• Parmesan and Herb-Crusted Haddock
  • Pumpkin-Chia Protein Bars
  • CopyCat Sour Cream and Chive Pasta Roni
  • Lemon-Dill Salmon over Summer Vegetable Stuffing
  • Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizza
Parmesan and Herb-Crusted Haddock

Parmesan and Herb-Crusted Haddock

Last week, I told you about my college days, those first years on my own, and having to fend for myself in the kitchen not yet knowing how to cook. And I brought you my Copycat Sour Cream and Chive Pasta Roni, my take (a-hem.. and obviously better cuz real food always wins) on the… 

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Pumpkin-Chia Protein Bars

Pumpkin-Chia Protein Bars

Well I am sure jumping on a couple bandwagons with this recipe. Pumpkin. Chia seeds. Gluten-free baking. Sometimes a girl’s just gotta follow a trend and see what all the fuss is about… Have you heard of chia seeds? All the cool kids are eating them… I’m cool. I don’t care what my daughter says,… 

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CopyCat Sour Cream and Chive Pasta Roni

CopyCat Sour Cream and Chive Pasta Roni

When I was in college, specifically my junior year when I lived in an apartment and had to actually feed myself for the first time, my go-to dinner was battered fish filets and sour cream and chive Pasta Roni. Graduate school, I moved on to pringles and cream cheese since that was even less effort,… 

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Lemon-Dill Salmon over Summer Vegetable Stuffing

Lemon-Dill Salmon over Summer Vegetable Stuffing

And in the random dinner category, we have this little number… OHHH where to begin this was so good. What I wanted was a comfy, homey dinner – the kind that warms your soul, right? What I did not want was a heavy, over-buttered, I’m-gonna-hate-myself-when-I-step-on-the-scale-in-the-morning kindof meal. …And I wanted stuffing. And I wanted summer… 

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Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizza

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizza

This pizza. This tasty tasty pizza was made on a weeknight. Oh Crock-pot, how I love you so… This pizza is a shout-out to Texas. I lived in Texas during my 20s. I went to graduate school in San Antonio and continued to work there for a little while until I went in the Army. I hated… 

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Spinach, Mushroom, and Thyme Quesadillas with Smoked Gouda

Spinach, Mushroom, and Thyme Quesadillas with Smoked Gouda

Heyyyyy lookie here! I did ‘fusion’! If you don’t know what I mean, fusion is combining different cuisines – in this case, a kinda-sorta French filling in definitively Mexican packaging. …And this was absolutely UH-MAY-ZING. Soooo tasty. This combo of smokey Gouda cheese, beefy mushrooms, and the hint of herby thyme, all in a crispy quesadilla is outstanding!… 

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Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Cheeseburger

Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Cheeseburger

Well hello handsome. Sugar, when did you get so fly? …I ate this burger front and center, oh yes I did. Sorry to my daughter, who convinced me give up meat – but honey, I couldn’t help myself. Sometimes, you just want a juicy burger. And this burger was the perfect burger to close-out a fabulous summer…. 

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Spinach, Feta, and Herb Egg White Omelet

Spinach, Feta, and Herb Egg White Omelet …and My Typical Food Day

This omelet is so light, healthy, and delicious, it will make you GLOW! Meals like this are key to my life, so in this post I am also going to share a real day of food for me. So, the zillion of you that have asked me, “but Erica what to you really eat”, this is… 

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Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

This is the sauce of my dreams! Yes that sounds so wrong, but it’s true – THIS sauce – this beautiful, balanced, tangy, sweet, finger-licking jar of awesomeness is simply the best barbecue sauce I have ever made and maybe ever had. Yep, I mean that. I have wanted to have my own BBQ sauce… 

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Avocado Tortellini Salad

Avocado Tortellini Salad

We are blessed with fabulous neighbors …on one side anyway. And over the years, we have gotten together with them many times for various holidays and celebrations. I seem to always provide ribs, deviled eggs, and cheesy bacon-wrapped jalapenos, and they provide beans, burgers, more deviled eggs, and a salad with tortellini. I always look… 

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