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 voilà 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…)

Recipe: The BEST Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Ever

The Perfect Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe made with 100% REAL Ingredients!

I love comfort foods like Chicken Pot Pie. Unfortunately, most of the pre-packaged/frozen versions contain some not-s0-good ingredients and additives—despite what their advertising might say! So what’s my answer? My BEST Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe Ever!

Ditch the store-bought pot pie and make this BEST EVER Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe tonight! It's made with 100% REAL ingredients and is so delicious!

Made with 100% real ingredients like my delicious whole wheat pie crust, this Chicken Pot Pie recipe comes together really easily. And since it’s filled with lots of veggies like peas, carrots, celery, and onions, you don’t need any vegetable side dishes with it. That said, I love to serve it with a side salad like my Orange Spinach Salad with Toasted Almonds. (more…)

Recipe: Simply Delicious Orange Vinaigrette

Dress up your salad with this amazing and easy Orange Vinaigrette!

I’m always mixing up different salad dressings. Honestly, there isn’t an easier way to add flavor to your salad. AND, you avoid all those processed ingredients that are in most bottled dressings!

My latest creation is an Orange Vinaigrette! I use it to dress my Orange Spinach Salad with Toasted Almonds, and WOW is it amazing.

Dress up your salad with this amazing and easy Orange Vinaigrette! Perfect for any salad, it's especially tasty over my Orange Spinach Salad with Almonds!

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Recipe: Orange Spinach Salad with Toasted Almonds

A delicious, citrusy twist on the classic Spinach Salad

I love spinach! That wasn’t always the case, though. Growing up it was one of those veggies that got pushed around my plate. 😮

These days, though, I love spinach in so many different ways—sauteed, creamed, in soup and smoothies, and especially as a base for salads like my Orange Spinach Salad with Almonds and an Orange Vinaigrette. Yummm!

This delicious Orange Spinach Salad with Toasted Almonds is an amazing, citrusy twist on the classic Spinach Salad.

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