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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

These Chicken Parmesan Meatballs were a family hit! A little lighter than your typical Italian meatball and a fun twist on your basic chicken parm. They are a great addition to your dinner rotation or for serving a crowd.

Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Guinness Stew

All of your Saint Patrick’s Day goodness in one bowl! Tender corned beef, perfectly cooked potatoes, carrots, and cabbage, all simmered in a rich braise of Guinness beer and beef stock…sign me up! My family has always loved my St. Patty’s day corned beef and cabbage dinner. It has never […]

Asian Meatloaf & Meatloaf Banh Mi Sandwiches

This is one of those dinners where the leftovers ended up being even better than the original dinner! Whenever I make meatloaf, I always make enough so that we have meatloaf sandwiches the next day. Bahn Mi sandwiches are a family favorite so I knew adding this meatloaf to the […]

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

It is 103 degrees as I type this right now!! Not much soup making happening around here this week. I made this delicious fall soup last week when I hosted my girlfriends for dinner. One friend’s comment after her first bite was, “This is a flavor party in my mouth!”.  […]

Asian Chicken Meatballs

I posted these 6 years ago on Juicy Bites! I made them the other night and decided they were due for a re-post. They are a family favorite around here and always get rave reviews. They are great served with rice and some sort of green veg. For this particular […]

Homemade Granola

I have been making this granola for years now. It is such a simple recipe and is easily adapted. Even a non-baker like me can’t screw it up! I have made it a couple of times for my neighbor, Karin, and she wants the recipe. So here you go, Karin…this […]

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

In the cooler months, I make soup at least once a week. My big green Le Creuset pretty much lives on top of my stove all winter long. Soup is not only comforting to eat, but I really enjoy making it. I know there can be a lot of chopping […]

Baked Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

If you read my last post on  juicy favorites, you already know that I LOVE spaghetti squash! I am so happy that it is in season and showing up in my local markets. I also love a “stuffed” vegetable. Peppers, zucchini, eggplant…there is something comforting about it.  For this dish […]

Mediterranean Salsa

I know southern Californians are spoiled when it comes to weather, and I know people don’t have a lot of sympathy for us when we complain about it, BUT…this heat is ridiculous!! Come on, 93 degrees in October!! I am dying to cook some yummy, cozy, warming fall dinners, but […]

Grilled Mediterranean Meatballs

This is the perfect summer meatball!  They are made with the classic meatloaf/meatball blend of beef, pork and veal which is such a great combo for the best flavor and texture. Lots of fresh parsley, oregano, dill, and a little mint give them their Greek flavor profile. They are tender […]