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Cincinnati Chili Spaghetti Pie

Cincinnati Chili Spaghetti Pie

Growing up in the Greater Cincinnati area makes it hard not to love “Cincinnati Style” Chili.  It’s not like your traditional hearty chili recipes, Cincinnati chili has a bit of sweetness to it and it’s perfect atop noodles and smothered with cheese.  We have our local preference on where to dine for Cincinnati Style Chili,...
Ten Perfect Pool Dinners

Ten Perfect Pool Dinners

It’s pool season!  My family’s favorite time of year!  We have passes to our local swim club, so we spend a lot of time at the pool over the summer months.  My favorite time of day to visit our pool is late afternoon and early evening.  I like to have dinner at the pool and...
Salmon the Colonel's Way

Salmon the Colonel’s Way

I’ve been trying to shake things up in the kitchen on Fridays during Lent this year.  We’ve been trying lots of new ways to enjoy seafood.  Last week was a scrumptious Seafood buffet and then this past Friday I made Salmon…the Colonel’s Way.  What’s the Colonel’s Way you ask?  It’s salmon sprinkled with Maple Powder...
Lenten Seafood Dinner

Lenten Seafood Dinner

This year during lent we’ve been trying to find ways to make our Friday night dinners interesting.  I’ve made Salmon, we’ve attended a Fish Fry at Old Saint Mary’s in Over the Rhine, and then this week I decided to make a seafood smorgasbord for dinner.  I had some shrimp in the freezer, but I...
Easy Garlic Chicken

Easy Garlic Chicken

Are you looking for an easy dinner recipe?    I have just that for you.  You should try this Easy Garlic Chicken recipe that I concocted this week.  The weekend got away from me and I never made it to the grocery store and had to make dinner with what I had on hand Monday night.  Which...
Our Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes

Our Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes

My slow cooker is my best friend during a busy school week.  I really don’t know what I’d do without it.  I love the sort meals where you can dump it in the slow cooker for the day and come home to a delicious meal.  I’ve put together a list of our Favorite Slow Cooker...
Campfire Dinner:  Meat & Veggie Packets

Campfire Dinner: Meat & Veggie Packets

I feel like my family was stuck in a rut with our camping menu when we take our annual camping trip to Red River Gorge, so I was intrigued when I came upon a recipe for Meat & Veggie Packets from the 100 Days of Real Food blog. I was determined to make this meal...
Easy Dinner Ideas for Busy Nights

Easy Dinner Ideas for Busy Nights

School has begun, and already I’m falling into the trap of opting for the easy way out when it comes to making dinner.   We’ve eaten out way too much and I’ve not stuck to my menu plan.  I need to take more time when planning out my weekly menu and think about each evening carefully. ...
My Favorite Tomato Recipes

My Favorite Tomato Recipes

The closer we get to fall the more tomatoes I’m seeing in my CSA produce share!  I’m finding any way I can to incorporate fresh tomatoes into our menu lately, because they are just so very tasty this time of year. I’ll chop them up and add them pizzas, make sandwiches out of them, create...
Taco Pizza

Taco Pizza

You might be tired of hearing me say this, but my family loves to make pizza.  We eat homemade pizza weekly, and I’m always trying to find new ways to dress up our dough.  This week we had Tacos on the menu for dinner, and I doubled the batch of taco meat that I made...
BBQ Chicken Pizza

BBQ Chicken Pizza

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you’ve probably caught the fact that I’m a huge fan of making homemade pizza for dinner.  It’s my go-to easy dinner.  I always have dough in the freezer to defrost whenever I need to come up with something for dinner.  One of my favorite...
Chicken Pesto Pizza

Chicken Pesto Pizza

I love pesto so much, and I’m always trying to find ways to incorporate it into new recipes.  At the end of each summer, when the basil plants resemble bushes and our CSA share is full of basil I find myself making mass quantities of Homemade Pesto and freezing it for the winter months.  There’s...