Category Archives: main dish

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Roasted Tomato BLAT Sandwich

**This post is sponsored by Dave’s Killer Bread. All opinions are mine. With it being Sunday and a heat wave of 100+ temperatures in southern California, our dinner menu becomes slightly limited.  I certainly don’t want to cook or bake or even grill today and have chosen as part of my religious commitment to not […]


Turkey Bacon, Avocado, and Onion Quesadillas

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Butterball Every Day. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes you just want that great taste of bacon without all the fat that bacon has, well now there is a solution for you! You can have Butterball Turkey Bacon instead! This is a great leaner […]

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Fresh Tomato Soup

Probably my favorite soup in the whole world is tomato soup.  Often it comes from a can but after making this fresh tomato soup, with all its amazing goodness, I don’t know if I can ever go back to canned.  Fresh tomato soup is made from just that fresh picked tomatoes, fresh herbs, cream, broth, […]

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Blackened Tilapia

Did you used to think like I did that if the recipe had the name “blackened” it meant burnt?  Perhaps I am the only one.  It really means the fish or chicken is given a dark crust from the spices – often Cajun – and cooked on high heat to form that crust.  This blackened […]


Honey Glazed Shrimp

I love shrimp,  it is delicious and one of my favorite types of seafood to eat.  I am always looking for a new recipe for how to prepare shrimp and was delighted with this honey glazed shrimp.  The recipe was originally for salmon and I know it would be wonderful with salmon too, but I loved it […]


Pepperoni Stromboli and Calzone

While I was staying at Aimee and Nate’s and helping them with the new baby  I was in the mood for preparing several freezer meals before I go back to California. I really wanted to be useful and hope that when they are eating a pepperoni stromboli and calzone, my time here will be remember […]

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Pasta Primavera

Be sure to head to our instagram page for a fun round robin giveaway we are participating in. There are 28 different bloggers giving away so many things – from amazon gift cards, h&m gift cards, toys for toddlers and more. Head over to check it out and enter to win! Fresh vegetables have the perfect […]

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Cheesy Beefy Macaroni

Cheesy Beefy Macaroni can be as cheesy or as beefy as you want it.   I love this recipe because it was easy to make, perfect to freeze, and yummy to eat.  This is one of the freezer meals I made for Aimee and Nate while I was there helping with their new baby- cheesy beefy […]

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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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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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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 […]