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Valentine's Day Dinner

Looking for a fun way to show your family some love for dinner on this Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered. Hearts, hearts, hearts! ...

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Game Day Chipotle Chicken Nachos

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! …and I’m here for the SNACKS!! With everyone crowded around the TV, I’m placing this sheet pan of Chipotle Chicken Nachos front & center...

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Winter Recipe: Chicken Chili with Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a new addition to our diet, sometimes they’re a hit & sometimes they’re far from it. But WOW, picking up my spoon with an open (yet still slightly skeptical) mind...

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Miso Glazed Salmon

Another recipe where simply hearing the name instantly makes me think it’s way out of my skill set. Much to my surprise, it was so simple to make & we loved every bite! ...

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Sheet Pan Tomato Herb Pizza

It’s been a few weeks since we had this recipe for dinner but the flavors (and the level of how impressed I was with myself) came right back to me after...

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Fettuccine Alfredo

Beautifully simple, fresh flavors & lighter than expected. I don’t think we’ll ever go back to premade alfredo sauce again after experiencing how delicious & easy it is...

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Busy Weeknight Bean Chili

If What’sForDinner had a signature recipe, a favorite staple, a one single meal we’d recommend to everyone we know or met, it would be Busy Weeknight Bean Chili...

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Yellow, Red & White Onions

An onion’s an onion, right? Even though they behave the same in the pan, on the inside they each have their own slight variation on flavor & texture. Here’s a breakdown on onions...

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Beef Stroganoff

I always thought of Beef Stroganoff as a ‘Hamburger Helper / 5-Minute Meal’ that I assumed was as bad as it was photographed on the cover of the box. And then there’s this recipe for Beef Stroganoff...

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Grilled Ginger-Sesame Chicken Chopped Salad

I was so tired last night. The kind of tired where I could have cried & the last thing I wanted to do was cook dinner. But people were hungry & we didn’t have a back-up plan. So, I cooked...

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Best Ever Grilled Cheese

Looking for a little nostalgia in your dinner tonight? A guilty pleasure you know the whole family will love? It’s a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup kind of night!

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Chicken Parmesan Pappardelle

Have you ever fallen in love with your dinner before? When it’s so simply delicious & full of flavors you love... Each bite makes you feel comfortable, like you’re...

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Shepherd's Pie

We’ve got a new crowd pleaser, myself included, in my household. I’ve always been intimidated to cook a Shepherd’s Pie. If you think about it, it’s two completely different dishes...

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National Gluten Free Day: Beef & Bok Choy Stir-Fry

It’s natural to become disheartened when you learn that dietary changes are necessary for your lifestyle. Maybe you’ve discovered that you feel better when you cut out...

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Black Pepper Beef & Celery

It’s a bowl full of all my favorite things!! Beef stir-fry with big bites of celery & green onions, all on top of a bed of rice. We loved this Black Pepper Beef & Celery recipe so much that...

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Winter Recipe: Spaghetti Squash Lasagne with Broccolini

Last week I was looking for an easy recipe that wouldn’t take up too much of my time. We were heading out for vacation the next day, I still needed to pack & I didn’t want to...

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Spicy Bucatini Amatriciana

It’s National Spaghetti Day, no better way to celebrate than by serving up a bowl of Spicy Bucatini Amatriciana! This pasta is spicy, but remember, you’re in control of...

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Food for Good Luck in the New Year

Growing up in the South we always welcomed the New Year with black eyed peas & collard greens with a side of cornbread. I was always told it was the first dinner we ate of the year to bring us health, wealth & lots of luck...

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Pastitsio, a Mediterranean Take on Comfort Food

From Greece, Pastitsio is an unimaginable blend of Mediterranean cuisine & comfort food. This baked pasta dish is filling (even though I couldn’t help myself for seconds) and full of flavor including...

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Brighten Up with a Winter Citrus Salad

Need a little “pick me up” right around this time of year? My trick, that’s guaranteed to brighten any gray day...

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Winter Recipe: Chicken Soup with Onions & Garlic

My husband happened to have a head cold when I decided to try this new recipe out. The timing couldn’t have been better. Onions, shallots & garlic are loaded with...

