Easy Blender Salsa

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A super quick post for a super quick salsa.

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Greek Chili

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Chili recipes are out there by the thousands… probably by the millions!

You might as well be picking a star out of the sky.

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Move Over for Mozzarella!

We could probably camp out here for the rest of the year and never struggle to find a recipe.

Picking only a few recipes proved to be a difficult task… How did I choose?

For the first Mozzarella recipe I decided to make something I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE to eat…

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BRUSCHETTA!!

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A savory take on Jam

At first I dismissed the idea of “J is for Jam” altogether because I thought there would be no “dinner” recipes made with jam…

Only desserts came to mind.

Then I realized that jams would make a FANTASTIC glaze for meats… especially chicken or pork. But more on that in another post.

A “jam” that I definitely did not expect but ended up LOVING is the subject of today’s post: TOMATO Jam!

Throw out any pre-conceived notions that just entered your head… you NEED to try this!

Tomatoes are a fruit after all… why not make jam out of them?

This is amazing on a burger!!! Take a look…

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Italian Sausage Soft Tacos with Roasted Veggie Salsa & Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream

Yes, the “I” in our A to Z line up is for ITALIAN SAUSAGE!

I must admit, I’m a bit burned out on sausage for the time being, as we have been eating sausage recipes all week….

But you don’t have to make them all in the same week like I did… If you are a sausage-lovin’-family (as we are) you might be able to do 2-3 meals without hitting burnout! 🙂

First up….. nope, not an Italian dish…

TACO NIGHT!!

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Sausage Soft Tacos with Roasted Veggie Salsa and Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream

My mouth is officially watering…

Maybe I’m not as burned out on sausage as I thought!

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Goat Cheese Pizza & Cheesecake

Although this will be my last post for the letter “G”, it is most certainly NOT the end of my using Goat Cheese in my recipes. To the contrary, I believe using it as one of Apples to Ziti’s ingredients has made me want to use it even MORE!!

I thought we might grow tired of its creaminess, its lightness, its tart but slightly sweet flavor…. WHAT AM I SAYING?!!!

We have not grown tired, and I plan on making these last two recipes AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN!

My husband and I are off to California/ Mexico this next week for a much needed get-away!… Thus, I am finishing with not just ONE but TWO Goat Cheese recipes before saying goodbye for a week…

I have a simple “homemade” pizza recipe you can whip up in no time AND a decadent dessert that has given me a go-to recipe I may never stray from!!!

It is late and unfortunately there is no time for calculating and posting the cost for these recipes right now…. so just enjoy and don’t worry about money for a few minutes while you read this… or drool over this (as the case may be).

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Grilled Eggplant & Goat Cheese Sandwich

I actually was able to find quite a few recipes for sandwiches with grilled or roasted veggies paired with goat cheese. I loved reading through (and sometimes drooling over) many of them…

I was having trouble finding that combination of budget-friendly and tasty that I was searching for…

Thus, I decided to make my own! Eggplant + goat cheese + tomatoes + greens + fresh herbs + bread… that’s basically your shopping list right there!

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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 Tzatziki & Lamb Burgers

Yum yum yum yum… YUM!

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Wait… did I already say YUM?!

Don’t waste any more time… print the shopping list!!: Lamb Burgers with Feta Tzatziki Shopping List

Need a side? Try my Marinated Tomato & Feta Salad.

Again… yum.

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F is for Feta Greek Salad

The official recipe for this “Big Greek Salad” can be found here. I took out a couple of ingredients, added in one, and modified the directions just a touch to tailor it to my family’s tastes.

I served it with Turkey-and-Rice Stuffed Peppers and they were a great match! A delicious, gorgeous meal…

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E is for Egg Burrito (Healthy Style)

Looking for something filling, delicious, and good for you? Look no further!

I discovered this recipe during my second pregnancy and have been making it ever since. If I’m making the recipe for just me (which is often the case), I will make a recipe for four and just add the eggs when ever I’m in the mood for eggs throughout the week. Making it for more than one person is simple too, AND, of course, it’s budget-friendly!

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The hot sauce is optional but I like a little kick now and again with my eggs 🙂

SHOPPING LIST: 1 red onion, 1 red bell pepper, 1 can black beans (low-sodium, if possible), 8 eggs, 1/3 cup pepper jack cheese (or cheddar if you don’t like it spicy), 1 large tomato (or two small ones), 1 small avocado, tortillas (recipe calls for 10-inch, burrito size)

Stapes to be sure you have: Canola oil, Chili flakes, Cooking Spray, Salt & Pepper

Some optional items: sour cream, salsa, hot sauce

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