Fancy Foods Turned Simple

These easy dishes pack elegant restaurant taste into simple steps. Perfect for a date night at home, you can whip up these recipes without slaving in the kitchen all day. The combination of bright and rich flavors creates plates that you will want to whip up time and time again. From dreamy risotto, crispy potatoes and chocolate filled dessert bars, you will crave each one of these delicious dishes.

Spinach Risotto

recipe by University Foodie
6 C vegetable stock
4 T butter, divide
3⁄4 lb. frozen spinach, defrosted
2 C dry Arborio rice
1 clove of garlic
1⁄4 C parmesan cheese, grated
pinch of nutmeg, freshly ground
salt and pepper, to taste
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Easy Coconut Shrimp

recipe by Sally’s Baking Addiction
1/3 C all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 large eggs, beaten
3/4 C Panko bread crumbs
1 C sweetened shredded coconut
1 pound raw large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails attached
Vegetable oil or coconut oil

Garlic Hasselback Potatoes with Herbed Sour Cream

recipe by Sunny Anderson
16 oz. red new potatoes
3 to 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
4 T unsalted butter, melted
2 T olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Herbed Sour Cream:
1/2 C sour cream
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 T finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Linguine with Broccoli Rabe-Walnut Pesto

recipe by Food and Wine
1/3 C walnuts
2 T walnuts, combined with above
1/2 lb. broccoli rabe, trimmed
1 clove garlic
1/3 C extra-virgin olive oil
1 T extra-virgin olive oil, combined with above
Pinch of crushed red pepper
1/3 C grated pecorino cheese, plus more for serving
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
3/4 lb. linguine

Quick and Easy Chicken Pot Pie

recipe by Brown Eyed Baker
For the Bottom Crust:
1 C Bisquick
2 T salted butter
2 T whole milk
For the Filling:
1⁄4 C unsalted butter
1⁄4 C Bisquick
2 T chopped yellow onion
1⁄4 tsp salt
Pinch ground black pepper
1 C frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, peas & green beans)
11⁄4 C chicken broth
11⁄2 C cooked, cubed chicken
For the Top Crust:
1⁄2 C Bisquick
1/3 C whole milk
1 T salted butter, melted


Recipe by For the Love of Dessert, adapted from Averie Cooks
6 T butter, melted
32 Oreo, finely crushed 
2 C mini marshmallows
17 caramels, unwrapped and quartered 
1/8 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
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