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15 Minute Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Our 5 year old may be the most discerning mac cheese eater out there.  He doesn’t like it topped with crunchy bread crumbs or baked cheese: he wants plain, creamy mac and cheese.  This kid eats salmon, bell peppers and tomatoes like they are…

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Easy Chicken Pho

I must admit, we are not experts on pho and have really only had it a few times.  Once it turns cold, we are a bit obsessed with soups and we are constantly trying new recipes.  I looked up several pho recipes to get…

Recipes Weeknight Meals

Easy Southwestern Chicken Bake

I’ve tried several “quick and easy” recipes that I’ve seen on Pinterest or on Facebook and am usually disappointed by the lack of flavor. So of course I’ve adapted a few of the recipes I’ve seen to come up with this version. This recipe…

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Southwestern Meatloaf

I have never been a fan of the bland, soggy meatloaf recipes I had as a kid. Recently, I had meatloaf at a local restaurant called Oakley’s Bistro and it totally changed my expectation of meatloaf! That version had texture topped with a great…

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Cauliflower and Bacon Chowder

Spring in Indiana is so lovely! One day it is 70 degrees, the next 30 degrees with a chance of snow. So on a cold mid-March day, I set out to make cauliflower chowder. I saw a recipe on Pinterest and noticed a few things…

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Tamale Pie

Need an interesting take on Mexican food at home? I was craving something other than standard tacos/fajitas and this hit the spot! This one pan meal has cheesy corn bread baked upon seasoned beef with veggies. We are obsessed with cast iron pans and…

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Cheesy Chicken and Pasta Bake

On a recent blog, I saw a cool way to hide veggies in pasta. The blogger peeled and diced a zucchini then added it to the boiling noodles. It has a similar consistency when mixed in with the noodles and sauce and you have…

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Brown Sugar Caramelized Salmon

Salmon is one of the easier fish to cook at home. With its firm texture, the sturdy filets are easy to grill or bake and won’t fall apart. For years, our go-to salmon method was the tried and true cedar board with salt, pepper and lemon. It is…