Category Archives: Dinner Ideas

Chicken, Vegetable and Barley Stew {Crock Pot}

This healthy and delicious stew is perfect for any winter day and is great paired with warm whole wheat dinner rolls! I have viewed this recipe on Pinterest for quite awhile and have been dying to try it.  Well, what’s a better time to cook it than when it’s 2 degrees out with wind chills …

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Hearty Beef Chili

Who doesn’t love a delicious beef chili on a frigid January evening?  Ideally I’d love to be eating this chili in my great room, next to a wood-burning fireplace overlooking mountains.  But I forgot, I live in Michigan, and don’t even have a fireplace (a girl can dream, right?).  If you live in the northern …

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Italian Baked Chicken Tenders

When the weekend arrives and my husband doesn’t need to work, we pack our days full of errands, fun activities and exercise.  So when we get home around 5 pm and everyone is starving, my easy, go-to meal is usually . . . order pizza.  No, not the best choice, but I have to admit …

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Healthy Honey Chicken {Asian Inspired}

If you enjoy Asian (Chinese) food like my husband and I do, but don’t enjoy the massive amounts of sodium and calories that many Asian pre-made or take-out dishes have, then homemade is the way to go.  I was skeptical when I first found this recipe due to the lengthy list of ingredients, but I …

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Crispy Bean Burritos

I believe my husband could eat Mexican food daily if he had the option.  Since he’s from Arizona, I know I shouldn’t be surprised.  When we are out running errands and need to stop for a quick bite to eat (and my husband’s lucky) we’ll stop at Chipotle or Qdoba where he almost always orders …

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Honey Barbecue Meatloaf {And Ground Beef Nutrition Comparison}

Ahhhhhhh, comfort food.  What doesn’t sound better after a long day of work on a brisk fall day?  Meatloaf and potatoes was a typical meal I ate as a child and is practically my definition of a “comfort meal.” Now you’re probably thinking, what kind of fake meatloaf did she come up with after making …

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