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Dinners

Meal Prep 101

Meal Prep 101

Why cook one dinner when you can cook 4? With snow in our forecast and school already cancelled tomorrow, I know my days will be long and I’m probably not going to feel like making big meals. So tonight while making dinner I prepared 3 […]

Mama’s Goulash

Mama’s Goulash

Food has so much to do with family, even more so than we realize. Different foods and scents can take you places and bring up memories long forgotten. I started this blog in the memory of my late grandmother, and father in law, both of […]

Leftover Turkey Bolognese

Leftover Turkey Bolognese

Without a doubt my FAVORITE way to use leftover turkey. Nothing about this dish screams Thanksgiving, it’s a twist on an Italian classic that I actually like more than the traditional beef bolognese. Under 10 ingredients and done in 30 minutes. Perfect for a quick […]

Mashed Potato Pizza

Mashed Potato Pizza

Time to talk about Leftovers Day! This is  a little creation my family calls Mashed Potato Pizza. This leftover dinner only uses 3 ingredients not leftover from Thanksgiving dinner and is my favorite way to use left over mashed potatoes. Everyone can customize their own […]

Pear & Sausage Stuffing

Pear & Sausage Stuffing

Call it what you will, stuffing or dressing, but it cannot be Thanksgiving without it. Technically, stuffing comes from actually stuffing the bird with the bread mixture and it cooks that way, whereas dressing is a bread mixture cooked outside of the bird, usually in […]

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

This dish was never part of my family’s Thanksgiving dinner, however it was in my husband’s family and just so happened to be one of his favorites. The first Thanksgiving he spent with my family I took it upon myself to make it, and it’s […]

Mashed Potatoes 101

Mashed Potatoes 101

I’ve been in charge of this side dish for my family’s Thanksgiving dinner for as long as I can remember. I’ve picked up a few tricks over the years for the best mashed potatoes. So here are my tried and true tips for anyone tasked […]

Loaded Veggie Chicken Soup

Loaded Veggie Chicken Soup

I think Autumn is here to stay, finally! A nice crisp chill in the air means.. soup time! This soup is true to its name and loaded with veggies which is perfect for helping build your immune system. As much as I love fall, I […]

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes

I decided to challenge myself this fall by coming up with more savory pumpkin dishes. As a lover of all things pumpkin and pumpkin spice, I was excited to dive into this. Sloppy joes were a favorite meal of mine as a child and I […]

Scalloped Zucchini

Scalloped Zucchini

Now that my husband has been doing the Keto diet for over a year he has grown a little tired of zucchini. The thing with zucchini is it’s versatility and low net carb value make it a staple in his diet. Burnt out on zoodles? […]