Category Archives: dinner

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Creamy Italian Chicken and Vegetables over Pasta

This an amazing combination of chicken and vegetables over pasta. The other day at work, Shelby and I were discussing what we were going to make for dinner. Sometimes you just have moments like that, food is what is on your mind and you really can use some new dinner ideas.  Shelby (one of my […]

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Chocolate Crepes with Orange-Lemon Curd

Crepes are so easy to make, I forget how easy they are to make.  This orange-lemon curd is quite easy also because you use the microwave.  So with all that ease don’t hesitate to whip together these chocolate crepes with orange-lemon curd tonight for dinner. Tuesday night, I came home uninspired and with no desire […]

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Chili Verde Pork Tacos

Do you think it is a dangerous thing to experiment with new foods when you are feeding your mother-in-law?  Apparently I don’t.  Probably because I have the most easy going, positive, and uplifting mother-in-law around.  So I didn’t think I would fail by cooking up chili verde pork tacos.  It helped that the chili verde […]

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Seafood and Fruit Salad

Oh, my goodness – I wasn’t very creative when it came to naming this salad; basically it just describes the healthy and delicious ingredients that you build the salad with.  I could call it a dump salad because almost everything was leftovers from a previous meal and all added together for a yummy, healthy salad. […]


Green Chile Enchiladas (Guest Post by Katie from Clark’s Condensed)

We’ve got just a few more guest posts lined up for you guys and hopefully I’ll be able to get back into the swing of things of cooking and blogging again when my mom leaves next week! But for now Katie from Clark’s Condensed is sharing a delicious Green Chile Enchilada Recipe with us!   Hi everyone! […]


Southwestern Pasta Salad

**I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. I love the combination of (what I consider) southwestern flavors. A little corn, tomatoes, black beans, cilantro – maybe some peppers, onion, and jalapeno too. These […]

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Schiaffoni Pasta with Vegetables

Way back in 1999 (a whole century ago), a beautiful, sweet young lady came to live with our family.  Heather was befriended by Craig’s parents while they served an LDS mission in the Washington D.C. mission.  Heather was from West Virginia and Norine and Gene (Craig’s mom and dad) thought it would benefit her to […]


Italian Salami Pizza

Craig and I recently came home from a wonderful vacation to Portugal, Spain, and Italy.  While we were in Italy we visited our new friends, Bruno and Marina Soler.  Their daughter Marta, lived with us a year ago on an exchange student experience.  (Read a little about Marta and one of her recipes here) It […]


Bacon Cheddar Burgers

**This post is sponsored by Favado. All opinions are my own. Once the weather starts to warm up even a little bit we are pulling out our grill any sign of sunshine that we get. We love cooking outside because we know our food will be delicious but also because eating outside is so comfortable. […]


White Chicken Lasagna (Guest Post by Jesseca from One Sweet Appetite)

Today I’m happy to have another one of my blogging friends visit with you guys and has she got a great recipe for you. Jesseca from One Sweet Appetite is here sharing a delicious white chicken lasagna today, which looks amazing. Plus its freezer friendly. Does someone want to make a batch of this for me […]


Tomato Basil Salmon with McCormick

**I was given a complimentary box of McCormick spices but all opinions in this post are strictly my own. I enjoy fish for dinner, especially salmon.  I grew up eating salmon, trout, halibut, and shrimp but it was a rare occasion, usually only if we were eating at a restaurant.  Me, the child, who ordered […]

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Oven Baked Pancake with Berries

I love this recipe for this Oven Baked Pancake with Berries.  I love everything about it; the ease, the crisp edge, the flavor, the texture, and the amount (just right for two of us). A few weeks ago, I found the perfect cast iron frying pan.  I had been wanting a cast iron pan for […]

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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.  […]


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 […]