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Mexican One Pan Pasta

Mexican One Pan Pasta - Super fast and easy Mexican one pan pasta - it takes less than 25 minutes to have a flavourful, one pan pasta dish on the table that everyone will love!

Super fast and easy Mexican one pan pasta - it takes less than 25 minutes to have a flavourful, one pan pasta dish on the table that everyone will love! Two of my favourite things to make/eat for supper are Mexican food and pasta.  Easy to make, so many options, and the whole family loves them both.  So when I can combine the two into this amazing Mexican one pan pasta?  That makes for a whole lot of happy people around here. This Mexican one pan pasta was so good.  So good in fact, ... read more

Baked Shrimp Pasta With Mushroom Alfredo Sauce

Baked Shrimp Pasta with Mushroom Alfredo Sauce - Creamy baked pasta with a clam and mushroom alfredo sauce - cheesy comfort food at it's best! You will make this pasta again and again!

Cheesy baked pasta with a clam and mushroom alfredo sauce - cheesy comfort food at it's best! You will make this pasta again and again! Cheesy pasta.  That's pretty much the definition of comfort food right?  And this baked shrimp pasta with mushroom alfredo sauce is most definitely comfort food. It's also perfect for Mother's Day which is coming up this weekend.  This recipe is actually one that my mom used to make on a fairly regular basis when I was growing up, but I haven't had it ... read more

Skinny Cajun Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

Skinny Cajun Shrimp Alfredo Pasta - Skinny cajun shrimp alfredo pasta for #30MinuteThursday can be on the table in 20 minutes and everyone will love it! Alfredo pasta, but healthier!

Skinny cajun shrimp alfredo pasta for #30MinuteThursday can be on the table in 20 minutes and everyone will love it!  Alfredo pasta, but healthier! I needed to give you a great recipe to use that homemade cajun seasoning in.  Obviously.  You knew this was coming next. Skinny cajun shrimp alfredo pasta.  This one will be made often around here I think.  So tasty, so easy, and so fast.  Plus, it was super easy to make some plain shrimp and pasta (so boring right?) for the kids that don't ... read more

Hazelnut Chicken One Pot Pasta

Hazelnut Chicken One Pot Pasta - Hazelnut chicken one pot pasta recipe - an easy meal that is very adaptable and comes together in 30 minutes! Perfect for those busy nights! #30minutethursday

I finally have a recipe for you today that doesn't involve baking.  Or snacking.  Or way too much sugar.  I do actually cook most nights too, but you'd never know from the last month of recipes I've brought you! But it's 30 Minute Thursday again today (seriously, where did the last month go?), so I have a dinner recipe for, um, I think the first time since the last 30 Minute Thursday.  On the plus side, there's a whole list of other 30 minute meals along with it, so at least I'm bringing you ... read more

Lemon Shrimp One Pot Pasta

Lemon Shrimp One Pot Pasta - Quick and easy lemon shrimp one pot pasta - this meal is on the table in under 30 minutes, with only one pot to wash up afterwards!

Anyone else feel crazy busy lately?  I guess a lot of you are into the lazy days of summer already, but we still have one more week of school, and soccer games, and swimming lessons, before everything shuts down for a couple of months.  So I am all about the quick, easy, re-heatable, one pot meals right now. That, and BBQing, because that's also fast and easy with no dishes!     And really, even in the so called lazy days of summer, people are still busy.  You still ... read more

Skillet Pasta with Sausage, Peppers and Kale

Skillet Pasta with Sausage, Peppers and Kale - Bake.Eat.Repeat.

Well, I finally jumped on the kale bandwagon. I will freely admit that I have never liked the stuff.  Not in my pasta, not in my smoothie, not in chip form.  All of those - just yuck.  That's all. Now I'm not against vegetables or greens or healthy stuff.  Not at all.  And I know that it's good for you and I should like it.  But I don't.  I've tried.  I've tried over and over - I even bought a kale and pineapple smoothie from an actual smoothie place (well, my husband bought it but hated ... read more

Mexican Baked Pasta

Mexican Baked Pasta - Bake.Eat.Repeat.

I have the best pasta dish for you today!  No, seriously, it really is the best. It takes just 15 minutes to throw together and it tastes amazing.  It's Mexican, it's cheesy, it's fast, and you quite likely have everything you need to make it already.  Oh, and everyone will love it. Or, at the very least, everyone here loves it.  So I'm projecting that sentiment onto the entire world (or at least the few people that read this!) and proclaiming that everyone will love it. And I'm ... read more

30 Minute Pad Thai {Video}

30 Minute Pad Thai - Skip the takeout and make your Pad Thai at home instead! Super easy to make and it’s on the table in 30 minutes!

