Garlicky Pork Chops

garlicky pork chops

Imagine a beautifully marinated boneless pork chop being grilled on the BBQ and then smothered in grilled onions and peppers for dinner tonight.  Packed with garlic, good olive oil and flavorful herbs, this recipe will light up your dinner table and quickly become a favorite go to recipe for pork chops. This marinade is sort… 

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Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken Thighs

apple balsamic chicken thighs

How many of you avoid chicken thighs because you fear that they’re unhealthy? Me? Guilty. For years, I bowed at the altar of white meat. Chicken breasts only. But over time, I started to figure out a few things. Like moderation. And that in a slow cooker, dark meat is SO MUCH BETTER. Why? It… 

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Chicken Penne Provencal


A delicious chicken pasta dish in under twenty minutes? Yes! This dish is so elegant and tasty, you’ll be able to pass it off as something really complicated. But it’s not. It’s almost shamefully easy. The briny capers add such amazing flavor without a bunch of calories and fat. (I just love capers. ) You… 

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Not My Mom’s Acorn Squash

acorn squash

We had a huge garden in our backyard when I was growing up.  My parents had six kids to feed, so they grew as much of their own food as possible.  We had amazing fresh produce for a large part of the year in our house.  Mom was good at saving vegetables in cold storage… 

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Black Bean & Quinoa Sliders

black bean & quinoa sliders

Do you ever walk through a Farmer’s Market and check out the food booths?  It’s one of my favorite things to do besides shopping for fresh produce!  It has been five years ago or more since I tried a black bean burger at one of these food booths. (Of course, I can’t remember which market!)… 

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Stuffed Peppers


I love holidays…Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, etc. There are always so many neat ideas that come out during holiday times to give me a little inspiration. When I see a neat craft or recipe, I try not to read how to make it so I can try and make it my own. This usually gets my… 

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Slow Cooker Moroccan Apricot Chicken


Have you ever tried chicken tagine? Tagine is a Moroccan dish packed with aromatic spices. It’s absolutely delicious. And pretty time consuming to prepare…unless you use a slow cooker! I was running out of interesting things to put in my slow cooker and decided it was time to figure out tagine in the crock pot. It… 

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Sausage & Peppers with Crispy Polenta (spon)

sausage & peppers 1

Quick, healthy and delicious meals are like gold. You find a good one, and you hand onto it for dear life, adding it to your busy weeknight arsenal. This hearty recipe for Sausage & Peppers with Crispy Polenta looks fancy, takes ridiculously good and is soul satisfying…all in under thirty minutes. There are plenty of… 

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Chicken & Black Bean Enchiladas with Salsa Verde

chicken black bean enchiladas

Have you been craving Mexican food lately?  Me too!  In looking at menus, online, of my favorite Mexican restaurants I debate whether I should go out and consume all those carbs and calories. Then it hit me, maybe I could make something similar at home, lightened up a bit.  So I looked at ingredients in… 

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