20 Minute Tomato Basil Soup

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There are times in life when only soup will do.  When your whole body craves a big spoonful of steamy warmth and comfort in a bowl this Tomato Basil Soup is exactly what you need. As soon as the weather turns cool in the fall I crave soup and it doesn’t let up until sometime around June, when the heat of summer becomes unbearable.  You’ll

Easy Lemon Garlic Chicken

Garlic Lemon Chicken

I say this all the time because it’s true – some of the best meals I’ve ever had have been the easiest to prepare.  Great food doesn’t always depend on expensive ingredients or a confusingly long recipe to make it great.  Simple ingredients and basic cooking methods can produce mouthwatering meals.  My Easy Lemon Garlic Chicken is all the proof I need. I read so

Balsamic Dijon Pork Loin with Sweet Potatoes, Onions, and Carrots

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A simple recipe for Balsamic Dijon Pork Loin with sweet potatoes, onions, and carrots that cooks all in one pan.  A great option for a healthy gluten free, dairy free, and paleo meal.   For the last few weeks we’ve been living through the chaos of a move, which is why the blog has been pretty much abandoned since the end of January.  We’ve moved

Shrimp with Red Chili Coconut Sauce

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When I’m looking for a change in my dinner time routine I like to throw a little seafood into the mix.  But my sweet husband is just not much of a seafood lover.  One thing we can both agree on is shrimp.  Since shrimp is so versatile I can easily come up with ways to serve it so it never gets old.  At least not

Slow Cooker Game Day Chili

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My husband loves chili.  Specifically he loves my chili.  It’s one of our favorite comfort foods all winter long.  So when I told him I was going to try something new he quickly asked why I wanted to mess perfection.  But when I told him that I was working on a steak chili he relaxed just a bit. We love to have friends over to

Oven Roasted Beef Brisket

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Each year for our Christmas dinner I make a standing rib roast.  It’s been a family tradition for nine years running.  Everyone looks forward to my standing rib roast because it’s easily the most indulgent meal of the year.  My entire family counts on this meal, literally not eating a thing just to make sure they are sufficiently hungry to pack away enough of the

Creamy Butternut Apple Soup (gluten free & dairy free)

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With all the indulgences of the winter holidays I am especially thankful this year for one of the smallest, most unassuming comforts.  A warm bowl of velvety Butternut Apple Soup is one of the very best kinds of comfort food – the guilt-free kind.  It’s full of real food ingredients that are easy on your system so you can take a break and recover from

Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberries

Quinoa Cranberries Butternut Squash

Fall vegetables are so darn good, aren’t they?  Eating seasonal vegetables means that you get the most flavorful produce packed with the most nutrition possible.  Every year I look forward to the big beautiful butternut squash at the market.  I find every excuse I can to eat them while they’re in season. I make this Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberries at least once