Lemon + Chicken

Lemon-Garlic Chicken with Creamed Corn

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Super simple, super easy, super budget-friendly….

SUPER delicious!!

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Healthy Turkey & Lentil Meatloaf

One of the home-cooked, comfort food meals that I often think of when I think of ‘ketchup’ is…

MEATLOAF.

It may not be the fanciest, prettiest meal that you’ve ever eaten… but it’s satisfying and comforting. (sigh)

I had ground turkey on hand and instead of going out to buy ground beef to make meatloaf, I felt inspired to re-create this go-to comfort food in a way that was both hearty and healthy…. AND, of course, TASTY!!

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Along with the ground turkey, I used oatmeal, chopped red bell pepper, and lentils to “beef” up this meatloaf!!

You will be enjoying a SUPER ‘good-for-you’ meal that is also comforting and full of flavor at the same time!!!

If you’re not excited, well… YOU SHOULD BE!!

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QUICK Baked Barbecue Chicken

This is so simple… you won’t believe it!

On this evening my husband had to work late so I knew it would be just me and my girls for dinner!

Hmmm… this meant none of the usual help he gives me while I’m making dinner…

I had to keep it simple and QUICK!

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The recipe may be simple but the possibilities for serving it are virtually endless….

You could serve the chicken with dipping sauces… then just add a veggie, a side salad and/or potatoes for a meal!

For a main dish salad you could serve the chicken on top of salad greens with crumbled blue cheese, onions, tomatoes, avocados, and a ranch or buttermilk dressing. You can pick and choose the toppings!

You could make a BBQ chicken quesadilla with similar toppings to the salad… crumbled blue cheese, onions, avocados or guacamole for dipping.

OR…

Put the chicken on a sandwich or wrap it in a tortilla… add toppings and ranch… another meal!

DINNER IS SERVED!

Really, you can enjoy it however you like… but it’s DELICIOUS any way you use it!

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Pork Tenderloin with Jam Glaze & Habanero “Mojo”

“Mojo” is not a word I use often…

Okay, I never use that word.

But apparently Bobby Flay likes to use it to describe the sauce in this recipe of his…

And let me just say… call it what you like, it’s DELICIOUS!

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Some mashed potatoes and cheesy broccoli on the side and you’ve got a meal!

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Easy Italian Sausage & Broccoli Calzones

Where did this past week go?!?

I haven’t a clue… if you know, let me know…

I’ve been busy working on a final Italian Sausage recipe while moving onto the “J” recipes!

Check out the CALZONE! Quick, easy, make ahead, cheap, and DELICIOUS!… Did I get everything in there…??

This recipe does it all. Except maybe the dishes… you’ll have to do those yourself… or enlist someone to help you.

Just tempt them with these calzones… they’ll have no choice but to grant you a night off from dish-duty!

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These are EASY because I don’t have you make your own dough… I experimented with two store-bought doughs and was happy with both of them. They yielded slightly different results but BOTH were tasty!

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I is for Italian Sausage & Tomato Rigatoni

I knew I couldn’t get away with doing “Italian Sausage” and not finding or creating at least one ITALIAN recipe…

So here it is…

Italian Sausage & Tomato Rigatoni

Pasta 1_2

After a fairly involved soft taco recipe, I knew it was time to switch to something simple…

Thus, this sumptuous pasta is much quicker to throw together!

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Honey Balsamic Chicken Drumettes

Honey I’m home!!

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This is one of those meals that is wonderful to come home to… you could make over and over again… eat it over and over again and never be sick of it…

You can do most of the chicken ahead of time and then just leave yourself time to pre-heat the oven, put the drumettes on a baking sheet, and bake! LOVE it!

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F is for Feta Guacamole

One of my favorite things to make is Guacamole.

Avocados are delicious in any form in my opinion… but they are especially delicious in guacamole. I have a sort of “standard” way I like to make guacamole and I thought… hey, why not add a little feta right into the guacamole?? I couldn’t imagine it being bad and it turned out wonderful! Just a fun way to mix things up a bit… especially if you want to put a greek twist on your guacamole! You could even serve it with pita chips instead of tortilla chips if you wanted to go Greek all the way!

Click here for my Feta Guacamole Recipe (you can omit the feta if you like and get my “standard” recipe)! 🙂 And, if you need a shopping list… Feta Guacamole Shopping List!

Everything you need:

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F is for Feta-Stuffed Peppers

I had been wanting to try stuffed peppers for quite some time and I finally had the chance to do it! This was the first time I made them and it won’t be the last. And… the stuffing included Feta… PERFECT!

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I made some adjustments to a Greek Salad recipe I found and served it alongside the stuffed peppers… YUMMY!

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Making this meal is a bit of a process, but if you do as much as you can ahead of time it’s MUCH easier and not so stressful! Still, leave yourself some time to get it all on the table… it’s not a quick fix but it’s a fantastic end result!

STICK WITH ME ON THIS ONE… Let’s get started!

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F is for Feta & Fettuccine

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I had to give you a close-up shot to start so you could see the beautiful Feta and parsley in this creamy red-pepper pasta dish!

Not only is this recipe budget-friendly, but it’s also SUPER healthy, too!

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An Egg Ending

Whew… Found it!

Have you ever lost something important, torn apart your house to find it, and then had to give up in despair thinking you’d lost it for good. You’re mad because you don’t want to buy a new one but it’s something you need… or at least use often?? That was my past five days. I lost, I searched, I despaired.

However, this story has a happy ending… I found my lost something!! This is especially exciting for me, because usually the item I lost is never found and I’m always left wondering if it grew legs and walked away of its own accord somehow.

What was my precious lost item? None other than my camera card. I store all my Apples to Ziti and family photos on it. Nothing like a lost camera card to put a food blog at a stand still. All that cooking, all those pictures, all that time… I was so sad to report that we would have no final “E is for Egg” recipe and just a couple (if any) “F” recipes. But I don’t have to report that!

Here is my “Egg Ending” as I’ve chosen to call it: Egg Casserole

I couldn’t finish a series of recipes on eggs without including an egg casserole… classic and usually budget-friendly!

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