Category Archives: healthy

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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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Lemon Dijon Dressing

Have you ever done this, put together a delicious salad only to discover there is no dressings in the fridge or pantry?  I have several times, but how to solve this dilemma, ta da, homemade Lemon Dijon dressing to the rescue.   It is fresh and easy to make and only requires a few ingredients […]

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Tomato Squash Bisque

Does reading Tomato Squash Bisque peak your interest in this soup?  First off, did you know bisque means a creamy soup that is usually shellfish or vegetables.  This soup is a delicious combination of vegetables with fresh tomatoes, delicata squash (you can use butternut squash instead), basil, and heavy cream (thus the creaminess). I started […]

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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. […]

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Strawberry Granola Yogurt Popsicle

One of the treats about spending time with Aimee, Nate, and baby is preparing meals for them.  I have a great excuse for trying new things.  One of the newest is this strawberry granola yogurt popsicle.  I am always on the lookout for healthy and yummy treats, you know the kind – the ones that […]

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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 […]

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Parmesan Asparagus

The calendar says it is spring in California but the weather is boasting summer; a hot, dry summer.  Southern California is said to have 3 seasons: winter (for about 1 week), spring (for a couple of months) and wildfire season (the rest of the year).  We are officially into wildfire season and with these hot […]

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Paleo Chocolate Coconut Macaroons (Guest Post by Courtney from Fry Sauce and Grits)

Hi readers, we have another great guest poster visiting on the blog today. I am so happy to have Courtney from Fry Sauce & Grits to share this delicious AND healthy dessert recipe – Paleo Chocolate Coconut Macaroons. Yum! Hello Like Mother, Like Daughter readers!  My name is Courtney and I’m from the blog Fry Sauce & […]

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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.  […]

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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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Orange Berry Smoothie

I can’t believe I have not posted a single smoothie recipe before here at LMLD,  so let this orange berry smoothie be the very first.  I drink a smoothie 2 to 3 times a week for breakfast, usually it is very simple – fruit and juice with the occasional spinach thrown in to make a […]

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Breaded Fennel

New vegetable, new flavor, new experience – that explains this breaded fennel quite well.  Fennel is eaten and added to many Mediterranean dishes but I had never cooked with it or eaten it before.  Craig enjoyed fennel on his LDS mission to Italy often and usually ate it raw, it has a refreshing crisp flavor […]

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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 […]