Category: Recipes

Chicken Alfredo with Spinach and Sun-dried Tomatoes

chicken alfredo with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes

This is one of those meals that got thrown together because of the ingredients I had on hand but it makes regular appearances at our table now. It’s got whole wheat pasta, lean protein, and some veggies. Easily justified as a meal on busy nights. If you already have the diced chicken made, this will …

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Shots! Shots! Shots!

jello shots

Celebrating for Mardi Gras today? Me neither but who needs an excuse for Jello shots? Well I guess I do because I only make them for special occasions. As a parent to little ones, it probably wouldn’t be the best idea to keep alcohol flavored Jello in my fridge at all times. Next holiday up, …

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Cooking in Bulk: Your First Step to Freezer Meals

diced chicken

I’ve got plans. Great plans. I’ve pinned 426 different freezer meals and I have the best of intentions to prepare them all and to eat like a king for weeks on end. So I start to make a grocery list. It gets long (and pricey). I start to wonder where it all will go until …

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie

easy pot pie

It’s not very often that you will find me posting a recipe for something without decent nutritional value (these do have the redeeming quality of  lean protein and veggies), so when I do, trust that I find it worthy of the extra calories/fat/less than pure ingredients because I think that it tastes amazing. I’m also …

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Lemonade in February?

homemade lemonade, by the glass

Well fine. If winter is skipping Northern California, I am going to embrace the perpetual spring that we are having here. I saw these glass drinking jars at the Dollar Tree and thought, the question isn’t who needs more glasses, the question is who doesn’t!? Aren’t they cute? So of course I picked up a …

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