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Beef Noodle Stir Fry

It’s summer, it’s hot, and I’m all about avoiding turning on the oven whenever possible. I prep the vegetables in the morning, which helps to make quick work of getting dinner on the table later on. Ramen noodles cook in … Continue reading

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Ham, Zucchini, and Ricotta Fritters

These fritters are summer easy – mix up the batter ahead of time, they cook in a flash. You can add another recipe to your “What am I gonna do with all of this zucchini?” dilemma. Problem solved! I like … Continue reading

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Tomato Basil Chickpea Salad

This is my new go-to, make ahead, no lettuce, summer salad. It’s packed with all of my favorite ingredients – tomatoes, artichoke hearts, chickpeas, avocado, and basil, tossed in a light vinaigrette. It’s good for you, and tasty!

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Turkey Kielbasa Hash

Turkey kielbasa, potatoes, and peppers sautéed in one pan and dinner’s on the table in thirty minutes – my new go-to meal on Sunday night! This recipe is pretty flexible, I had mushrooms and some fresh spinach which I tossed … Continue reading

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Beef and Vegetable Ramen Stir Fry

I make a lot of stir fry, usually served over brown rice – but once in a while, I break out the ramen noodles for a change of pace. Ramen noodles are economical, they cook quickly, and are delicious when … Continue reading

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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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Baby Spinach White Pizza

Pizza with lots of garlic and spinach fits the bill on Meatless Mondays. If you follow the recipe, you can make an amazing pizza faster than delivery, and save some dough (pardon the pun) while you’re at it!

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Tomato Tart

Truth be told, I’m a happy camper with a plate of sliced Jersey tomatoes with a chiffonade of basil, although a little marinated mozzarella can be a nice addition. If I’m feeling fancy, like I did over the weekend – … Continue reading

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Chopped Summer Salad

Last week, we had quite a few days of 90+ degree days around these parts. When the weather fills you with dread about making dinner, this chopped salad is a lifesaver. Mine had imported tuna in olive oil and garbanzo … Continue reading

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Garlic Beef and Vegetable Ramen

Ramen noodles are a handy item to keep in your pantry. You can usually score them three for a buck at the grocery store, and if you toss the seasoning packets – you’ve got noodles that cook in about three … Continue reading

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Ricotta Gnocchi

It’s the end of June (where did the month go?), and the temperatures are beginning to rise. That said, it’s nice to have gnocchi which cooks in 60 seconds, and with a quick toss in a pan of your sauce … 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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Chicken Fried Rice

I’m always looking for ways to use up the leftover roast chicken in the fridge, and if you happen to have leftover rice – even better! This dish is definitely something you can easily throw together on a week night … Continue reading

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Pasta e Fagioli

Soup is always a terrific comfort food to make for dinner when it’s snowing. Sunday was no exception – a tomato broth with ham , cannellini beans, pasta, and garlic is just what the doctor ordered! It makes 6 servings.

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