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Pasta with Tomatoes and Grated Parmesan Cheese {Easiest Meal EVER}

{This recipe is part of a series called “Maria’s Dine-In Challenge.” Get all the details on the challenge here.} This week’s focus during our challenge is being intentional about sitting down and eating together as a family. Some days that is easier said then done. With crazy schedules and any number of unexpected events that […]

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Fast and Delicous BBQ Chicken Ranch Pizza

{Maria’s Dine-In Challenge Event is coming your way, beginning April 15, 2013. Great ideas for bringing the family to the table for dinner, passing up the drive-thru, menu planning, essential kitchen tools, finding time to cook and gaining confidence in the kitchen. There is also a great giveaway from The Pampered Chef…more info coming soon.}  I kind of want […]

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Lentil Tacos Recipe

So my baby girl turned one this weekend. sniff sniff. How did that happen??? In honor of her officially not being an infant anymore, a couple months ago I made a goal to lose those clingy extra pounds that had refused to budge for the last 10 months. I am happy to say, “I DID IT!” […]

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Vegetarian Taco Stew on Rice

I have mentioned before that my family tries to have at least two or three nights a week that are meatless or contain very little meat. This healthy and filling Vegetarian Taco Stew over Rice was sort of an accident, but my kids loved it so much that it has become a regular on our revolving […]

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Sausage and Peppers Done Right

My Friend Jess makes the best Sausage and Peppers. Really. The best. She grew up in New Jersey and for those of you who haven’t ever been to New Jersey there are a couple things you should know. They are very serious about two things there. Making Italian food and eating Italian food. Catch me […]

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Best Turkey Ever

Turkey, done right, can be one of the most delicious meats out there. The trouble is turkey is really easy to mess up and if you don’t know what you are doing there is a good chance you will come out with an under seasoned, dry, bland bird that is only edible with a heavy dose of gravy. […]

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Pumpkin Pizza Recipe

I was looking for something a little different to serve for our Halloween dinner tonight, and I found this Pumpkin Pizza Recipe on the Nestle Meals recipe page.  I’m intrigued!  I love pumpkin in savory dishes, and found that I can sneak it into a lot of recipes and my kids love it.  Throw pizza […]

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The Best Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

These budget friendly crock pot fajitas are the perfect week night meal. Very minimal prep time for a big payoff in the taste department. Pinto Beans and Salsa cooked in with the chicken make the savory filling. Add your family’s favorite Fajita fixins, and like I said…you’ve got the perfect weeknight meal. Catch me after the […]

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Easter Dinner ~ Holiday Ham Recipe

Last night it hit me that I would be cooking Easter dinner, ACK!  So I did a quick search of our archives, because I knew Maria had posted a ham marinade that got numerous rave reviews.  I even got one email from a lady telling me how her husband laughed when she said she was […]

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Teriyaki Chicken Wraps Recipe (or Turkey!)

One of my favorite parts of visiting Aubrey’s house is picking up some of her recipes. She is always cooking something healthy that I have never had before.  She made Teriyaki Chicken Wraps one night that were delicious, and even better left over for lunch the next day. I am thinking they would be a […]

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