Belly Full by Amy Flanigan

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  • Caribbean baked chicken wings
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Sauces for poultry; Main course; Appetizers / starters; Caribbean; Dairy-free
    • Ingredients: chicken wings; pineapple preserves; distilled white vinegar; barbecue sauce; molasses; jerk seasoning; soy sauce; fresh ginger; Sriracha sauce
  • Dill pickle cheddar cheese chips
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Snacks; Low carb; Gluten-free; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cheddar cheese; dill pickle chips; everything bagel seasoning
  • Steak bites and potatoes
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Quick / easy; Main course; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: baby potatoes; Montreal steak seasoning; beef sirloin steaks; garlic
  • Cabbage soup
    • Categories: Soups; Quick / easy; Lunch; Main course; Cooking ahead; Low calorie; Dairy-free; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: onions; carrots; celery; garlic; low-sodium vegetable broth; instant chicken bouillon granules; paprika; cabbage; canned Italian-style diced tomatoes; canned navy beans
  • Garlic-Parmesan hot buttered Cheerios
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Snacks; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Parmesan cheese; dried Italian seasoning; garlic powder; butter; Cheerios
  • Air fryer baked potato
    • Categories: Side dish; Gluten-free; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: russet potatoes; salted butter; Mrs. Dash garlic and herb blend
  • Biscuits and gravy
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Sauces, general; Breakfast / brunch; American
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; unsalted butter; buttermilk; Italian pork sausages; sweet onions; whole milk; Worcestershire sauce
  • Ground beef ramen bowls
    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Quick / easy; Stir-fries; Main course; Asian
    • Ingredients: hoisin sauce; low sodium soy sauce; Sriracha sauce; brown sugar; garlic powder; ground ginger; sesame oil; lean ground beef; scallions; ramen noodles; roasted peanuts; cilantro; frozen stir-fry vegetables
  • Chicken gnocchi soup
    • Categories: Soups; Quick / easy; Main course; Italian
    • Ingredients: salted butter; yellow onions; celery; garlic; low-sodium chicken broth; dried thyme; crushed red pepper flakes; gnocchi; cooked shredded chicken; carrots; baby spinach; heavy cream
  • Chicken and dumplings
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Quick / easy; Main course
    • Ingredients: rotisserie chicken; onions; garlic; parsley; dried rosemary; dried thyme; low-sodium chicken broth; carrots; celery; all-purpose flour; eggs; butter
  • Ground beef enchiladas
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Main course; Mexican
    • Ingredients: Spanish Rice-A-Roni; butter; canned tomatoes with green chiles; onions; lean ground beef; taco seasoning; garlic powder; enchilada sauce; flour tortillas; cheddar cheese; cilantro; confectioner's sugar
  • Oatmeal brulee
    • Categories: Breakfast / brunch
    • Ingredients: ground cinnamon; heavy cream; maple syrup; old-fashioned oats; dried apricots; dried cranberries; brown sugar; unsalted butter; raspberries; granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon toast
    • Categories: Children & baby food; Breakfast / brunch; Snacks; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; granulated sugar; ground cinnamon; vanilla extract; white sandwich bread
  • Cheeseburger Tater Tot casserole
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Quick / easy; Main course
    • Ingredients: frozen Tater Tots; cream of mushroom soup; frozen peas and carrots; milk; cheddar cheese; Worcestershire sauce; lean ground beef; onions; Mrs. Dash original blend; scallions
  • Wonton soup
    • Categories: Soups; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Suppers; Chinese; Low calorie; Dairy-free
    • Ingredients: sesame oil; scallions; garlic; fresh ginger; shiitake mushrooms; low-sodium chicken broth; baby bok choy; frozen mini wontons; soy sauce; Shaoxing rice wine
  • Vegetable beef soup
    • Categories: Soups; Main course; Winter
    • Ingredients: beef stew meat; yellow onions; celery; baby carrots; garlic; tomato paste; dry red wine; low-sodium beef broth; bay leaves; dried thyme; red potatoes; frozen corn; green beans
  • Air fryer bagel minis
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Quick / easy
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; plain Greek yogurt; egg whites; everything bagels seasoning
  • Bacon cheeseburger soup
    • Categories: Soups; Quick / easy; Winter
    • Ingredients: bacon; lean ground beef; russet potatoes; onions; carrots; celery; low-sodium beef broth; half and half cream; tomato ketchup; cream cheese; Velveeta cheese; sharp cheddar cheese
  • Lemon drop martini
    • Categories: Cocktails / drinks (with alcohol); Quick / easy; New Year; Entertaining & parties; Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: granulated sugar; lemons; vodka; limoncello; simple syrup
  • Prosecco cupcakes
    • Categories: Cakes, small; Frostings & fillings; Quick / easy; Afternoon tea; Dessert; New Year; Entertaining & parties
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; unsalted butter; sugar; eggs; Prosecco; confectioner's sugar; gold pearls
  • Crockpot ham and bean soup
    • Categories: Soups; Quick / easy; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: ham; ham bone; canned cannellini beans; carrots; celery; onions; bay leaves; Italian seasoning; crushed red pepper flakes; vegetable broth
  • Chocolate martini
    • Categories: Cocktails / drinks (with alcohol); Valentine's Day / romantic; New Year; Cooking for 1 or 2; Christmas
    • Ingredients: vodka; chocolate liqueur; Kahlúa; Irish cream liqueur; chocolate syrup
  • Everything bagel cheese ball
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; New Year; Entertaining & parties; Cooking for a crowd; Christmas
    • Ingredients: cream cheese; cheddar cheese; sour cream; Worcestershire sauce; everything bagels seasoning; bagel chips
  • French 75
    • Categories: Cocktails / drinks (with alcohol); Quick / easy; Entertaining & parties; Cooking for 1 or 2; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: gin; simple syrup; Champagne wine; lemons
  • German chocolate cake
    • Categories: Cakes, large; Frostings & fillings; Dessert; Entertaining & parties; Cooking for a crowd; American
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; granulated sugar; light brown sugar; vegetable oil; eggs; buttermilk; vanilla extract; German's sweet chocolate; unsalted butter; egg yolks; evaporated milk; sweetened shredded coconut; pecans; semisweet chocolate chips; powdered sugar

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Salsa verde chicken

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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