Grilled Ratatouille Pasta

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Before summer’s up and all the perfectly crisp produce disappear with the sizzling sun, we’re firing up the grill more than ever! But not just steaks, skewers and pizzas. With the high heat from a gas grill or grill pan, you can quickly toast...

Spicy Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Spicy Italian Stuffed Zucchini

Before he followed his nose and peeked under the foil, just as dinner was going in the oven, I was convinced I had him on the aroma alone. Hearty tomatoes, meaty mushrooms and savory, woodsy spices nestled together in hollowed out zucchini halves surely...

Watermelon Basil Salad with Feta & Corn

Watermelon Salad

The dog days of summer are just about over for the rest of the country, but here in Texas it’s still mighty temperate! Actually, let’s just be honest. I won’t be busting out the cozy sweaters ‘til November. It’s gonna be temperate for a...

Spicy Southern Fried Chicken

Spicy Southern Fried Chicken

My husband and I enjoy chicken grilled, baked, poached and pan-seared all the time, but once in a while we feel like being a little naughty. Ok, alotta naughty. Mom, don’t go yet – you can keep reading! Every few months we get a...

Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers

Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed peppers are one of my favorite weeknight dinners to make, because they’re a simple, all-in-one meal that can include servings of protein, vegetable and starch all in one. These baked beauties are all-vegetarian (omit the cheese to make ‘em vegan) and all the...

Light Apple Pecan Crisp

Light Apple Pecan Crisp

Home is very much with my husband here in Texas, where we’ve made a nice little love nest. But, nothing – and I mean nothin’ – takes me truly home like a warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. One scoop...

Roasted Sausage, Peppers and Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sausage, Peppers and Sweet Potatoes

When I’m not feeling my best and need to whip up something easy and healthy, I turn to this simply scrumptious recipe. The hearty, smoky turkey sausage mixed with crisp sweet potatoes and soft bell peppers and onions is a delicious medley in your...

Tortellini Spinach Salad

Tortellini Spinach Salad

Lately, I’m all about cooking up scrumptious, light meals that leave you feeling satisfied instead of starved. A salad just isn’t a salad to me without lots of bright, fresh flavors and a little protein to keep you going. Whether by tossing in some...

30 Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals

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With the new school year and busier, brisker days fast approaching, we could all use a few quick and easy solutions in our lives! After all, the easiest part of your day should be sitting down to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal that didn’t...

Honey-Dijon Chicken Tenders with Zucchini Rice

Honey Dijon Chicken Tenders

Rarely a day goes by when I don’t pick up a paintbrush. But instead of mastering fancy landscapes and portraits, I’m preoccupied with the four walls of every room we take on in our house. It’s great fun taking care of our new home,...