Sausage & Peppers with Crispy Polenta (spon)

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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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Miso Sesame Cod

miso sesame cod

If you’re looking for a versatile fish that can take on a world of flavors, you can’t beat cod. It works great in Italian-accented cioppino, cornmeal-dusted Southern dishes and can tuck into a Mexican fish taco or dunk into batter for British fish and chips. I recently bought a tub of red miso and was… 

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Simple Enchilada Stacks

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So I have this recipe for enchilada casserole. My mother-in-law used to make it and it’s kind of a big deal in our family. I vividly recall the night she gave me the recipe over the phone while I scribbled it into my well worn Betty Crocker cookbook, hunched over in our tiny apartment kitchen. I was around… 

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Pappardelle with Heirloom Tomatoes

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Is there anything better than a silky pasta dish, a glass of wine and some fresh heirloom tomatoes?  I think not!  This dish is so easy to make and comes together quickly for the perfect weeknight meal. It is loaded with beautiful tomato wedges, scallions and capers.  The sliced garlic gets sauteed in the oil… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {September 21, 2014}

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  School is in full swing. We’re finally getting into a routine and I’m all HALLELUJAH! Boring? Maybe for some. But I had a super exhausting, busy summer … it was so manic,  I’m actually welcoming the monotonous, day to day craziness. Menu planning is also in full swing, because honestly, it’s the only way… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off: 7 Nights of Slow Cooker

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School starts this week round these parts. Not just my son in elementary, but the my youngest is starting preschool. I anticipate many hours in the car and not a lot of time at home. Slow cooker to the rescue! It’s the time of year that we dust off our slow cookers and thank God… 

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Wild Salmon Spread

wild salmon spread on a bagel

This great salmon spread came about when I asked the teenager what he wanted for breakfast, which, given his noon wake-up time, was actually closer to lunch (teenagers do that). Mr. Sleepy didn’t have a preference so I decided to test out an idea on him. Fresh wild salmon is in season right now, and… 

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Harcha with Avocado Egg Salad

GF Bread with Avocado Egg Salad

One of the hardest things for many people who have to or choose to eat gluten free is giving up bread. The good news is there are lots of options to still enjoy bread products! Harcha is a Moroccan skillet bread. It’s most often made for breakfast and drizzled with honey and butter. But this… 

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