Caesar Chicken Salad

Caesar Chicken Salad

I’m always looking for fun, protein-packed salads to make ahead and stash in the fridge. Although it’s not “formal” meal prep, this Caesar Chicken Salad is a great way to get ahead on a couple of lunches or light dinners for the week ahead.

Caesar Chicken Salad

Creamy Caesar Dressing for Caesar Chicken Salad

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Spanish Shrimp & Chorizo

Spanish Shrimp & Chorizo

I can’t say Spanish Shrimp & Chorizo is the most frugal dish, but if you follow some of the shopping tips below, it won’t break the bank. Even though, it’s a bit of a splurge but a splurge that is so worth it! My gosh, you’ll feel like you’re eating like a king – or a queen!

Spanish Shrimp & Chorizo

Spanish Shrimp & Chorizo

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Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

Sometimes I think a bell pepper can be stuffed with just about anything but I gotta tell you these easy Southwestern Stuffed Peppers are really a standout. They have the fun flavor of tacos but are fresher, lighter, and lower carb, and can I just say, stuffed with mostly pantry ingredients? And cheese. And ground beef, chicken or turkey (or just go vegetarian.) And then, well, more cheese.

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers – I love to use Pepper Jack, but use what you like…Pickled Jalapenos are optional.

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Avocado Tomato Bacon Pasta Salad

Avocado Tomato Bacon Pasta Salad

I’m always looking for fun summer salads. The kind that is perfect to serve at home and/or take to a cookout or party. This Avocado Tomato Bacon Pasta Salad has a little Southwestern flair and fits the bill. Best of all, the fabulousness just doesn’t stop with this Avocado Tomato Bacon Pasta Salad.

Avocado Tomato Bacon Pasta Salad

Avocado Tomato Bacon Pasta Salad

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Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Awhile back, way back when, I made Slow Roasted Tomatoes, a technique I stole from Bon Appetit. They are more fabulous than words can say, but when I say slow-roasted, I mean six to eight hours in the oven slow. Something I don’t mind when it’s maybe minutes 20 degrees outside (yanno I’m from Minnesoda, you betcha) but that can wear thin in our warmer weather. Then I had an aha moment. What if I made Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes? I figured I’d have all the flavor and a lot less time invested. Win. Win.

 

Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

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