Tag Archive: weeknight dinner recipe

Healthy and Tasty Coconut and Butternut Squash Soup (Tasty Tuesdays)

Coconut and Butternut Squash Soup: creamy butternut squash soup made with coconut milk. Vegan and Dairy Free Options.

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Alcohol Free Cheese Fondue plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

Here’s one of my favorite family friendly meals that can be made right at the table: Alcohol Free Cheese Fondue. Normally Cheese Fondue is made with a dry white wine, like a Chablis. You are definitely welcome to make it that way if you desire. But, this version tastes fabulous without the alcohol. I originally …

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Barbecue Lentil Mushroom Burgers – Crazy Ingredient Challenge

If you are looking for a tasty meatless meal I have a quick and flavorful idea for you: Barbecue Lentil Mushroom Burgers. Today is the 20th of the month so it’s time for the Crazy Ingredient Challenge. A group of bloggers pick two ingredients not normally paired together and create a dish with them. The …

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Hearty Ham and Potato Soup plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

October is almost over and it is actually getting chilly at night the last week or so here in Southern California. And that means it is finally SOUP WEATHER!!!! The other night I whipped up this easy and filling Ham and Potato Soup for dinner. The 7 year old devoured it! Time for the Happy Mommy Dance. …

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Easy and Delicious Mushroom and Goat Cheese Ravioli

I was thrilled with the winning ingredients for this month’s Crazy Ingredient Challenge: mushrooms and goat cheese. The CIC is a blogging version of Chopped where we are assigned ingredients to make a dish and blog about it.  But in our version, no one gets chopped. We all get lots of ideas to make with the …

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Simple Beef Shish Kebabs

How delicious did my guys think these Simple Beef Shish Kebabs were? Not only did they eat them, they complimented me! UNPROMPTED! You might also like these posts Slow Cooker Brisket with mushrooms and onions Amazingly Flavorful Low Fat Meatballs BBQ London Broil in the Slow Cooker plus Tasty Tue… Pumpkin Gnocchi and Bacon Alfredo

Curried Sweet Potato Soup plus Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

While flipping through the original May I Have a Copy of That Recipe cookbook that was the precursor to this website, I came across a recipe for Curried Sweet Potato Soup that I knew wasn’t on the blog yet. Mostly because I know Ma’am never made. She put it in as a joke for a …

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BBQ London Broil in the Slow Cooker plus Tasty Tuedays Link Up

I managed to get a good deal on a London Broil (aka top round or flank steak), but didn’t want to go with my usual method of cooking it which is to marinade then cook on grill/broil until medium rare in the middle. This time I decided to cook it low and slow in the …

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Pumpkin Gnocchi and Bacon Alfredo

I know I swore I wouldn’t do a pumpkin recipe this year, but then I joined the Crazy Ingredient Challenge. Each month the group picks two ingredients and makes a recipe with them. This month we chose Pumpkin and Bacon. So, I had to give in and come up with a pumpkin recipe. So in a burst …

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Mezetti – Beef and Noodle Skillet Meal

Here’s a great one skillet meal that’s been in the family for years. Hearty, beefy stick to your ribs meal that cooks up in about 45 minutes, most of it hands off time, making it perfect for a weeknight. I have no idea where the name Mezetti came from, I assume it’s the name of the person that …

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Easy Tortilla Soup

I found this recipe for Tortilla Soup in Ma’am’s original recipe archives and it looked so simple and satisfying I knew I had to make it for dinner and get it on the blog for Fall. Yes, I am still fantasizing about cool weather. Two extra bonuses are: -you probably already have the ingredients in the house …

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Foil Wrapped Salmon and Vegetables

Confession time: I am afraid to cook fish. If I mess up $3 a pound chicken I can somewhat come to grips with that. But, $19 a pound salmon fillet. No way! I would be devastated for days. While strolling through the store this week I spied a wild caught Keta salmon fillet for about $6 …

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Asian Chicken Wraps

A few weeks ago the folks at Gourmet Warehouse contacted me to ask if I would be interested in trying a few of their products. I got a free spice rub and marinade, they get a few recipes, we both get free advertising from each other. Works for me! And if you are wondering “would she …

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White Gazpacho – Home Made Summer GIVEAWAY

Creamy yet light, full flavored, healthy, no-cooking “made in a food processor (blender)” soup. This White Gazpacho may just be my new favorite dish of summer. And I think it photographs quite nicely too. Plus, if you want to make this vegan and/or gluten-free, a few easy substitutions should do the trick. You might also like …

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Southwestern Black Bean Burgers

Loaded with spices and mushrooms for texture, could someone really think these Southwestern Black Bean Burgers are made with ground meat? Not for a minute. But they are absolutely delicious in their own right. I saw the recipe in the June issue of Cooking Light and immediately knew I had to make them. I learned awhile …

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Coconut Curried Eggs: A Delicious and Unique Dish

Do you have a fridge full of leftover Easter Eggs and want something a bit more exciting than egg salad or deviled eggs? Or maybe you are looking for an easy meatless weeknight dinner. Well, I have a simple tasty recipe for you: Coconut Curried Eggs. You might also like these posts Simple and Healthy Sesame …

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TVP Tacos

When I was typing up the Meatless Main Course suggestions a few weeks ago, I suddenly remembered one of my favorites from years ago. Eons ago, Amway used to offer an incredible meatless taco mix that only needed water added, in addition to your favorite taco toppings. TVP and the spice cabinet to the rescue. You might …

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The Creamiest and Easiest Risotto

Risotto is one of those wonderful dishes that traditionally are a bit laborious to make but is worth it in the end. And everyone has an alternative method “guaranteed” to be easier and just as creamy. I have already blogged about two ways of making Risotto: the traditional way of making it on the stove: …

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Pretty in Pink Pancakes are Healthy and Delicious Thanks to Beets

Beet Ricotta Pancakes provided healthy vegetables and protein, great for breakfast or dinner. Hidden vegetables. Pink Pancakes recipe Jessica Seinfeld.

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The 2014 Winter Olympics are upon us, and since they will be held in Soichi, Russia I thought it was time to pull out some Russian cuisine to get in the mood. Strawberries Romanoff might be delicious, but it is a little too cold in most of the country for that right now. Instead, I am …

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Free E-Guide: Choosing Healthy Fats

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