Chicken Thighs in a Creamy Dijon Mustard Sauce

Chicken thighs are nestled in between onions and cooked until golden brown.  Then some white wine, crème fraiche and 2 types of mustard are added along with some honey to make a tangy creamy sauce.  I am on a Ina Garten kick right now and I already own about 6 of her cookbooks.  I decided […]

Classic Bolognese Sauce with Tagliatelle (step by step)

A slow simmered, full bodied Italian meat sauce that can be enjoyed on top of tagliatelle pasta or as the main sauce in lasagna alla Bolognese.  This true Italian classic Bolognese sauce cannot be made quickly.  Allow yourself plenty of time for this outstanding sauce to mature. This recipe is quite possibly the longest one […]

Ham Tetrazzini (no canned soups)

A weeknight dinner where the sauce is ready before the spaghetti is … spaghetti is cooked until al dente and then coated in a luscious creamy cheese sauce with diced ham and peas for an easy 15 minute dinner! My mom made ham tetrazzini all the time when we were growing up, only her version […]

Baked Wings w an Epic Dry Rub and Sweet & Spicy Sauce

Crispy wings that start with an epic dry rub, are baked NOT fried and end up slathered in a sweet and spicy hot sauce that is killer! I’m thinking that by now you all have a pretty good sense that I LOVE wings.   And with the biggest football game of the year in less […]

Lemon Garlic Kale Salad with Pistachios, Pine Nuts and Cranberries

If you have tried endless kale salads to hop on the healthy ban wagon only to be sadly disappointed like me then you haven’t tried this one.   Fresh kale is chopped and tossed in wonderfully light lemon garlic dressing (with a surprising ingredient) along with pistachios, pine nuts and dried cranberries.  It will make […]

Fresh Jumbo Lump Maryland Crabcakes

Beautiful fresh Chesapeake crab meat, just enough binders to hold it together and a hint of Old Bay is all it takes to make these glorious crab cakes. This crab cake recipe comes from a very well known seafood restaurant in Annapolis MD, a place my family and I would frequent when we lived in […]

Turkey Tetrazzini with Egg Noodles & Broccoli

Need a comforting, creamy and baked reason to hoard some of that leftover Turkey this Thanksgiving?  One that doesn’t use canned soups?  Instead uses real ingredients like cream, broth and spices.   Here you go! Well Thanksgiving has come and gone and once again you are left with a mountain of turkey, if you’re lucky […]

Classic Alfredo Sauce

An Italian pasta favorite with a traditional creamy white sauce that blends butter, Parmesan cheese and cream. The story goes that a classic Alfredo sauce back in the 1500s was simply melted butter with parmesan cheese.  As time evolved, cream was added to this sauce to make it more decadent and creamy. While this dish […]

Fall off the Bone Crockpot Honey Buffalo Wings

These honey buffalo wings fall right off the bone and into your mouth!  They start in the crockpot and end up either on the grill or broiler slathered in A DELICIOUS honey buffalo sauce.  It is football season America !!!  And we all know what goes with football …. WINGS! However, these aren’t just your […]

Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet (Hamburger Helper)

A homemade, healthier version of the famous boxed dinner.  Seasoned ground beef and onions simmer alongside pasta in tomato sauce and beef broth and is then topped with cheese for a one skillet 30 minute dinner.  One of the main reasons I started this website way back in 2012 was to show others who had […]

Authentic Indian Chicken Tikka Masala

Big flavors, bold, creamy and comforting.   Tikka Masala gets its trademark flavors from the yogurt based marinade, then chargrilled and covered in a tomato based curry sauce.  The first time I made Tikka Masala I was completely blown away.   I did not grow up eating any kind of ethnic foods.  We had dinner […]

Smothered Pork Chops

Smothered Pork Chops made from all scratch ingredients, no canned soups or packaged onion mixes, in a scrumptious buttermilk gravy.  We at Happily Unprocessed try very hard to provide you with healthy, simple recipes in order to show you that you don’t need to rely on boxed or prepackaged foods and most importantly fast food […]