Broiled Lamb Kabobs

Happy August! Today we have simple Greek yogurt marinated lamb kabobs- made right from the comfort of your broiler. Lamb is one of my favorite proteins and I could eat it for days. I love the flavor and how it pairs so well with fragrant spices like cumin and cayenne. For these kabobs you can use…

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Black Bean Soup

Who says that it needs to be dark and chilly to enjoy a hearty bowl of black bean soup? This zippy soup is packed with veggies and is naturally vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free. It actually comes together pretty quickly thanks to canned black beans- don’t even have to drain them! But the soup tastes…

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Greek Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Sometimes I need a Friday night to look like this. Tender, lamb meatballs filled with feta, pine nuts, mint, and cinnamon, bubbling in a bath of tomato sauce. Meatballs are a family favorite for a reason, and this Greek-style variation adds just a little twist to keep things interesting. The oregano and cinnamon gives them a summery,…

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Gnocchi alla Senese

Tuscany for the win. I was flipping through one of Rachael Ray’s magazines last week looking for some quick and easy dinner ideas, and came across Gnocchi alla Senese. Whatever that means. I like gnocchi so I read on. It sounded like a meat sauce with a whole bunch of herbs and flavors. But did…

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Pineapple Quinoa

Here’s to long Spring days filled with lots of bacon! When it comes to seafood, there are very few things I dislike, (I’m looking at you raw oysters), but scallops might take the cake. As delicious as they are, scallops can be pricy, so they’ve become one of those luxury foods that my husband and…

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Spicy Sausage Rigatoni

Every once in a Wednesday, we make it a mid-week fun pasta night. Tonight was no exception with Spicy Sausage Rigatoni. Wednesday night meals have to be pretty quick and simple. A little bit of prep work, followed by a little bit of waiting for the sauce to simmer; nothing difficult. This dish is perfect if…

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Penne with Sausage and Basil

Friday night is usually pizza night, but tonight we’re going with a simple penne pasta covered in roasted cherry tomatoes, onions, and Italian sausage. Sometimes I feel like enjoying an easy pasta dinner that yields big flavor for little effort. Roasting some veggies and sausage in the oven is a great fix for that. Roasting…

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Happy Friday! So, funny story about this baked macaroni. I made it, snapped some photos, ate it for lunch, and got SO excited to write about it that I completely forgot to put it away in the fridge. So now it’s been hours later and I’m trying to decide if it’s still okay to eat….

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Teriyaki Meatballs

I’m clearly a fan of juicy, flavorful meatballs. I made a whole bunch of variations left and right, like these Meatball Subs on a Stick or these Juicy Italian Meatballs, or my Not Too Spicy Meatballs. So I wanted to try and make something different with these Sticky Teriyaki Meatballs with an easy homemade teriyaki glaze….

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Orecchiette with Sausage, Chickpeas, and Mint

Orecchiette has quickly become one of my new favorites. Orecchiette with sausage, chickpeas, and mint, specifically. I’m crazy about the way these flavors come together. I’ve been recently taught to use pasta cooking water throughout the recipe- it makes a big difference. Using salted cooking water allows you to skip adding additional salt later on…

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Three Cheese Manicotti

Pasta has to be the ultimate comfort food. And if pasta isn’t, then cheese is, and this three cheese manicotti recipe has plenty of both. I’ve been wanting to try manicotti for a while now- I guess I was worried about cracking the delicate noodles. But as it turned out, this was a really easy recipe to…

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Slow Cooked Coconut Curry

Savory gets me every time. Today I threw a whole bunch of veggies, chicken, and coconut milk into a slow cooker and let it cook me dinner. This is a winning recipe for curry newbies. It has plenty of room for simple swaps- like zucchini or carrots, and chicken or shrimp. You can also raise…

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