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Summer Pasta with Zucchini and Squash

Summer Pasta with Zucchini and Squash
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It’s time for another Meatless Monday post! We shared this recipe before under Summer Pasta, but that was before our blog “went public”. Plus,  we recently did a reshoot of the pictures for the recipe and thought it deserved a fresh new post.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

chocolate chip cake

PinitSometimes, you just feel the need to stuff your face with the richest, tastiest piece of chocolate cake you can find.  Or maybe you don’t, but I do, and this cake will satisfy any craving for chocolate!
Recipe from Stirring it Up With Pam

Recipe Ingredients

  • One package deep chocolate cake mix
  • 4 oz package instant chocolate pudding
  • 1/2 pint sour cream
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 package chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar to sprinkle on top

chocolate chip cake

Quick Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Quick Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Oh, cinnamon rolls. You get me every time. It’s hard for me to walk past a Cinnabon somewhere and cave in to the gooey sweetness of a cinnamon roll!

Maple Glazed Salmon

Maple Glazed Baked Salmon Recipe

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For Valentine’s Day, I decided to surprise Mr. Herb with a home-cooked candlelit dinner at home. We actually celebrated a couple of days before Valentine’s Day, because we left immediately after work on February 14th to spend the weekend in Charleston, stopping along the way to visit Mr. Herb’s wonderful sister and brother-in-law!

Parmesan Pork Chops

Parmesan Pork Chops Recipe
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Last week, Mr. Herb shared one of his successful recipes – Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy. It was wonderful to let him cook for a change, and he did a great job! The chops were delicious! Apparently, this put me in the mood for more pork chops, because I bought up a huge pack at the grocery store last week and decided to fix some more (and freeze the rest). This Parmesan pork chop recipe is honestly the only way I’ve ever known to fix pork chops!

My dad taught me to make these when I was in high school. Just like a lot of our favorite dishes, these pork chops are super quick and easy to make, and delicious to boot!

Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy

Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy Recipe

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I, Mr. Herb, decided to make dinner one night for my better half and had a small dilemma.  I am not sure about you but sometimes I get tired of chicken every night.  So, for this recipe I turned to the pig – pork chops- that is!

Pork chops in a Mushroom Gravy

Ingredients for Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy Recipe

Chocolate Syrup Substitute

chocolate syrup

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Earlier this week, I made my own cream of chicken substitute.  In the spirit of homemade substitutes, I also made my own chocolate syrup.  However, I basically took all the homemade chocolate syrup recipes I found online and combined them to make my own.  The result has been quite tasty!

Cream of Chicken Substitute

cream of chicken substitute

Cream of Chicken Substitue Recipe

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I would love to have the time, money, and self-discipline to eat nothing but all natural, whole foods…but in reality, I just can’t do it. I try to get recommended organic food (especially meats, certain fruits, and dairy products) and my husband and I both think that checking ingredients is very important. If the ingredients are few and easy to pronounce, then we’re usually confident. Therefore, I have been getting a little weirded out by cream of ANYTHING soups.

Creamy Baked Spaghetti

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One of my dearest friends had a baby last Thursday night; Baby Samuel is joining big brother Penn, and both boys are so incredibly blessed to have a wonderful mom and dad.  They brought Samuel home late Friday night, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the new cutie pie.  So, on Saturday I arrived at their doorstep, bearing food in exchange for holding the baby.  I wanted to make something hearty (and yummy, of course) so that the one-dish meal could feed the family for a meal or two.  I thought this creamy baked spaghetti would be perfect!  I also took my chocolate chip pie for dessert (and, by the way, I got to hold the sweet baby for an hour!)

Recipe Ingredients

  • 8-12 oz of spaghetti
  • 28 oz traditional marinara sauce
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • about a half cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • Italian seasonings of your choice

Spinach, Feta, and Egg Bake

 

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If you, like me, indulged in far too many Thanksgiving goodies and heavy dishes last week, then perhaps you are looking to lighten up your dinners for a bit. This is basically a crustless quiche without a crust or heavy cream. It’s extremely nutritious and healthy, though I will admit it was FAR too “spinachy” for me, and I am a spinach fiend! So, I will post the recipe as I made it, but I would recommend cutting the spinach in half if you so desire.

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