Easy One-Pan Lemon Salmon Dinner

In the midst of moving and packing and renovating while trying to keep life as close to normal a possible, I caved and tried out sheet-pan dinners. And I am IN LOVE! Seriously, best weeknight dinners EVER. Let me first say that I tried the Sunday meal prep plan—make a week’s worth of meals on […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash (and a Yummy Risotto)

We walked in the grocery store on Saturday to a huge display of butternut squash from a local farm. Hubby and I looked at each other and both said, “risotto.” I found this recipe from The Pioneer Woman a few years ago, and it is so good, I barely make any changes to it, other than […]

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Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Hubby and I have felt a little under the weather lately, thanks to a brutal allergy season.  Nothing serious–just the usually stuffy head, sore throat, watery-eyed fun that comes with walking out the front door in the morning. 😉 The other day, we just wanted comfort food for dinner, and what is more comforting when […]

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Spring Veggies: Grilled Asparagus

Hubby and I have been focused on eating a bit healthier lately, along with adding in a lot more exercise. We both have more energy, and are feeling happier overall–which makes it so much easier to stick to our healthier lifestyle. The biggest change for us was eating a lot more vegetables. We have always […]

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Cozy Comforts – Easy Tomato Bisque

The temperatures are cooling off here in NC as we head into fall. Our ten-day forecast doesn’t have a single day over eighty degrees–a big change from the sweltering heat of summer. The refreshing change in weather and the lovely apples and fall vegetables at the Farmers’ Market have me thinking of one of my […]

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Summer Comforts: Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

Over the weekend, Hubby and I were discussing the end of summer and the rapid approach of autumn (my favorite season). He commented that the thing he was most looking forward to about the cooler weather was the hearty comfort foods. In particular, he was really hungry for meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. Pumpkin […]

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Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Potatoes

Years ago, one of my favorite lunches was a fast-food baked potato topped with broccoli, cheese sauce, and bacon bits.  I gave up the bright-yellow cheese sauce and the salty bacon substitute, but I still love the flavors of bacon, broccoli, and cheese. Enter these twice baked potatoes stuffed with chopped broccoli, crumbled bacon, sour […]

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Chicken, Corn, and Rice Chowder

Days like today just cry out for soup. I made this one for lunch with a friend a friend a few weeks ago. It is a great use for leftover chicken and rice, if you have some on hand. I used white rice last time, but cooked brown or wild rice works, too. Just be sure it is fully cooked before adding it to the soup.

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One-Pot Wonder – Roasted Garlic Chicken

The first time my dad invited Hubby and I over for 40 Clove of Garlic Chicken, we almost said no.  I love garlic, but 40 cloves is a lot, even for me! I am so glad we decided to try it, because it has become one of my favorite meals! I have quite a few […]

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Meatless Monday: Spinach, Artichoke, and Tomato Risotto

Hubby and I love fresh vegetables, and try to have at least one or two meals a week where the veggie get to be the start instead of the protein.  Risotto is one of my favorite (mostly) vegetarian dishes (I prefer chicken broth to vegetable broth). Once you have the basic technique for risotto down, […]

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