Diane’s in the Kitchen Favorites


Italian Chicken Bundles -Chunks of Chicken mixed with Ricotta Cheese, Spinach, Green Onions, Parmesan Cheese, and Herbs all wrapped in an Egg Roll Skin Bundle and Baked. Served with an Herb Tomato Sauce.

Black Cherry Chicken – Baked chicken breasts with a black cherry balsamic reduction sauce served with wild rice and glazed carrots.

Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas -Chicken Strips, Black Beans, Jack Cheese, and Red Bell Peppers in a Mexican Salsa rolled in Flour Tortillas and topped with Cheese and Picante

Aegean Chicken – Sautéed chicken breasts with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, tomatoes and black olives.

Smothered Chicken with Barley – Chicken thighs marinated with a dry spice rub are cooked with sweet red pepper and barley.

Oven-Fried Chicken- Boneless chicken breasts baked in an herb-seasoned crust served with Corn casserole.

Creamy Macaroni, Chicken and Cheese – Elbow Macaroni mixed with a cheddar cheese sauce and julienne chicken breast served with  Green Bean Bundles


Maple-Mustard Pork Tenderloin – Lean pork tenderloin is marinated in dijon, maple syrup, and rosemary then roasted.  This is served with caramelized apples and egg noodles.

Cranberry-Balsamic Pork Tenderloin – Lean pork tenderloin is roasted and served with a sauce of pan juices, balsamic vinegar, rosemary, and cranberry sauce.  Served with Cauliflower Puree.

Orange Glazed Pork Chops with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sage and Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops with Roasted Cauliflower

Pork Chops Smothered in Sautéed Cabbage and Apples


Beef Stroganoff: Lean Strips of Beef in a Sherry Mushroom Beef Sauce finished with Sour Cream and served on a Bed of Egg Noodles.

Blade Steaks with Mushrooms – Pan-seared blade steaks are finished with a soy/balsamic sauce and topped with lots of mushrooms.

Beef Madagascar – Lean Strips of Beef in a Rich Green Peppercorn Sauce served with Rice Pilaf and roasted tomatoes.

Flank Steak Fajitas – Grilled flank steak, red and green bell pepper strips, and onions rolled up in flour tortilla served with Roasted Corn Salsa.

Italian Meatloaf -Lean ground sirloin flavored with garlic, tomato, roasted red pepper, basil, provolone and Parmesan cheese and Italian seasonings served with Garlic mashed potatoes.

Traditional Meatloaf served with Mashed Potatoes and Peas

Salsbury Steak –  Ground Beef Patties topped with a Rich Mushroom and Madeira Wine Sauce, Bacon Bits and Chives


Pecan Crusted Salmon – Salmon is ready to bake in a pecan crunch coating, this is  served with orzo pasta and asparagus.

Caribbean Mango Tilapia – Fresh Tilapia Fillets are marinated in a mango sauce -served with seasoned black beans and rice.

Panko Crusted Shrimp Cakes with a Spinach-Artichoke Casserole.

Salmon Burgers – Fresh Salmon shaped into patties with a hint of green onion and mustard.

Almond Crusted Fish Fillets with Asian BBQ Sauce

Baked Shrimp in Tomato Sauce with Feta served over Angel Hair Pasta

Shrimp and Rice Enchiladas – Sauteed Vegetables with Rice and Shrimp, rolled up in corn tortillas and topped with tomato salsa and Mexican cheese

Cajun Jambalaya – Jambalaya made with Shrimp, Chicken, and Sausage with Bell Peppers, Tomatoes and Onions in Rice with Cajun Spices

Eggplant Parmesan – Baked eggplant rounds  layered with red tomato sauce and cheese – a side of spaghetti and tossed salad completes this meal.

Tom’s Favorite Manicotti – Slimmed down version with Spinach, low-fat Ricotta, and part skim Mozzarella filled Manicotti Noodles topped with low-fat Tomato Sauce and Parmesan Cheese.

 Soups and Stews:

Rosemary Beef Stew – Lean Cubes of Beef in a Tomato and Beef Stock with Rosemary and Herbs and Baby Carrots

White Bean Soup with Turkey Meatballs -Baby Lima Bean Soup with Carrots, Onions, Celery and Turkey Meatballs served with Savory Zucchini Muffins

Baked Potato Soup served with Bacon Scallion Muffins

Wild Rice and Chicken Soup

Black Bean and Sausage Posole – Everyone’s favorite winter soup –  Lean turkey Sausage, Black Beans, Hominy, Tomatoes, and Shredded Potatoes with Mexican Spices –  Served with  cornbread muffins

Vegetable and Beef Chili – Texas Style Tomato and Red Bean Chili made with Green and Yellow Squash, Carrots, and Onions