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Quick Tomato Soup

Bowl of tomato soup with croutons

A quick and easy homemade classic that can be made entirely with ingredients from your pantry. Unlike its canned counterpart, it has way less sodium and no added sugars. I’ve finally jumped on the “What can I make entirely from my pantry during COVID-19 isolation?” bandwagon. I’ll still continue posting normal recipes, but you’ve probably

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Meatball Pasta Bake

Pasta with cheese and meatballs being spooned out of the baking dish

A cheesy baked pasta with meatballs that’s easy to make ahead and reheat. This recipe is great for my semi-homemade tomato sauce because you can cook the meatballs in the slow cooker with the sauce instead of in the oven. I made this a few weeks ago and ate it for lunch during the week.

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All-Purpose Homemade Dough

Dough in a mixing bowl

This dough is one of the most versatile I’ve ever used. It can be used for rolls, pizza crust, stromboli or calzone crust, pot pies, and more. My boyfriend is the one who originally started to experiment with this recipe. He says it’s the closest thing he’s been able to make to butter rolls his

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Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli slaw

I made this broccoli slaw to go on fish tacos, but it also makes a good side dish. It’s easy to make a lot, so it would be a good make and take side for a potluck. This recipe uses Greek yogurt, which I used to hate, until my boyfriend made a corn salad using

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Garlic & Herb Whipped Potatoes

garlic & herb whipped potatoes

I served these under braised short ribs on Christmas. I went heavier on the red wine and lighter on the beef stock than what I have previously done for braised short ribs, so I will have to post that recipe soon, too. I also made these on New Year’s Day using a different flavor of

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Easy Chicken Tacos

Easy chicken tacos - picture of chicken with peppers and onions

I volunteer to cook at a local shelter with my church, and this month I’d signed up to prepare the main dish. It seems like every time I’m there cooking, I’m always rushing to finish on time, like I’m on an episode of a cooking show. I was able to prepare the recipe for 60

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Baked Rigatoni

I made this dish because I wanted something easy to reheat for lunch throughout the week. I don’t have a toaster oven at work, so anything I make for reheating needs to be something that microwaves well. This dish turned out to be great reheated. Sometimes I needed to add a little water to the

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Skirt Steak Tacos with Guacamole and Chipotle Sour Cream

Skirt steak tacos with guacamole and chipotle sour cream

I wanted steak yesterday, but I also had guacamole from earlier in the week that needed to be eaten and a tomato that needed to be used. I also had a couple of ¾ pound packages of outside skirt steak in my freezer that I got on mega sale at Wegmans a couple of weeks

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Simple Chili (for low-budget food challenge)

Chili

One of the meals I made to last most of the week for the low-budget food challenge was a simple chili. I was surprised I was able to pull this off without my usual poblano and jalapeno peppers, among other ingredients. This isn’t the best chili I’ve made, but it tasted good and it was

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Sausage & Apple Stuffing

I didn’t host Thanksgiving this year, which is one of my favorite things. This was the first year in a really long time I haven’t hosted, but I’m glad I was still able to make some contributions to dinner. (Thanks Annie & Dave for having me – I had a great time!) I brought stuffing

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