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Chicken in Cheesy Chive Sauce with Philly Cream Cheese

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I am always looking for quick ways to get a balanced meal on the table.  My family and I are running from one activity to another, and many nights there is only a small window of time for us to make an eat dinner.  Last week I made this pasta and chicken dinner using Philly Cream Cheese to help make a quick and tasty cheese sauce.

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My kids can be picky, but chicken, pasta and cheese are ingredients I know they will always enjoy.  So I headed to Walmart to pick up some of the Philadelphia Cream Cheese with more fruit and vegetables.  I picked the Onion and Chive flavor because I love the delicate combination of flavors.

12 Delicious Stews for Sunday Dinner

After a busy week Sunday dinner can be a relaxing family meal.  One of my favorite things to serve for Sunday dinner is stew, because it is hearty and delicious.  Here is a collection of 12 stews that are perfect for a family Sunday Dinner.

They range from traditional Beef Burgundy Stew and Irish Lamb Stew to more exotic choices like African Peanut Stew.  I enjoy stew for Sunday dinner because it is usually easy to put together and then I can enjoy family time while the meal simmers away on the stove.  After busy weeks in which we are rushing from one activity to another it is nice to take some time for a more leisurely dinner on the weekend.

Layered Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

Kraft understands that everyone wants easy dinners this time of year and to help they have a range of products designed to make easy week night meals. I used one of the new Kraft Recipe Maker kits to make a quick and delicious dinner for my family, Layered Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas.

 

Olive Oil Seared Sea Scallops with Lemon Caper Sauce

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Olive oil comes in many different varieties, and it can be hard to figure out which one to buy.  Like wine certain types of olive oil pair best with certain types of dishes, and using the right oil can enhance the flavor and experience of a meal.  I recently tried out the Star Usage Pairing Oils, which are designed to enhance different meals in different ways.

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Sausage Mushroom Zucchini Casserole Recipe

This is a quick and easy casserole that is very tasty! I frequently make pasta dishes with sausage, but I have been trying to use more whole grains, so this time I made the sausage using rice instead of pasta.  I used brown rice, which gives it more fiber and also added a nice nutty flavor to the dish.

Sausage Zucchini Casserole with Mushrooms and Brown Rice

Chicken with Tomato Rosemary Pan Sauce

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I like quick dinner recipes, because while I enjoy cooking many times I just don’t have the time to make a complicated meal. Lately it seems like I never have more than 30 minutes to make dinner, because we are so busy. So I was excited to try the new Saute Express® Saute© Starter  because it is all about making dinner prep easier!

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The idea behind this new product is that Land O Lakes has done a lot of prep work already, and combines butter, oil, herbs and seasonings into a convenient block, that can be easily melted and used to saute chicken, pork or fish.  So instead of mincing garlic and trying to find 5 different spices in the pantry I can just throw a square in the pan to melt, and then saute my meat.

Comfort Meals for Fall – Slower Cooker French Dip

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As the weather gets colder it is nice to make some traditional comfort foods.  To help out eMeals.com has put together a whole selection of bonus recipes for comfort foods.  Some of the recipes included are Pizza Casserole, Loaded Potato Soup and Slow Cooker Buffalo Chili.  These recipes are free to all current subscribers and available as a special bonus to new members.  I think this one is my favorite, French Dip made in a slow cooker.  It is so nice to have dinner waiting in the slow cooker when I get home after a busy day!

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Healthy Tuna Salad with Pickles and Olives Recipe

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Over the past few months I have made a commitment to eat better and get in shape.  For me the hardest meal of the day is lunch, because it is so easy to get busy, forget to eat, and then just decide to grab something quick and unhealthy.  One of the things that works for me is to have something prepared ahead of time and waiting in the refrigerator, like tuna salad.

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Tuna makes an excellent healthy choice, because it is high in protein and Omega 3 fatty acids.  But all tunas are not equal, which is why I like Ocean Naturals Tuna, because as their slogan says it is Good, Good for You, and Good for the Planet.

