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Sausage, Sage and Pumpkin Pasta

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in All, Main Dishes | 19 comments

This Sausage, Sage and Pumpkin Pasta is pure comfort food with a seasonal twist. 

Sausage, Sage and Pumpkin Pasta

An oldie but goodie. 

That’s how I know this pasta dish. 

It’s been around our house for years, and it’s one of those recipes that I can’t exactly remember where I got it. Did my friend D give it to me, or did I give it to her? No matter; this Sausage, Sage and Pumpkin Pasta deserves a spot at your dinner table tonight. 

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Heirloom Grain Salad

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in All, Main Dishes, Sponsored | 0 comments

Add variety to your dinner rotation with this nutritious and delicious Heirloom Grain Salad.

Heirloom Grain Salad
One of my many favorite things about fall is the ability to get back into a routine. Sure, I love the carefree months of summer as much as the next gal, but having a schedule is a good thing for this crew as it helps us readjust to our school rhythm again. 

(In case you’re wondering, I was definitely one of those moms where naptime and bedtime were not to be messed with when my kids were toddlers. Apparently my fanaticism served us well as my kids still need/want their sleep!)

But that’s not to say that new routines aren’t a bit of a challenge to get used to. The juggling act of school, sports schedules and homework can be dizzying. Meals need to be quick and easy to serve and packed with nutrients to get us through our busy days. Empty carbs just don’t fit the bill. Enter the Heirloom Grain Salad

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Easy Pulled Beef Sandwiches

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in All, Main Dishes | 12 comments

Easy Pulled Beef Sandwiches have been a family favorite for years! Entertaining made easy.

Easy Pulled Beef Sandwiches

Fall is always a busy time in our house. Between back to school, sporting activities, college football games, and both of the kids’ birthdays, that’s a lot of fun packed into a few short months. It also means we have a lot of people at our house for weekend meals. So I tend to rely on a handful of dependable, easy meals to serve that don’t create a lot of prep work for me. You know those go-to meals you count on to feed a crowd? Easy Pulled Beef Sandwiches is one of those meals and fits the bill perfectly. The recipe involves 3 ingredients and about 5 hours of hanging out in the oven or slow cooker. The result is juicy, flavorful pulled beef that you can top however you want. Barbecue sauce, melted cheese or our favorite, horseradish sauce. I love that I can make ahead of time and serve it the next day or pop it in the freezer for later. 

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Easy Baked Chicken Chimichangas

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in All, Main Dishes | 9 comments

Easy Baked Chicken Chimichangas take the guesswork out of dinner and put a smile on your kids’ faces all at the same time! 

Easy Baked Chicken Chimichangas Now I know a lot of your kids have already started school, but for us that first day is TODAY. The bus stop will be full of excitement by the kids and the parents. I know that my kids are definitely ready for that big yellow bus to drive up. Me? I’m ready for some uninterrupted work time (and an end to the bickering) but not ready for the summer weather to end. My to-do list today has precisely 274 things on it. Think I’ll get them all done? Yeah, me neither. That clock is going to tick to 4:00 before I know it, which is exactly why I planned ahead and already know what’s for dinner: Easy Baked Chicken Chimichangas.

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Stubb’s Green Chile Fish Nachos

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in All, Main Dishes, Sponsored | 38 comments

The flavors of the Southwest shine through in these quick and easy Green Chile Fish Nachos.

Stubb's Green Chile Fish Nachos

Fish…on nachos? 

Stick with me, folks, because I guarantee you WON’T be disappointed. These fast, flavorful Green Chile Fish Nachos come together quickly after a generous soak in in one of my kitchen’s secret weapons, Stubb’s Green Chile Marinade. 

I know I’m usually harping on the fact that Grady is my picky eater, but Bridget has a few holdouts on the food front, too. I’ve already mentioned her dislike for eggs, but I also need to add fish to the list of things she will not eat. 

Why? She says she doesn’t like the flavor. 

I say, she hasn’t tried the RIGHT flavor. 

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Greek Chicken Wraps

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in All, Main Dishes | 15 comments

Use a rotisserie chicken to have Greek Chicken Wraps on the table in less than 20 minutes!

Greek Chicken Wraps

Please tell me I’m not alone. It’s 4:00, and I don’t have any idea what I’m making for dinner. I know, I’m a food blogger, but it happens to me, too. My day gets away from me, and all of the sudden the kids are asking me what’s for dinner. And that is when I turn to a rotisserie chicken for help. Make these Greek Chicken Wraps, and you have a tasty dinner as well as lunch for school the next day. How’s that for a winning combo?

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