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Easy enough for a weeknight meal, but impressive enough for company, this Gnocchi with Pesto, Shrimp and Asparagus is packed with flavor and done in less than 30 minutes!

Easy enough for a weeknight meal, but impressive enough for company, this Gnocchi with Pesto, Shrimp and Asparagus is packed with flavor and done in less than 30 minutes!
 
 


Originally posted March 17, 2008 – I originally posted this recipe on St. Patrick’s day as a last minute attempt at something green, and here I am again, last minute and not a green recipe in sight. This is not Irish by any means of the imagination, but green is better than nothing, right? And it definitely doesn’t hurt that it is crazy delicious. We have become gnocchi addicts in my house, and this is no exception. So St. Patrick’s day or not, this is a great spring recipe!
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Breakfast worth waking up for! This Blueberry Banana French Toast Bake has fresh bananas and blueberries baked in a fuss-free French toast breakfast that the whole family will go bananas for.

Breakfast worth waking up for!  This Blueberry Banana French Toast Bake has fresh bananas and blueberries baked in a fuss-free French toast breakfast that the whole family will go bananas for.
 
 



I have a few weaknesses when it comes to food. Doughnuts. (#duh) Fancy cupcakes. And breakfast.

I have always been a breakfast lover. If you’ve ever been on a cruise before, you know that the food is not lacking. There is always food. (24 hour room service for the win!) But for the first 5 days of our cruise, my husband and I didn’t even eat 3 meals a day. We always had dinner, and we always had breakfast. And at least 4 desserts a day, but we are not going to talk about that right now…
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Flank steak is marinated in a mixture of balsamic vinegar, mustard and spices and then grilled to perfection in this Balsamic Grilled Flank Steak.

Flank steak is marinated in a mixture of balsamic vinegar, mustard and spices and then grilled to perfection in this Balsamic Grilled Flank Steak.
 
 



I think I am sensing a theme with my cookbook reviews this year. Today’s review is #12 for the year, and the 7th “light” cookbook. I think I must be trying to make up for a cookbook collection that was lacking in the light-themed cookbooks before. But I sure have found some gems this year so far – this book included.
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Hearty, filling, and family-friendly, this Italian Ground Beef Casserole with Biscuit Topping is the perfect answer for an easy weeknight dinner.

Hearty, filling, and family-friendly, this Italian Ground Beef Casserole with Biscuit Topping is the perfect answer for an easy weeknight dinner.
 
 



It happens every year. I complain about winter, and can’t wait until it’s over, but then when the weather starts to warm up and spring is on the horizon, I start scrambling, wanting to make all the comfort food. Because let’s face it, I’m a comfort food girl at heart. It really is the most redeeming thing about winter.
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Easy Entertaining - Ranch Dressing Dip Bar
 
 
You all know how I go crazy over all of the different food holidays, right? Well, happy day – today is one of my new favorite food holidays. Happy National Ranch Dressing Day!

I’ve mentioned this several times before, but even though I’ve always been a ranch dressing fan, my love was really solidified when I was pregnant with all three of my kids. I didn’t have all kinds of crazy cravings, but I craved salads like crazy. And not just any salad – it had to be a salad with ranch dressing. No other dressing would do.

Well, I think my kids came out of the womb wanting ranch dressing, because it’s one thing that all three of them love. Anything dip-able needs ranch dressing. My 4-year old currently eats his weight in carrots and ranch dressing!!

So of course, when I found out that it is National Ranch Day today, I just had to do something to celebrate!!
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Comforting and humble, this One Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff is full of beefy flavor. And there is only one pot to clean up after dinner!

One Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff - only one pot to clean up!
 
 



My husband and I have been married for almost 10 years now. But it surprises me how much I still learn about him, even after all of this time. He’ll tell stories about his childhood, or I’ll find out a dream or a fear that he has always had. I won’t be surprised if we are still learning things about each other after our 50th anniversary.
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