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Healthier Shrimp Pad Thai

I will be the first to admit that from the time when I make my dishes and the time when I actually get them up on the website is not as fast I would like.  Usually I have a back log of about 4 to 5 recipes at any given moment where the meals or […]

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Skillet Lasagna

Seriously…. This lasagna was tastier than a lot of full-fat versions I’ve had in the past. The best part about this recipe was the SUPER easy assembly.  No boiling noodles.  No meticulously layering cheeses, with meats, with noodles.  No excessively long baking time. She might not be the prettiest girl at the party, but she’s […]

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Healthy Noodles with Peppers and Beef

This healthy Asian-inspired dish was delicious and made enough to keep me eating balanced lunches for practically a week.  I love eating out at restaurants as much as the next person, but when you spend $10+ on lunch everyday, those expenses add up quickly. Of course this is in addition to my already staggering 3-times-a-week […]

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Quick Mushroom Ragu

Mmmmmmm…My stomach growling remembering this dish.   I came home from work one day, feeling defeated, and battling some sort of dreary freezing rain outside.  All I really wanted was COMFORT FOOD, and for me, comfort food is PASTA. (uh, yeah, and maybe bacon too….) A traditional ragu simmers for a long time,  but I […]

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Mushroom Risotto with Spinach and Goat Cheese

Have you ever gone to the grocery store and somehow neglected to take one of your bags with you at checkout? Of course you don’t discover this until you get all the way home and of course the bag has the most expensive ingredients in it for something you plan to make that day. Or […]

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Penne with Pumpkin, Sage, and Sausage

  Starbucks has returned with the Pumpkin Spice Latte, which is how I gauge that it’s time again for cool weather, comfort food.  By November, I’m generally sick of all things pumpkin, but at this time of the year I’m always so optimistic and excited for the never-ending fall recipes I see across the Internet. […]

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Artichoke Aglio e Olio

Frequently I get home from a long day at work, take a look in my fridge and pantry, and realize I haven’t been to the grocery store in at least 2 weeks….Needless to say, in times like this, it’s important to fall back on some classic, simple food that you probably have most of the […]

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Skillet Pastitsio

Every now and then, I like to try my hand at making dishes from other cultures.  Pastitsio is a comfort food Greek dish made from ground meat, tomato sauce, pasta, and a cream sauce.  It’s usually prepared in the same fashion as a lasagna, and creates just as much food (and days and days of […]

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Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

Every week before going on my weekend trip to the grocery store, I’ll ask Jeff what he wants for dinner that week.  9 times out of 10 I get a general “whatever” or “I don’t care” sort of answer.  Every now and then, he’ll actually pipe up with a specific request, usually completely shocking me. […]

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Creamy Chicken Orzo with Asparagus and Sun-dried Tomatoes

I am a giant fan of one-pot meals that have a little bit of everything in them to keep them balanced.  When I was in high school, things like “whole grains” just weren’t in my food vocabulary.  I can’t even really say that many vegetables were a part of my college diet. Now, I’m always […]

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