Messy Meatball Sub Converted to a Comfort Casserole

Chicken Meatball Sub Casserole

The term CASSEROLE refers to both a baking dish and the ingredients it contains.  My husband, and others for that matter, seem to cringe at the thought of a CASSEROLE for dinner? Why? If I like the ingredients, why wouldn’t I make this convenient, simplified meal ? We love meatballs, but do not like theRead more

5 Recipes to Get Rid of Leftover Holiday Ham

Holiday leftover ham

Did you make a holiday ham for Christmas?  Do you plan to make a ham for New Year’s dinner?  You are going to have some leftover ham at some point.  Don’t throw it away!  Strategically plan dinners and snacks, with JoAnn’s Food Bites, and you can rid your fridge of that leftover ham. Inspirational HolidayRead more

Autumn Flavor Filled Chicken and Dumplings

JoAnn's Food Bites Autumn Chicken and Dumplings

Being an avid home cook, over the years I have tried many chicken and dumplings recipes; including both of my grandmother’s versions. Although this recipe is simple, it does take about 90 minutes but the deep, full flavor will be so worth it on a cool autumn evening. The key is cooking not only thighs,Read more

Chicken Enchiladas For Two

Chicken Enchiladas for Two

Enchiladas are an easy weeknight meal, which can be very healthy if you use good ingredients. Simple and easy to prepare, I made these chicken enchiladas with my favorite go to, pre-cooked, pre-chopped chicken. Great invention for couples, or even one person. Of course, you can prepare raw chicken, however, I think it tends toRead more

Meal 2: In Our Series of 3 Meals for 2 People Without Leftovers

Indonesian Rice

Three Meals for Two People Meal Two: Indonesian Chicken & Rice This is a simple dinner but is very filling. The original recipe from America’s Test Kitchen calls for Thai chilies. I do not like hot, spicy foods, so I used banana peppers instead (still removing the seeds).  I prepped my white rice ahead ofRead more

Three Meals for Two People

Three meals for two people - joanns food bites

For those readers who are empty nesters or for those living alone, I am constructing three days worth of meals for you.  I will not be preparing but three meals this week, due to evening meetings and commitments elsewhere.  Maybe this will alleviate leftovers sitting in the refrigerator for weeks. Here is your grocery listRead more

Creamy Sauce makes this Tuscan Chicken Dish

Chicken Thighs in a Creamy Sauce

I have known for a long time that dark meat on chicken has more flavor, I just have preferred breast meat from the chicken. However, after making this incredible creamy sauce and nestling chicken thighs in the sauce,  I have started to change my tune. This dish is very good for a weeknight easy meal.Read more