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BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza ~ NEW 31 Days of 31 Minute Dinners

BBQ Chicken Pizza Final Close

Pizza. We love pizza just as much as the next family does. And while I love to make my own dough (usually in the bread machine), some days I just don't have my act together or I forget to start the dough in time to be ready to get the pizza in the oven at a reasonable dinner hour. On those frazzled and trying days, I often turn to a "french bread pizza." I keep loaf bread … [Read more...]

Egg Salad BLT Sandwich ~ 31 Days of 31-Minute Dinners


Jazz up your next egg salad sandwich with some bacon, lettuce and tomato. You won't be disappointed when you combine these 2 sandwich favorites into one! Also, check out the recipe for my not-so-secret ingredients for the egg salad. (Hint: It's NOT mayonnaise!) Enjoy... See the full 31-Minute Dinner Recipe for Egg Salad BLT Sandwich here! Pin all of our 31 Days … [Read more...]

Skillet Nachos ~ 31 Days of 31-Minute Dinners

Skillet Nachos Recipe

Nachos are always popular around here, and I imagine they are around your house too! Instead of piling the meat on top of the nachos, make the meat in a skillet, then assemble your nachos "upside down" or "inside out" or whatever... Taco meat. Chips. Cheese and other toppings. Super quick and tasty twist on Taco Night! See the full 31-Minute Dinner Recipe for … [Read more...]

Tuscan Bean Soup ~ NEW 31 Days of 31 Minute Dinners

30-Minute Tuscan Bean Soup Recipe

I'm giddy about this ham and bean soup! It's a light and refreshing soup. It really is. You can tell just by looking at it, can't you. This is the flavors of summer meet the flavors of fall. A ham and bean soup meets the late summer harvest of zucchini, spinach and carrots. Toss it all together in a giant pot with some chicken stock, dried herbs and then top it all off … [Read more...]