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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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Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Spicy Basil Sauce

So I may have actually made this dish back in March…you guys don’t mind a little 3 month delay right? While I may have made this in March, when I think about it, it’s actually quite appropriate that I’m posting it now.  Winter is the time when we indulge in comfort foods, usually full of […]

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Parmesan Chicken with Cherry Tomato Salad

I’ve been working away at my personal challenge of cooking all of the covers on my cookbooks that have pictures.  I’ve just been slow to post them! One of my favorite cookbooks is The Best Simple Recipes from America’s Test Kitchen.  This book focuses on satisfying and flavorful dinners, that are made with minimal ingredients […]

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Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli

My dad loves broccoli as a side dish, but he always makes it the same boring way. Boiled. Until almost mushy. Kinda gross… (sorry Dad) Roasting vegetables is definitely the way to go.  Of course, that’s just my opinion. There’s really no fancy trick to this recipe.  Just a combination of winning ingredients. Preheat your […]

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Caprese Pasta

This is one of Jeff’s favorite summer meals.  When I say he wolfed it down in less than 2 minutes, I’m not even joking… This pasta dish is light and fresh and truly highlights fresh summer produce.  It is super easy to make, and can act as a side dish, but also hold up as […]

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Garlic Basil Shrimp

I’ll admit, I’ve been on a bit a shrimp kick lately (and I have yet another shrimp dish planned for later this week…).  I can’t help it.  It’s healthy and tasty and just really hits the spot in the summertime.  This one can be thrown together pretty quickly. This garlicky shrimp dish would be excellent […]

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Oven-Cooked Steak with Pan Seared Cherry Tomatoes

Today was exhausting and I spent a good portion of the day sitting in the car in stop and go traffic.  Needless to say, by the time I got home I was NOT in the mood to make a huge, complicated meal. Fortunately, I had some steaks defrosting in the fridge as well as some […]

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