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Meat and Potatoes – Menu plan

It’s that time of year again – SUMMER BREAK!  I am taking the next two weeks off from the blog to hangout with my family and friends, head to a wedding reception, go on fun adventures, camp, play board...

Chicken, Shiitake, and Kale Stir Fry

Chicken, Shiitake, and Kale Stir Fry

I was in the mood for Asian food so I went into the refrigerator to see what I could throw together. I had some chicken breasts, onion, shiitake mushrooms, and kale along with ginger, garlic, and green onion. I...

Spicy Sugar Snap Pea Sauté with Garlic and Ginger

Spicy Sugar Snap Pea Sauté with Garlic and Ginger

These sugar snap peas don’t need much to make them taste good. I did a simple sauté with canola oil, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic, and ginger. They cooked quickly and tasted crisp-tender and delicious. We all, kids included,...

Mini Baked Frittata Garlicky Sautéd Tomatoes & Spinach with Fresh Basil and Feta

Mini Baked Frittata with Garlicky Sautéed Tomatoes & Spinach, Fresh Basil, and Feta

I had a busy day ahead so I decided to make myself a delicious and healthy breakfast to start the day off right. I sautéed some cherry tomatoes and spinach with some minced garlic. I also added some fresh...

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Mini Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

We were heading to a friend’s house for dinner and I needed to bring a dessert. I saw this recipe on Averie Cooks and decided to make them since our dinner hosts love the combination of peanut butter and...

Caprese Stuffed Roasted Portobellos

Caprese Stuffed Roasted Portobellos

I recently grabbed some portobellos from the store in hopes that I would be inspired to do something with them. After looking through my refrigerator, I decided to stuff them with mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil then roast them. I...

Mixed Greens with Berries, Feta, Avocado, and Almonds

Mixed Greens with Berries, Feta, Avocado, and Almonds

I wanted a fresh salad to pair with the Lemon-Mustard Chicken Drumsticks and the Parmesan and Panko Roasted Baby Potatoes. I grabbed some mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, and feta from the refrigerator along with Fran’s Vinaigrette. I also grabbed an avocado and...

Lemon-Mustard Chicken Drumsticks

Lemon-Mustard Chicken Drumsticks

I wanted simple comfort food for dinner last night. My kids love chicken drumsticks so I decided to bake them with a lemon and mustard marinade.  I added a bit of  honey at the last minute because the marinade...

Parmesan and Panko Roasted Baby Potatoes

Parmesan and Panko Roasted Baby Potatoes

I saw a recipe on Olives & Garlic this morning for these potatoes and knew immediately that I would make them to pair with the chicken I was serving for dinner. I adapted them to work with what I...

Lime & Cilantro Salmon with Grilled Corn and Avocado Salsa

Lime & Cilantro Salmon with Grilled Corn and Avocado Salsa

This may be my new favorite salmon dish. It’s perfect for the summer using fresh ingredients and delicious wild caught Sockeye salmon. I mixed butter with a bit of lime juice, minced garlic, and chopped cilantro then rubbed it...