With fish being a popular menu choice at this time of the year, I thought it would be fun to bring this recipe to the front again. I would like to note that it also freezes quite well!
Tuna and noodle casserole is one of those dishes that can be… let’s face it… boring. However, I think this version of the classic recipe is punched up a bit by the red peppers and artichokes. It’s also quite versatile, so feel free to make it your own. I can imagine the addition of several different ingredients (such as Kalamata olives!) that would further enhance this dish.
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Butternut Squash Soup is simple and light. Not only does it have butternut squash, this soup also has apples, potato, carrot, onion, and celery, so it is full of flavor. It is great as an appetizer, or even as a main dish with a nice side of crusty bread.
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Italian Sausage Soup has a delicious, savory flavor that is sure to warm your home on any chilly day! You can also make this soup in the slow cooker, which is great if you have got some time to cook, but you’re not ready to eat just yet.
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This Easy Pasta Salad recipe is a great go-to side dish when you’re short on time, but still want something tasty for a barbecue or picnic. This pasta salad is simple and can be put together in about 20 minutes or less. It is also easy to customize, or just to put together with the vegetables that you have on hand. After the pasta is cooked, it is a great recipe that your kids can help you make, too!
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When I first made this Sweet & Spicy Tilapia recipe, my son went on and on about how delicious he thought it was. I was really surprised that a 5-year old would be so excited to eat fish. He ate seconds, and I think if we would have had more, he would have had thirds!
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Homemade pizza sauce is easier to make than I thought! One time, I was out of it with no time to go to the store, so I grabbed some tomato sauce and started experimenting. I must say that this sauce is so much more flavorful than the sauce you buy in a store. And you can control the amount of the spices to your liking!
In about 30 minutes or so, you can have pizza sauce at the ready, for using to top a pizza, or to use for dipping with crispy ravioli!
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I love simple sides. And asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables to cook as a side around this time of year. If you are looking for how to cook asparagus, this is the easiest and tastiest way that I know, and it’s sure to turn out every time. Sauteed asparagus is a quick and delicious side for just about any spring dish.
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Simple Teriyaki Chicken is so easy and quick, it’s barely even a recipe! However, I wanted to share this super simple way to prepare chicken with you all. We love to eat it over rice, but it would also be excellent on a salad or even in sushi! The chicken cooks in less than 15 minutes, and with the use of a sheet of foil, cleanup is a breeze.
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Whenever I find myself with an excess of vegetables on hand, I like to make Chicken Stir Fry. It’s simple, and I almost always have the rest of the ingredients on hand. When served over rice, it is a complete meal that is quick enough for a weeknight meal.
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Chicago Seven Calzones are like a supreme pizza in a portable pocket form. This particular combination of ingredients was inspired by one of our favorite pizzas, “The Chicago 7” at the Old Chicago restaurant chain. They no longer have a restaurant in our area, so of course I had to figure out how to make it myself! Of course, like many recipes I make, these are customizable. Notice that some of the calzones have three slits in the top instead of two? Those have no green pepper, just for my husband 😉
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