Farmers Market Quinoa Skillet

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Last week the hubs was away.  Let me just say…parenthood is not meant to be a one person job, people!  I want to hand it to those moms and dads out there who are at it by themselves or have spouses that have to work all the time.  Parenthood has made me more exhausted, joyful, tearful,… 

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Strawberry Bruschetta

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A couple of weeks ago we celebrated the to-be wedding of one of our former students Taylor.  We gathered her friends together, whipped up some delicious dishes and talked wedding details.  It was a kitchen themed shower (my favorite!) so we asked everyone to bring their favorite recipe for Tay’s recipe box (if you’re feelin crafty, it’s such… 

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Quinoa Caprese Bake

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A couple of weeks back I made this wonderful Fiesta Quinoa Casserole by Cooking Quinoa.  Our family devoured it and thought wouldn’t it be great to make a caprese version with mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil.  I took the base of her recipe and made it my own.  For me, there are few combos better… 

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Loaded Veggie Mini Pizzas

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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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Kale & Brown Rice Stuffed Red Peppers

Kale & Brown Rice Stuffed 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

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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Spaghetti & Zucchini Squash Bake

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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