Stuffed Shells with Kale and Sage Sausage in a Butternut Squash Sauce

Lately my goal has been to up the health and nutritional value of the food I make. Stuffed shells sounded like a good way to use some of the kale and chard in the garden, and to put a little bit more of an autumnal twist on the dish, I made a sauce with butternut squash instead of the usual …

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Chicken Caprese Pizza from bohemiancottage.com

Caprese Chicken Pizza

Browsing magazines never fails to make me inspired. Whether its a craft or a dinner, magazines are full of opportunities.  I came across a picture of  chicken caprese pizza in seventeen magazine. This seemed like the perfect meal to satisfy the appetite of the picky eaters of our house, while still keeping it healthy. This pizza is truly easy to …

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Smoked Gouda, Avocado and Tomato Panini

This simple meal really hit the spot on a Friday evening after a long work week. The girls were with their Dad, and it was time to unwind and relax. Makayla was the one who originally made this yummy sandwich for her home economics class last year. I happened to have a good crusty loaf of Italian herb bread and …

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Pork Loin Chops with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

[jwplayer player=”1″ mediaid=”383″] This luscious smokey sweet raspberry sauce was a spontaneous invention. Tom and I decided to make dinner an event with video instruction. Lights! Camera! Action! Check out our video and let me know what you think. Ingredients for the marinade: Juice and zest of half a lemon 1 tbsp. garlic paste (or finely minced garlic) 2 tbsp. Dijon …

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