Skip the takeout and make your Pad Thai at home instead!  This easy to make chicken and shrimp Pad Thai will be on the table in 30 minutes!  Fast, easy, delicious.  Plus a recipe video! I had never actually eaten Pad Thai until about a year ago.  That's kind of crazy, right?  Isn't it a super popular takeout option?  I feel like it is. I think I had never had it because: we have only ever ordered Thai food once (which is when I tried it the first time) I don't really like tofu, ... read more

Ravioli Lasagna

Ravioli Lasagna - An easier and faster version of a favourite pasta dish, this ravioli lasagna is absolutely amazing. Quick to make and tastes like the real thing!

An easier and faster version of a favourite pasta dish, this ravioli lasagna is absolutely amazing.  Quick to make and tastes like the real thing! Lasagna is one of my all time favourite pasta dishes. I don't think I'm alone on that - everyone I know loves lasagna.  What's not to love about meaty, cheesy layers of pasta goodness? My mom's lasagna recipe is amazing, and hands down my favourite way to enjoy this tasty pasta.  But....sometimes you just don't have time to make lasagna ... read more

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas {Video}

Quick and easy chicken fajitas with just one sheet pan to clean afterwards! This is my new favourite way to make one of my family's favourite meals!

Quick and easy chicken fajitas with just one sheet pan to clean afterwards!  This is my new favourite way to make one of my family's favourite meals! Plus a video! Mexican food is a favourite of everyone's in my family.  Good thing, since I make it at least weekly.  Probably more often. Whenever I'm not sure what to make for supper, it's Mexican food of some sort that ends up on the table more often then not.  Even if we feel like pasta, which isn't typically Mexican, I will usually ... read more

30 Minute Chicken Stew

30 Minute Chicken Stew - This creamy chicken stew is filled with veggies and is simple to make. Easily on the table in 30 minutes, it’s a healthy meal that is perfect for those cold nights!

This creamy chicken stew is filled with veggies and is simple to make.  Easily on the table in 30 minutes, it's the perfect healthy meal for this month's 30 minute Thursday! It's February already.  Can someone please explain to me how on earth that happened? I feel like it was just Christmas and I haven't even really gotten back into the swing of things after the holidays, and yet here we are in February. The last month actually went so fast that we never even thought about what to ... read more

30 Minute Chicken Noodle Soup

30 Minute Chicken Noodle Soup - This 30 minute chicken noodle soup is perfect with either chicken or turkey, is super fast and easy to make, and will be a family favourite for sure!

This 30 minute chicken noodle soup is perfect with either chicken or turkey, is super fast and easy to make, and will be a family favourite for sure! Or turkey noodle soup.  I'm not picky, I'll make soup out of whichever leftovers I have, it's all good! But the recipe I use for either of them is the same so I'll just go with chicken noodle soup since it's a bit more common (I think). This is the soup I make every single time I cook a whole turkey and end up with never ending ... read more

One Pot Turkey Mushroom Tortellini

One Pot Turkey Mushroom Tortellini - Tender cheese tortellini in a creamy white sauce, this one pot turkey mushroom tortellini is a family favourite - plus it's ready in 30 minutes!

Tender cheese tortellini in a creamy white sauce, this one pot turkey mushroom tortellini is a family favourite - plus it's ready in 30 minutes! It's comfort food time here today.  Pasta in a creamy sauce with mushrooms involved.  That's my definition of comfort food. And this one pot turkey mushroom tortellini is on the table in 30 minutes which makes it even better.  Anytime I can make a meal that everyone in the family loves, and only takes 30 minutes to make, it's a winner.  Even ... read more

Southwest Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Southwest Stuffed Spaghetti Squash - This southwest stuffed spaghetti squash is absolutely fantastic. Filled with southwest flavours and so quick and easy to make!

This southwest stuffed spaghetti squash is absolutely fantastic.  Filled with southwest flavours and so quick and easy to make!  Originally posted Oct. 27/14, updated Sept 15/16. I love Mexican flavours in my food.  Whenever I'm not sure what to make for supper, my mind always goes to Mexican food.  Or some version of it.  This Mexican Baked Pasta is one of my family's favourite meals of all time.  Same with this Mexican One Pan Pasta.  And these Fish Tacos, and these Ground Beef Tacos, ... read more

Baked Pork Chops with a Cinnamon Glaze

Baked Pork Chops with a Cinnamon Glaze - These baked pork chops with a cinnamon glaze are a simple, 30 minute meal that your whole family will love. Served with baked cinnamon apples and so tasty!

