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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Apple Cookies

These  dressed up apple slices are one of my favorite afternoon snacks. They’re healthy and satisfy those mid-day chocolate cravings. Next time you’re hungry try slicing an apple, spread some almond butter on top and sprinkle with oats, coconut flakes and chocolate chips!

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Margherita Pizza

Is it delivery, no it’s Swinton Kitchen! Erik and I are planning our honeymoon to Italy and all of this Italian talk has got me day dreaming of authentic pizzas and homemade pastas. I picture myself walking the cobblestone streets of Sorrento, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with a big slice of cheesy pizza in my […]

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Lemon Chicken Piccata

When life gives you lemons, make lemon chicken piccata! Beyoncé isn’t the only one that loves lemons around here, lemons are awesome and if you don’t love them you should start! Lemons are filled with amazing benefits, like vitamin C, they aid in digestion, they boost your mood, benefit your breathing and have powerful antibacterial […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Feeling uneasy about the election? Rather talk about something lighter and sweeter? These mouthwatering peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip bars are the perfect way to console yourself. They’re chewy and chocolaty, just the comfort food you need to get through today’s politics. And even more uplifting news… they’re not even terrible for you, so go […]

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Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Strata

Wakey, Wakey, Eggs and Bakey! No, but seriously if you woke up feeling extra hungry you need to try this recipe. Last night, out of the blue, Erik told me he had the perfect breakfast casserole for me to make him the day after thanksgiving. I looked at him and laughed and said “oookay”. This is […]

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