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350 + dinner recipes from healthy whole 30 meals to decadent comfort food and everything in between. Easy dinner ideas for families of all sizes.

  • a grilled patty melt with gooey cheese

    Perfect Patty Melts

    Patty melts are the ultimate hot sandwich, with juicy smashed burgers layered with melty cheese and caramelized onions, all grilled up in crisp sourdough bread ~ if you haven’t had a…

  • a pot of stuffed pepper soup

    The Best Stuffed Pepper Soup

    The Best Stuffed Pepper Soup ~ I’m craving comfy soups right now, and this one has all my favorite stuffed pepper flavors in one delicious slurp-able pot ~ with easy low…

  • a tuna melt sandwich, stacked

    Sheet Pan Tuna Melts

    Sheet pan tuna melts are the original from the pantry comfort food, with a sublime mix of flavor, texture, and temperature. My tuna melts are made in the oven, so no…

  • Creamy Lemon Dill Salmon

    Creamy Lemon Dill Salmon ~ an easy dinner that never fails to please. The salmon is succulent because it’s bathed in a creamy wine sauce perked up with lots of lemon…

  • Italian White Bean Soup with Sausage Meatballs

    Italian White Bean Soup with Sausage Meatballs is the coziest dinner imaginable, it’s based on a traditional Mediterranean bean soup with brilliant little sausage meatballs that take no time to make.…

  • A bowl of mapo tofu.

    Weeknight Mapo Tofu

    Weeknight Mapo tofu is a one pan wonder! Tofu with ground pork and green onions in a black bean and garlic sauce with Sichuan pepper has authentic flavor, but simplified just…

  • Creamy Chicken with Wild Rice and Mushrooms ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Creamy Chicken with Wild Rice and Mushrooms

    Creamy Chicken with Wild Rice and Mushrooms ~ this earthy, stick-to-your-ribs chicken thighs and rice skillet is one pot comfort food for a busy weeknight. The whole family loves this meal.…

  • Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage in a bowl with fork and sage leaves

    Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage

    Instant Pot Cheddar Risotto with Fresh Sage ~ I’m hyperventilating just thinking about sharing this recipe with you  You must try it, the flavor and texture is so luxurious, and all…

  • Shrimp in Lemon Sauce with Olives is a quick and healthy 30-minute meal ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Shrimp in Lemon Sauce with Olives

    Head to the Greek Isles this week with my Shrimp in Lemon Sauce with Olives ~ this quick healthy meal has it all: juicy shrimp, a silky lemon sauce, and rich, briny…

  • orange tofu with rice, in a bowl

    Baked Orange Tofu

    Baked Orange Tofu ~ who can resist crispy, golden cubes of tofu coated in a glossy, sweet-savory orange sauce? This is the gluten-free, vegan, and EASY weeknight dinner you need right…

  • Eating a bowl of Japanese chicken katsu curry

    Japanese Chicken Katsu Curry Bowl

    Japanese Chicken Katsu Curry is a golden coconut vegetable curry paired with crispy fried chicken cutlets, all in a fluffy rice bowl. This is pure comfort food, Japanese style.…

  • Overhead photo of a bowl of Jamie Oliver's Easy Sausage Carbonara with fork and napkin

    Jamie Oliver’s Easy Sausage Carbonara

    Jamie Oliver’s Easy Sausage Carbonara is my latest 5-ingredient, 30 minute meal obsession and gives spaghetti and meatballs a whole new meaning. Yes it’s simple enough to memorize, but don’t worry,…

  • 15 Noodle Bowl Recipes for the New Year

    15 Noodle Bowl Recipes inspired by iconic bowls from Japan, China, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Rich flavorful broth, amazing noodles, and piles of colorful, healthy toppings make these the 15…

  • Eggs Benedict Quiche with Hollandaise Sauce

    Eggs Benedict Quiche with Hollandaise Sauce ~ this brilliant hack lets you enjoy your favorite luxury breakfast in easy sliceable form ~  complete with little chunks of Canadian bacon and a…

  • a sliced turkey breast on a platter with clementines

    How to Roast a Turkey Breast (and make gravy)

    I’ll show you how to roast a turkey breast for those times when a whole turkey is just more than you need. A turkey breast yields plenty of juicy meat, enough…

  • Instant Pot Pork Chops in a Creamy Mustard Sauce

    Instant Pot Pork Chops in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

    Instant Pot Pork Chops in Creamy Mushroom Sauce are fork tender pork chops cooked up in no time in the Instant Pot pressure cooker ~  let’s just call it instant comfort…

  • Mushroom and Brie Soup ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Mushroom and Brie Soup

    Mushroom and Brie Soup is a classic creamy mushroom soup kicked up a notch with lots of luxurious Brie cheese. It’s perfect for a cozy dinner on the couch or a…

  • Easy Pasta Bolognese Recipe

    My Easy Pasta Bolognese Recipe is a classic Italian meat sauce that’s comforting and SO satisfying! It gets even better as it sits in the fridge, so plan to make a…

  • wine braised short ribs on polenta

    Wine Braised Short Ribs

    Wine Braised Short Ribs over creamy polenta rivals the best restaurant meal. The beef ribs cook low and slow in wine and aromatics that create an insanely flavorful gravy. Put away…

  • Meatballs al forno

    Meatballs al forno are the A-listers of the meatball set. They’re on the menu at Nancy Silverton’s Mozza restaurant in Los Angeles and they’ve got the reputation for being the best…

  • Overhead photo of creamy Tuscan Chicken Thighs in blue pan

    Creamy Tuscan Chicken Thighs

    This creamy Tuscan chicken thighs recipe is the kind of meal that draws people like a magnet…they wander into the kitchen from all directions, noses high in the air, begging to…

  • slicing beef tenderloin on a cutting board

    How to Roast Beef Tenderloin

    How to Roast Beef Tenderloin (aka filet of beef or Chateaubriand) ~ I’ll give you easy instructions for the perfect roast, no muss no fuss ~ just juicy meat! Ideal for special…

  • Tomato and Parmesan Risotto

    Tomato and Parmesan Risotto is an easy pantry friendly meal that accommodates all sorts of variations. As is, it’s a healthy, comforting vegetarian meal.…

  • pouring gravy on sliced sauerbraten pot roast

    Sauerbraten (German pot roast)

    This authentic German Sauerbraten recipe comes straight from my grandfather’s kitchen ~ you can do this braised chuck roast on the stove, in the oven, in the crock pot, or the…

  • spaghetti salad in a white bowl

    Spaghetti Salad ~ a family favorite!

    Spaghetti Salad is what you make for dinner when you’ve got loads of fresh produce but you’re craving comfy carbs (sound familiar?)…this easy season spanning recipe combines hot garlicky pasta with a…

  • Tropical Hot Dog Bar ~ seven exotic condiments to take your next barbecue to the tropics!

    Tropical Hot Dog Bar

    I admit it, I’m a closet hot dog lover, maybe you are too? Today I’m sharing a slew of exotic toppings for a tropical hot dog bar, including homemade spicy kiwi…

  • Pimento macaroni and cheese in a skillet with spoon

    Pimento Macaroni and Cheese

    Pimento Macaroni and Cheese is hard to resist. It’s a luxuriously easy skillet mac with the legendary flavors of pimento cheese folded in. If you’re a pimento cheese lover, I’ve got your new…

  • Colorful heirloom tomato toast with glass of rosé wine

    3 Ways to Make Tomato Toast This Summer

    We’re living on tomato toast this month~ and you can too! Here are my favorite ways to combine toasty bread and juicy tomatoes; enjoy them as an appetizer, lunch, or light…