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You guys know I love a fast, weeknight dinners that taste amazing. As the weather turns colder I’ve been craving anything that feels extra warm and comforting too. A few weeks ago we made these incredible French Dip Sandwiches...
Most of the time, I try to eat a lower-carb diet. Don’t get me wrong, I love carbs, but carbs love my thighs too. One of the easiest ways for me (and everyone) to cut out carbs is to replace...
I’m a cheese girl. I love all kinds of cheese – blue cheese, goat’s cheese, stinky cheese, etc. If a person could live off cheese (and wine and bread), I’d be in heaven. So I jumped at the chance...
I love a good bowl of soup. Better yet, I love a good bowl of soup that includes ramen noodles! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); I grew up on ramen. It was my lunch of choice as a kid...
I love soups, all kinds of soups. I can eat them all year round, even in the heat of the summer, and I love making leftovers into a bowl of hearty goodness.   For me all holidays provide an opportunity to...
If you’ve been following my recipes for a while then you know I’m not dairy-free, gluten-free or anything-free-type-girl. I love using whole foods – cream, whole milk, butter, olive oil, real chocolate, real sugar, etc. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle...
Summer is finally here and with it comes the desire to lounge in the sun, eat watermelon and grill anything covered in barbecue sauce. The first thing most people think of when they hear barbecue is ribs and they are...
When Thanksgiving is over, I quickly tire of leftovers. The turkey sandwich works for about one day but I always feel as if I’m throwing away so many of the sides and not utilizing everything as best I could....
Whenever we have a big family party, pasta is always involved. We’re Italian so I’ve grown up with delicious, homemade pasta dishes that would make people salivate. Homemade noodle, sauce, meatballs…you name it and my grandmother has probably made...
I love carbs. I'm Italian and they are my food group BFF. But, those carbs go straight to my bootie if I don't watch it. It's disappointing because for me there is no greater comfort food after a long...
Confession: Sometimes I make food my husband says he doesn’t like just to see if he really doesn’t like it or if he just thinks he doesn’t like it. Case in point, this Coconut Milk Curry Shrimp. This one-pan Coconut Milk...
I feel like fall has officially started and fall always makes me want bowls of comfort food. Pasta is my go-to comfort food. I try not to eat it too often, but fall and winter are the perfect seasons...
I’ve really been trying to do more with less lately. We are one income down (mine) and with 1,000 medical bills (my son’s) I’ve been trying so hard to stick to a grocery shopping budget each week. It’s different...
  When it comes to summer menu planning, everyone should have a few good burger recipes in their apron pocket to grill up for a weekend cookout or a quiet night at home. This Ginger Soy Pork Burger with hoisin...
As we get deeper into the summer months I have been craving all the vegetables. Greens, beans and everything in between has been on our menu. Sometimes I like to just eat them raw with ranch or hummus, but...
Each year when fall rolls around I get a craving for warm, delicious comfort food. It never fails. The chillier weather and falling leaves leave me yearning for hearty stews and roasts almost as much as all my favorite, fall...
I have a confession to make. For the longest time, I didn’t like spicy foods. I’d always steer clear of the on menus and never make anything at home that might have a little kick. Clearly, I was missing out...

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