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Unstuffed Cabbage

This recipe is a weeknight standby in our house and has been for years. In fact, it was the first recipe I ever posted to this little blog seven years ago. Check out the stats and you will see why it has survived the test […]

Brown and Wild Rice Salad with Mandarin Oranges (and Cooking Matters)

Over the past six weeks I have been a volunteer chef for Cooking Matters. If you haven’t heard of Cooking Matters, I suggest you check it out. Their website articulates their impressive mission: Cooking Matters courses teach family members skills that will last a lifetime and […]

Lentil and Brown Rice Soup

The weather has been a little strange lately. We had a few gorgeously crisp fall days followed by some summer-like weather. Today is rainy and humid. That said, we are technically in soup season and there’s nothing like a pot of soup simmering on the […]

Beef and Green Beans

Tonight I bring you another easy, fresh, week night, go-to dinner!  If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you may recall that I find it incredibly gratifying to prepare meals that have the flavors of takeout that I am drawn to, yet are healthy, fresh, and […]

Chicken Picadillo

I’ve been slacking a bit in the dinner department lately and I haven’t liked it one bit!  A combination of plans filling the last couple of Sundays, very hot weather that makes me a bit lethargic and less than eager to hang out behind the stove, […]

Italian Style Baked White Fish with Flavorful Rice

My husband requested some white fish for dinner and as always, I am happy to oblige his cravings! Baked white fish is one of my favorite meals so I looked forward to making this delicious weeknight dinner. The basis of this fish recipe is something my mom […]

Mushroom and Wild Rice Casserole

I am crazy about wild rice and I always have my eye out for recipes that incorporate it. I was reading this recipe over at 101 Cookbooks where Heidi suggests trying any of your favorite grains in her mushroom casserole recipe. I saw it as great […]

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

After an indulgent holiday weekend, I was flipping through America’s Test Kitchen Light & Healthy 2010 in search of something fresh and light to get us back on track.  These Asian Chicken lettuce wraps caught my eye.  A little over a year ago now, I […]

Sunflower Zucchini Pie

In honor of my new collaboration with Eggland’s Best, I thought it would be fun to make an egg recipe for dinner!   I found this recipe on Eggland’s Best website.  It was created for Eggland’s Best by The Meal Makeover Moms.  I wanted to use up some zucchini and […]

Easy Jambalaya

New Orleans has been all over the news lately and I think that’s why I have had Jambalaya on the brain.  I decided to try this recipe from the Boston Globe and it was really great!  This is an easy and tasty week night supper and it allows […]