleep dreaming of it. That’s precisely what happened with these potatoes. Even the name came to me.

The next morning I went straight to the kitchen and made cheddar mashed potatoes. I spread them out on a baking sheet, sprinkled more cheese on top and baked it until the bottom and edges turned golden brown and crispy. Like a giant potato pancake. … 

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Bacon Cheddar Potato Peel Chips (Don’t Throw Away Your Potato Peels!)

Bacon Cheddar Potato Peel Chips

Potato peels don’t get the love they deserve! They make a perfectly delicious snack baked up into crunchy chips that are accepting of all kinds of toppings or are fine on their own with just a little salt and pepper.

This is my ‘loaded’ version with cheddar cheese and crispy bacon crumbled over them plus a dollop of sour cream for dipping.

When I think of all the potato peels I’ve thrown away it makes me sad. Mountains of them. What a waste of food.

The cool thing is you don’t even have to cook them right away…. 

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Hash Brown Brussels Sprouts

Hash Brown Brussels Sprouts

Diced potatoes, baby Brussels sprouts and onions are roasted to crispy, golden brown in this baked version of hash browns.

Hash browns are normally breakfast food but I think of this as more of a side. I didn’t feel the urge to eat them with eggs but alongside a hearty meatloaf for dinner. It was a perfect match. You know what would of made it better? Bacon. Mix in a chopped-up slice, maybe two or even three and you’ll bring it one step closer to perfect.

I posted a similar version of this recipe all the way back in 2009. An entire five years ago. I can’t even believe … 

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Romanoff Potatoes

Romanoff Baked Potatoes

A twice baked potato casserole with a sea of cheesy sauce made with chicken broth, sour cream, cream cheese and cheddar. Stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. This is a spin on the NYC Strip House Steak Restaurant’s signature side dish, potatoes romanoff.… 

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Roasted Mustard Potatoes

Crispy Roasted Mustard Potatoes

My roasted potato saga continues with a mustard version. A thick and creamy mustard dressing works like magic to form a crispy coating over cubed potatoes that is insanely flavorful.

The dressing base starts with mustard and also has butter, olive oil, lemon, oregano and parmesan cheese. A wickedly delicious combination. … 

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