Meals in 15 Minutes or Less - Lunch 4: Strawberry & Spinach Salad!

When my husband and I were out in California for our honeymoon, we had the pleasure of eating a variety of wonderful meals prepared by world-class chefs in the Napa Valley region.  One of my favorite meals out there was a strawberry spinach salad with candied walnuts.  It was absolutely incredible!  The ingredients were so fresh and I found myself disappointed there was not more to eat upon fini

Fish Tacos with Homemade Pico de Gallo

I'll never forget the first time I had fish tacos. We were visiting some friends and they took us to their favorite local restaurant. It was strongly recommended to me that I try the fish tacos, and having never had them before, I agreed to give them a chance. I was not disappointed! They were incredible!

Meals in 20 Minutes or Less - Dinner 2: Broccoli Cheese Soup

I LOVE soup! More specifically, I love any kind of soup with a cheesy or creamy base. Creamy chicken wild rice soup, broccoli cheddar soup, and cream of just about anything soup makes me go weak in the knees (or would that be weak in the taste buds?)! Soups are amazing as a side to a meal or as the meal itself. So I thought tonight we would attempt our hand at making a broccoli cheese soup in 20 minutes or less.

Meals in 15 Minutes or Less - Lunch 2: Italian Pasta Salad

My husband doesn't much care for pasta salad, so I usually make it for myself during my summer break. I have always enjoyed cold pasta salad, especially of the Italian variety! There is something about fresh veggies cut up with noodles and pepperoni! Plus that Zesty Italian dressing that pulls the dish together! It's a refreshing summer dish.

Meals in 20 Minutes or Less - Dinner 1: Curried Broccoli Alfredo Pasta!

For our third meal today we will up the time limit a bit due to the nature of dinner being somewhat more intensive.  Our dinner Meal in 20 Minutes or Less is going to be one of my favorites: curried broccoli with alfredo sauce on pasta.  I was skeptical the first time my husband made it for me, but it has quickly become one of my favorite meals!  And with some minor alternations from the original, we will make this dinner from fridge to plate in 20 minutes.  So

Hawaiian Pizza Awesomeness!

I have fond memories of family pizza night. Dad used to cook up at least a pound of hamburger to mix together a variety of red sauces to form his very special pizza sauce. My sister and I would play with the flour and dough, making a huge mess but having a blast, too. My mother would run around cleaning up after us and preparing the toppings. However, in all our years of pizza making, the toppings were almost always the same: pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, and tons of cheese.

Coleslaw from Scratch!

As I was getting ready to make BBQ pulled pork sandwiches for the aimClear office, I realized I needed some really good coleslaw to go on top (or as Minnesotans seem to do, to eat as a side to their super delicious sandwich).  I searched the web and was getting frustrated with the seemingly endless variations on coleslaw with no real guarantee of their tastiness when I came across a YouTube video with step-by-step instructions on how to make this amazing coleslaw.  It looked beautiful a

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches - AMAZING Summer Meal!

My husband is a fan of pulled pork and frequently requests the store bought stuff. I, preferring homemade to pre-packaged and seeing that there was a sale on pork sirloins, decided to try my hand at pulled pork; I mean, how hard could it be? Turns out, it's a lot like any other roast. Pop it in the crock pot with some onions, garlic, seasoning, and liquid for 8 hours on low and you're good to go! Now I will share my easy but delicious recipe with you!

Taco Dip - as a meal or appetizer, it's delicious!

Another taco-inspired meal for you all to enjoy: taco dip! Usually I use this as an appetizer, but occasionally we do make it into more of a salad-type meal and both ways are truly fantastic. In addition to its versatility, taco dip requires few ingredients and minimal prep time!  Let's get to it...

Mafalda with Homemade Alfredo Sauce! Yum!

Despite growing up in an Italian home and learning many Italian recipes from my mother and grandmother, I had never learned how to make homemade Alfredo sauce.  Thus, I was stuck with the store-bought version until I picked up this particular alfredo sauce recipe from a friend of mine. It is delightfully simple, yet tasty!


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