Belly Full by Amy Flanigan

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  • Ham and potato casserole
  • Cranberry orange shortbread cookies
    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Quick / easy; Afternoon tea; Dessert; Thanksgiving; Christmas
    • Ingredients: granulated sugar; oranges; all-purpose flour; dried cranberries; salted butter; white chocolate chips
  • Cranberry orange bread
    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Frostings & fillings; Quick / easy; Afternoon tea; Dessert; Breakfast / brunch; Christmas; Thanksgiving; American
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; granulated sugar; oranges; eggs; half and half cream; vanilla extract; all-purpose flour; cranberries; powdered sugar; whole milk
  • Black bean soup
  • Au gratin potatoes
  • Pumpkin lasagna dessert
    • Categories: Brownies, slices & bars; Dessert; Thanksgiving
    • Ingredients: vanilla wafers; pumpkin pie spice; salted butter; cream cheese; dark brown sugar; sour cream; Cool Whip; canned pumpkin purée; whole milk; French vanilla instant pudding mix; white chocolate
  • Pumpkin roll
    • Categories: Cakes, large; Frostings & fillings; Quick / easy; Dessert; Thanksgiving
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; cornstarch; pumpkin pie spice; eggs; granulated sugar; light brown sugar; canned pumpkin purée; vanilla extract; powdered sugar; cream cheese; unsalted butter
  • Pumpkin oatmeal
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Breakfast / brunch; Fall / autumn; Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: old-fashioned oats; pumpkin pie spice; whole milk; canned pumpkin purée; dark brown sugar
  • Gingerbread truffles
    • Categories: Candy / sweets; Quick / easy; Christmas; Thanksgiving
    • Ingredients: gingersnap cookies; powdered sugar; cookie butter; butter
  • Cranberry crumble bars
    • Categories: Brownies, slices & bars; Quick / easy; Dessert; Entertaining & parties; Christmas; Thanksgiving; American
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; old-fashioned oats; pecans; granulated sugar; brown sugar; ground cinnamon; butter; eggs; vanilla extract; cornstarch; oranges; cranberries
  • Pecan hand pies
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Quick / easy; Frostings & fillings; Dessert; Thanksgiving
    • Ingredients: pie crust; eggs; milk; brown sugar; granulated sugar; butter; pecan pieces; powdered sugar; maple syrup; ground cinnamon
  • Mini pumpkin cheesecakes
    • Categories: Cheesecakes; Quick / easy; Dessert; Fall / autumn; Cooking ahead; Thanksgiving
    • Ingredients: gingersnap cookies; pecans; brown sugar; unsalted butter; cream cheese; granulated sugar; eggs; canned pumpkin purée; sour cream; vanilla extract; pumpkin pie spice; all-purpose flour; whipped cream; ground cinnamon
  • Layered pumpkin cheesecake
    • Categories: Cheesecakes; Dessert; Cooking ahead; Thanksgiving
    • Ingredients: graham crackers; butter; granulated sugar; cream cheese; vanilla extract; eggs; canned pumpkin purée; brown sugar; pumpkin pie spice; whipped cream
  • Apple bread
    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Breakfast / brunch; Snacks; Fall / autumn
    • Ingredients: granulated sugar; ground cinnamon; apples; light brown sugar; salted butter; eggs; whole milk; vanilla extract; all-purpose flour; apple pie spice
  • Lentil soup
  • Butterfinger cookies
    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Quick / easy; Afternoon tea; Halloween
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; brown sugar; granulated sugar; eggs; vanilla extract; all-purpose flour; vanilla instant pudding mix; Butterfinger candy bars
  • Date balls
    • Categories: Candy / sweets
    • Ingredients: almond butter; Medjool dates; almonds; walnuts; mini chocolate chips; vanilla extract
  • Gingerbread scones
    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Frostings & fillings; Afternoon tea; Fall / autumn
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; granulated sugar; gingerbread spice mix; unsalted butter; golden raisins; half and half cream; powdered sugar; molasses
    • Accompaniments: Gingerbread latte
  • Pear tarts
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Quick / easy; Dessert; Breakfast / brunch; Entertaining & parties
    • Ingredients: pears; lemons; granulated sugar; brown sugar; ground cinnamon; puff pastry; eggs; milk; fig jam; sliced almonds; powdered sugar
  • Zebra popcorn
    • Categories: Candy / sweets; Entertaining & parties
    • Ingredients: popcorn; butter; light brown sugar; light corn syrup; vanilla extract; dark chocolate chips; white chocolate chips; coconut oil
  • Zombie dirt pudding cups
    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Children & baby food; Quick / easy; Dessert; Children's parties; Halloween; Entertaining & parties
    • Ingredients: mint Oreo cookies; white chocolate instant pudding mix; whole milk; green food coloring; Cool Whip; candy eyes; bone sprinkles
  • Cabbage roll soup
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; Main course; American; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: sweet onions; green cabbage; tomato sauce; bay leaves; Worcestershire sauce; paprika; parsley; sour cream; extra virgin olive oil; lean ground beef; low-sodium beef broth; long-grain white rice
    • Accompaniments: Irish soda bread; Garlic bread
  • Lemon chicken orzo soup
    • Categories: Soups; Quick / easy; Main course; Dairy-free
    • Ingredients: olive oil; onions; carrots; celery; garlic; chicken broth; boneless chicken breasts; thyme sprigs; bay leaves; orzo pasta; lemons
  • Biscoff fluff
    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Quick / easy; Dessert
    • Ingredients: cream cheese; marshmallow creme; Biscoff cookie butter; whole milk; vanilla extract; Cool Whip; Biscoff cookies; mini chocolate chips; chocolate graham crackers; pretzels; strawberries; apples
  • Chicken Parmesan casserole
    • Categories: Pasta, baked; Main course; Italian; American
    • Ingredients: rotini pasta; frozen crispy chicken strips; ricotta cheese; eggs; mozzarella cheese; Parmesan cheese; marinara sauce; Italian seasoning; onion powder; garlic powder; dried red pepper flakes; parsley