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Hard Italian Cheeses

While testing out a new recipe I realized that I’ve never quite paid attention to the type of Italian cheese I’ve been using...

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Chichen & Poblano Pepper Soup

I love soup, and it's such a delight to find a soup that I can make at home on the warmest of Summer days or the coldest Winter nights...

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Chocolate Cherry Christmas Cookies

The perfect holiday cookie. Rich chocolate cookies & a sweet maraschino cherry, topped with a decadent chocolate fudge...

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Easy Meatloaf

The name explains it all, Easy Meatloaf. Quick to put together & a little fun to get my hands dirty mixing all the ingredients together...

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Sunday Sauce

It was a nostalgic Sunday, cold and rainy outside but the kitchen is warm while the house is filled with the smell of garlic, onions & tomatoes...

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My Christmas Kitchen Wish List

As I continue to cook and learn more about how to do it well & with ease, I’ve made a running list of tools I want to add to my arsenal. And here it is, my Christmas Kitchen Wish List...

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A Perfect Fall Snack: Pumpkin Spice Cereal Bars

A fun seasonal twist on a classic sweet snack. Adding pumpkin spice & a little food coloring to a layer adds a festive touch...

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Fall Weeknight Pasta

There are a few markers that make a dinnertime recipe a success at our house: plates are all but licked clean, someone went back for seconds, all the leftovers...

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Food Storage 101: Containers

Food storage containers: tips to reduce food waste, save money & stay organized!

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Setting a Formal Dinner Table

Setting a table with two main goals: styling of the table must be different each night & our Thanksgiving table will be set for a formal dinner...

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Sheet Pan Chicken Parmesan with Roasted Cauliflower

A record breaking recipe, an absolutely delicious dinner ready in the blink of an eye & just a few dirty dishes that I didn’t mind doing. We stretched this dinner a little further (to guarantee some leftovers) by...

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National Happy Hour Day: Cranberry Mulled Wine

Celebrate National Happy Hour Day & all the flavors Fall has to offer with a glass of warm, sweet & spicy Cranberry Mulled Wine...

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Spicy Chicken Katsu Sandwich

It’s National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day (of course it is…) and we have the perfect recipe to celebrate with for dinner tonight. Today’s featured recipe is a Spicy Chicken Katsu Sandwich...

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Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

Mouth watering flavors & beautiful colors, the spices filling this tikka masala recipe are enough of a reason to serve this dish for dinner. And we’re saving time...

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In Season: Chicken Cacciatore

The first big cold front of the season is blowing through over the next few days. In celebration (if you can’t tell, I love cozy cold weather), we’re setting the scene with...

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Easy Black Bean Soup

I am so excited to share one of my all-time favorite dinners with y’all. Our featured recipe for this week is Easy Black Bean Soup. It’s fulfilling, fun to customise with a variety of toppings...

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Halloween Themed Dinner

We really love to lean into a theme around here. And it’s no surprise we had a “spooky season supper” to welcome on the Halloween weekend...

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Pumpkin Ravioli

It’s time, pumpkin time. We couldn’t wait any longer and decided to jump right in with a sweet & savory pumpkin ravioli, topped with pumpkin seeds & fresh grated parmesan cheese. I have a feeling...

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Now in Season: Fall

We’ve made it to the other side of summer and now we’re officially living in the time of pumpkin spice & everything nice! … Kinda. That Texas sun is still keeping us...

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A Taste of Oktoberfest

It’s the last week of Oktoberfest & it’s about time to add a little flare to our at home happy hour. BEER CHEESE!! Who doesn’t love beer cheese?! Especially the...

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Grilling Fruit for Even More Flavor

With Fall right around the corner & temperatures beginning to show it, we’ve been working hard to enjoy every last drop that Summer has to offer. Which means, you can usually...

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Pantry Meals That Save Us

Let’s face it, we’re all going to have one of those days, or even one of those weeks. We’ve lost track of time & here it comes, “What’s for dinner?” is asked...

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Top Reasons to Meal Plan & How to Do It

Do you ever have those days where you feel like you don’t have enough time or energy to cook so you end up ordering take-out or eating a frozen meal and snacks? We all have those days...

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