Lemon-herb chicken with blueberry balsamic sauce

Lately I have been making two more involved meals a week for dinner and everything else has been super easy. I only want to make things on the easy nights that don’t require a recipe. This lemon-herb chicken with blueberry sauce was a more involved recipe that felt like something I would get at a restaurant. In other words, it’s worth the effort.

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Zucchini cream cheese bread

This recipe comes from my Grandma Donna’s collection. When we went through her cookbook collection several years ago to put together a family cookbook, I wanted to include a zucchini bread recipe because I remember her baking it at least a few times when I was growing up. I believe this recipe came from a church cookbook that she owned.

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Shrimp and coconut lime rice bowl

On Father’s Day, we went to my in-laws house and Paul’s dad barbecued. It was so good, as always. We had some leftover corn the next day, and I was inspired to add it to a bowl meal, which turned into this new recipe. I wanted to make something special out of our leftovers, without too much effort or having to turn on the oven.

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Brussels sprout potato salad with spicy aioli

I have never been very into potato salad. When I was younger, I was pretty picky about potatoes in general. I remember my mom poking fun of me because I’m of Irish heritage and didn’t like potatoes, except as French Fries. I also hated mayonnaise, but don’t so much any more. I have grown up since then and my tastes have changed, but I still don’t like the sight of traditional potato salad.

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Plum and mixed berry pie

How was your weekend? On Sunday, my mom came over and we went to a nearby park. Then we came back to my apartment to have lunch. We had barbecue chicken sandwiches (simple recipe coming soon!) on the patio. After Maggie went down for her nap, we had the plum and mixed berry pie shown here. I shared some with Maggie too, after she woke up.

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Cucumber apricot salad

This salad is inspired a bit by the salads my in-laws make. The chopped cucumber makes for a refreshing salad and the addition of mint makes it even better. It’s quick and easy to put together.

This cucumber apricot salad is made with a spring salad mix, English cucumber, apricots, mint and a balsamic dressing. It’s a great salad for spring or summer.

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Carrot apple muffins (vegan, toddler friendly)

carrot apple muffins overhead

I have had this post in drafts, in its entirety, since July 2019. It’s almost been a year! I just never uploaded pictures to it, then lost the pictures and here we are. I updated the recipe a bit and made the muffins again. Old words, new photos, carrot apple muffins. Enjoy!

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