Spaghetti Squash & Spinach Cakes w/ Sriracha Dipping Sauce

The whole family was in town this weekend for my 4 year old’s big princess birthday bash!  I can’t believe she is 4 already.  She has a mind of her own, is so bright and funny.  I love just sitting around talking with her.  You never quite know what her mind will come up with…. 

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Kale & Orzo Minestrone

We had a cold front come through last night – we went from 80 degrees to 64.  Ahhhh…this is what I’m talkin about!  Spending time outside and not sweating is a top priority for me and this weather makes it possible.  It also makes today a perfect soup cookin day.  Girls are sleeping, music is… 

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Spaghetti & Zucchini Squash Bake

One of my favorite fall veggies is Spaghetti Squash!  I remember the first time my mom baked it for us – she would toss it in olive oil and sprinkle grated parmesan over top.  I was hooked.  It has this wonderfully sweet taste and crunchy texture and it is loaded with fiber.  I could easily… 

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In a Pinch Thursdays: Pear & Brie Panini w/ Maple Syrup Cinnamon Dressing

We already have leaves falling from the trees around our house.  This makes me happy minus the part where we have to rake them all up and bag them.  It starts out as a fun fallish task and turns into, “is this ever going to end?”  We have many giant oak trees both in front… 

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Butternut Squash & Asparagus Bake

Lately, I have been dying to make a dish with butternut squash in it!  I underestimated the yumminess of this veggie last winter, having baked a lot of spaghetti squash, but this winter shall be the one for butternut.  My friend Lindsey’s husband is serving with a couple of other folks from our church in… 

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In a Pinch Thursdays: 4-Ingredient Crock Pot Roast

So I realize that having to plan and put something in your crock pot 8 hours ahead of time negates the in-a-pinchness of this recipe.  But with about 2 ounces of grocery planning energy and 5 minutes of sticking ingrediants in the crock pot at the beginning of the day, you will have yourself a… 

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Skinny Sesame Chicken with Brown Rice

Last year I discovered this easy schmeezy recipe from elizabethbryant.blogspot.com  (go check it out!!).  It was a Korean Beef recipe that quickly won over my whole family and lots of friends whom I shared it with.  I took the base of that recipe and changed it a bit to create a healthy, sweet and savory sesame… 

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In a Pinch Thursdays: Easy Taco Skillet

Before my husband and I got married, I worked in downtown Dallas.  I remember in the months leading up to the wedding, almost every day I walked myself across the street to pick up a Chipotle veggie burrito bowl and a Diet Coke (i’m an addict…tried to quit and can’t…know coffee would be better for… 

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Kale & Italian Sausage Mini Calzones

What’s my obsession with mini things – sweet potato pots and now mini calzones?!  Anything served individually is just so darn cute.  I could have made a big ‘ole calzone but the idea of little mini calzones took this recipe to the next level.  And I have been wanting to incorporate kale into a recipe…. 

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In a Pinch Thursdays – White Cheddar Broccoli Mac & Cheese

This post is laughable!  Anyone could have come up with this and probably already has, but sometimes I hear dinner ideas from other moms and think “duh, why didn’t I think of that!”  So perhaps this recipe (if you can call it that) will do that for you.  My weekly recipe schedule has at least… 

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