Pesto Lasagna Roll-Ups

This was a “what do I have in the pantry and fridge” kind of night!  I love the Caprese Lasagna Roll-Ups from My Honeys Place but didnt have any roma tomatoes on hand.  So I improvised and came up with these pesto roll-ups.  They were so easy and delicious that they are going to be… 

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3-Step Easy Mustard Tilapia (using frozen fillets)

  This recipe is so easy, but the flavors are fancy!  It is a take off of a Barefoot Contessa recipe that I love.  Ina uses creme fraiche which I substituted for light sour cream.  Her recipe calls for red snapper fillets, but I am not a fan of the fishy taste of red snapper… 

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Loaded Veggie Mini Pizzas

This past weekend one of my best friends from college was married.  I loaded my girls in the car and traveled nine hours to Raleigh, NC to celebrate.  It was a wonderful weekend full of North Carolina hospitality and long southern draws (if I could have any southern accent, it would be a North Carolina… 

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Sue’s Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

I remember every meal that Sue has brought to us vividly.  She made this amazing grilled chicken and brought it over the first night we spent in our new house.  It was complete with grilled asparagus from her garden and her amazing chocolate chip oatmeal cookies (I have to put them in the freezer so… 

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In a Pinch Thursdays: Lemon Chicken & Kale Rice Bowls w/ Toasted Pine Nuts

Tis the week for all things kale!  Kale stuffed peppers and now chicken and kale rice.  I love this veggie…it’s slowly rising about my love for spinach.  This dish is super easy to throw together.  Whenever I’m in a pinch for dinner ideas, nine times out of ten I think: do I  have rice, do… 

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Kale & Brown Rice Stuffed Red Peppers

In this week’s meal plan I included a really great recipe from Eatingwell.com for Kale & Rice Stuffed Peppers.  I loved the recipe but wanted to add and subtract a few things to make it mine.  This meal is packed with veggies.  Literally it is packed in a vegetable – which offers lots of fiber and… 

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In a Pinch Thursdays: Easy Schmeezy Stuffed Shells

This classic dish is one that is oh so simple and full of flavor.  It serves a crowd or you can eat off the leftovers for days (is it just me or does pasta always taste better second day?).  Enjoy:) Serves 4-5 1 12 oz box of jumbo pasta shells 2 c Italian blend shredded… 

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Crock Pot Latin Chicken w/ Sweet & Purple Potatoes

My sweet friend Corrie came over to watch our girls a few weeks back and brought this dish with her.  It sounded so AMAZING!  It’s one of those dishes you can smell just by someone describing it to you.  I have no experience with Latin cuisine but this recipe has made me a believer.  The… 

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In a Pinch Thursdays: Chicken Noodle Soup w/ Rice Noodles (Gluten-Free)

It’s 30 degrees here this morning.  It’s the type of weather that makes it SO HARD to get out of bed in the morning especially when you live in an old house and it’s drafty!  Nothing sounds better than a bowl of chicken noodle soup to warm the soul.  I have had rice noodles on… 

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In a Pinch Thursdays: Classic Poppyseed Ham & Cheese Sliders

These little sandwiches are on my go-to list when we’re having an afternoon get together.  Whether it’s tailgating or birthday parties, they are so easy to throw together and a crowd pleaser.  They made an appearance at the birthday party last weekend too.  I made so many, we’ve been eating them for days!  Might need… 

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