Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers

Do you ever take short cuts with high maintenance recipes? I did that today. My mom used to make stuffed peppers when I was a kid. If you’re not familiar with what a stuffed peppers meal is, it’s a hollowed out bell pepper stuffed with a rice and meat mixture. It’s quite good, except I always felt like there was too much pepper and not enough filling. In fact, when I told my mom that I was making this version she told me that my dad used to only eat the filling and give her the pepper. I’m genuinely laughing …

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Zucchini Ravioli

I never thought that I’d really enjoy an Italian meal that’s missing pasta.  This zucchini ravioli is amazing. The zucchini  is the “ravioli” part of this recipe.  You use a vegetable peeler to slice thin wide strips (think of lasagna noodles).  Then you fill the zucchini slices with a ricotta cheese mixture and it ends up looking like a ravioli.  Nifty, right?  I’m a girl who loves pasta, and I thought I’d miss it, but I don’t.  Maybe it’s because you still get a whole lot of cheese and let’s face it, cheese makes everything better. Especially Italian dishes. My …

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Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas

I need to make enchiladas more often because they sure are delicious. Making enchiladas is kind of a task because it usually requires a lot of ingredients, steps and time. I won’t lie, that is the case with these enchiladas, but it’s SO worth the effort. If you see feta cheese in the photos or recipe and think “in a Mexican dish?” then you’re not alone. My husband and I thought the same, but I’m telling you, try it. It adds a touch of tang and if you think about it, is actually pretty similar to some Mexican cheeses like …

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Crustless Zucchini Pie

For the record, my husband says that this is not a pie because it doesn’t have a crust.  Pies must have a crust. This is sort of like a quiche.  However, quiches are mostly made of eggs and this “pie” only has two eggs in it.  I’ve made a variety of quiches and this one is lighter than any others. Call this whatever you like.  I’ve been calling it “the zucchini thing.” It’s a technical term.  Hey, whatever works, right?  My husband knows what I’m talking about and he doesn’t get to complain about me calling it a pie. I’ve …

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Caprese Chicken and Quinoa

How is it July already?! It seems like just yesterday I was watching Christmas movies. Oh wait, that’s because I was. The Hallmark channel is celebrating Christmas in July with round-the-clock Christmas movies. I’m in heaven! I even told my husband that I wanted to bring up our 2 foot tall pre-lit Christmas tree for the month. I got vetoed. All this Christmas talk has me craving cookies now (although in fairness, when am I not craving cookies?). Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately, depending on how you look at it), I don’t have a cookie recipe for you today if that …

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