Grilled Pork Tenderloin with a Homemade Spice Rub

Homemade spice blends are a cheap and easy way to add flavor and texture to your favorite grilled meats. Try this grilled pork tenderloin with its warm, spicy rub. Grilled meats are so fun and easy to prepare, they top my list of quick and simple meals. I particularly love grilling larger cuts of meat […]

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

plate of chicken salad wraps

Enjoy a simple, delicious chicken salad loaded with apples and almonds in this easy recipe for Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps. Looking for a tasty lunch that’s not too heavy? Want something quick and easy to prep? Can’t decide between a salad or a sandwich?  The answer to your queries is found in a super simple […]

Smoky Bean Soup

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Reminiscent of canned bean with bacon soup — without the bacon or the can! — this Smoky Bean Soup is an economical and filling, without much fuss. If you grew up eating soup from cans with red labels, you may have been a fan of Bean with Bacon soup. I know I was. I can […]

Pesto Pasta Salad with Cranberries & Feta

hands holiding bowl of Pesto Cranberry Pasta Salad

Enjoy an easy supper or side dish with this make-ahead Pesto Pasta Salad with Cranberries & Feta Cheese. It’s packed with flavor and makes a colorful addition to your buffet. I like to think that pasta salads are God’s gift to the busy home cook. They are hearty, make-ahead, and so very versatile that you […]

Homemade Chili with JalapeƱos

Fresh jalapenos give heat and flavor to this simple homemade chili that comes together in 30 minutes or less. Enjoy it for an easy weeknight dinner. You work hard all day. Your family is hungry. You want a quick and easy meal that doesn’t take all day or cost a fortune. It’s not too much […]

Greek Yogurt With Granola

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Yogurt is a super versatile ingredient or dish in itself. This recipe for yogurt and oats contains lime juice and honey for an unexpected twist.

Italian Wrap Recipe

What happens when you wrap up sub fillings in a tortilla? You have an Italian wrap recipe that’s out of this world and full of flavor. What’s so secret about this submarine sandwich? Well, it’s under wraps, of course! (I love a good pun.) Now seriously, wraps have had hit-or-miss popularity over the years. Sometimes you […]

Santa Fe Salad with Chicken, Corn, & Black Beans

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This Santa Fe Salad is super easy to pull together. Signature corn and black beans get added protein from shredded chicken and other tasty toppings.