Pecan Crusted Baked Flounder Recipe

Fish is good for you, and I have heard experts suggest you eat it twice a week.  I am always looking for different ways to serve it, since baking it with bread crumbs can get kind of boring.  This recipe is very simple, and basically just replaces the bread crumbs in a standard baked fish recipe with pecans.

Pecan Crusted Flounder

Zucchini with Bacon and Tomatoes Recipe

This time of year zucchini is one of the easiest vegetables to find around here.  It is so prolific!  My husband and I like zucchini, but our kids  not so much. So I am always looking for ways to make it tastier for them, rather than just sauteing it. I’ve tried making Chocolate Cake with it, but while that tastes great it isn’t something I can serve as a vegetable with dinner.  So this week I added a little bit of bacon and cherry tomatoes to my zucchini for a different taste.

Zucchini with Bacon and Tomatoes

Quick Linguine with Avocado and Artichokes Recipe

In the summer I like to make dinners that are quick and easy to put together.  My oldest daughter is a vegetarian, and since she is living at home this summer I am trying to cook more vegetarian meals on nights she will be home for dinner.

But my husband won’t eat things like tofu or couscous, so I have to balance his more traditional tastes with her preferences. This pasta dish is vegetarian and can be put together in the few minutes it takes to boil pasta.  The artichokes, avocados and corn add a decent amount of vegetables and the jalapeno adds a little bit of spice.

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Linguine with Avocado and Artichoke Recipe - Quick Summer Meal

I have never added avocado to a pasta dish like this before, but it was really good.  It made the dish rich and creamy.  The only disadvantage is that if you have leftovers the avocado will oxidize and turn brown, which makes it not look as appetizing. But we didn’t have any leftovers, so that wasn’t a problem for us!

Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

This is a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for busy weeknights.  One of my roommates in college was Indian, and she introduced me to Indian cooking. The only problem is traditional Indian cooking is time consuming, and usually ends up getting most of the dishes in the kitchen dirt!. So this is an Indian recipe with some short cuts, like using canned tomatoes with green chilies, that ends up being fast enough for a weeknight meal.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Pork Chops with Banana-Pineapple Chutney Recipe

I love to use fruit in main dishes, because it is any easy way to make a dish more exciting and more kid friendly, since most kids love fruit, like in this Banana-Pineapple Chutney to serve over pork chops.

Pork Chops with Banana-Pineapple Chutney

Thai Coconut Salmon with Spinach Recipe

Thai Coconut Salmon with Spinach Recipe

Lent is coming early this year, so it is time to start thinking about fish dishes.  Growing up my mom always served tuna fish sandwiches on Fridays in Lent, which was not a very interesting meal.

We eat try to eat seafood regularly year round, since it is healthy, and salmon is always popular.  This recipe was inspired by a recipe from Cooking Light. It is one of my family’s favorites, and it is quick and easy to make.

I especially like it because it is one of the few recipes with spinach that my kids will eat! It is also a good recipe for using frozen wild salmon fillets, which is a cost effective way to buy wild salmon.

Healthy Chicken Kebobs with Orange Sauce Recipe

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to eat better. I am sure I am not alone, that is probably one of the most common resolutions around.  One of the biggest challenges for me is to find ways to make healthy meals that my kids will actually eat.  I could make something very healthy like a Quinoa and Chickpea salad with peas, but my kids wouldn’t touch it, and my husband probably wouldn’t either.  So since I don’t want to make two meals, I have to work with my family’s likes and dislikes. Something I know they like is Chicken Kebobs or as we usually call it Chicken-on-a-Stick.  I decided to create a healthy kebob with Tyson Grilled and Ready Chicken Chunks, lots of vegetables, and an orange dipping sauce.

 

Easy Thai Pork with Coconut Galangal Sauce Recipe

The idea behind World Foods sauces is to provide a range of easy to use, economical sauces to make putting together a fantastic taste dinner quick and easy.  My family loves Asian foods, but I don’t always have the Asian spices on hand to create authentic dishes.  Sure, I could make a special stop at the local Asian food store, and pick up something like kaffir lime leaves, but the reality is I only do that a few times a year. It is much easier to let World Fusion do the work, and create a sauce from 100% natural, authentic ingredients.