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Parmesan Pesto Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

You guys! Let me tell you about pasta that isn’t actually pasta. I know, it’s New Year’s Eve and you’ve decided you’re never eating pasta again. That’s totally fine because I’ve got a solution for you and you’re gonna love it because it solves so many problems (like carb and calorie probs). I recently invested… Continue reading Parmesan Pesto Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

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DIY Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Spoiled. The word most people would use to describe my pup. And she is, but when it comes to what I feed her, I have some seriously good reasons. Check out my recipes for slow cooker dog food if you haven’t already, I feed my dog these for her meals exclusively and she loves her… Continue reading DIY Sweet Potato Dog Treats

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DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food: With Pork!

At this point my pooch’s diet is entirely made up of homemade food and she couldn’t be happier! If you want to read about why I started making my dog’s food for her, you can read about that here and check out the first recipe I used in the slow cooker. As a personal choice,… Continue reading DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food: With Pork!

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Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Tangy Mustard Sauce

Despite my family’s best efforts, I am not a “meat and potatoes” girl. To my wallet’s dismay, I’m more of lobster or filet and steamed veggie lady πŸ˜‰ Sigh. I do my best to combine the two worlds, and here’s just one of those ways I think I’ve done it successfully: Beef Tenderloin Steaks with… Continue reading Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Tangy Mustard Sauce

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DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food

I know, ya’ll are going to think I’m crazy. Hear me out. I spend approximately 7.86% of my life complaining about how expensive it is to have a dog. Especially one that needs professionally groomed, and frequently, because she sheds minimally and her fur gets long, dirty, and tangled. Sigh. Ok, back on topic. Since… Continue reading DIY Slow Cooker Dog Food

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Garlic Honey Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs

Who doesn’t love chicken thighs? They are a staple in my home because they are easy to cook, low in calories, and always turn out tasty! I’m usually selecting boneless/skinless to cut calories and cook time, but I’ll be honest, they retain more flavor when bone and skin is left on. I modified this recipe… Continue reading Garlic Honey Brown Sugar Chicken Thighs

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Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

I can’t get enough beef tenderloin- I’d have it weekly if I could afford to! It’s always delicious and so hard to screw up. I typically prefer my beef and pork done “medium” but beef tenderloin tastes perfect almost any way and I find I enjoy it the most rare to medium-rare. I have a… Continue reading Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

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My Quick and Simple “Best-Ever” Chicken Parmesan

I’ve been making this recipe for years…. when I say years, I mean like, 6 years. But, to my credit, I’m only 26 and the age of 20 was when I really started cooking. To date, this is my go-to, my absolute best. At least so far. I haven’t modified this recipe from another. I… Continue reading My Quick and Simple “Best-Ever” Chicken Parmesan

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Japanese Noodle Bowl

Eating healthy doesn’t always mean dinner is grilled chicken and asparagus. This year, I’ve been trying to expand my culinary vault. When browsing recipes and preparing ideas I’ve noticed a personal trend towards “healthenizing” (completely made-up word for modifying “unhealthy” recipes so that they are clean and healthy) foods I would typically order at a… Continue reading Japanese Noodle Bowl

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Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Spicy Mayo

This recipe is a yummy way to change up your usual taco routine. It’s full of fresh nutritious ingredients and is perfect for the spring and summer season. I’m all for anything that requires the grill and this one does not disappoint! Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Spicy Mayo Serves: 4Β Β Β  Ingredients: –… Continue reading Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Spicy Mayo

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Break out the Grill! Steak Salads

Here in the Northeast we had 1 sunny day and temps were above freezing so that meant I broke out the grill! The weather was just perfect enough to remind me to keep hangin’ on, nicer days are coming πŸ˜‰ This “recipe” is one of my staples for the summer and I was craving it… Continue reading Break out the Grill! Steak Salads

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Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes and Zucchini Rice

  This one was inspired by a “what can I do with the random ingredients I have laying around” moment. The chicken portion is modified by a recipe in one of my “cooking light” specials. It turned out really great. It’s super fresh and doesn’t take very long to make. If you are in the… Continue reading Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes and Zucchini Rice