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Easy Theme Night Dinners for Summer

Theme night dinners can revolutionize your meal planning. Not only does it make the act of meal planning quick and easy, but it takes some of the guess work out of it for you and lessens the fear for your picky eaters. Here are some of my favorite meal planning themes to work into summer […]

Company Dinner Ideas

My in laws were here last week, ready to act the part of taste testers for The Cookbook. Bless her heart, my mother-in-law said that it felt like a spa weekend since she ate so much. I pointed out that there were no massages or pedicures in sight, but she was satisfied, nonetheless. It can […]

Meal Planning: 5 Meals to Help You Eat Well, Spend Less

Do you find yourself spinning your wheels as meal time approaches? Do you call hubby to stop at the store again on his way home, for something you forgot to pick up? Do you spend a little too much money on fast food purchases? Effective meal planning can do wonders for your time, your budget, […]

Butternut Squash Puree

Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?! What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the […]

Lawnmower Taco Recipe – Perfect for Freezer Cooking

Lawnmower Taco is a favorite recipe in our family. It’s a simple yet delicious taco casserole that my family gobbles down. That wasn’t always the case. One young man in his picky phase refused to eat it

ChiChi’s Italian Salad

Since I was a wee babe, ChiChi’s Italian Restaurant has been a family favorite. A local legend in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys of Southern California, ChiChi’s is a place that everyone knows. And I’m not talking about the Mexican food chain. (Just for the record ChiChi means “little bird” in Italian.) We […]

Easy Jambalaya for a Crowd

Feed the masses in style with this easy to prepare, one-pot meal of Jambalaya with Italian Sausage and Shrimp. It’s packed with flavor and composed of easy to find ingredients, no matter where you live. Ever since we were dating, my husband and I have enjoyed restaurant dining. Since he has an affinity for spicy […]

Cumin-Lime Pork Loin

Without a doubt the slow cooker can be the busy mom’s best friend in the kitchen. Who else will cook for you while you’re gone all day and have a piping hot meal ready upon your return from soccer practice, a business meeting, or an afternoon matinee? As long as you plan ahead, you can […]