Chicken Enchiladas

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for new dinner recipes.  My friend Julie, from This Gal Cooks, recently made some amazing Green Sauce Chicken Enchiladas.  You’ve got to check it out if you haven’t already.  In fact, she has a ton of delicious recipe ideas so I bet you end up pinning (or marking) a whole bunch of recipes. I had every intention of making Julie’s enchilada recipe, but I couldn’t find green sauce in my grocery store.  I’m sure it was there and I simply missed it or was in the wrong aisle (I hate it when that happens).  …

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Hearty Italian Sausage Soup

My beloved autumn days feel like they’re almost over when in fact winter doesn’t even begin for almost another two months.  Last week I dragged out the heating blanket for the couch and I turned on the heat for the first time.  (Well, technically my husband turned it on, while I sat on the couch covered in two blankets and still freezing my butt off.) It’s that time of year where I start to crave hot foods to help keep warm.  This hearty Italian sausage soup has a broth base and it’s loaded with hot Italian turkey sausage, orzo, roasted red peppers, …

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Greek Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

“There are two kinds of people – Greeks, and everyone else who wish they was Greek.”  Movie?  My family and I play this game all the time where you have to guess what movie a quote came from.  If you guessed My Big Fat Greek Wedding, then you’re right.  I must have watched that movie no less than 50 times (and it’s not because I’m half Greek).     😉 The chicken and potatoes in this dish are roasted in traditional Greek flavors of lemon and oregano. Greek Roasted Chicken and Potatoes Recipe (Makes 4 servings) Ingredients: 6 small potatoes 2 …

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Cheese Slop

A few weeks ago I shared with you my favorite comfort food as a kid, the Hamburger Pie.  It consists of cheese and ground beef nestled inside crescent rolls or as I like to call it a “fancy cheeseburger.”  The other day my husband suggested we make his mom’s famous cheese slop recipe, which was one of his favorite meals growing up.  Cheese what?  It’s essentially ground beef, pasta, and Velveeta cheese.  It’s funny how one of his favorite childhood dishes has many of the same components as mine.  My hubby took the lead in making it.  (Thanks, love.)  It’s …

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Italian Meat Sauce

One of the things that I feel is super important to proper blogging is high quality photography.  When I first started this blog, I was the proud owner of a Canon SD850 and frankly I thought it took great pictures.  On my quest for improving both the quality of my photos and my skills behind the camera, I asked my husband if I could try his Canon G12.  It’s another Canon point and shoot camera, but it’s from the “G” line that is known for its quality.  Well, it was so impressive how much better the pictures were that I’ve …

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