Tuscan Chicken, Zucchini and White Bean Ragout

Beans Chicken Dinner Easy Fast Low-fat Lunch Poultry Stew Vegetables

So you want something warm, easy and healthy for dinner that doesn’t take too long? This is a quick and savory dish from the cookbook The Dinner Doctor by Anne Byrn, who brought us the popular Cake Doctor cookbooks. Read more

Shepherd’s Stew with Dumplings

Beef Meat Recipes Soup Stew Vegetables

I came across this goody in my stack of untried soup recipes. It’s from the Food Network Kitchen’s The Chopped Cookbook: Use What You’ve Got to Cook Something Great. The recipe, a take on the classic Shepherd’s Pie*, says it takes 50 minutes to make, and that is about right. But contestants never get that much time on the Chopped TV show. Maybe the cookbook allows extra time for home cooks who are just as manic because we are making additional dishes. Read more