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DISHING UP DINNER NOMINATED FOR THE LIEBSTER AWARD

DISHING UP DINNER NOMINATED FOR THE LIEBSTER AWARD

I never thought I’d be nominated for any kind of blogging award, especially after launching my blog just months ago. Thanks to Laura Katzensteiner from The Crafty Cat, Dishing Up Dinner was nominated for The Liebster Award. Thank you, Laura!   The Liebster Award? What the […]

POTATO SOUP

POTATO SOUP

One of my favorite things about fall is hauling out my abandoned soup recipes and rediscovering how much we enjoy soup! This Potato Soup recipe is one of our favorites. In fact, it’s my son’s favorite meal. It’s so good, it’ll even make you cry […]

BREAD & BUTTER PICKLES

BREAD & BUTTER PICKLES

Making my own pickles has never crossed my mind. I just buy them from the refrigerated section of the grocery store and leave it at that. I love dill pickles in any shape or form … delicious! So when my husband said he found pickling […]

BLACK BEAN BURGERS

BLACK BEAN BURGERS

At least once a week, if not more, I make a family friendly, meatless meal – no beef, chicken or seafood. This is a tall order when factoring my carnivore-eating kids into the picture. However, I made these Black Bean Burgers last night and they […]

CAESAR SALAD DRESSING

CAESAR SALAD DRESSING

I’ve been on a homemade salad dressing kick for awhile now. Frankly, the bottled stuff is convenient, but it never tastes as good as whipping up my own dressing. It’s been a challenge to find a Caesar salad dressing recipe without anchovies or eggs that […]

15 BACK-TO-SCHOOL DINNER RECIPES

15 BACK-TO-SCHOOL DINNER RECIPES

When flipping my calendar to August, a mixture of back-to-school emotions bubbled up … anxiety, excitement, sadness, shock. It’s hard to believe summer is winding down and the school year is set to begin. As my kids age, summer seems to pass by so much […]

THE BEST HOMEMADE COLESLAW RECIPE

THE BEST HOMEMADE COLESLAW RECIPE

I know. I know. There are literally thousands of recipes touting to be “The Best.” However, you’re going to have to trust me here because this truly is The Best Homemade Coleslaw Recipe you’re going to find. It beats anything you find prepared at the […]

EASY BRUSCHETTA CHICKEN

EASY BRUSCHETTA CHICKEN

We eat a lot, and I do mean A LOT, of chicken around here. It’s easy to prepare, reasonably priced and versatile. However, it can become, well, boring … yawn. So, while menu planning last week, I had a brainstorm to combine two of my […]

EASY BERRY CRUMBLE

EASY BERRY CRUMBLE

When it comes to making a delicious summer dessert, you can’t beat this Easy Berry Crumble recipe. Chock full of berries with an oat crumb topping and capped off with vanilla ice cream … well, life doesn’t get much better, does it? I recently made […]

1-HOUR SPICE-RUBBED RIBS

1-HOUR SPICE-RUBBED RIBS

I know what you’re thinking … how can ribs possibly be falling-off-the-bone delicious in one hour? Yes, it is possible! These 1-Hour Spice-Rubbed Ribs truly are amazing – easy, delicious, tender and mouth-watering. So, what’s the secret? Keep reading and I’ll tell you more!   It […]

SLOW COOKER TURKEY TACOS

SLOW COOKER TURKEY TACOS

Tonight I made one of the easiest and most popular meals at our house … Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos. My kids think I work all day to whip up this tasty meal. However, honestly, you spoon the meat mixture into the slow cooker after only about […]

PASTA & BASIL PESTO

PASTA & BASIL PESTO

My basil plants are really taking off with all the rain we’ve been experiencing. So, while the rain has put a damper on our outdoor summer plans, there is an upside … I’ve had an opportunity to whip up extra batches of pesto! My favorite […]

GRILLED VEGETABLES & ORZO SALAD

GRILLED VEGETABLES & ORZO SALAD

With the warmer weather we’ve experienced, our grill is getting a workout! For this Grilled Vegetables & Orzo Salad, I prepared a variety of vegetables on the grill and tossed them with cooked orzo, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh basil. You can use […]

CASHEW CHICKEN & VEGETABLES

CASHEW CHICKEN & VEGETABLES

Whenever I’m craving Chinese, I almost always haul out this Cashew Chicken and Vegetables recipe. Generally, I don’t deep-fry much of anything at our house. That’s one of the reasons why I like this recipe. You start by sauteing the chicken in a bit of […]

BLACK BEAN & CORN SALAD

BLACK BEAN & CORN SALAD

It’s hard to believe Memorial Day is right around the corner! The school year has flown by and summer is on its way – yay! To celebrate, I decided to make this Black Bean & Corn Salad. It’s the perfect side dish to serve with […]

SIMPLY DELICIOUS GUACAMOLE

SIMPLY DELICIOUS GUACAMOLE

Guacamole is one of my favorite toppings for just about anything … burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, enchiladas, salads, and, of course, chips! I’ve tried several store-bought varieties and while some are better than others, none can beat this Simply Delicious Guacamole. It’s one of the […]

BEER BURGERS

BEER BURGERS

Who doesn’t love hamburgers? In recent years, I’ve purchased hamburgers from our local warehouse club. While they’re convenient, they just don’t have the same flavor as making them with ground chuck at home. Recently, my son enjoyed dinner at a friend’s house and they served […]

SLOW COOKER TURKEY SLOPPY JOES

SLOW COOKER TURKEY SLOPPY JOES

I have a confession to make … I didn’t think I liked sloppy joes, much less turkey sloppy joes! My husband grew up on this all-American classic. His mom made them often on nights she and her hubby went out to play cards with friends and […]

CLASSIC STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

CLASSIC STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

What’s not to love about strawberry shortcake? It’s one of those desserts that’s stood the test of time. Last week was my son’s 15th (!) birthday. His request for breakfast … you guessed it: homemade strawberry shortcake. While not a regular on our breakfast menu by […]

GRANOLA

GRANOLA

I first discovered granola years ago on a family vacation when I had a chance to try muesli, a cousin of granola. Long popular in Europe, Swiss physician and nutritionist, Maximilian Bircher-Benner, first introduced muesli in the late 1800s. His philosophy revolved around eating a […]