Category: Main Dishes

The Secrets to Succulent, Slow-Cooked Meals

You’ve got to love an appliance that makes luscious, aromatic, Sunday-style dinners a reality any night of the week: Ingredients go in, the cooker goes on, and dinner comes out pretty much whenever you’re ready. Plus there’s usually only one […] Read more…

One-Pot Taco Pasta

They like tacos. They like pasta. You like one-pot recipes. Is there any doubt this Healthy Living dish will be a winner at your house? It’s an easy recipe that’s delicious and flexible to suit your families tastes. Prep Time […] Read more…

Kid-Friendly Recipes for a Healthier Summer

Perhaps it’s the looser schedule, the longer days or the heat, but kids are continually requesting snacks and special treats this summer. Just this morning, my two-year old nephew asked for a snack instead of breakfast. Um, no. In addition […] Read more…

Homemade Dried Onion Soup Mix

Onion-Soup-Mix

I needed a dip to serve Sunday night and my go-to onion soup packet was nowhere in sight. Man, that stuff has become a crutch in my kitchen.  Meatloaf, stews, pot roast, hamburgers, potatoes, chicken, chili, gravy, veggies…oh my gosh! […] Read more…

Creamy Avocado Pasta – Guest Post #DailyDoseofDesign

Hope you’ve all have a spiffy Memorial Day!  OK, so technically, I’m home now from the amazing trip my daughter and I took together this month. Now the problem is that I’m so jetlagged and worn out. You know how […] Read more…

Freshen Up Your Fiesta with a DIY Taco Bar!

I spent most of my childhood in Texas (shout out to the Rio Grande Valley!) immersed in it’s rich culture and amazing food. My dad was a terrific chef and we frequently had one of his specialties – fajitas – […] Read more…

Pepperoni Chicken Parmesan

Pepperoni Chicken Parmesan

My husband is technically Irish.  I’m not sure where he got this Italian streak, but I see it every time I ask him what he wants for dinner.  Ziti, spaghetti, lasagna, linguine, pizza, clam sauce, calzone…you name it, he loves […] Read more…

Lasagna in a Bun

Lasagna in a Bun

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17 Delicious and Healthy #Spiralizer Recipes

Spiralizer Recipes

So, if anyone tells you that when I got my Spiralizer, I spiralized everything in sight for two whole weeks (including three very full weekends,) I might deny it. Unfortunately, it would be super easy to tell that I was […] Read more…

Simple All-In-One Skinny Lasagna #RedGoldRecipes and #Giveaway (ENDED)

Skinny Lasagna

  Every year, my husband requests lasagna for his birthday dinner. I know it’s coming, but I’m never prepared for the day long preparation of making the sauce and mixing up the cheese filling. Not to mention boiling the noodles […] Read more…

25 Ways to Use Basil

Basil plants everywhere else have grown wild this summer and now you’re probably wondering what you’re going to do with the rest of your abundant supply. Your first instinct is probably to make a boatload of pesto. Do it. One […] Read more…

Malaysian Chicken Pizza

Malaysian Chicken Pizza

It’s been about 26 years since my mom sat in her favorite chair in her living room in New Orleans and cut this recipe out of the Cooking Light magazine. A short time later, when I arrived for a visit with […] Read more…

The Amazing Burger Round-Up: 16 Fabulous Burgers, Buns and Sauces

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  Burgers? Yes, I’m a big fan! We grill year-round…hot, cold, rain, snow, wind, it doesn’t matter. And while there’s nothing like a good ole’ traditional burger, these days the combinations are endless. Even burgers themselves are now made from […] Read more…

Louisiana Crawfish Bawl…OK, Boil

Seafood boil

My brother called me a couple of days ago.  Seeing his number on the caller ID generally puts me in “what happened and is everyone ok” mode. Not that he never calls, but he doesn’t usually call without a pretty […] Read more…

Simple and Yummy Chicken and Rice Soup

How can you go wrong with Chicken and Rice Soup?  It one of the easiest and most versatile dishes that I have in my arsenal.  And, yes, this recipe does call for bouillon cubes….I’ll just give you a minute to […] Read more…

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