Lemon-Garlic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts with a Simple Side Salad

Super simple, one dish meal, with great flavor. And it’s perfect for a busy week night (which I put to the test). Just toss the veggies in a bit of olive oil and lemon, top with the chicken, sprinkle with a few spices, and throw it in the oven. It’s really that simple. While it’s […]

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Spice Rubbed Salmon over Creamed Spinach with Tri-Colored Potato Hash

The combination of flavors and textures in this meal was fantastic. And to my surprise it was my favorite meal this week; which had everything to do with how well the spice from the salmon and the creaminess of the spinach complemented each other. Now I will tell you, the spiciness is a little much […]

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Sweet and Spicy Tilapia over Couscous with Green Beans

Hands down the fastest meal of the week. And, it sure didn’t taste like it. The flavors in the tilapia were tangy and sweet. I chose to leave the ‘spice’ out for the kids’ sake and added it at the table. Paired with simple couscous and green beans, it was a great meal. And an […]

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Chicken Pot Pie and a Fresh Green Salad

My kids would eat Chicken Pot Pie every night if I’d let them. So, let’s just say I’ve made my fair share. For a long time I would tweak the recipe just a touch; until this recipe became the winner. True to it’s predecessors, the rich creamy chicken and vegetable center with flaky crust is the perfect comforting […]

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Pan Grilled Pork Chops with Sautéed Spinach and Mac and Cheese

This recipe is really versatile and works great with many cuts of meat. I chose pork chops, but flank steak, chicken thighs, or sliced medallions of pork tenderloins would be wonderful. But, the winner of this meal (according to the kids and my husband) was the macaroni and cheese. Pan Grilled Pork Chops SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME […]

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Mushroom-Sage Chicken and Rice with Lemony Asparagus

My family loves this meal. And I love how simple it is to make and that lunch the next day is even better than dinner! YUM! The chicken thighs bake really well and turn out nice and tender. You can use breasts; just make sure you don’t overcook them. And, if you’re really into mushrooms, […]

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Citrus Soy Salmon over Wilted Spinach and Honey Gingered Carrots

If you were to find this meal in a fancy food magazine, on a cooking show, or in a trendy upscale restaurant it would be called ‘Roasted Salmon with a Citrus Soy Reduction’.  Sounds so complicated and fancy; but it’s really very simple and packed with flavor. And when paired with simple spinach and subtle sweet gingered […]

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