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What to Make for Dinner

What to make for dinner? It’s a daily question, isn’t it? Here are some simple strategies to help you answer it in a good cheap way.

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Broccoli Sesame Noodles

What to make for dinner is a question that most of us have to answer on a daily basis, whether you cook for yourself or feed an army. I don’t know many people who have a personal chef, do you?

Though I work in food, I still find myself stumped on occasion. However, I’ve come up with some simple strategies that help me get out of the quandary and gets the food from fridge to table.

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Pesto Shrimp Linguine Salad

Pesto Shrimp Linguine Salad is super easy and quick to assemble. It’s packed with flavor thanks to pesto, sundried tomatoes, and black olives.

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Years ago (like 20+) I worked as a waitress and barista at a pricey Santa Barbara restaurant and bakery. One of the perks of the job was to get a free meal with each shift. And since a single meal could easily be $20, it was a pretty nice perk!

Usually the chef got to decide on your meal and would give you whatever he needed to use up, but if you were lucky you got to choose. I loved their Chicken Caesar Salad, I mean, it was the 90s, you know. And I loved the fried ravioli and learned to like fish after tasting Norbert’s salmon.

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Zucchini and Sweet Potato Hash

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Hash

Zucchini and Sweet Potato Hash is so delicious! Add some onion and chopped mushroom as aromatics, and you’ll be so pleased you’re eating healthfully! This summer has been pretty wild for me. We started it out with my husband’s surgery and are ending it with my autoimmune diagnosis. I’m still holding out a smidgen of hope that […]

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Favorite Cookbooks: What are Yours?

favorite cookbooks

Cookbooks can play an important part in our relationships as well as the food we put on the table. Favorite cookbooks are worth more than their purchase price. Cookbooks have personality. They become a part of our family. I know that I can get lost for hours, browsing my cookbook collection because it evokes so many memories. […]

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Pasta Salad Bar

pasta bar

Serving a Pasta Salad Bar is a cool and easy way to serve a crowd of varying tastes. Provide cooked pasta and toppings so each can make his own pasta salad. I tend to serve dinner one of two ways: individually plated or buffet style. Our years of having babies and toddlers at the table […]

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Salade Nicoise Recipe

salade nicoise

Salade Nicoise is one of the traditional French salads, composed rather than tossed, and featuring fresh vegetables, tiny salty black olives, and tuna. If you travel to France, chances are you will have the opportunity to eat in a restaurant or cafe. I hope so! Some of the best meals I ever ate were in […]

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Creamy Chicken Salsa Verde

creamy chicken salsa verde (3)

Creamy Chicken Salsa Verde is packed with rich flavor. Bathed in sour cream and salsa, the chicken gets extra flavor from Mexican spices and cilantro. When I don’t know what to make for dinner, I make this dish. Even my picky eater gobbles it down and asks for more. It’s so simple, it’s actually kinda […]

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Easy Make Ahead Meals You Can Freeze

easy make-ahead meals you can freeze

Need some help this month? Want to feed your family well without a lot of hassle? Check out these make-ahead meals that freeze beautifully. Life has a tendency to get very full. It’s all too easy to get busy in the everyday and forget to plan ahead for dinner. On days like that, it is […]

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

It’s so easy to cook spaghetti squash, you’ll wonder why you don’t do it more often. Spaghetti squash is a great, low-carb alternative to pasta or polenta.

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Cookbooks: How to Get the Most Out of Them

meal planning cookbook

Cookbooks are fun for reading and gaining cooking knowledge. But are you getting the most out of your collection? How can you maximize your cookbooks?

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