Category Archives: main dish

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Fig Watermelon Spinach Salad

Creating and experimenting is what recipe development is all about.  You see a dish on instagram, pinterest, or some other social media and it looks delicious!  You read through the list of ingredients and the how tos and it sounds amazing! And then you wonder how can I make that but with 1 or 2 […]

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Butternut Squash Pasta

Although Nate and I aren’t vegetarians or vegans, occasionally we like to eat meatless meals too. When I joined Silk to come up with a meatless dinner idea, I thought of this butternut squash pasta. I made a simple and flavorful vegan pasta sauce using onion, celery, minced garlic, vegetable stock, Silk Almond Milk, sage, oregano, […]

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Honey Lime Salmon

Although it might not seem like it here on the blog, Nate and I have been trying to be healthier this month – with our mostly sugar free month and we’ve also started exercising. Another way I’ve figured out that I am a lot healthier is when I meal plan. Even though we still eat […]

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Garden Fresh Tomato and Herb Pasta

Some days it seems nothing goes right, life is a bit awry.  Like today; first off my computer wouldn’t turn on. Attempt after attempt just kept producing a black screen. Finally a little life sparked in it allowing me to let it self doctor and finally fix itself. All while I had a baking fiasco […]


30 Minute Back to School Meals

The first day of school is so close! Whether your kids went back to school last week, or are starting their first day next week. With back to school time, our schedules get so much busier! This is why I got together with some of my favorite blogger friends to bring you this round up […]

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Lamb Kebabs

Are you wondering how to spice up family dinner time? Are you ready to explore a new cuisine?  How about a Middle Eastern flair of lamb kebabs pitas? So good, so fun, so exciting.  And to really add fun, spread a blanket on the floor and eat the whole dinner with your fingers. Decorate with […]

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Hummus and Sundried Tomato Roll Ups

How’s the weather?  A common question you might ask in a phone conversation or upon meeting a new acquaintance.  Weather is an simple conversation starter, plus it usually is safe as opposed to talking politics or sports. Not saying there is anything wrong talking politics or sports, you just probably want to know your audience.  […]

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Stuffed Shells

If you haven’t noticed already, I love stuffed shells! After sharing a mexican stuffed shells recipe and a philly cheese steak stuffed shells I decided it is time to share a more traditional stuffed shells recipe. Now, most stuffed shells recipes are only filled with a cheese mixture, but I decided to add in some […]


Roasted Summer Vegetable Pasta

Be prepared for lots of recipes using summer vegetables coming your way.  You may feel inundated but I think you will thank me in the long run.  Your garden is growing and producing vegetables, my garden is doing the same. I don’t know about you but I am always looking for a wonderful, flavor bursting, […]

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Stuffed Pepper Casserole

I shared this amazing stuffed pepper casserole a while back over at I love stuffed peppers and making it in this casserole dish makes it so much easier to make than regular stuffed peppers, but just as delicious to eat! This casserole has the same great flavors without the work. I was inspired for this […]