Shrimp Scampi

Oh, Boogey, my Boogey, the dinner bell rings. Eating good food is supposed to be the easiest thing. Just open your mouth and give it a try. I am so proud of you…..let me give you a high five! So, you know how I mentioned I am challenging myself to get Hunter to try new […]




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Baked Lemon Pepper & Dill Tilapia

So, I am really on this fish kick right now! It must be because it’s summer, but all I want is the freshest, leanest food on my plate these days for dinner.  Baked tilapia is kind of a go-to dish for me either when I am in a hurry or want to eat a light […]




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Italian Chicken Spaghetti with Red Wine Sauce

I’m not very good about make-ahead meals.  Even though I know they aren’t, they just sort of feel like leftovers to me and I kind of feel robbed of my therapeutic time in the kitchen at the end of the day, but sometimes it is absolutely inevitable (and quite convenient) to have dinner ready in […]




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Seared Tuna with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries and Creamy Gorgonzola

When it comes to food there’s good food, there’s really good food, there’s exceptional food and then there is the Holy Grail of food. This dish qualifies as the Holy Grail of food!!! The saltiness of the tuna coupled with the sweet of the strawberries and then the creamy Gorgonzola makes this the perfect combination […]




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“Heluva Good!” Creamy Cajun Pasta

Never one to shy away from a challenge, I was recently asked by Heluva Good! the maker of delicious sour cream dips to participate in a recipe contest using their products they provided me.  The recipe could have no more than 5 main ingredients and needed to be fairly easy to make.  I have had […]




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4-ingredient Mustard Pretzel Chicken

So  like this recipe, I will keep this post short and sweet! Last week when EVERYTHING in our house was in boxes to move except for a very few essentials, I needed a quick and easy dinner.  I honestly don’t know where the inspiration came from, but after scanning the kitchen for what I had […]




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Spinach & Onion Couscous

It’s Earth Day!!  In honor of this green day celebration, how about putting some green on your plate.  This dish can simply serve as your meatless Monday meal or you can use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and it can be a tasty vegetarian dish.  Since I can’t fathom not eating cheese, I am […]




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Stuffed Portabellas

  The first time I ever had a portabella mushroom was a moment I shall never forget.  I was in college and working as a teller at a local bank that happened to be located in a Kroger store.  Remember those? It was by far my favorite job that I ever had and I know […]




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Lasagna with Homemade Red Wine Sauce

  Christmas Eve Lasagna has been a part of my Christmas traditions for many years.  The tradition of having lasagna on Christmas Eve started many years ago with a family that will always be very dear to me.  Every year we would attend Christmas Eve service and then head home to eat lasagna and watch […]




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Dutch Oven Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Loin

Stuffed pig! That is pretty much what the holidays make me feel like.  Self will, be gone and Stretchy Pants, get ready for action.  My Christmas countdown also contains a bit of excitement for the countdown until the holiday excuse for overindulgence ends and I can get back on track with my normal daily food […]




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