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Spinach and Tomato Pasta

April 3, 2020
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Even though it’s the beginning of April we had an unseasonable warm few days. Today it almost reached 90 degrees and reminded me so much of summer. I had my doors and windows open and was outside as much as I could be with my dogs. Of course with the warm temperatures outside I always find myself craving plenty of fresh fruits, veggies, and lighter meals. I wanted…

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Skillet Mexican Street Corn

May 28, 2019

Skillet Mexican Street Corn is a cob-free version of this trendy favorite! Mexican Street Corn has been a trendy dish for a while now. Typically, it is corn on the cob that has been grilled and then slathered with a tangy sauce and covered with crumbled cheese. Can you say yum? It was a flavor explosion in my mouth. I definitely made quite a few yummy noises…and I…

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Why You Should Stop Eating Iceberg Lettuce

July 27, 2017
A picture of a salad on a plate with the blog post title "Why You Should Stop Eating Iceburg Lettuce"

I will fully admit that I am a former unhealthy salad eater. When I ate a salad before, any nutritional value was swept away in the river of processed thousand island dressing, and hiding beneath a mountain or croutons. We won’t even mention the other additions I added to my bowl (as I hang my head in shame), And, of course, I was the iceberg lettuce queen! Don’t…

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Discovering Quinoa

May 7, 2017

It was only a couple of years ago that I would see quinoa on the shelf of the grocery store and had absolutely no idea what it even was! Quinoa (keen-wah) is fantastic, gluten-free food. Many health experts are touting quinoa as a grain, but it actually a grain-like plant that is known for its edible seeds….which are actually what you consume when you eat it. The quinoa…

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Grilled Vegetable Skewers

March 30, 2016

Don’t you just love grilling out? To me, grilling out makes me think about lazy summer evenings watching the fireflies as dusk settles, all while enjoying a freshly grilled burger or a nice, juicy steak. There is just something slower about the pace of the warmer months and so I’ll be sharing more great grilling recipes that you can enjoy all throughout the grilling months! And these grilled…

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Simple Home Fries

September 7, 2015

Do you ever make home fries? This simple side dish is great with any meal! Potatoes are always a nice option for a side dish when you are fixing dinner. But it’s nice to have options other than mashed or baked potatoes, don’t you agree? I am all about simple. And some days when I need a quick and easy side dish, these home fries are absolutely perfect.…

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Roasted New Potatoes

September 25, 2014

I really love simple side dishes that are easy and quick to make, and yet really satisfying. These roasted new potatoes fit that bill perfectly! Savory and easy to prepare, and yet they taste like a dish you would get at an upscale restaurant….without the cost! I really like the variety of potatoes that I used to make this dish. There are three different types of baby potatoes…

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Classic Coleslaw

September 12, 2014

There is something wonderful about recipes like this classic coleslaw. It has become a classic recipe for a reason. But this version will give you peace of mind because you know what ingredients are going into it. If you are looking for a quick and simple side dish for dinner, a potluck, or picnic, then try this super simple coleslaw recipe! Whip it together in about ten minutes…

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Homemade Potato Salad

June 23, 2014

I don’t care what anyone else says, but homemade potato salad is so much better than anything you can buy at the store! The flavors are just amazing. There is no side dish that says summer and cookouts quite like potato salad. This is simply a classic dish that is a must for any picnic. Made with only the freshest ingredients, This side dish is quite simple to…

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Homemade Baked Beans

June 18, 2014

One thing that I love about homemade baked beans is that they are a dish that is used year-round! They are great during the winter with some nice baked ham and perfect during the summer when it is cookout time! So versatile, and so yummy too! This side dish is an American classic and is great comfort food for man. Unfortunately many store and restaurant versions contain caramel…