Posts in Dinner
one dish chicken enchiladas

Quick, delicious, weeknight dinners are the end all when you are trying to maintain health and sanity. Feeding my kids homemade, real food is very important to me, but like most parents, time is hard to come by. This One Dish Chicken Enchiladas, is really fast and conveniently make ahead. You can get two dinners out of this which is another homerun!

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instant pot basic chicken soup

Pressure cooking has me hooked. Last Mother’s Day my present was an Instant Pot and I’m in love. From the best hard boiled eggs ever to the fastest bone broth and all of my favorite soups, this little machine creates intense flavor and quick dinners. I am still creating and testing, but one of our favorites is this basic Chicken Soup.

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gluten free eggplant parm

I love turning dishes that my Grandmother made and my Mom still makes into dishes my whole family loves and I can still eat. I turned this Italian classic into a favorite gluten free dish, that not anyone, not even my Father can tell the difference. This Gluten Free Eggplant Parm is a hot commodity and It’s worth making a really big batch, because leftovers are even better.

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easy turkey meatballs {paleo}

I just needed something simple to make for dinner and the normal chicken and beef just wasn't what I was in the mood for. My kids are used to Sunday sauce, so I wasn't sure they were going to go for Turkey meatballs, but these turned out so tender and flavorful, that everyone was happy. These really take minutes to throw together and only need to simmer for about 30 minutes, so it is quick too.

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honey lime grilled flank steak

Using different cuts of meat is a great decision when you are trying to go the economical route. Sure, I would always prefer a beautiful Strip Steak or Filet Mignon, but when you are feeding a family of five, that is saved for special occasions or just once in awhile. The beauty of choosing a Flank steak is, if you find a larger sized piece, you can get two dinners out of it.

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marinated chicken kabobs

Grilling season has officially arrived and throwing Kabobs together is a simple way to create a easy dinner and one that can be changed to suit anyone's tastes. I choose chicken and zucchini with onions for more flavor. Any veggie is perfect and will work depending on the flavor profile you are trying to accomplish. I marinated in our favorite homemade Italian Dressing, but anything goes with this approach.

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chicken and rice {gluten free}

Easy gluten free dinners that take minutes to pull together, are so important when life is busy and you want to sit down with your family for a nutritious meal. This Chicken and Rice compilation, is a Mediterranean bowl of sorts, that uses basic ingredients as the starting point, but can take many additions like spinach and mushrooms to make it even better. It doesn't even have to be served piping hot, which makes it an even bigger winner for a make ahead dinner. 

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white pizza with olives

This recipe has a long history. My Mom has been making it for as long as I can remember and everyone is in love with it. I even added it to the menu at my Italian restaurant, with rave reviews from customers. It never really had a name, so I"m simply calling it White pizza with Olives and because of the amazing crust created from the amazing company Cappellos, it is also gluten and grain free.

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chicken with shallot cream sauce

This is definitely one of my top chicken dishes of all time. My family eats a lot of chicken and It has become my job to make it exciting, different and just plain spectacular or they are not interested! Its all about the sauce with this recipe. The chicken is amazingly tender and although there a few steps to this dish, it is simple and some tasks can be done ahead of time very easily. 

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