Chinese Orange Chicken

Do you ever wonder why so many movies and T.V. shows have scenes where characters are eating Chinese takeout???  Whether it’s eating alone while coping with a breakup or indulging cross legged on the floor in bare brand new home, Chinese food is always being eaten. It’s a go-to comfort food, probably why we all […]

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Asian Cashew Zoodles

I found this recipe in the Whole30 cook book and then modified it to make it my own. If you’re not into zoodles, I still recommend making this sauce because it’s amazing. I may or may not have been eating it by the spoonful… I loved it so much that I made it again the […]

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Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers

Will I ever stop craving childish meals like chicken fingers and grilled cheese? I am pretty sure I’ve hit the age where it’s publicly unacceptable to order chicken fingers at a restaurant without being accompanied by a person under the age of 10. I’ve also hit the age where my body doesn’t appreciate fried foods. […]

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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

The more I cook, the more I fall in love with my crock-pot. My crock-pot Sunday’s have expanded to Crock-pot Tuesdays, and sometimes even crock-pot Thursdays. Slow cooking is just so simple and the finished product always turns out tasty. I often throw everything in the slow cooker at lunch and come home from work […]

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Vodka Sauce

If you’re looking to sneak in one last bite of deliciousness before you start the New Year diet, try this creamy tomato sauce over pasta. And if any of you are as clueless as my husband then yes it’s true, vodka sauce is really made with real vodka! No wonder why the stuff is so good! […]

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Chicken Marsala

When wine is a main ingredient how can you not love the dish? I had plenty of mushrooms in the house so I tossed together an easy, old-school Italian dish, chicken Marsala. I served it over spaghetti and chased it down with a glass of wine… just in case there wasn’talready enough. 🙂 Ingredients: ½ […]

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Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

My heart was set on making stuffed shells, I bought all the ingredients and was ready to cook and then Erik shot me down. He reminded me of how terrible we’ve been eating and I couldn’t argue. So what’s the next best thing to pasta? A vegetable that tastes like pasta! And honestly it’s just […]

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Beef Vegetable Soup & Dumplings

Last night we finally returned home from a week long family vacation in Florida. We couldn’t have asked for a better trip, the week was filled with sunny weather, strong drinks, and delicious food. Although Georgia is still pretty warm, the drop in temperature had me craving some hot soup and the heavy thanksgiving dinner […]

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Eggplant Caprese Stack

Happy Hump day! Did you know that Eggplant is considered a fruit? Interesting… huh? Eggplant Parmesan is a classic in the Carfagnini household (for those who don’t know me yet, Carfagnini was my last name up until a month ago when I got married). It has become my mom’s go-to dish and it deserves to […]

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Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili

Yesterday was Sunday, which means it was crockpot Sunday in the Swinton household. Like I said once before, crockpots are perfect for Sunday’s because they’re simple and need little to no attention. I spent the day running errands and came home to a meal ready to eat! My favorite part about chili is all of […]

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