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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...
Easy Fish Tacos

Easy Fish Tacos

I’m a sucker for fish tacos, and I’ve had a hankering for one ever since my favorite fish taco joint closed down last year.  This week I decided to tackle fish tacos in my own kitchen, and I even came up with my own creamy fish taco sauce.  I came up with a simple way...

Grilled Cheese with Chicken & Lemon Basil

We have had a ton of basil and lemon basil come our way recently, and I’ve been trying to find ways to use every single leaf of basil.  One of my favorite things to do lately is to dress up our grilled cheese sandwiches.  First we had Caprese Grilled Cheese, and then this week I experimented...

Fresh Caprese Pizza

 It seems like this is the season when gardens are teeming with tomatoes and basil, so we’ve been doing our best to take advantage of this and use lots of fresh basil and tomatoes in our meals.  And you already know we love homemade pizza.  So we combined our love of fresh basil & tomatoes...
Caprese Grilled Cheese

Caprese Grilled Cheese

For me, a grilled cheese is in my top ten list of comfort foods.  But sometimes just cheese & bread won’t cut it, so I have to mix things up a bit.  One of my favorite kinds of grilled cheese is a Caprese grilled cheese, made up of mozzarella, tomatoes and basil.  It’s delicious.  This...

Lemon Basil & Chicken Pasta Bake

You might be tired of hearing me go on about lemon basil, but until this summer’s crop is gone, it’s all I can think about.  Here’s our latest favorite dish with lemon basil…a very creamy pasta dish that was a big hit around here!  I doubled the recipe this week and stuck one casserole in...

White Pizza with Lemon Basil & Grilled Chicken

Lately I’ve been making quite a bit of White Pizza with Lemon Basil and Chicken.  Lemon Basil is one of my all-time favorite fresh summer herbs, and lucky for me I always get plenty of lemon basil in my CSA!  In the past I’ve done several different things with the lemon basil, my favorite being...

Walking Tacos

It’s getting HOT HOT HOT outside!  So more nights spent the pool…and I like to take dinner with us to the pool.  Usually we take homemade pizza, but last week I added a new item to our pool dinner menu.  I took all of the ingredients for Walking Tacos, and they were a hit!  Have...