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Dave’s weeknight enchiladas

Dave’s weeknight enchiladas

Dave cooked. I love that man. Enchiladas for all! His recipe per pan: rotisserie chicken (1 1/2), 3/4 of a tall pack of corn tortillas, 5 or so packages of red or green Frontera enchilada sauce, a thorough dousing of cheese on top. He also […]

Vietnamese noodle salad with grilled pork chops

Vietnamese noodle salad with grilled pork chops

Vietnamese noodle salad with grilled pork chops from @thewoksoflife is the perfect dinner in a steaming hot day. Also, it’s a whole dinner in a plate! We stacked it instead of tossing it just to make it dramatic. Also, used a skillet instead of the […]

Beet Coconut Blender Soup

Beet Coconut Blender Soup

I was craving a cold soup, and beet anything disappears fast around here. So I decided to make the least complicated beet soup I could dream up. This one requires no cooking – just a whiz in the blender. It doesn’t get easier than that! […]

Salsa fresca Chicken

Salsa fresca Chicken

Monday nights are a bit wild around here. The bigs have piano lessons at 6. So we often do crock pot and feed everyone fast. This baked chicken is almost as fast, and fresher-tasting for summer. Tonight we had it with roasted green pointy cauliflower […]

Deli Salad with Bowtie Pasta

Deli Salad with Bowtie Pasta

Saturday is grocery day around here, and lunches get a wee bit creative sometimes. Also, “fast” for all of us doesn’t necessarily mean sandwiches. Still, when you serve salad to kids and they ask for thirds, that’s a recipe to write down.  

A make-ahead birthday dinner for a crowd

A make-ahead birthday dinner for a crowd

I love to plan menus, but the execution always gets me. Imagine my delight for Griff’s family birthday when I had almost everything made ahead! This was a fresh, fun, kid-friendly meal that the adults all loved too. Did I mention this works for vegetarians […]