Recipe: Roasted Asparagus with Tomatoes and Mushrooms

Want a side dish that looks like it took hours to prepare, but only took minutes? Then try my delicious Roasted Asparagus with Tomatoes and Mushrooms!

I’ve heard it so many times. “I’d cook vegetables more often, but they’re such a hassle to make” or “my family won’t like them.” Well, I’m here to disprove those compaints once and for all with my Roasted Asparagus with Mushrooms and Tomatoes recipe. 🙂

Want a side dish that looks like it took hours to prepare, but only took minutes? Then try my delicious Roasted Asparagus with Tomatoes and Mushrooms!

And before you even think of uttering “but my son/daughter/husband doesn’t like tomatoes or mushrooms” objection, don’t worry … the tomatoes and mushrooms are super easy to sort out so you can give more of them to those of us who LOVE THEM! Or, if you’re in a family of mushroom or tomato-haters, feel free to just leave one or both out.

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Recipe: Asparagus And Green Bean Salad

This Creamy Asparagus and Green Bean Salad proves that two great tastes can taste even better together! So delicious and easy, it's perfect for any night of the week!

If you’ve been following me a while you know how much I love vegetables—with asparagus and green beans being two of my favorites. That’s why I love this Asparagus and Green Bean Salad recipe SO MUCH!

My Asparagus and Green Bean Salad proves that two great tastes can taste even better together! So delicious and easy, it's perfect for any night of the week!

Served chilled, this is the perfect, make-ahead salad for a brunch, picnic, or dinner. And although it looks like it takes a lot of time to make, it can be whipped up in less than 20 minutes.

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Recipe: Creamy Dill Dressing

A delicious dressing that's perfect over salad, fish, chicken, or some fresh veggies!

It’s no secret—I love salads! But what makes a good salad great are fresh veggies and an amazing salad dressing like this Creamy Dill Dressing with Feta!

When you're looking to dress up a salad, fish, or veggies, try this delicious Creamy Dill Dressing. It's simply amazing and comes together in 5 minutes or less!

And although this Creamy Dill Dressing is absolutely perfect for salads, don’t stop there. Instead, use it to dress up fish, chicken, or your favorite veggies. Yes, it’s so good you’ll definitely want to lick your plate! 🙂 (more…)

Recipe: Gorgonzola Pasta with Vegetables

Serve up a delicious, easy pasta dish that's filled with veggies!

My whole family loves pasta, so I’m always on the lookout for a new pasta creation to try out at home. I recently was out to dinner and tried a bite (or two) of a friend’s Gorgonzola Pasta dish. After asking the chef about his recipe, I came up with my own restaurant-inspired version. And voilĂ  my Gorgonzola Pasta with Vegetables recipe was born!

This Gorgonzola Pasta recipe is so delicious and easy PLUS it's made with lots of healthy ingredients like whole wheat pasta, vegetables, and mushrooms!

 

True to form, my first changes to the recipe were all about making it a little healthier to eat and easier to prepare! How? Here’s what I did: (more…)

Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie: Made From Scratch?

A closer look at Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pie ingredients tells a different story!

Although Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pie claims to be prepared from scratch, a closer look at its ingredients tells a different story!I grew up eating frozen Chicken Pot Pie. As a child of a working mom in the 70’s and 80’s, Swanson Chicken Pot Pies were one of her go-to solutions for getting a meal on the table after a long day of work.

While I’m not exactly sure what was in those Swanson Chicken Pot Pies, my jaw dropped when I saw a recent advertisement by Marie Callender.

Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie TV Commercial

Here’s a full script of Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie advertisement:

Marie believes that her chicken pot pie gives you the perfect recipe for catching up with family. So she takes the time to prepare a golden flaky crust made from scratch and mixes crisp vegetables with all white meat and bakes it to perfection. Because Marie Callender knows that making the perfect dinner isn’t as easy as pie, but finding someone to enjoy it sure is. Marie Callender’s—It’s time to savor! And now there’s even more to savor with family sized pot pies.

 

What so wrong with this ad?

The line that really gets under my skin is:

“So she takes the time to prepare golden flaky crust made from scratch.” (more…)