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Super Easy and Delicious Red Sauce

A few years ago, a friend of mine gave me a recipe for Baked Ziti. Her husband was stationed in Naples, Italy for a few years and she got the recipe from a local. The recipe included a homemade red sauce that we really liked, but it wasn’t quite perfect. Adam has spent the last few years tweaking it and he’s finally determined that it’s as good as it’s going to get. And it’s good, really good. We use it now any time we need red sauce. Anytime Adam makes it for friends, they ask for the recipe so he asked that I share it here, so it’s easier for him to share with everyone. Enjoy!! READ MORE

Spicy Pasta Salad with Smoked Gouda, Tomatoes & Basil

Gouda is quite possibly one of my most favorite foods.  Nearly every day, I eat an apple with gouda for lunch.  Smoked gouda?  Even better!  (FYI – You can buy a huge wedge of it at Costco for much cheaper than the grocery store!)  This pasta salad was seriously delicious and even better the next day.  I was worried the sauce would be too heavy with the mayo, but it wasn’t at all.  I think next time we make it, we’ll throw in some bacon too.  Bacon and gouda together.. does it get any better than that? READ MORE

Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

They’re called lactation cookies because they’re full of delicious stuff that’s wonderful for nursing mama’s — lots of good-for-you ingredients, some of which have also been shown to help boost milk supply.  As a lot of you know, I battled with supply issues with Braden the entire time he was nursing, then again with Mackenzie as she got closer to a year old.  I ate a LOT of these cookies (did I mention that they’re delicious??).  I promise you, they’re good.  Even Adam and my dad gobbled them up. READ MORE

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I’ve never been a big fan of sweet potatoes.  At least that is what I thought.  I’m a super picky eater and they just didn’t look all that appetizing, so I never tried them.  Orange and mushy just wasn’t doing it for me.  Mature, right?  A few years ago, we were at Disney World with Adam’s aunt and uncle and sweet potato chips came as a side with the sandwich I ordered.  I tried them, since they weren’t mushy, and they were pretty good.  Lately, I’ve been trying to make healthier choices when eating out, so I’v been ordering sweet potato fries instead of regular fries.  I’ve become quite the addict too, they are SO good. READ MORE

Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken Soup

The original recipe for this makes a thicker chicken mixture and they recommend serving it over rice. I wasn’t a huge fan of it that way, so I add in some pureed tomatoes and make it into a soup. We top ours with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and a bit of fresh cilantro. Super easy to make and absolutely delicious. It freezes really well and is great as leftovers too. READ MORE

Broccoli Salad

We have made this a few times and everyone always begs for the recipe. It’s incredibly easy to throw together and seriously delicious. We cut the sugar in half from the original Paula Deen recipe. I love Paula and I have a sweet tooth, but it was way too sweet for us. I also like to use low fat mayo, turkey bacon, and low fat cheese to help make it a bit healthier.  We’ve also used craisins instead of raisins, or a mixture of both.  I think next time I may try adding in some chopped pecans, I love the way they taste with craisins and cheese. READ MORE

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