White Bean Soup with Kale

White Bean Soup with Kale

A super easy, hearty and delicious soup that can be on your dinner table in about forty-five minutes!

I’m not a fan of raw kale in salads, but I love it in soup recipes. This dish takes advantage of canned beans, which cuts down the cooking time dramatically. You can have this […]

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Smoky Roasted Broccoli with Scallions

Smokey Roasted Broccoli with Scallions

Finding ways to add tasty flavor to veggies is something I love to do. I mean, plain steamed broccoli with a little bit of butter and sea salt is fine, but it can get old sometimes. That’s where spices can really save the day. A little seasoning can take boring old broccoli and turn it into something super delicious! […]

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Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

Is there any other side dish that is as tasty and comforting as roasted potatoes? Pretty sure there isn’t. I made these Roasted Baby Red Potatoes last year for Thanksgiving. Last year, my husband and I stayed home and had a Thanksgiving for two dinner. The weather was just plain miserable that week. […]

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Jalapeño Strawberry Smoothie

Jalapeno Strawberry Smoothie

A Jalapeño and Strawberry Smoothie recipe probably isn’t something I would’ve thought to make on my own. However, I’m glad I discovered this delicious pairing of flavors! It’s been getting warmer by the day, and ice cream is something that has been sounding really good lately. There’s a local restaurant here in McKinney called Nom Nom’s Grill and Chill that makes its own ice cream. We decided to try it out one afternoon recently, and they had some out of the ordinary flavor combinations. […]

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Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad

Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad

Cookout season is in full swing, and I know we could all use some good make-ahead dishes like this one. This super easy salad would make a terrific Memorial Day recipe or dish to serve at any of your backyard parties this Summer! Although you can find cherry tomatoes in grocery stores pretty much any time of year, Summer is when they’re at their best. […]

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Chili Roasted Potatoes

Chili Roasted Potatoes

Today’s dish was inspired by a recipe for chili roasted potatoes from the Texas Eats cookbook, which was written by Veteran Texas food writer Robb Walsh. Inspired by his travels through the Lone Star State, Mr. Walsh created a cookbook featuring recipes and stories from all across Texas. The classics like chicken fried steak and barbecued brisket are in the book, but the recipe for chili roasted potatoes really caught my eye. […]

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Tuna Cannellini Bean Salad with Parmesan Garlic Dressing

Tuna Cannellini Bean Salad with Parmesan Garlic Dressing

Tuna and Cannellini Bean Salad is one of my favorite go-to lunch dishes to make no matter what time of the year it is. We have it fairly often, so I like to come up with new versions to keep it interesting. There are already a few other variations here on the blog. I think this one just might be my new favorite. […]

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Super Tender Green Beans with Butter and Garlic

Green beans with Butter and Garlic

Today, I have one of the simplest side dish recipes ever. It is super quick to make, but is loaded with delicious flavor! We did a major grocery shopping trip this past Sunday afternoon, and I picked a bag of organic green beans at Trader Joe’s. Speaking of which, TJ’s was insanely busy while we were there! We were dodging shopping carts left and right to get what we needed. I typically avoid grocery stores on Sunday because the stores are always crowded, but my fridge was bare. […]

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Chicken and Red Lentil Chili

Chicken and Red Lentil Chili

The weather has just been all over the place here in Texas this Winter! Plants are blooming that shouldn’t be because they are so confused. Yesterday, it was in the low sixties, and we enjoyed a nice walk to the store to pick up something we needed to fix my husband’s bicycle. Today, it’s gloomy and never made it out of the fifties. The forecast yesterday showed that it was going to be 66° and partly sunny. Chillier weather is coming this weekend, along with what might be a wintry mix for our area. […]

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Tex-Mex Turkey and Butternut Squash Soup

Tex-Mex Turkey and Butternut Squash Soup

We had the most gorgeous weather this past weekend here in DFW. Perfect for the Showdown Half on Saturday. So sad that I wasn’t able to run it like I’d hoped to this year, but congrats to all of those who ran and got PR’s! I finally broke down and bought an inexpensive foam roller, so hopefully I can work out some issues I’ve been having with my left leg. […]

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