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Healthy Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Healthy Mac and Cheese

Healthy Mac and Cheese

My son didn’t have school on Monday, so my week is completely thrown off.  I can not believe that today is Wednesday.  I am starting to freak out, knowing that Easter is only 5 days away, and I have nothing ready.  Aside from knowing we are having ham for dinner.  My in-laws arrive tomorrow, so I really better get my butt in gear.  Meals to plan for the rest of the weekend, Easter basket to stock, house to clean, and shopping to get done.  Going to be a busy day!

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Creamy Spring Gnocchi

Creamy Spring Gnocchi

Creamy Spring Gnocchi

I think that spring has finally sprung around the country!  We have had a week in the 70′s here in Colorado, and it is just gorgeous.  I am just crossing my fingers that it actually stays this way.  I think a lot of parts of the country still need to melt out, but I think there really is an end in sight!  Which I guess means we are getting close to swim suit season, which is a whole other problem!

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Italian Sausage Casserole

Italian Sausage Casserole

Italian Sausage Casserole

We are all busy these days.  Moms with young kids, parents juggling work, kids, practices, etc.  I don’t know how all the people who have to travel for their jobs all of the time, manage to keep up with things.  I am so thankful to be able to work from home, and be here before and after school for my son.  He is involved in plenty of activities, so our nights can get crazy!  So I always need a few tricks up my sleeve to get dinner on the table quickly.

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Chicken Sausage Sandwich on a Pretzel Roll

Chicken Sausage Sandwich on a Pretzel Roll

Chicken Sausage Sandwich on a Pretzel Roll

I think one of the best parts of vacation, in my opinion, is getting to try new restaurants and different foods.  We don’t go out to eat a lot at home, so it is a special treat when we are traveling.  Especially when you go to a new area, that is known for good food.  I hope to share a post on Thursday Things about the food we had on our trip to California, but in the meantime I made a homemade version of something that we had on our trip!

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Brown Butter Seafood Risotto

Brown Butter Seafood Risotto

Brown Butter Seafood Risotto

Today I am sharing a recipe over at Cravings of a Lunatic.  Kim is having a full week dedicated to all things seafood.  She and her daughter are both allergic, so unfortunately she can not indulge.  I am excited to be able to share a recipe with her readers.  And in true Cravings of a Lunatic style, I took it over the top!

Brown Butter Seafood Risotto

Lobster, shrimp, brown butter, and risotto.  All of those pretty much define indulgent, which is exactly what Kim specializes in.  Hopefully I can fit in over there.  You don’t want to miss this recipe, so head over and check it out!

Brown Butter Seafood Risotto

 

 

 

Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Shells

Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Shells

Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Shells

It is so nice to be home!  We have spent the last 10 days traveling for spring break.  It was so nice to take a break for a while, but I am happy to be back in my own bed and in my house.  We had access to a kitchen a few nights on vacation, but for the most part I didn’t do much cooking.  So I am also happy to get back into the kitchen and have a few home cooked meals again.  I will be sharing more from our trip over the next couple weeks.  We had a great time, and I am excited to share some pictures with you!

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork with Polenta and Avocado Cream

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork with Polenta & Avocado Cream

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork with Polenta & Avocado Cream

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  We do not really do anything to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  We are not Irish.  We aren’t big drinkers and my 8 year old thinks that anything green is vegetable that should be avoided at all costs.  I don’t think I have ever even tried corned beef and cabbage, one of these years I am going to have to change that.  Well maybe not the cabbage part, I do not like cooked cabbage.  So tonight is just a normal night for us.  So if you are out and have a green beer, have one for me!

 

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Slow Cooker Sesame Beef Noodle Bowls

Slow Cooker Sesame Beef Noodle Bowls

Slow Cooker Sesame Beef Noodle Bowls

I spent yesterday morning at the car dealer waiting on my car to get fixed.  There was a recall on part of my car, so I was lucky enough to sit there for an hour yesterday.  Good news is I brought a book, so I was able to catch up on some reading.  They also washed my car!  It was so dirty, I almost didn’t recognize it when they were done.  Love driving around in a freshly washed car, now I just have to cross my fingers that the weather cooperates and it stays clean for more than a day.

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French Onion Mac N’ Cheese #maccheesemania

French Onion Mac n' Cheese

French Onion Mac n' Cheese

Today I am joining a great group of bloggers to bring you a day dedicated solely to macaroni and cheese! Mac and Cheese Mania!  There are some seriously talented and creative people in this group, you will not want to miss all the recipes going on today.  Plus you can link up your favorite mac n’ cheese recipes for a chance to win some great prizes (no blog required).

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Chicken Parmesan Panini

Chicken Parmesan Panini

Chicken Parmesan Panini

Are you a big fan of Italian food?  I think I saw a study recently that said Italian food (pizza, pasta, etc) is the most cooked cuisine in American households.  So chances are you answered yes, to the first question.  Good news, I have a fun recipe for you today.  Chicken Parmesan is a classic Italian meal, this is a fun twist on a tradition.

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