Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Lemony Wild Rice Risotto

This Lemony Wild Rice Risotto is so light and flavorful, it would taste fantastic as a side dish served with any main entree. Remember a while back when I realized that I had only shared certain recipes in my weekly ...

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Cajun Black Beans and Rice

Cajun Black Beans and Rice is a tasty side dish made with beans, vegetables, rice and hot sauce to give it a little kick. It’s Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday as it’s commonly known! Time to party it up Carnivale-Style ...

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Guinness Steak and Leek Pie

Guinness Steak and Leek Pie made with London Broil, vegetables and Irish Guinness stout beer topped with a puff pastry crust. My father in law had so many old cookbooks saved in the basement that he wanted me to have ...

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Chocolate Chip Mint Pie

Chocolate Chip Mint Pie made with cream cheese, condensed milk, dark chocolate and mint in an Oreo crust is perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations! St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and even though my ancestry says I’m ...

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Cajun Shrimp & Pasta

If you’re looking for a simple to make, tasty seafood dish with a little kick, this Cajun Shrimp & Pasta recipe is for you. You all know that I don’t eat seafood; however, my family loves a good shrimp recipe ...

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Patron Margarita

Enjoy the flavor of a classic Margarita at home made with Patron Silver Tequila, Contreau, fresh squeezed lime juice and simple syrup. It’s Thursday at 10:30am.  I look at my food holiday calendar and see that February 22nd is Margarita ...

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Greek Orzo Salad

Greek Orzo Salad made with Orzo pasta, Kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach and Feta cheese in a light lemon, oregano vinaigrette. They have a really nice pre-made salad counter at my local grocery store and though I’ve never purchased anything, ...

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10+ Ground Chicken Recipes

Not only is ground chicken healthier than ground beef, my family actually prefers it better too. Here are 10+ Ground Chicken Recipes I hope you’ll enjoy. 10+ Ground Chicken Recipes from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen Italian Ground Chicken Pasta Skillet Chicken ...

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Cheddar Ranch Meatballs

Cheddar Ranch Meatballs made with extra lean ground beef, Hidden Valley Ranch seasonings, gluten free breadcrumbs and shredded Cheddar cheese. |  For some reason, meatballs go over much better in my house than meatloaf. I’m not sure why because who ...

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Common Herbs Used in Mediterranean-Style Cooking

  Learn which Mediterranean herbs and spices are commonly used in many of Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen’s recipe experiments.   Many assume that when cooking with certain types of herbs, they are restricted to certain types of cuisine. When in actuality, ...

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