Bacon adds a smoky depth of flavor to the classic pairing of shrimp and grits. Green onions and halved tomatoes are a fresh complement to cheesy polenta and succulent shrimp.
Recipe: Shrimp with Bacon-Cheese Polenta
Inspired by the national dish of the Philippines, this simple blend of garlic, vinegar, and soy sauce gives chicken a zingy boost. Be sure to serve with lots of fluffy rice.
Recipe: Easy Chicken Adobo
This version of silky carbonara cuts out the standard addition of heavy cream, making it more faithful to the Italian original without the added fat. Sprinklings of garlic and bacon mean you won't be sacrificing any flavor, either.
Recipe: Spaghetti Carbonara
A healthy smattering of warm spices make these succulent, grilled kabobs a perfect meal for the transition between late summer and early fall. Try broiling them if you're not up for hauling out the grill.
Recipe: Spicy Pork Skewers
This fragrant, buttery stew is hearty enough to work as a vegetarian main dish. Serve with a green salad and naan (Indian flatbread) or fresh pita.
This simple casserole makes for a comforting weeknight dinner as the weather turns cooler. Using ready-made polenta saves you the step of making it from scratch.