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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

RECIPES: Main Dishes

Hello! This page that you have just landed yourself on is how I used to organize recipes on the site. However, we now have a much more robust recipe index page with all the recipes on the site organized by all kinds of helpful categories. Click here to see the full, up-to-date recipe index!

this week for dinner blog "main dishes" recipes from @janemaynard

Aaron & Lindsay’s Chicken Tortilla Soup Extravaganza

Adobo Chicken

Almond Waffles

Apple Ham Paninis

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup (aka Homemade Ramen) (super easy)

Asian Spinach Salad

Asian-Style Orange Sauced Norwegian Salmon with Sesame Broccoli

Baby Back Ribs (sauce and rub)

Baked French Toast

Baked Stuffed Winter Squash

Baked Stuffing-Coated Chicken

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Beef Stew

Bertucci’s Tortellini

Bistro Chicken

Blackened Fettuccine Alfredo

Bookclub Chicken Salad

Boursin Turkey Baguette

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Bruschetta Chicken Skillet

Butter Chicken (Indian dish, aka Murgh Makhani)

Butternut Squash Cauliflower Leek Soup

Butternut Squash Soup


Caprese Paninis

Carmelized Onion and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Chicken and Butternut Squash Risotto

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken A La King

Chicken Caesar Wraps

Chicken Croissants

Chicken Fajita Marinade

Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Marsala #1

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping

Chicken Salad

Chicken Satay

Chicken Soup with Rice

Chicken Tostada Goop


Chili Chicken Skewers

Cilantro Sour Cream Enchiladas

Coconut Chicken Curry Soup

Corn Chowder

Corned Beef (2 ways)

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Pesto Fettuccine with Mushrooms & Tomatoes

Creamy Potato Leek Soup (without the cream!)

Cucumber Sandwiches

Curried Squash and Chicken Soup

Debbie’s Easy Crockpot Chicken

Easy Apricot Chicken

Easiest Ever Chicken Pot Pie

Easy Peasy Bean Tacos


Gobi Matar Sabzi

Grammy’s Orange Chicken

Green Noodles (aka No. 3)

Grilled Cheese

Hawaiian Pizza (more of a secret tip than a recipe)

Homemade Enchilada Sauce (Red)

Homemade Tomato Sauce 

Honey Goat Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Onions

Hot BBQ Chicken Wings (or not hot, if you prefer)

Hungarian Stuffed Peppers

Indian Butter Chicken

Island Pork with Sticky Coconut Rice

Italian Chicken Panini Pizza

Kitchen Sink Quesadillas

Lasagna (Ina Garten’s)

Lasagna-Baked Ziti

Lemon Crusted Chicken

Lentil Soup

Lettuce Wraps

Lime & Honey Glazed Salmon with Warm Black Bean & Corn Salad

Malibu Melt Wraps

Maple Balsamic Chicken

Margherita Pizza

No. 3, aka Green Noodles (this is a fantastic pasta dish hard to tell from the title)

No-Cook Pizza Sauce

Oriental Chicken Salad #1

Oriental Chicken Salad #2

Oven Barbecue Chicken

Pasta with Arugula and White Beans

Pasta Milano

Pasta Primavera

Pasta with Peas & Ricotta

Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Pesto Tortellini Soup

Pollo Guisado (Chicken Stew) (great filling for tacos, fajitas, etc.)

Pot Roast

Pork Chops

Pork Tenderloin with Heirloom Tomato Salad

Texas Pulled Pork

Jane’s Pulled Pork

Puffed Oven Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes (easy)

Rachel Sandwich

Real Simple Lasagna


Rosemary Chicken with Artichokes & White Beans

Santa Fe Salad

Sausage, Pepper & Onion Sandwiches

Sausage Potato Soup (with secret ingredients)

Simple Cream Sauce for Pasta

Simple Pork Chop

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti Pomodoro

Spicy Orange Chicken

Spinach & Pancetta Stuffed Shells with Asiago Cream Sauce

Spinach Mushroom Panini with Feta

Steak (how to cook it perfectly!)

