Garlic Ham Pizza Sliders

Garlic Ham Pizza Sliders

Well, as they say... good intentions are absolutely every...thing! Right? Well, honestly, I did have good intentions. I truly had a great idea. A series of posts bringing you along a journey of healthy eating and sure enough. Hey, look. There's a squirrel! Or something. Some kind of distraction. Forget the squirrel. Did you just taste these garlic and ham pizza sliders in your head? It's okay. I tell myself that it is okay. But them sliders though! I love, love kneading fresh dough. The feeling of splashing just the right amount of flour over the rawness of a mound of dough. Reminds me of

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Fresh Tomato Basil Linguine

Fresh Tomato Basil Linguine

It's gonna be one of those nights. The kind of night when every recipe under the sun rattles through your brain but you know that you feel like making not one of them. No way. Fatigue strikes in. Kids are screaming that they are hungry and they won't make it past the 5 minute prep time. The dog needs to go for a walk and someone just needs to spend 40 minutes on the phone telling you about all the wrong in the world and you don't want to be rude but - like I said, it is one of those nights. Reality sinks in and it becomes mac and cheese for the younglings, open the back room door to let the

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Creamy Chicken Sweet Potato Noodles

Creamy Chicken Sweet Potato Noodles

If there is one thing that I would LOVE to say about this Creamy Chicken Sweet Potato Noodles recipe is that it is 100% healthy eating. It sure looks like it and the ingredients could call for more health but truth be told, I went a little bit heavy on two ingredients. Butter (and lots of it) and heavy cream. It gives this recipe a more rich and full flavor. Of course, the wine, mushrooms, garlic et all seriously helps too. I could use a little bit of that right about now. Creamy Chicken Sweet Potato Noodles I am single parenting this week. Well, ok, it is just for two nights. Tam

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Pizza Hotdish Casserole

Pizza Hotdish Casserole

Hotdish or casserole? Is there really a difference... it's like saying slow cooker or crockpot. There may be some who would make a really big deal out of these two. But me? I just love this recipe cause it is crazy good, easy to make and my fussy eater daughter LOVES it! So, when RZ member Dissie cooked up this recipe on our site, she chose to use the term "hotdish" instead of crockpot or slow cooker. And I love it!!! Just the name: pizza hotdish. When I took my first bite after mixing everything up, scooping the ingredients into a pan and finally pulling it out of the oven... I got to

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Spinach and Cheese Ravioli, with Sausage and Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

Spinach and Cheese Ravioli, with Sausage and Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

I am going to be brutally honest. I have never been a fan of pouring a salad dressing in a main dish unless it is a chicken salad or something. And I wish that I could say that the outcome was incredible. Over the moon. Over the top. Over the... well, you get the idea. But don't stop reading! There is a silver lining. I wish all of life were like that. Something doesn't go your way and poof... you find a nice little silver lining to make the world a better place. In food land, that is just a little itty bitty change to an ingredient here or there.  In the case of this Spinach and Cheese

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Chicken Parmesan Bundles - With Spinach and Cream Cheese Filling

Chicken Parmesan Bundles - With Spinach and Cream Cheese Filling

I am on a roll. And when I am on a role, I go all out. What, you ask? Pasta. Specifically, pasta recipes. Recipes with delicious noodles filled with all kinds of extras like chicken, veggies of some sort, and of course the red or white sauce that brings it all together. That may or may not include wine. In the recipe or on the side. And every good pasta recipe deserves fresh herbs. It is all about the packages my friends. All about the package. They are sweet and necessary things in our lives that make things seem just a bit better. So, what's this all about? Well, simply put, a great pasta

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