garlic chicken pizza

Adapted from Cooking Light. 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 (16-ounce) whole wheat Italian [...]

loaded twice baked potatoes

from Eating Well magazine.  I liked the amount of protein for the calories. :) Throw in a potato, I'm a happy girl. serves 2. 2 medium russet potatoes 4 [...]

thai chicken salad

I wish I could tell you how I found this one, but alas, I cannot. I can say that even suitNtie was impressed by the amount of protein. :) Hence it's appearance [...]

white bean chicken chili

  I've found my go to chili con carne recipe, and now I'm expanding out into the world of chicken chili.  This is my first attempt! Adapted from [...]

slimmed-down baked chowder

Adapted from Real Simple to reduce fat and calories. I get fish so little because it's next to never on sale. And because I meal plan, I can't really take [...]

honey-ginger chicken fingers and mashed carrots with honey and chili powder

I saw this one linked on facebook and I was intrigued. I like when someone recommends a different way to treat something I make a lot (in this case, chicken [...]

balsamic glazed pork with lentils

I've been trying to find a way to involve lentils in our menus more, so when I saw this I thought it had promise, since we love pork and balsamic. [...]

roast beef with slow cooked tomatoes & garlic

um, raise your hand if you are already drooling just from the title of this post. Yeah, I thought so. Me, too. :) I have a love affair with my Real Simple [...]

chicken, pecan & apple salad with raspberry vinaigrette

Salads are kind of a staple in this house. The most popular ones always seem to involve fruit and nuts, so I figured I'd give this one a try.  It's pretty [...]

red beans & rice (a la crockpot)

First of all, Happy Valentine's Day! I got all mushy when I was making the menu plan for this month and decided to do something red for V-Day, since [...]