Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry

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Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry

Is anyone else ready for some light and fresh meals after that chocolate bunny-filled weekend we just had?! I sure am! That’s why I’m loving this Shrimp and Asparagus Stir-Fry that I made for Better Homes and Gardens. This stir-fry is packed full of fresh and seasonal asparagus, snap peas and plump shrimp. The sauce is lightly sweetened with a touch of brown sugar and brightened up with some rice vinegar and soy sauce. The best thing about it is that {Read More}

Asian Inspired Meatloaf

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Asian Inspired Meatloaf-2 copy

Switch up that boring old meatloaf with this Asian Inspired Meatloaf. It’s filled with diced shitake mushrooms to keep it extra moist and topped with a sweet and spicy sriracha glaze for a nice punch of flavor. I did a crazy thing yesterday. I went and bought 5 baby chicks. As in chickens. As in, hello, I’m now a farmer… except not really. We’re in cuteness overload overhere. They’re just so darn fluffy and adorable and I simply couldn’t resist. To {Read More}

Sweet and Spicy Green Beans

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Sweet and Spicy Green Beans

If you’re like me, always searching for a new and exciting way to eat your veggies, then you’re going to love these Sweet and Spicy Green Beans. They take just a few minutes to make, and are an excellent side dish you’re going to enjoy over and over again. Yesterday I took all 4 of my kids on a bike ride along the river on a smooth, paved path. The sun was shining, there was a cool breeze, and it was just {Read More}

The Best Steaks Ever!

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Beef Recipes

With the combination of one awesome steak marinade and a delicious garlic & basil compound butter, these are literally The Best Steaks Ever!  With Father’s Day just a few days away, I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with steaks. They are man food. Well, that and nachos. Let’s talk about steak for a minute. There are all sorts of cuts of beef out there, but when it comes to grilling here are the best cuts to {Read More}

Beef with Broccoli

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Classic Beef with Broccoli

I’m on a bit of a mission these days. While I love coming up with the most unique and fun recipe creations I can think of, I also really enjoy classic dishes like Chocolate Chip Cookies, Sesame Chicken, and Broccoli Salad. (not necessarily in that order, but you get the idea). Classics. It’s what a lot of my recipes are based off of, but I realized I don’t actually have a lot of my favorite classics published on my site. So {Read More}

Vegetarian Orange Chicken Cauliflower

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Vegetarian Orange Chicken Cauliflower

I’m just going to come right out and say it – This Vegetarian Orange Chicken Cauliflower is on the top of my list for all time favorite recipes. By no means am I becoming a vegetarian, I love meat way too much for that. But every once in a while I like to participate in those “Meatless Mondays” that everyone’s always talkin’ about. Plus saving a few calories is never a bad thing either… The trick with this Orange Cauliflower {Read More}

Quick and Easy Brown Fried Rice

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Quick and Easy Brown Fried Rice

Since the beginning of the year I’ve been attempting to replace things like white bread with whole grain bread, white rice with brown rice, chocolate with apples. Ok, so that last one wasn’t true, but I have been trying to incorporate more brown rice with our meals. My family, is not a huge fan of brown rice. I used to make two cups of white rice for one meal and my family would eat the whole pot. Now I make {Read More}

Raspberry Greek Yogurt Parfait

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Raspberry Greek Yogurt Parfait

If you follow me on Facebook then you might have heard that I’m starting the BeachBody program where I’ll be working out daily, and eating well balanced meals. It’s part New Year’s resolution, and part I-want-to-look-awesome-for-my-30th-birthday… which happens to be just a few months away. One thing you’ll never see me do is give up dairy to try and lose weight. I’m a firm believer that dairy is significantly important in a healthy and well balanced diet. I still make sure {Read More}

Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust

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Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust

If you’re looking for a tasty dessert recipe that will knock your socks off. These mini Eggnog Cheesecakes with Gingerbread Cookie Crust are simple to make and are filled to the brim with holiday flavor. I wanted to make a delicious version my Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Cups so when I found a tube of Gingerbread Cookie dough from Pillsbury I knew they would make a delicious base to a sweet eggnog cheesecake. All I had to do what cut {Read More}

Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

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Easy Shrimp Pad Thai

Shrimp Pad Thai ranks in the top 10 of my all time favorite dishes. If you ever go to a Thai restaurant and you’re not sure what to order, go with the Pad Thai. It almost never disappoints. If you’re in the need of a quick and tasty dinner recipe at home, then you should also go with Pad Thai. This dish has a nutty sauce that is bold and flavorful, with just a kick of spice. You can completely customize {Read More}