Healthy Steak Salad

Making this salad was the highlight of my Sunday afternoon. It takes little time and you can prep some of the items way ahead of time. I cooked the beets earlier in the day and refrigerated them until I was ready to plate the salad. I also cooked the marinade and got that set in […]

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The Best Chili Recipe

I’ve been using this chili recipe for the past 10 years, at least. I’m pretty sure I mixed a few recipes from various sources to get to this lovely mix. We love it! This recipe makes a large batch of chili. It’s nice to eat freshly made, as leftovers, and as a quick week night […]

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Cauliflower Fritters

These beauties came together with the help of a fridge clean out… The cauliflower needed to be used or tossed. So it got used! Do you ever buy something at the grocery store simply because it looks good and fresh?  Without any actual plans for it? I do it all the time. Luckily, most of […]

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Plum Dumplings (Gombóc)

Oh how i love dumplings… These are another Eastern European staple and I remember making these often when I was a kid. So delicious and comforting! In Hungarian, these are called Gombóc. The dough is essentially the same as the dough for gnocchi. It is very versatile and can be sweet and savory. As with […]

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Orecchiette with Peas

This is a simple pasta dish to accompany any protein or salad for a quick dinner. I used leftover grilled Italian sausage for a quick Monday evening dinner. I could also imagine this pasta dish served with baked or grilled chicken. Nix the meat and serve it with a side salad. You’ve got many options […]

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Pork Chop Dinner for Two

If you are a Michigan resident and you like fresh meat from animals raised on a family farm, give John Henry’s a try. No, I am not sponsored by them. However, I’ve been a customer for quite some time and have enjoyed every single order from their farm. I usually order a bundle and exhaust every piece […]

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Butternut Squash Triangoli+Tomato and Yellow Squash Butter

This, my friends, was the easiest and most delicious meal EVER!!! It honestly came together in under 20 minutes, and for a Monday evening dinner, it was beyond perfect! The butternut squash filled pasta and the buttery tomato and yellow squash, made a great match of sweet and salty! I had little time yesterday to […]

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Eggplant Caponata+Squid Ink Fettuccine

This recipe is perfect for your Sunday family dinner. It comes together easily and it is so satisfying. Pair  it with a nice side salad and some fresh bread and butter and you are set to feed your family and enjoy your time with them as well. Make sure to get some delicious red wine […]

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Lamb Meatballs + Eggplant Dip + Cucumber Salad

Okay, there’s a lot going on in the title, I know. But trust me, it’s not that bad. This dish came together very nicely; it is fresh and so filling. The eggplant dip is something I’ve been making with my family since childhood. A favorite in our family and probably a favorite with most Eastern […]

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Watermelon + Prosciutto + Mint Salad

Well, you won’t find a more refreshing mix than this one for a salad. This salad screams SUMMER and I love it!!! Take 15 minutes out of your busy day and make this. You will love it too. And if you don’t, you can drop it off at my house so I can eat it. […]

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Thai Turkey Meatball Salad

This salad is so fresh and so easy to put together. It can easily be prepped in advance too, and simply constructed minutes before your meal. The idea is very similar to the Thai Meatball Lettuce Wraps I have posted. However, it doesn’t involve as many ingredients. I guess its a simplified version for a quick weeknight […]

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Coconut Curry Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

A few of you asked for this recipe yesterday. So here it is! 🙂 Please let me know how it turned out when you do make it. This is an easy dinner for curry lovers. It can be served over rice too and even noodles would be delicious with it. I cooked one large chicken breast, which […]

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