Stefania’s Braised Chicken

Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Shells (simple)

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Pancakes

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

Teriyaki Chicken (crock pot)

Thai Chicken Pizza

Tomato Sauce

Tre Formaggi Frittata with Sausage

Tri Tip Roast

Turkey Boursin Baguette

Turkey Lasagna

Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry and Cream Cheese

Tuscan Tomato Soup

Tuscan Bread Soup

Uncle Tony’s Pizza Crust

Vegetarian Chickpea Burgers

Waffles (light and fluffy)

Waffles (sweeter and not quite as fluffy, but just as delish)

White Chicken Chili

White Roux

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Year-Round Margherita Pizza

Yorkshire Pudding


  1. 1
    Jane Maynard

    behnaz… if you are still visiting the site, can you re-share your leftover idea you posted a few weeks ago? my recipe comments got deleted this morning on accident… thanks!!! 🙂

  2. 2
    Loretta Fontaine


    I googled puffed oven pancakes because the page fell out of my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. My morning is saved! Thanks!

    L in Albany

  3. 3

    Oh my gosh I’m so excited about this blog! What a great idea. I’m already getting so many ideas for dinner.

    Thanks so much!

  4. Thanks for sharing so many recipes. They all sound delicious!

  5. 5
    Lisa in Canada

    Just discovered your blog & I love it! As a working mother of 3 daughters in a million activities, menu-planning is the only way to survive most weeks! Thanks for lots of new ideas!

  6. Hello. I watched your program today and as a result, am looking for the ham recipes. The ham looked delicious but cannot find recipes. Thanks. Eileen.

  7. 7

    I am so excited about the recipes. I’m trying to pull sugar and white flour from our diets (me, husband and four munchkins) and found some great ideas. I love the spinach pasta idea. thanks

  8. 8

    What a wonderful idea. I am a stay at home mom of 17 years. 2 boys and and a husband who works lots of hours and 2 children that eat different things ( one no gluten or dairy and one who is picky), I am left in a food prep nightmare. I was excited to view your site and will be looking forward to trying some of your ideas. A menu for the week sounds wonderful. I have not been able to organize my house to that extent and 2009 is the year to organize EVERYTHING>

  9. 9

    Thanks for all the great recipes

  10. Your site is great. Thanks for inspiring me to make more than pb&j sandwiches. 🙂

  11. 11

    Thanks for the yummy recipes! Your little girl is so cute.

  12. 12

    finally there is something like this for all of the working moms out there that havent a clue what dinner is going to be tonight or tomorrow or the next day……..

  13. 13
    Jane Maynard

    thanks to everyone for the nice comments here. 🙂

    lesley – it makes me smile to have you say that. that’s exactly what I’m trying to do, share good food that is realistic for busy moms/people/whoever. 🙂 enjoy!

  14. I just found your blog and think that is so much fun to read. I love reading and was pleasantly surprised to find book reviews along with fantastic cooking ideas!

    I shall now look this site up regularly.
    thank you

  15. LOVE the food ideas :). finally, some real food for real people who are on the go.
    btw, the Jaffrey fireworks this year were off the hook! too bad the air was a bit still though, it got hard to see towards the end.

  16. 16

    WOW! I am soooo glad I found your website. I have been in a taco and spaghetti for dinner rut and my family is beginning to groan when they sit down at the table these days. I love your great ideas and am looking forward to trying your lime and honey salmon and malibu melts this week. 🙂

  17. 17

    Have been wanting to plan meals for years but wasn’t brave enough until now (it was having the 3rd baby that finally made me desperate enough to try it). I searched all over meal-planning sites and settled on your blog. I love these recipes and have been having so much fun trying them out. We’re now on week 4 and going strong! My husband and kids thank you 🙂

  18. 18
    Janine Shockley

    Hi Jane- I just wanted to thank you for sharing this amazing blog! I stumbled onto your site 2 weeks ago while searching for recipes and now I’m a daily visitor 🙂 We have just started meal planning since finding your site and are in the process of trying out all your recipes to form our own go-to favorites! I have been married for a year and a half and two months ago my husband accepted a job promotion that moved us from our friends and family in Oregon down to Tucson, AZ. We’ve decided to spend some of our new found free time to establish habits that were eluding us in our fast paced worlds back home-instead of always eating out I’m trying to plan meals and try out new recipes! (yay!) I instantly fell in love with your blog because it feels so comfortable and realistic! I laugh at your commentary and my husband and I have devoured each of the recipes I’ve tackled so far 🙂 (Island Pork and coconut sticky rice and stuffed peppers are our new favorite foods 😉 Thanks for sharing your world and your recipes!

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