Short-Cut Butternut Squash and Borlotti Risotto

Short-Cut Butternut Squash and Borlotti Risotto |

I'm all about making life as easy as possible. Especially in the kitchen. This one-pot meal requires little attention from the chef unlike traditional risotto, but still tastes and looks so elegant. The borlotti beans are an Italian brown bean that can be replaced with pinto beans. It offers great color contrast. But I've made this with white beans, too, which is a better … [Read more...]

Freezer Friendly Maple Dijon Salmon Marinade ~ 31 Days of Freezer Friendly Recipes

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Delicious and easy. That's the name of my cooking game friend! This salmon is both of those things...super simple to prepare and oh, so tasty too! Salmon recipes are not ones I share around here often, but I think it's important to serve fish and seafood as part of a balanced diet. When I do serve salmon or other more expensive meats, I try to pair them with other … [Read more...]

Bulgur and Pesto Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Have you ever noticed that certain genres of meals lend themselves perfectly to using up just about any leftovers? Here’s an example. Oatmeal will accept any random leftover fruit to be stirred into the cooking process.  I once found one loan pear slice stashed in the bottom of the freezer. It got chopped and added in with the rest of the dried fruit on hand. Then there’s … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Carne Asada

Slow Cooker Carne Asada Recipe |

One afternoon every week, my husband and I do a kid swap in the late afternoon for one of my son's weekly eye therapy appointments. Because I'd rather not sit in the waiting room with 3 squirrely little boys, he swings by after he leaves work and picks them up and takes them home. On those afternoons, I generally leave the slow cooker running so that when I get home from the … [Read more...]

Make Ahead Oatmeal – Packets & Cook Ahead Methods

Make Ahead Oatmeal Methods on the 'mom's new year' as many people call it. August is the time when moms all over regroup from the leisurely days of sleeping in, pool fun and all other summer activities. Regrouping involves a shift in mindset back into routine and structure, but it often involves getting up earlier, having to get breakfast prepared and lunch boxes packed, in a hustle to get out the … [Read more...]