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Penne with Baked Cherry Tomato Sauce

This is a meatless, wonderfully flavorful pasta that’s easy to throw together on a weeknight. Roast panko topped cherry tomatoes, drizzle with olive oil, and mash with a fork. Add pasta and serve – simple!

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Beef Stew

Sometimes you just want to throw a bunch of ingredients into a Dutch oven, stick it in the oven and forget about it! That was me on Saturday – I was in the mood for comfort food, and I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Chicken Lo Mein

I’m always looking for ways to use up leftover roast chicken, and this was a huge hit with The Boy! Pasta, chicken, and heavy on the vegetables – I used red peppers, mushrooms, and snap peas – but you could … Continue reading

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King Ranch Chicken Casserole

This casserole looks like a hot mess, but really, it’s a baking dish of deliciousness! Shredded chicken sautéed with tomatoes, jalapeño and chipotle peppers then layered with corn tortilla chips and cheese. It’s a great way to use up the leftover … Continue reading

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Cabbage & Noodles with Ham

It’s a New Year’s resolution of sorts – to add some easy, weekday dinners to my rotation. It’s a great way to use up leftover ham, and economical, since the other main ingredients in this recipe are cabbage and egg … Continue reading

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Turkey Stroganoff

Turkey Stroganoff is a meal you can make in less than 30 minutes, using up leftover turkey from your holiday dinner. After all the time spent in the kitchen over the holidays, it’s nice to have an option you can … Continue reading

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Spinach Beef Ziti Bake

I love a good casserole, something you can make ahead of time, and throw into the oven on a busy day. Ziti tossed with ground beef, tomatoes, and spinach, topped with mozzarella – a half hour in the oven, and … Continue reading

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Chicken, Spinach, & Artichoke Casserole

I’m always on the hunt for an easy weeknight recipe for using up leftover chicken, and this fits the bill. Chicken, spinach, artichoke hearts – prep time is 15 minutes. While it’s baking, set the table and make a tossed … Continue reading

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Blackened Fish Tacos

So, I made my own tortillas – I know it sounds crazy, but it was actually pretty easy and tasty! For these fish tacos, mild cod is spiced up with cajun seasoning, paired with avocado, tartar sauce, and shredded cabbage … Continue reading

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Pot Roast with Mushroom Gravy

My mom used to make this – comfort food at it’s best, and so easy! Take a bottom round roast, place it on a sheet of foil, top with cream of mushroom soup and onion soup mix, seal up the … Continue reading

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Beef and Broccoli

This is a quick dinner to throw together, fits the bill on weeknights, and the fellas love, love, love it! 

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Spicy Tilapia with Tomatoes

What I love about this dish is it’s spiciness – tilapia tends to be a mild fish so the combination of the garlic, Cajun spices and fresh tomatoes give it a little zip. It uses up the bounty of tomatoes in my … Continue reading

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