lunch/dinner

garlic, butter shrimp scampi

Initially, I paused in blogging about this recipe. Then I realized how I could help it! And to be fair, I did go back for seconds of the original recipe. This is another quick, week-night meal that I think would pair nicely with a simple side salad. Let me know what you think! Original recipe is from How to Nest For Less. Ingredients 8 ounces of whole wheat angel hair pasta 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4...

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parmesan crusted pork chops

Growing up, my mother used to make Shake-n-Bake pork chops, which I loved, and on occasion, I still make today. I’m not sure if it was that memory or the fact that cheese was involved, but I gravitated towards this incredibly easy and yummy recipe for boneless parmesan pork chops that originated on Just a Pinch. Enjoy! Ingredients 4 boneless pork chops, 1/2″ thick 1 tbsp olive oil 1 c parmesan cheese 1 c Italian...

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skillet chicken–guest post!

This is my blog’s first guest post and I am super excited to feature friend and fellow-foodie–Michelle! She is a master in the kitchen, preparing delectable dishes with healthy options. So, without further adieu… Michelle P. I’m so excited to be doing my first ever blog post for my dear friend, Tara–and on one of my favorite topics, FOOD! I love making delicious and healthy dinners for my family. Since it’s a grey, damp winter day I’m...

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salmon, green beans, and tomatoes

I wasn’t going to post this. It’s so easy, it’s not even a recipe. But then I figured, if I hadn’t thought of it, then maybe others hadn’t either and could benefit from having a healthy, super fast, week-night meal. So here goes…Enjoy! Ingredients: Salmon Bag of green beans Container of cherry tomatoes Salt Pepper Season All McCormick’s lemon, butter, dill flavored seafood sauce Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice the cherry tomatoes in...

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Recipe Review: Baked Chimichangas

In my opinion, the fact that chimichangas are usually fried is a large part of what makes me love them so much. So when I came across a baked option, I was skeptical. Needless to say, my fears were laid to rest after I made these. They are delicious. (Even better the next day.) Don’t let the incredibly non-professional photo deter you. Enjoy! Original recipe from My Food Fridge. Ingredients 8oz pkg. cream cheese...

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Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken

Crock-pot meals usually scream winter to me. I’m rethinking that. I enjoyed this dish in its pure form, but I’ve read it can be put on top of nachos, in a taco, or even a burrito. Enjoy! From the Cookies and Cups website Ingredients: 2 to 2-1/2 lbs. chicken breasts, fat trimmed 2 (14 oz) cans diced tomatoes, undrained (I used 1 (28oz.) can) 2 (10 oz) cans corn, drained (I couldn’t find 10oz. cans,...

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