Category Archives: dinner

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Tomato Basil Penne Pasta

Craig and I just spent 2 weeks exploring Portugal, Spain, and Italy.  While we were in Italy, we spent a few days with Marta’s family in Bergamo, Italy – (Marta lived with us for a year abroad during 2012/2013.)  Bergamo is near Milan and Verona – you know Verona of the Romeo and Juliet fame.  […]

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers

We’ve made stuffed peppers a couple of times now, and every time we make them I remember how good they are and wish we ate them more often. These are mexican stuffed peppers because they are seasoned with taco seasoning, enchilada sauce and stuffed full of tomatoes, corn, black beans and more. For this recipe […]

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Rainbow Vegetable Pizza

Who can pass up this colorful, delectable vegetable rainbow pizza?  You have probably seen this rainbow pizza popping up all over pinterest, I did and could not resist making one.  I mean pizza has to be the best way to deliver your healthy veggies to your mouth and tummy. With a refrigerator full of vegetables […]

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Easy Ground Beef Tacos

These easy ground beef tacos are one of my favorite meals from growing up. We had a few regular meals that we ate often, tacos, spaghetti, chicken enchiladas or barbecue chicken, to name just a few. All delicious. These tacos really are easy to make with only a few ingredients and they are delicious! In fact if […]

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Tilapia with Citrus Butter

Sometimes it is a lot of fun to explore recipes and discover new ones that are really good.  BUT it doesn’t always work out, take today as an example; tilapia with citrus butter turned out GREAT – beet chips not so great/actually down right awful. In my attempt to try new recipes and new foods […]

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Goat Cheese Personal Pizza

I love pizza, I love pizza with yummy ingredients like goat cheese, veggies, artichoke hearts, and pesto.  I LOVE this goat cheese personal pizza.  My hubbie, Craig has been out of town for a few days working in Mississippi and so I have been preparing dinner only for myself.  I have been trying hard to […]

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Macadamia Nut Crusted Tilapia

My friend Peggy shared this macadamia nut crusted tilapia recipe with me a few weeks ago and I have been waiting for the right moment to make it.  If I had know it was going to be this good I probably would have made it then and several times since.  I don’t think I would […]

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Herb Crusted Chicken with Tomato Cream Sauce

Last week was a busy week, we had a huge event at work and then last weekend I went to my first ever blog conference. I finished the weekend off enjoying one of the Christmas gifts I got for Nate, and the Jazz vs Heat basketball game. Needless to say, it was a busy week […]

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Southwest Chicken Salad with Avocado Dressing

This southwest chicken salad with avocado dressing was prepared using leftover roasted chicken and rice, it was quick, easy, and very tasty. One week ago I had surgery, it was an experience that was uplifting, scary, and unknown.  If you want to know more you can read at my personal blog “musings of my mind”.   […]

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Kale Salad

Craig and I picked up a large bunch of kale this week in our CSA box, along with lots of chard, lettuce, and other greens. I knew we needed to start on these vegetables right away. Because we always get so many greens I am always on the lookout for a new recipe to use […]

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

I love soup!  Do you love soup?  One of my favorite soups is broccoli cheese soup and I can’t believe we have not shared a recipe for you with these delicious flavors before now.  Broccoli should be in season now, it prefers growing in the colder weather as opposed to the heat of the summer.  […]

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Mexican Stuffed Shells

These Mexican stuffed shells are a fun twist off of traditional Italian style stuffed shells, usually filled with a mixture of cheeses and topped with marinara sauce and again with mozzarella cheese. Instead these shells are filled with a ground beef and cream cheese mixture, cooked in a bath of enchilada sauce and salsa topped […]

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Chicken Parmesan Pot Pie

I’ve mentioned before that chicken parmigiana is one of my favorite meals, so when I first saw this recipe for Chicken Parmesan Skillet Pie from Picky Palate I knew it was another recipe to add to my list of must makes. This pot pie doesn’t have the normal breaded chicken, but you won’t miss the taste because […]

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Chicken Stir Fry

Lets start the new year off right with a healthy dinner recipe, so that we can all get started on our new years resolutions on the right foot. How many of you have made goals to eat better this year, in some way or another? I found myself wanting to cook nothing but sweets over […]

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Chipotle Chicken Bean and Lime Soup

Say that fast 3 times! What a mouthful, but it pretty much describes what is in this soup from top to bottom.  I found this recipe on Rachael Ray’s site and change it slightly to my liking.  We finally had a cooler day here in southern California (cool meaning it only reached a high of […]

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Black Bean Sweet Potato Tacos

I went from hating really disliking sweet potatoes to loving them now.  One of the regular vegetables Craig and I receive in our CSA box (Community Supported Agriculture) are sweet potatoes.  So I guess I had to needed to learn to like them.  I am so glad that I have found lots of recipes to […]