Chicken Parmigiana

It’s recipes like these that make me love the grocery store even more. All you need is a few pantry staples, a little imagination, barely any time at all, and you have a meal that looks like you spent all day cooking it. This Chicken Parmigiana is such a hearty dish. The chicken itself surrounded by a sauce of marinara is good in itself, but I always like serving it with some buttered pasta and garlic bread, because there should always be a variety of carbs, amiright? You won’t miss restaurant food once you make this at home…

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Pizza Dough

Home made pizza dough is something I make so often, I don’t even need to measure the ingredients anymore. There are a lot of things I would buy ready made if I’m short on time, but pizza dough is never one of them! What’s better than knowing that you are personally responsible for the delicious aroma wafting through your house? Nothing. Also, it opens doors to so many other recipes like Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks and Chicken Tikka Pizza to name a couple…

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Naan

Naan. Oh how I miss the warm round pieces of  steamy heaven,  freshly made in a tandoor. Now, I don’t have a tandoor, but I make them at home almost every week. They go great with just about anything, and I literally just had a garlic naan for lunch. I make these naan stove top, and they turn out great, but feel free to have a go anthem in the oven. It’ll take longer, but with high heat you can achieve the tandoor char. Once you get the basic recipe down you can add toppings. Garlic, cheese, kalongi and sesame seeds are my favorite. I also make a killer keema naan…

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Pita Bread

Warm puffy circles of bread, steaming as you dip them in hummus. Man, that’s gold. You’d be surprised at how easy is it to make pita bread in your own home, without a massive wood burning oven. The best part, the dough is just 4 ingredients, and water happened to be one of them. I used to make these all the time when I was in Germany, and I admit I don’t make them as often here in Chicago because you can find ready made ones. But I made these yesterday and was reminded at how rewarding it is to make bread of any kind at home, so here it is, my super simple, absolute favorite recipe. Pita Bread… 

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