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Homemade Stovetop Mac N Cheese

Homemade Stovetop Mac N Cheese

No one enjoys macaroni and cheese like my youngest son. I don’t make it often, so when I do….. you had better move out of the way because this kid wants it! This is a simple recipe that I use each time I make it. The longer you let it simmer (stirring frequently), the thickerContinue Reading

Mindi’s Marinara *or meat sauce* (Whole 30 compliant)

Mindi’s Marinara *or meat sauce* (Whole 30 compliant)

Ingredients ΒΌ of an onion, diced fine 1 garlic clove, minced fine 2 heaping TB tomato paste 2 tsp. dried oregano 2 tsp. dried basil (I also add 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil during spring and summer months) 2 tsp. Italian seasoning 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. onion powder salt & pepper, to tasteContinue Reading

Italian Chicken Pasta Toss (low cal)

Italian Chicken Pasta Toss (low cal)

I have used this recipe many times as a go-to recipe for flavor and saving calories. If I’m cutting calories, it MUST taste good for me to even think about investing time into cooking it. For you vegetarians out there, you can cut the chicken out of this & feel completely satisfied. Give this oneContinue Reading

Honey Garlic Lemon Shrimp on Whole Grain Pasta with Garlic Broccoli

Honey Garlic Lemon Shrimp on Whole Grain Pasta with Garlic Broccoli

If you are going to be serving this shrimp with the whole grain pasta, go ahead and marinate your shrimp in the below marinade recipe then get your water boiling so you can cook your pasta. Honey Garlic Lemon Shrimp serves 2 1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/4 cup olive oil 2 TContinue Reading

Crunchy Parmesan Chicken on Whole Grain Pasta & Green Beans

Crunchy Parmesan Chicken on Whole Grain Pasta & Green Beans

Crunchy Parmesan Chicken 1 lb. boneless-skinless chicken breast tenderloin 1/2 cup regular or Italian style bread crumbs (or whole wheat ones if you can find them!) 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs (Japanese style bread crumbs)….. or you can just use 1 cup of the regular bread crumbs instead. 1/2 cup freshly grated reduced fat ParmesanContinue Reading

All Day Crock Pot Mac-n-Cheese (Yeah, I know… calories)

All Day Crock Pot Mac-n-Cheese (Yeah, I know… calories)

Serves 4 8 oz. elbow macaroni, cooked & drained 12 oz. can evaporated milk 1 1/2 cups milk 2 eggs 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper Place the cooked macaroni in a slow cooker that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray. Add the remaining ingredients except 1Continue Reading