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Easy Vegetarian Unstuffed Shells

Easy Vegetarian Unstuffed Shells

< These easy vegetarian unstuffed shells eliminate most of the hard work that comes with shells but keeps all the same great flavors. Growing up as a kid my mom didn’t cook a lot.  She had a few meals she would make and stuffed shells […]

Tomato Meat Ragu

Tomato Meat Ragu

As you know by now if you have read any of my previous posts – we don’t eat a ton of meat.  We may eat meat once on the weekend and sometimes not at all.  I always have been picky about eating meat and before […]

Eat and Travel to Portland Maine

Eat and Travel to Portland Maine

This fall my mom had taken a road trip down south and was passing thru Detroit on her way back.  She mentioned she would be willing to take our three year old for us so my husband and I could get away if we wanted. […]

Tomato Florentine Soup with Roasted Tomatoes

Tomato Florentine Soup with Roasted Tomatoes

I just finished a 5 day fast program and the day after they recommend to eat lighter.  So I decided I wanted to make some soup.  But I wanted minimal work and not a lot of veggie chopping.  I thought about making my Tomato Florentine […]

Red Wine Beef with Rice

Red Wine Beef with Rice

  It is rare that I have time to spend hours in the kitchen.  It is also rare for me to want to make meat on a weekday.  But I guess that is what happens when you take a week off of work!  So I […]

Tomato Sauce with ‘Njuda and White Wine

Tomato Sauce with ‘Njuda and White Wine

My husband and I had a kid free weekend recently.  We went to brunch and hit up a little Italian store that I have been wanting to go to for awhile now.  In addition to all the pottery and pantry staples this store had homemade […]

return to me – new year new mantra

return to me – new year new mantra

It’s that time of year again.  A New Year for new beginnings, new resolutions, for some even the “new year new me” attitude.  But I don’t do resolutions.  Not my thing.  If they are yours and they work for you, that is great.  I just […]

Mexican Hash Brown Quiche

Mexican Hash Brown Quiche

On the weekends we usually don’t have a ton of extra time.  Having a three year old who is active doesn’t enable hours in the kitchen for breakfast.  But the other day we were up early and had time so I decided to take the […]

One Pot Mexican Orzo and Veggies

One Pot Mexican Orzo and Veggies

This one pot Mexican orzo and veggies is a perfect easy weeknight meal. Loaded with beans and veggies it is flavorful AND easy to clean up!   Lately I have been on a one pot or one pan kick.  I had recently made this one […]

Easy Mexican Rice

Easy Mexican Rice

If you have been following along for some time then you won’t be surprised that my husband loves anything and everything Mexican.  He is from Texas and would eat something Mexican inspired every night if he could.  He really wanted tacos one night and asked […]