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Halibut in Parchment

Halibut in Parchment

You might think that as a food blogger, I'm cooking elaborate meals every day. And you'd be so, so wrong. Most days we eat simple meals, especially for lunch. Half the time David goes to the barbecue place down the street and gets pulled chicken for lunch and I have a black bean salad. And …

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Mustard Cream Sauce is a classic French pan sauce that's simple to prepare and adds a tangy sizzle to any meat!

Mustard Cream Sauce with Chicken

Mustard Cream Sauce is a French pan sauce with a white wine and Dijon mustard base--it's simple, classic, and delicious! Try it with chicken or pork--this sauce makes any dish extra special! Are you intimidated by French food? Most of it sounds so fancy with long lists of ingredients. And fattening! But this Mustard Cream …

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Vegetable Hash with Fried Eggs

Vegetable Hash with Eggs

Do you love easy recipes as much as I do? This is not even a recipe, but more of a technique or idea. There are no set amounts and there are no set ingredients except for the egg. How's that for instruction? We're trying to eat a little healthier around here, so having eggs for …

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Mexican Chicken and Rice with green onions and cilantro--it's a quick and easy weeknight meal!

Mexican Chicken and Rice

Mexican Chicken and Rice in one pot with green onions and cilantro--it's a quick and easy weeknight meal! Don't you love recipes that only mess up one pot? I sure do! This Mexican Chicken and Rice fits the bill perfectly. One pot and one plate to hold the browned chicken while the rice cooks. That's it. …

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffins—better than a mix, moist, and filled with real chocolate chips!

Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffins

Homemade Chocolate Chip Muffins—better than a mix, moist, and filled with real chocolate chips! These easy chocolate chip muffins are great for breakfast, brunch, afternoon or midnight snack! You know what's lovely? A summer rain on a July afternoon to cool things off...a screened porch on which to sit and listen to the patter of the …

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Roasted Asparagus

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

So simple but so tasty, this Parmesan Roasted Asparagus will have your people coming back for more and more! You just roast the asparagus on a baking sheet then add a little grated parmesan cheese. The whole thing takes less than 20 minutes and you have a perfect side dish.  If you don't like asparagus …

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Balsamic Roasted Chicken

Chicken is a go-to weeknight dish for many busy moms, and keeping it from becoming boring can be something of a challenge. This recipe is easy to prepare but the complexity of flavors will delight your family and even make for great leftovers. I like to use a whole cut-up chicken, but have also used …

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French Apple Turnovers

Easy French Apple Turnovers made with puff pastry and baked in the oven! Simple enough for a weeknight dinner and elegant enough for company! Classic French pastries, chaussons aux pommes or apple slippers, these turnovers are perfect for a weeknight dessert. They are easy to put together and a little healthier than the Southern traditional …

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Chocolate Pizza

Chocolate pizza made on refrigerated pizza dough with chocolate hazelnut spread and lots of chocolate chips—this is a kid-favorite! All of my children have favorite desserts. Brian loves the cream cheese pound cake, cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies and brownies. Malorie loves the pumpkin roll, cream cheese pound cake, banana pudding, red velvet cake and fudge …

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Easy Pie Crust Recipe

This Easy Pie Crust recipe is made in the food processor in less than five minutes. You don't need an egg and it turns out perfectly every time. I've never been one to spend a lot of time on homemade pie crust. I happen to think the Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts are absolutely fine for …

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oven baked omelet

Oven Baked Omelet

This oven baked omelet is perfect for two for breakfast or a light supper. Just mix up some eggs and cheese and whatever vegetables you like and bake! Let me state for the record, unequivocally, I love Ina Garten. I love to watch her shows because she has such a calm, soothing manner as she …

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Rosemary Lemon Chicken closeup after roasting.

Rosemary Lemon Chicken

This Rosemary Lemon Chicken is simple and easy—no chopping required! Just toss in some fresh herbs and lemon slices and roast for a perfect weeknight dinner.  I am an admitted Food Network junkie. I would watch all day long if I could. And, a few years ago when I had jaw surgery, that's exactly what …

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