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  • Lemon cream chicken

    • wester on May 03, 2012

      Excellent. The ingredients are great on their own already, and they work together wonderfully. Easy to make, too.

  • Easy Chinese orange beef stir-fry

    • wester on March 30, 2017

      Very tasty, quick and easy to make. I subbed broccoli for beans as that was what I had, I cooked everything slightly longer than the recipe says, and I left out the sugar (I'm sure I would have found it too sweet otherwise) and the cornstarch.

  • Egg muffins

    • wester on November 02, 2017

      I was looking for something with cauliflower, cheese and eggs, and EYB came up with this before I even typed in the ingredients! I made some other substitutions although nothing too dissimilar. I did like the outcome but the children did not: daughter thought it was too fatty, son thought the vegetables were too soft. Two things to change next time: put under the broiler at the end of the cooking time so it can get brown, and use muffins papers as they stuck to the pan.

  • Hoisin glazed air fryer salmon

    • IvyManning on March 22, 2023

      Ended up dry and the garlic burnt, making the salmon taste bitter.

  • Chunky monkey granola

    • radishseed on April 30, 2014

      I love the sunflower seed butter + chocolate + crispy rice + dried banana combo. (Raisins or other dried fruit would be great too!) I think this would be easier to eat in bar form, as in the recipe this is adapted from, because it's soft and sticky and tricky to eat as a finger food. It reminds me of the scotcheroos I used to make as a kid. It is really sweet--I might try it with half as much sugar and honey.

  • BLT pasta

    • debkellie on August 26, 2023

      Subbed wood-smoked speck for bacon; cream for sour cream; & roasted my cherry tomatoes, adding a roasted sweet red pepper into the mix. Left out the spinach, Delicious.

  • Cilantro lime rice

    • debkellie on February 08, 2023

      Very tasty side.

    • anya_sf on May 25, 2023

      Good accompaniment to the salsa verde chicken. Depending on how it's being served, I might reduce the lime juice to 1 Tbsp next time.

  • Sugar cookie martini

    • debkellie on August 20, 2023

      Overly drinkable. Didn't have vanilla vodka on hand, so added a little vanilla sugar & a drop of essence. Must stick a couple of vanilla pods into a spare bottle!

  • Salsa verde chicken

    • debkellie on February 08, 2023

      This was an unexpected surprise: I found a jar of green salsa lurking at the back of the pantry: search EYB for recipes using "green salsa" and this one matched the ingredients on hand. Served it with the cilantro lime rice. Quick, easy, tasty. Worth giving a try!

    • anya_sf on March 22, 2022

      Quick, easy, and really good, especially over cilantro lime rice. When seasoning the chicken, I used more salt and pepper and less garlic powder - use whatever seasoning sounds good (taco seasoning, paprika, etc.). My chicken breasts were larger and took 30 min to cook, even though I pounded them. I used Mexican cheese blend instead of Monterey Jack.

  • Alabama slammer

    • debkellie on April 16, 2023

      After a weekend judging "Steak Wars" and "Barbecue Wars" at Meatstock, needed a nice refresher: fitted the bill perfectly! Lively flavours.

  • Bourbon chicken

    • debkellie on May 12, 2023

      Very tasty, if a bit too salty. Next time I'd either cut back on salting the chicken OR use a low salt/no salt soy sauce. Don't think the bourbon really added anything: could easily just be replaced by Shaoxing cooking wine or water. That said: always good to have a bottle of Tennessee Bourbon in the cabinet..

  • Thai chicken curry wraps

    • krobbins426 on February 17, 2012

      Used Trader Joe's Mock Chicken into pan with almonds and spinach, added raw diced red pepper and two chopped scallions (also raw) and cilantro instead of parsley. Served on the side of crusty bread and edamame. Very quick weekday dinner.

