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350 + dinner recipes from healthy whole 30 meals to decadent comfort food and everything in between. Easy dinner ideas for families of all sizes.

  • Overhead photo of creamy Tuscan Chicken Thighs in blue pan

    Creamy Tuscan Chicken Thighs

    This creamy Tuscan chicken thighs recipe is the kind of meal that draws people like a magnet…they wander into the kitchen from all directions, noses high in the air, begging to…

  • slicing beef tenderloin on a cutting board

    How to Roast Beef Tenderloin

    How to Roast Beef Tenderloin (aka filet of beef or Chateaubriand) ~ I’ll give you easy instructions for the perfect roast, no muss no fuss ~ just juicy meat! Ideal for special…

  • Tomato and Parmesan Risotto

    Tomato and Parmesan Risotto is an easy pantry friendly meal that accommodates all sorts of variations. As is, it’s a healthy, comforting vegetarian meal.…

  • pouring gravy on sliced sauerbraten pot roast

    Sauerbraten (German pot roast)

    This authentic German Sauerbraten recipe comes straight from my grandfather’s kitchen ~ you can do this braised chuck roast on the stove, in the oven, in the crock pot, or the…

  • Tropical Hot Dog Bar ~ seven exotic condiments to take your next barbecue to the tropics!

    Tropical Hot Dog Bar

    I admit it, I’m a closet hot dog lover, maybe you are too? Today I’m sharing a slew of exotic toppings for a tropical hot dog bar, including homemade spicy kiwi…

  • Pimento macaroni and cheese in a skillet with spoon

    Pimento Macaroni and Cheese

    Pimento Macaroni and Cheese is hard to resist. It’s a luxuriously easy skillet mac with the legendary flavors of pimento cheese folded in. If you’re a pimento cheese lover, I’ve got your new…

  • Colorful heirloom tomato toast with glass of rosé wine

    3 Ways to Make Tomato Toast This Summer

    We’re living on tomato toast this month~ and you can too! Here are my favorite ways to combine toasty bread and juicy tomatoes; enjoy them as an appetizer, lunch, or light…

  • shredded pork with pineapple barbecue sauce

    Pulled Pork with Pineapple Barbecue Sauce

    Pulled Pork with Pineapple Barbecue Sauce ~ impossibly tender meat slathered in a sweet and savory barbecue sauce inspired by Hawaiian huli huli, this will make the best pulled pork sandwiches of…

  • how to grill a whole chicken

    How to Grill a Whole Chicken

    How to Grill a Whole Chicken for the best, juiciest, most succulent chicken you’ll ever eat! I’ll show you how to spatchcock (or butterfly) a fryer chicken for the barbecue so it…

  • Korean beef bowl topped with an egg

    Easy Korean Beef Rice Bowls (30 minutes!)

    My easy Korean beef rice bowls are ready in 30 minutes, and who wouldn’t want this for dinner? It’s full of spicy, umami flavor, but tone down the heat and kids…

  • Homemade Pasta with Fresh Greens

    Homemade Pasta with Fresh Greens ~ no pasta machine needed for this easy, fun, and fresh green pasta that packs a healthy dose of spring in every bite. Don’t think you…

  • a slice of no yeast pizza with sausage

    Jamie Oliver’s No Yeast Pizza

    Jamie Oliver’s No Yeast Pizza ~ this crazy easy 30 minute pizza recipe is adaptable to all your favorite toppings, so scrounge around your fridge and cupboards and let’s get going!…

  • Ham and Swiss pasta roll up

    How We’re Using Up Our Leftover Ham

    Leftover ham is one of the perks of so many holidays, and if you’re lucky enough to have some leftover Easter ham, these recipes will help you make use of every…

  • Macaroni and cheese in a white bowl

    How to Make Mac and Cheese without a recipe!

    How to Make Mac and Cheese without a recipe ~ it’s easy when you’ve got my super simple formula. Imagine making quick and creamy macaroni and cheese without rifling through cookbooks,…

  • pasta with radicchio and bacon

    Pasta with Radicchio, Bacon, and Walnuts

    Pasta with radicchio, bacon and walnuts is a classic meal with a complex flavor and that Italian flair for tossing together something incredible with very little. This 30-minute meal is a…

  • classic New England Baked Beans recipe

    New England Baked Beans

    New England Baked Beans are simple and complex at the same time, slow baked with molasses, maple syrup, and spices for one of the richest, most versatile bean dishes I’ve ever…

  • kofte meatball bowl with spiced yogurt

    Kofte Bowl with Warm Spiced Yogurt

    My Kofte bowl with warm spiced yogurt sauce is an uber comforting dinner made with Middle Eastern style lamb and beef meatballs over steamed couscous and smothered in warm savory yogurt.…

  • Puttanesca style beans and toast in a bowl

    Puttanesca Style Beans and Toast

    Puttanesca Style Beans and Toast is the most sophisticated meal from the pantry I’ve had in a long time. It marries all the vivacious flavors of one of my favorite Italian…

  • asparagus and creme fraiche tart

    Simple Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart

    A simple asparagus puff pastry tart made in just a few minutes with frozen puff pastry, creme fraiche (or mascarpone, Boursin, cream cheese…) and asparagus. A shower of lemon zest and…

  • Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto

    I’m all about healthy 30 minute meals like this Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto that come together from the pantry without a trip to the store. It’s frugal eating…

  • Fried Rice with Asparagus and Peas

    Fried Rice with Asparagus and Peas ~ a spring-forward vegetarian dinner that’s perfect on its own or ~ do you have to ask? ~ put an egg on it!…

  • falafel salad bowl

    Around the World in 8 Dinner Bowls!

    We’re all global citizens, that’s pretty clear, but has your menu plan kept pace? Every culture has their special take on a satisfying meal in a bowl, so today I’m diversifying…

  • Instant Pot Barbacoa tacos in a white bowl

    Instant Pot Barbacoa Recipe

    My Instant Pot Barbacoa lies somewhere between traditional fire pits covered with agave leaves and the chow line at Chipotle. This amazing weeknight friendly meal is authentic(ish), super tasty, and so…

  • ladling brothy beans onto garlic toast

    Brothy Beans with Garlic Toast

    Brothy Beans with Garlic Toast ~ yes beans can be dinner, and a darned delicious one at that, especially when you combine them with garlicky toasted bread and and an incredibly…

  • chicken satay dinner bowl

    Thai Chicken Satay Bowls with Peanut Sauce

    Thai Chicken Satay Bowls with Peanut Sauce are an easy way to bring the flavors of one of Thailand’s most famous dishes to the weeknight dinner table. Trust me on this,…

  • a bowl of dan dan noodles on a white table

    Dan Dan Noodles ~ Easy Weeknight Recipe

    This is the easy 30 minute edition of Dan Dan Noodles ~ spicy Asian noodles in a rich creamy sauce, topped with crispy pork and barely wilted greens ~ your regular…

  • irish stew

    Instant Pot Irish Stew

    Instant Pot Irish Stew is the real deal, a classic rich stew made with lamb, potatoes, root veggies, cabbage, and, of course, a good dose of Guinness. Only instead of simmering…