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Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta Skillet

Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta Skillet

I am very excited to share with you today a very good family-friendly meal, that is budget friendly and tastes amazing! I come from a family that loves good food, and we share a lot of memories around homecooked meals. I always enjoyed helping my mother and grandmother cook, and we had a great time in the kitchen and around the family table. As in probably many other families, pasta is a big favorite in mine, especially when made with delicious Ragu Homestyle Pasta Sauce. To me homestyle means good flavor, comforting, and affordable. What does it mean to you? This…

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

A super simple and fast side dish to accompany any meal. Even the pickiest of eaters will be begging for seconds and thirds! I love cauliflower. I love it raw as a snack or in a creamy cauliflower soup, as creamy mashed cauliflower, or roasted with crispy browned edges. This roasted garlic cauliflower is very easy to prepare. I toss it with garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper, and some parmesan and lemon juice when it comes out of the oven. An irresistible side dish, even to people who don’t like cauliflower. The house smelled so good while the roasted garlic…

Perfect Classic Guacamole

Perfect Classic Guacamole

The secret for a perfect guacamole is to use good, ripe avocados. If the avocados are very soft when you press them gently, the avocado may be past ripe and not good anymore. Choose avocados that are  slightly soft when you gently press them. Also, the outside color should be dark green but not too dark. Another way to check if the avocados are ripe is to pop off the little stem on top, and if the patch underneath is brown – it means the avocado is overripe, it should be nice green. I love to eat this classic guacamole not…

Russian Salad Olivier

Russian Salad Olivier

If you are used to traditional American potato salad, you will love this Eastern European Olivier (or sometimes spelled Olivye) salad. It is very popular among all Slavic people and in Eastern Europe. I remember this salad was always on our table for New Years Eve when we were kids. I love to bring it to friends gathers because everyone loves it and it’s perfect for large crowds. This recipe makes enough for 25+ people. This Russian salad Olivier is great for potlucks, BBQs, family gatherings, and holidays. It makes a lot and it’s easy to prepare. Don’t miss out my…

Greek Quinoa Salad with Chicken

Greek Quinoa Salad with Chicken

I am really excited to share with you this recipe for Greek Quinoa Salad with Chicken. This Mediterranean salad is delicious and easy to make, the quinoa and chicken can easily be made ahead to pack for lunch throughout the week. And putting the salad together is effortless and super quick. Only about 15 minutes to cook everything and 5 minutes prep work. I love easy meals like this one especially during the week when I don’t have much time to cook after work. Kale and quinoa are super foods and are loaded with good for you nutrients. So fresh…

Easy Skillet Shepherd’s Pie

Easy Skillet Shepherd's Pie - a deliciously rich and hearty beef and vegetables meal covered with a blanket of mashed potatoes and baked to perfection.

Easy Skillet Shepherd’s Pie – a deliciously rich and hearty beef and vegetables meal covered with a blanket of mashed potatoes and baked to perfection. Old fashioned goodness! This is so comforting and filling, it tastes amazing and everyone will want seconds. True comfort food! This Easy Skillet Shepherd’s Pie is a great dish to make ahead, freeze and bake when you are ready to eat. You can also make this with chopped turkey in place of beef, or sweet potatoes in place of regular potatoes if you are looking for a Paleo Shepherd’s Pie. If you want to keep…

No Bake Chocolate Bites

No Bake Chocolate Bites

On days when you are looking for a sweet treat without loading up on refined sugar and processed ingredients, these no bake chocolate bites (aka healthy bites) are great. So yes, you can have delicious treats that are actually healthy. I don’t know about you, but I’m all about that. These easy Paleo and gluten free no bake chocolate bites come together super quickly. They take only a few minutes to make and you can eat them for days if they last that long. 😉 My husband and I decided that these chocolate nut bites are the perfect after meal treat. I can…

Salmon Quinoa and Kale Salad

Salmon Quinoa and Kale Salad

This Salmon Quinoa and Kale Salad is a perfect weekday recipe because it takes only 15 minutes to cook and the preparation is super easy. I love this recipe because you can easily make it on Sunday and have lunch  at work for the rest of the week. It’s a quick and easy recipe that is filling and loaded with healthy ingredients – salmon and quinoa and of course, the veggies. If you are looking for a clean eating recipe to add to your weekly rotation, give this Salmon Quinoa and Kale Salad recipe a try. I am sure you…

Easy Cauliflower Soup

Easy Cauliflower Soup

A quick, light and easy cauliflower soup that is dairy-free, gluten-free and absolutely delicious. Thick and creamy, lick-the-bowl good!  This soup is loaded with cauliflower, carrots, onions, garlic, celery, and topped with savory pancetta. A one-pot meal your whole family will love and ready in about 30 minutes. My husband doesn’t like cauliflower but once he walked into the house and smelled the waft of the simmering soup cooking on the stove –  he said that it smells very delicious. And needless to say, he loved the soup and even had seconds. This soup is definitely a winner! A great comfort soup…

15 Easy Comfort Food Recipes

Easy Comfort Food Recipes

The recipes in today’s recipe roundup are easy to make, hearty and full of flavor! They are perfect for this cold and chilly weather. All these comforting meals will make your mouth water. If you are looking for an easy warming and filling meal to make this weekend, I hope you will find some inspiration here. Enjoy! Beef Stroganoff Coq au Vin Easy Shepherd’s Pie One Skillet Tuscan Chicken Easy Braised Short Ribs Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup   Goulash Soup with Gremolata Beef Stew Loaded Broccoli and Potato Soup One Pot Shrimp Jambalaya Lentil Bowls (Grain Free) Chili con…