Easy rice, vegetables and sausage casserole recipe

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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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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Cherry Tomato Quiche

tomato quiche recipe

Chock-full of tomatoes, creamy ricotta cheese, grated Parmesan and fresh basil this flagrant and flavorful tomato quiche is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. One of my absolute summer pairing fresh tomatoes, cheese and basil. May it be in a toss salad along with other garden vegetables or in an easy caprese salad (or even skewers)…. 

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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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Three cheese caramelized onion and bacon frittata

Three cheese caramelized onion and bacon frittata recipe

An easy meal that goes from fridge to table in less than 30 minutes, this three cheese caramelized onion and bacon frittata is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! It may still be summer vacation but for me it’s one of the busiest time of the year. Between playdates at the park, enjoying some sun at… 

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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

caprese skewers 2

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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Grilled pizza (how to) + cheese pizza dough recipe

grilled pizza recipe

Learn the secrets to perfecting grilled pizza by following these easy steps and get the recipe for my favorite cheese pizza dough. There’s no secret I love to bake but from time to time I turn off the oven and relax in a chair on out back deck and watch my husband firing up the grill. We… 

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Creamy cheese tortellini and chicken skillet

Creamy cheese tortellini and chicken skillet recipe

There’s something magical about one pot pasta dinners and this creamy cheese tortellini and chicken skillet is the ultimate combination of weeknight convenience and homey comfort food. I can’t say enough about this cheese tortellini and chicken skillet. It’s by far my favorite way to enjoy tortellini. It’s easy to make, 15 minutes max of… 

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Brown rice and chicken skillet

rice and chicken skillet recipe

Simple brown rice and chicken skillet – this comforting and satisfying dish is full of flavor, plus it takes one hour from start to finish.Kitchen is my favorite room in the entire house. If I could, I would bake all day long. I love trying new recipes, especially if it’s a dessert. But as much… 

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Caramelized onion and asparagus strata

caramelized onion asparagus egg strata recipe

Make-ahead cheesy casserole, this caramelized onion and asparagus strata is a crowd pleaser. It takes very little time to put together and you most likely have all the ingredients on hand Finally the spring has arrived! Although we still get some rain showers, I’m so happy to see flowers blooming in my front yard! I’m… 

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