Greek Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta


  This dinner meets all my requirements.  Fast, Easy and Healthy!  It definitely falls into my  Fast and Fresh Category. I have had this on my 'recipes to blog' list for at least a year.  Somehow it keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the pile.  Chicken trumps shrimp??  We cook a ton of chicken around here! I found this in an old Cooking Light cookbook that is no longer available. (which is too bad because it is my favorite cookbook ever!  It looks like this, … [continue]

Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin


  Don’t touch that dial!  I know, these look sooooo hard to make,  but believe me when I say they are incredibly easy!  Four ingredients and no fancy equipment needed!     I didn’t use a mandolin slicer. I didn’t even heat up the cream before I poured it in.  I simply sliced the potatoes with my trusty sharp […]


15 Fast and Fresh Dinner Recipes


Here are all my favorite ‘go to’ recipes that I cook time and time again. All are super easy and super fresh.  I think you and your family will love them! You can find a few more on my Fast and Fresh Pinterest Board. One Skillet Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas One […]


Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon


    Have you seen the movie Julie and Julia?  About a woman who made all the recipes in Julia Childs cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking…and she did it in one year! When my daughter was young, we were obsessed with the movie. We bought the two volume book to see if we could channel our […]


Easy Blueberry Pie Bars


If I were a blueberry, I would want to land my big blue butt in this pan. What a way to go out… This recipe is one I posted way long ago, when my blog was just a baby.  Now it is old, the blog I mean…well the blogger is too.  I love getting older, some day […]


Creamy One Pot Chicken Rice and Mushrooms

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Chicken and rice is soooo nice!  Especially when it’s done in ONE PAN and takes only about 30 minutes to throw together! The chicken is seared perfectly with little or no splatter,  (I’m gonna tell you how to do that).  The mushrooms add a super big kick to the rice, and I added just a touch […]


Roasted Chicken with Sausage and Potatoes

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Chicken, Sausage and Potatoes all in ONE PAN! This is it guys…this is your new  ‘feed the family before they eat all the Cheetos’ dinner.  If you make this once, you will make it again and again.  Change up the sausage, change the potatoes, spice up or tone down the marinade.  Any way you do […]


Tortellini Sausage Soup

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Super fast and easy soup that packs a huge big flavor!  There is sausage, tomato paste, a bit of cream and roasted red peppers!  (I just buy a jar at the store…no need to break out the grill). This is a  bit of a cheater recipe. It is my Gnocchi Sausage and Spinach Soup recipe, only with tortellini […]


Chocolate Cream Pie Cookie Cups

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NestleSchoolDays#CollectiveBias How cute are these?  Wouldn’t the kiddos love to come home from their first day of school to a couple of these beauties! Not only are they cute, they are super easy to make with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® […]


The Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

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I have been waiting for this cake my entire life…. period.  Drop the mic.  Walk away.  Boom and Booyah!    Chocolaty cake, smothered in peanut butter and topped with chocolate ganache frosting.  I am speechless…(which could be from the peanut butter stuck to the roof of my mouth…I am such a spoon licker). I used my […]


Chipotle Caesar Salad with Spicy Croutons

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How to kick up your everyday caesar salad?  Add a little chipotle to the dressing and toss a bit more into the crunchy croutons! This is, without question, the best salad I have ever made!  The dressing is so easy.  It starts with a mayo base rather than a raw egg caesar dressing.  Skinny girls […]


Easy Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes and Rosemary

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Easy Oven Roasted Chicken with Lemon, Potatoes and Rosemary! When I say easy, I mean really easy, super easy…like you won’t even remember making it, it was so easy!    You will be sitting down eating this, wondering how the heck it got on your dinner table!  LOL!  Do people still say LOL?  I love LOL! […]