Creamy Avocado Pesto Zucchini Pasta

zucchini pesto pasta 2

There are two deceivingly delicious things at play in this pasta recipe.  A) There is actually no pasta in this recipe. The ‘noodles’ are spiraled zucchini. Zucchini has been my go to sub for pasta for quite a while. It’s great for satisfying a pasta craving if you’re avoiding foods with lots of carbohydrates or… 

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Spicy Green Chile Chicken Casserole

green chile chicken

I grew up eating casseroles at home, family reunions and potluck dinners, but growing up in Texas meant one very special casserole…King Ranch Casserole. Despite the name, the casserole didn’t come from the King Ranch in South Texas but rather a Junior League recipe that really caught on. My mom usually made this dish for… 

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Foil Pack Rosemary Chicken

foil pack rosemary chicken

As the summer starts to wind down, fall is just around the corner.  That means less barbequing and more time in the kitchen with the oven and Crock Pots.  That also means kids are going back to school and time is precious between getting home and bed time.  Learning to balance your time in the… 

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Bison Pumpkin Chili

bison pumpkin chili

Pumpkin lovers, rejoice! Starbucks is giving you your spicy coffee fix early this year because, apparently, we can’t get enough things with pumpkin flavors. (You do know that there’s no actual pumpkin in those lattes, right? Or in those new pumpkin spice latte M&Ms? That’d be pretty gross.) But I have a dish for you… 

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Cowboy Caviar

cowboy caviar

Disclosure: I am being compensated by Cans Get You Cooking for my participation in this campaign as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. Please note, this post contains affiliate links.  As always, all opinions are my own!  Yippie kai yay! How I love cowboy caviar. This recipe is a hybrid of about three different recipes I’ve collected and… 

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Tangy Chicken Salad

tangy chicken salad

Around the time I discovered the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans group, I was just beginning to branch out with my culinary desires.  I hated learning to cook growing up and I had 3 male roommates for several years during the “college” age.  Once I started to realize how much I enjoyed my time in… 

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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pineapple Pork

teriyaki pineapple pork

Growing up, there was a family I knew that had Hawaiian roots.  Every so often they would put on full blown Luau parties with entertainment and food.  They had groups of boys that would perform Haka (Maori war dance) as well as playing out combat scenes.  These events were a staple of my childhood. When… 

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Picadillo Tacos

picadillo tacos

I was researching the origins of the mealtime holiday known as “Taco Tuesday” and couldn’t come up with a definitive origin story, although a couple of restaurants have laid claim to the phrase, either in the late ‘70s or early ‘80s. “The Lego Movie” seemed to bring the cry of “Taco Tuesday!” back into the… 

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