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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...
While I don't like the idea of "diet" foods, I do adhere to the idea of eating healthy and nutritious foods for most of my meals. I really try to eat foods that are nutritious for me including fish...
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...
When my husband decided to go on Whole 30, I had to roll my eyes. He isn’t a large man, but he has wanted to lose some of the weight that has attached itself to his dad bod. But,...
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...
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...
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...
This post was sponsored by Old El Paso. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It may be early fall still but it's chilly here already, especially at night. I spent most of the day today running around in a...
I'm on a fish recipe kick lately. I love how I feel after eating fish at dinner (full but not too stuffed), how satisfied I am after dinner and how I feel the next morning. (adsbygoogle...
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...
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 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...
This post was sponsored by #Foodiechats and the Georgia Peanut Commission. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Since I’ve been home I’ve kicked my lunch making skills up a notch as I try to eat better on a daily...
I’m always attempting to create great, weeknight recipes to make my life easier during the week. Even though I work part-time from home now, weekdays are still hectic and I often feel rushed to create good, nutritious food for...
A couple years ago I wanted to re-create a bowl of chili that I had in college. There was a small, secondary bookstore near campus called Brian’s Books that also had a café that severed this amazing, white chili...
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...

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