• Lemon-Dill Salmon over Summer Vegetable Stuffing
  • Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizza
  • Spinach, Mushroom, and Thyme Quesadillas with Smoked Gouda
  • Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Cheeseburger
  • Spinach, Feta, and Herb Egg White Omelet …and My Typical Food Day
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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Persian Swordfish Kabob with Cilantro Tzatziki

Persian Swordfish Kabobs with Cilantro Tzatziki

This recipe is my rendition of yummy swordfish kabobs I have had at Persian restaurants. There’s a little restaurant in Virginia, outside Washington DC, where I remember one meal specifically with fresh hummus, naan bread, and turmeric rice (all of which I have recreated, see my rice pictured above!) …YUMMM-O! And now these kabobs complete my memory so… 

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Ruby Refresher

Ruby Refresher

If, like me, you enjoy a little drinkity drink in the evening, here’s a light and refreshing “skinny” cocktail! Between the beer carbs and wine sugar, I wanted a different option because I am still, 4 years later, trying to shed the last pesky lbs from having my son. …yes, I prefer to blame him :) My… 

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Broccoli-Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms with Dijon-Cheddar Sauce

Broccoli-Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms with Dijon-Cheddar Sauce

Since my daughter and I, for the most part, have given up eating land animals, I am now faced with the challenge each evening of preparing dinners that meet the different dietary needs and desires of four people. A couple considerations: 1) I am not about to cook multiple meals – ain’t gonna happen; 2)… 

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