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Quick and Easy Dinner Idea: Delicious Chicken Paillard

Healthy, Quick and Easy Dinner Idea: Delicious Chicken Paillard

Are you looking for a healthy, quick and easy dinner idea?  I have a great solution for you–this moist and tasty chicken paillard, which goes together in a snap.  It’s the perfect dinner for busy weeknights! First of all, what on earth is a paillard?  Even though it sounds fancy, it simply refers to a piece […] Read more…

Creamy Chicken with Cranberry Pecan Wild Rice

Creamy Chicken and Cranberry Pecan Wild Rice

Delicious creamy chicken with cranberry pecan wild rice is one of our favorite meals.  I have a feeling it will become one of your favorites, too! Do you ever feel like you’re in a rut with your meal planning?  I know I do! That’s when I know it’s time to dig through my recipe folder and come up with a […] Read more…

Perfect Classic Roast Chicken Recipe

Perfect classic roast chicken recipe. Easy and delicious

I know it’s easy to pick up a rotisserie bird from the supermarket deli, especially when you’re short on time and/or ideas. Believe me, I’ve done it myself many times! But what if I told you that making perfect roast chicken at home is incredibly easy?  In fact, your hands-on prep time is less than five minutes.  Dinner doesn’t […] Read more…

Crackling Chicken — a great Paleo and Whole 30 Friendly Dinner Recipe

Crackling Chicken - a great Paleo and Whole 30 friendly dinner recipe

Looking for a delicious dinner recipe that’s Paleo and Whole 30 friendly? You’ll absolutely love crackling chicken! Made with skin-on chicken thighs, it’s fried chicken without the breading! This fabulous recipe, which I originally discovered on Nom Nom Paleo, is one of our all-time favorites, even when we’re not avoiding grains or watching our carbs.  The secret […] Read more…

Hello Fresh Meal Delivery: Our Experience

Hello Fresh Meal Delivery Service

Not long ago a friend and I were discussing meal delivery services–you know, where a box of food, along with recipes, arrives on your doorstep each week?  She’s had one of these services (not Hello Fresh) for nearly a year and raves about it.  Even so, I had reservations. Would it cost too much?  Would it end up being more […] Read more…

Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Chili with Pasta and Beans)

Pasta e fagioli (Italian Chili with Pasta and Beans)

I happen to love soup all year round, but it really makes me happy in the fall.  There’s nothing better than enjoying a bowl of warm and comforting soup at the end of a chilly day.  And this recipe for paste e fagioli, or pasta and bean soup, is one of our favorites! Nothing makes life easier than soup […] Read more…

One-Pan Bistro Chicken – so Easy and Cheesy

The best bistro chicken ever -- so easy and cheesy

Hello!  Today I’m spiffing up and reposting one of my favorite recipes–amazing Bistro Chicken–because I don’t want you to miss it!  Sometimes my older recipes get lost back in the dusty nether-regions of the blog and forgotten, but that absolutely can’t happen with this recipe!  You must try it.  It’s so good, in fact, that I’ll change the […] Read more…

Avocado Salad with Feta and Cucumber

Simple Summer Supper Ideas

Dave and I are such avocado lovers–we enjoy them all day long: as avocado toast for breakfast, in guacamole with chips for snacks, and this wonderful avocado salad for lunch or as a side dish for dinner. So, not long ago, when our California nephew and his lovely wife sent us a box filled with huge avocados from their very own avocado trees, we […] Read more…

Fresh Summer Pasta with Basil, Tomato, and Shaved Parmesan

Fresh Summer Pasta with Shaved Parmesan

Not long ago, I shared some of our favorite simple summer supper recipes with you.  Later, I realized I forgot to include this wonderful summer pasta dish, which we enjoy every year–especially once our garden tomatoes start ripening! One of our all-time favorites, this simple pasta dish calls for fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, shaved Parmesan cheese, and olive oil.  Served with […] Read more…

10 Simple Summer Supper Ideas (with recipes)

10 simple summer supper ideas - with recipes

Summer is upon us, and I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little bit giddy!  We live in an area that has looooong winters, so when balmy weather finally arrives, I just can’t get enough of it.  One thing I’m sure of–when it’s beautiful outside, the last thing I want to do is hang out […] Read more…

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