Beer braised beef with carrots and potatoes

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Flavorful beer braised beef with carrots and potatoes, cooked slow and low in the oven is an effortless weeknight meal. One bite of this tender, juicy, tad spicy beef is going to send you over the moon. One pot meals are by far my favorite dinners. The thought of having just one pot to wash… 

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Iced coffee

iced coffee

Cool down with this easy to make iced coffee! Comes together in 5 minutes tops! 4 more weeks of school and I’m already in panic mode. It’s not the “how will I keep my kid entertained all summer” that stresses me out but ALL the activities that are scheduled in the next couple of weeks…. 

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Twice baked cheese and bacon mashed potato casserole

twice baked potato casserole recipe 1

Kick up your classic mashed potatoes a few notches with this twice baked mashed potato casserole loaded with 3 types of cheese and crispy bacon! (plus my tips and tricks for the best mashed potatoes) If I have to narrow down our dinner meals to 3 must-haves potatoes and meat would be one of them. I grew… 

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Berry & greens smoothie

berry and greens smoothie recipe

Sweet, creamy and satisfying, this 3 ingredients berry and greens smoothie is my new go-to fast and easy breakfast drink. This year has been full of surprises. Despite all the things going on in my life, I’m so proud of myself. I managed to stay on track of mt new year’s goal – develop better… 

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Easy rice, vegetables and sausage casserole

easy rice, vegetable and sausage casserole recipe

Weekends are always the busiest days of the week. As much as I try to find some free time there are a million things left to be done Saturday or Sunday. Grocery shopping & meal planning, soccer games, birthday parties, house chores. We hardly have any time to sit down. Rush, rush, rush to get… 

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Homemade snickers bars

homemade snickers bars recipe

Nougat, peanuts and caramel sandwiched between two chocolate layers, these homemade snickers bars come together in 30 minutes tops! Faster than going to the store to buy some! Yes, I did it! I made my own snickers bars! And you should too! They are just ah-mazing! I love Snickers bars! We have a history since… 

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Potato crusted quiche

Potato-Crusted Quiche recipe

A nice change from the traditional crust of a quiche, this potato crusted quiche is very easy to make and so delicious will be a favorite in your family. Summer has come and gone. Before I knew it, I’m already buying school supplies for my baby girl, sorting though the closet to see what clothes still… 

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Zucchini, bacon and rice casserole

zucchini bacon rice casserole recipe

One mixing bowl and one casserole are needed to make this cheesy zucchini, bacon and rice casserole. Make it ahead of time and bake it just before dinner. It happens every summer. Zucchini make their way in my farmer’s market basket saturday after saturday. Although I have a couple of favorite recipes, each week I’m looking… 

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Make-ahead vegetable and bacon egg bake skillet

vegetable bacon egg bake recipe

Whether you’re serving 2 people or a crowd, it can’t get easier than this make-ahead vegetable and bacon egg bake skillet! 15 minutes of prep time tops! Monday to friday I’m an oatmeal, banana and peanut butter kind of breakfast girl. It fuels me enough to get through the morning craziness. Although, on rare occasions… 

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Crustless zucchini quiche

crustless zucchini quiche recipe

A simple quiche recipe made with only 4 ingredients, this wonderful crustless zucchini quiche makes a satisfying brunch meal all summer long. Zucchini and other summer squashes have been abundant in backyard gardens, farmers’ markets, and grocery stores for weeks now and they have been so cheap, every week I end up picking up a bunch of them…. 

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Slow baked potatoes and chicken skillet

slow baked potato and chicken skillet recipe

Tender chicken drumsticks cooked on top of layers of thin sliced potatoes and onions make this potatoes and chicken skillet an mouthwatering, flavorful meal. One of my family’s favorite dinner is pairing chicken with potatoes. May it be simply roasting them, throwing them on the hot grill of turning into a comforting meal, it is always a… 

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Veggie stuffed bell peppers

veggie stuffed bell peppers recipe

This easy dinner recipe is brought to you by Pompeian Olive Oil. All opinions are 100% mine. Packed with a tasty mixture of vegetables, pine nuts and raisins, these flavorful stuffed bell peppers are perfect for an easy weeknight dinner. Stuffed bell peppers have always been comfort food. Ask any Romanian, actually ask pretty much… 

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Slow baked red wine chicken with fingerling potatoes

slow baked red wine chicken with fingerling potatoes recipe

Slow baked in a low-temperature oven, this red wine chicken with fingerling potatoes has a rich, deep flavor from the well seasoned red wine and tomatoes marinade. I love having friends or family over for dinner. As much as I love cooking just for my family there are recipes I need more adults in the… 

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Caprese skewers

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One of my favorite activities almost every saturday morning starting late May is going to the local farmers market. Here the market opens mid April but only mid to late May fresh produce makes its appearance. By june there’s an abundance of fresh produce. Berries, peaches, cherries, corn, carrots, squash, melons, greens and all kinds of… 

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One pot beef vegetable skillet

one pot beef vegetable skillet recipe

A simple yet satisfying dinner, this one pot beef vegetable skillet has incredible flavors from the carrots, celery, potatoes slow baked in a red wine and tomato sauce. When it comes to cooking, I’ve been spoiled for the first 30 years of my life. Until I was 19 I lived with my parents and my mom… 

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Roasted banana coconut ice cream

roasted banana coconut ice cream recipe

The ultimate two ingredients ice cream made with only roasted bananas and coconut milk!! Indulge in this guilt-free ice-cream all summer long! Today we’re going to make magic! We take two simple ingredients and make creamy rich ice cream! I could eat ice cream all summer long! I love this summer sweet treat and despite… 

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