These baked pork chops with a cinnamon glaze are a simple, 30 minute meal that your whole family will love.  Served with baked cinnamon apples and so fast and easy! Do you like pork chops?  Okay, maybe that's a strange question, everyone probably likes them. But you know what?  I don't, really.  Don't get me wrong, I'll eat them.  They're not bad.  They're just not my favourite.  If I'm making pork, I typically go for pork tenderloin because that's just plain fantastic. I don't know ... read more

Greek Chicken Kabobs with Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Chicken Kabobs with Tzatziki Sauce - An easy, 30 minute meal for the summer, these grilled Greek chicken kabobs with tzatziki sauce are fantastic. The whole family will love them! #30MinuteThursday

An easy, 30 minute meal for the summer, these grilled Greek chicken kabobs with tzatziki sauce are fantastic.  The whole family will love them! I'm a little bit addicted to Greek flavours.  Tzatziki sauce in particular.  I can't get enough of it.  When I make meals like these Greek chicken kabobs, I always make extra tzatziki sauce just so I can use it on everything for the next week.  On sandwiches, as a dip for veggies, it's fantastic - and it's so easy to make. Which makes these ... read more

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp Salad

Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp Salad - A fantastic 30 minute meal for the summer - cilantro lime grilled shrimp salad with a creamy avocado dressing. Perfect for those summer nights.

A fantastic 30 minute meal for the summer - cilantro lime grilled shrimp salad with a creamy avocado dressing. Perfect for those summer nights. Cilantro lime grilled shrimp salad with a creamy avocado dressing.  I want this salad every single day for a very long time. My family might revolt if I did that though.  Or at least my husband would.  Salad is not a meal in his estimation. Me, on the other hand?  I could happily eat a great big salad for supper every night of the week.  I ... read more

Crispy Salmon with Greek Orzo

Crispy Salmon with Greek Orzo - Quick and easy Crispy Salmon with Greek Orzo for 30 Minute Thursday - this meal is on the table in 20 minutes and the whole family will love it!

Quick and easy Crispy Salmon with Greek Orzo for 30 Minute Thursday - this meal is on the table in 20 minutes and the whole family will love it! We love salmon around here.  Or any fish.  Actually, any seafood is probably what I should say! Anytime I make salmon for supper though?  That's when I have a very happy family.  I must say, I am very happy that my kids like fish.  It's one of my favourite things to eat.  I'm that person that goes to a steakhouse for a fancy dinner and gets ... read more

Honey Lime Chicken

Honey Lime Chicken - Roasted honey lime chicken that is tender and juicy and a hit with the whole family. Only 10 minutes of prep time to perfect roasted chicken!

Roasted honey lime chicken that is tender and juicy and a hit with the whole family. Only 10 minutes of prep time to perfect roasted chicken! I have another main course recipe for you today.  Roasted honey lime chicken - an absolute favourite meal in our house. As much as we love this chicken, I have to say I feel a little bit weird sharing four dinner recipes in a row here.  Fish tacos, then baked shrimp pasta, then ground beef tacos, and now honey lime chicken.  Clearly I just ... read more

Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Homemade Cajun Seasoning - Quick and easy homemade cajun seasoning that you probably have all the ingredients for already! You'll never need to buy pre-made cajun seasoning again!

Quick and easy homemade cajun seasoning that you probably have all the ingredients for already!  You'll never need to buy pre-made cajun seasoning again! Do you like spicy food?  We do.  Or at least, we used to.  I like to think that we still enjoy spicy food, but I know that we can't handle it as well as we used to.  My husband is saying speak for yourself right now (you know, if he actually read this, which he doesn't!) but I know it's not just me (it's mostly me). Before kids, we ... read more

Teriyaki Chicken Stir-fry

Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry - Easy teriyaki chicken stir-fry that is on the table in less than 30 minutes - and the whole family will love it! #30MinuteThursday

Easy teriyaki chicken stir-fry that is on the table in less than 30 minutes - and the whole family will love it! #30MinuteThursday Happy New Year everyone!  Okay, it's the 7th, not really New Year's anymore, but this teriyaki chicken stir-fry is my first post of the year so I'm going with it. I had a nice long break from my computer over Christmas, didn't touch it much at all for two whole weeks, and I have to say it was rather lovely.  As much as I enjoy this little hobby of mine, it ... read more

One Pot Lemon Thyme Chicken and Rice

One Pot Lemon Thyme Chicken and Rice - One pot lemon thyme chicken and rice is ready in 30 minutes and filled with flavour. An easy and healthy weeknight meal the whole family will love!

