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Easy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Easy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Anytime Dustin comes in from the garden with a fresh eggplant, I know exactly what I want to do with it. Two words: Eggplant. Parmesan. Need I say more?

Weeknight Dinners

Chicken Parmesan - Plated

Chicken Parmesan

The better at cooking I get, the more critical and disappointed with restaurant food I become. I guess it's the lonely road of the foodie and is kind of an annoying Catch 22. [insert violin solo] To me, there's nothing worse than eating (and paying for!) a mediocre or, even worse, a bad meal I know [...]

Weeknight Dinners

Fig And Goat Cheese Salad

Fig, Pistachio & Goat Cheese Salad

So I love figs. Like LOOOOOOOOOOVE figs. Growing up, we had these two giant fig trees that produced the most perfect, purple, strange, little globes of sweet [...]

Weeknight Dinners

Spaghetti Meat Sauce From Scratch

Spaghetti Meat Sauce From Scratch

In my last post, I shared how to make spaghetti squash noodles from just simply roasting some spaghetti squash. Today, I wanted to give you a delicious spaghetti meat sauce from scratch to go with those tasty low-carb noodles. Sound good? Awesome! So, let's talk about the meat [...]

Weeknight Dinners

Breaded Shrimp Marinara

Breaded Shrimp Marinara

So I haven't posted this recipe on the blog before because it really feels like a cheater recipe. It's one of my super duper easy dinners that I don't really think of as a "recipe" [...]

Weeknight Dinners

chicken-florentine

Chicken Florentine and Tips For Easy Weeknight Dinners

Well, it definitely looks like "Easy Weeknight Dinners" is running away with it in the polls. And I hear ya.  What's not to love about a delicious, easy-to-prepare, home-cooked, nutritious meal after you get home from work? I don't know about you, but our time after work and before dinner is pretty packed.  After the [...]

Weeknight Dinners

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera

I recently made this Pasta Primavera and wanted to share it with you. It's a ridiculously easy meal you could easily make for a weeknight dinner or even use to impress your guests. I love how fresh and simple it is. Aside from the high yummy factor, this pasta recipe is also versatile. You can [...]

Weeknight Dinners

A Father’s Day Special: Homemade Chili Cheese Dogs

For Father's Day this year, to show my appreciation for Dustin, I asked him if there was something special he would like me to make.   Anything was on the table: rack of lamb, lobster, steak... Nothing's too good or expensive for the wonderful father of our baby girl. Well, his eyes lit up, he [...]

Weeknight Dinners

Italian Meatballs

You know how they say, "Having a kid changes everything"? Well, I have never really been a "meatball person." (Stay with me on this...) For some reason, I just didn't like 'em. Then, in 2008, I got pregnant and everything changed.  It really did. Suddenly, I craved meatballs to no end.  I'd make meatball stroganoff, [...]

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Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

I am definitely a girl who likes her lemons. Whether it's in my lemonade, squeezed over some grilled fish, in a salad dressing or even in my glass of ice water, I will love it. You probably could have guessed that, though, from my recent post on Halibut Picatta with Asparagus.  Dustin, however, isn't usually [...]

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