  • Dead ricotta in the garden

    • Bloominanglophile on November 27, 2013

      This recipe did not work out for me. I thought the ricotta I bought was fairly dry (Crumbly ricotta? Did he mean ricotta salata?!? Surely not a pound of it!), but the patties never set up when frying. Flipping them proved disastrous. I thought maybe there was too much oil in the pan, so I spooned most of it out. Next batch, I tried to make them smaller (silver-dollar sized), but that still didn't work. If I was to attempt this again (which I won't), I might subtract an egg yolk and add another tablespoon of flour? It looked like a lovely recipe--too bad.

  • Single-serve snickerdoodle mug cake

    • bching on January 25, 2016

      Meh. A mug cake seemed like such a great idea. The first few bites were just what I was craving: something warm, soft, sweet. It got less pleasant as it cooled, though. And hauling out the ingredients, measuring, and mixing, was no less of a chore than making a full-sized cake or batch of cookies.

  • Spring vegetable couscous with chicken

    • sldoug on April 26, 2015

      I've made this recipe twice now, once with chicken and once without, both times with just 3/4 lb of asparagus and both times with chicken broth instead of water. I really liked this dish and, shockingly, so did my kids. Since the veggies are pretty much just steamed, their flavors really stand out individually, and the couscous is such a rich, textural accompaniment. The second time I made it I used a full tablespoon of lemon juice and I think sticking with around a half tablespoon is better for our tastes. You still get a hint of lemon but it's just an undertone instead of identifiably lemony. I'd also like to try something other than asparagus since I just don't love it. Maybe green beans?

  • Apple pie waffles

    • anya_sf on October 07, 2020

      These were just delicious, but baked up soft, rather than crisp - probably due to the apple - so we toasted them a bit. I got 8 round waffles. We had them for breakfast with maple syrup.

  • Air fryer bagel minis

    • anya_sf on January 12, 2023

      Same as Skinnytaste's easy bagels, but 1/2 recipe made into tiny balls. I doubled the recipe (to serve 3-4) and air fried them in 2 batches. They were cute but tiny; I preferred the larger bagels.

  • Big Mac salad

    • anya_sf on May 16, 2022

      This was good and the flavor really did remind me of a Big Mac. I made 1/2 recipe for 2 people, but with closer to the full amount of lettuce, so I made the full amount of dressing and used a little over half of it. Not a fan of raw onion, i cooked it with the beef. I also added diced tomato and some croutons made from a leftover bun.

  • Tomato sandwich

    • anya_sf on July 19, 2022

      It's hilarious to see a "recipe" (really a method) for this - it's how I've always made tomato sandwiches! Except I don't always drain the tomatoes, just eat the sandwich quickly over a plate, with lots of napkins. Use your best, vine-ripened summer tomatoes.

  • Thai coconut chicken

    • anya_sf on February 18, 2022

      In the sauce, I just used 1 tsp sriracha instead of chile-garlic sauce so it wouldn't be too spicy for my son, but I personally would use the full amount of spice. The sauce was good, but quite rich and thick (my coconut milk was very thick), and I ended up adding more lime juice and thinning it with a little water. I used 1 lb chicken breast, and more broccoli and carrots (cooked separately since the broccoli was frozen), plus peas, and there was enough sauce for everything. Quick, easy, good.

  • Shepherd’s pie

    • fairyduff on February 22, 2021

      Excellent recipe. The addition of Dijon to the potato topping worked really well with the wine and Worcestershire flavours in the meaty filling.

  • Easy no-bake chocolate acorns

    • MarciK on January 11, 2019

      Can use thin pretzel sticks broken in small pieces for stem. Can use store bought icing to attach.

  • Make-ahead breakfast enchiladas

    • ChristineL32707 on June 12, 2019

      These are delicious! I’ve made this a number of times. Great for feeding a crowd. I’ve used ham and sausage. Tried corn tortillas- they added a nice flavor but fell apart when rolling. Next time will layer (like lasagna.) Served with guacamole, hot sauce and sour cream. So good!

  • Skillet zucchini matchsticks

    • billcranecos on August 11, 2020

      I used a mandolin for making the zucchini matchsticks and this came together very quickly. This is now my new favorite method fr zucchini in a skillet. Will definitely repeat.

  • Blueberry puff pastry tart

    • rgraham on July 23, 2023

      Made as large tart. Used apricot preserves and a little lemon zest. Great

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Publishers Text

Never one to attend a gathering or play date without bringing food, Amy was frequently asked for the recipes. This was the inspiration for Very Culinary, which was born in 2009.

Amy lives in the real world with a house, husband, little kids, and dogs, all craving attention…and no sous chef (sound familiar?) This leaves her on a constant quest to find and create meals that don't leave her standing for hours, but that taste really good.

Her recipes are best made with 70's music in the background and pie on the side.

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