One pot lemon thyme chicken and rice is ready in 30 minutes and filled with flavour. An easy and healthy weeknight meal the whole family will love! Well, I said that I wouldn't be sharing much other then sweets and baking for all of December, but I guess I lied.  It is 30 minute Thursday after all, so I guess I can still give you one recipe that involves real food and will feed your family.  I suppose we can't live on sugar and butter and chocolate for the entire month. ... read more

18 Easy Slow Cooker Meals

18 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes - A great list of easy slow cooker recipes to make meal time a little easier!

18 Easy Slow Cooker Meals - A great list of slow cooker recipes to make meal time just a little bit easier.  This week (month, really) has been a little crazy.  We are in the process of moving this week, which we all know is wonderful in the end, but a real big pain when you're in the thick of it.  It's unbelievable to me how much stuff you can collect over the course of 15 years.  We have been getting rid of things like crazy to make the packing and storing of things a bit ... read more

Spicy Chili Garlic Grilled Trout

Spicy Chili Garlic Grilled Trout - Quick and easy spicy chili garlic grilled trout - dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes! Perfect for those busy school nights!

So, school is back in, and the craziness that is the school year will now ensue.  My kids started on Monday, and there was a mix of excitement to get back to school and see their friends and find out who was in their class, and sadness that the summer was over.  Summer just goes by way too quickly, and this one seemed to fly by. I'm exactly the same as my kids.  Part of me is really sad summer is over, but the other part of me is kind of happy to get back to our regular routine, as crazy as ... read more

Shrimp Quesadillas with Avocado Cream

Shrimp Quesadillas with Avocado Cream

  Well, I promised some Mexican deliciousness before Cinco de Mayo, and here it is!  (I checked, I haven't quite missed it!) These shrimp quesadillas with corn, black beans, lots of cheese and an avocado cilantro lime cream sauce for dipping are amazing.  But then, I think that's true of pretty much anything in the genre!  We adore Mexican food around here, so even though we don't celebrate Cinco de Mayo here in Canada, I'll take any opportunity to have Mexican food.  Holiday, ... read more

Turkey Manicotti

Turkey Manicotti -Amazing turkey manicotti - manicotti noodles filled with ground turkey in a mushroom cream sauce, and then smothered in tomato sauce and cheese and baked.

This turkey manicotti.  I have been waiting to share this with you for months.  Months!  And the poor recipe just kept being pushed back for other things that I wanted (needed?) to post first. I almost pushed it again actually, so I could share some Mexican deliciousness before Cinco de Mayo happens (I haven't missed it yet have I?  We don't actually celebrate it up here in the north, but I love Mexican food so I kind of had to have something posted for it!)  So that'll be coming later this ... read more

Pesto Tortellini

Pesto Tortellini (2)

Well you knew this was coming today.  Right?  I obviously had to show you the main way I've been using all that beautiful spinach pesto!  And pasta was the obvious choice. This is barely even a recipe.  But, I have forced my family to eat some version of pesto pasta no less than 4 times in the last couple of weeks, and this is the best one.  So I've saved you trying to decide which veggies to toss in with your pesto and which kind of pasta to use....you know, cause that's tricky stuff.   ... read more

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Mmmm, soup.  Because by the time February rolls around, it kind of feels like winter is never going to end.  Right? And I even got to escape it last week and head to beautiful, sunny, warm Mexico.  So I can't really complain.  And it's not even super cold here.  We've actually had a pretty mild winter, not insanely cold or snowy.  But still.  Come mid-February I always start to long for green grass and flowers.  And the endless colds and coughs to be over for a few months. Isn't that ... read more

Lasagna

Lasagna - Bake.Eat.Repeat.

Okay, now I'll just preface this recipe by saying that I'm not Italian, and this most likely is NOT a completely traditional lasagna recipe.  But it's my mom's lasagna recipe, and it's amazing. Lasagna is probably my favourite pasta dish of all time.  I have ordered it at a number of Italian restaurants, but I'm always disappointed.  This recipe is just better, or maybe it's just the version I like since I grew up with it?  Possibly.  I think probably because this version uses cottage cheese ... read more