Main Dishes

Italian Dressing

HomeMeal PlansRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Italian Dressing April 10, 2019 Growing up most Sundays I would have dinner at my Nana’s house…. Print Italian Dressing Course dinner, lunch Prep Time 10 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons parsley minced 1/2 medium yellow onion diced (This seems like a lot of onion, but it is what makes…

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Gnocchi

HomeMeal PlansRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Gnocchi April 10, 2019 Growing up, I loved eating at the Italian restaurant Michelangelo Ristorante in Salt Lake City. The dish I would always order? The gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce.  I haven’t eaten at Michelangelo’s for years, but I have never stopped dreaming of their truly decadent gnocchi.  Even though I’ve made gnocchi in the past,…

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Pulled Pork

HomeMeal PlansRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Pulled Pork April 5, 2019 I love pulled pork.  I love it so much I made it for my wedding.  Yup, I made about 10 pounds of pulled pork.  Why?  Because I was crazy and I love pulled pork.  This recipe takes a bit of time and effort but it’s worth it.…

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The Best Tomato Sauce

HomeMeal PlansRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout The Best Tomato Sauce April 5, 2019 One of my all time favorite pasta sauces… Print Recipe: The Best Tomato Sauce One of the easiest recipes I’ve ever written! An added bonus? It’s finger licking good. Seriously. If my waist line would allow it, I would make and eat this pasta sauce…

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Shredded Beef Sandwiches

HomeMeal PlansRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Shredded Beef Sandwiches April 3, 2019 Oh how I love these shredded beef sandwiches. Inspired by Ree Drummond’s drip beef sandwiches, they are truly one of the easiest and most satisfying meals. You may think that adding an entire jar of pepperonis would make the beef spicy, but it doesn’t. The cooking…

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Chinese Pulled Pork

HomeMeal PlansRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Chinese Pulled Pork March 28, 2019 When I first made my Chinese pulled pork, Ian about died from happiness. It takes an American classic – pulled pork – and has an Asian twist by cooking the meat in traditional Asian ingredients. While the meat is great in a wrap, on a sandwich,…

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Veggie Chili

HomeMeal PlansRecipesGoalsReal TalkAbout Veggie Chili March 28, 2019 Now that the weather is getting cold, it’s 100% appropriate to make one of my favorite foods: chili! While I love a good meaty chili, this one is different because it is vegetarian. Don’t worry, the absence of meat does not take away from this dish. It’s…

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The Best Tomato Sauce

the best tomato sauce with pasta, cheese, parsley on a white plate

The Best Tomato Sauce I have officially made the best tomato sauce.  It is ridiculously simple and ridiculously tasty.  I adapted the recipe from Smitten Kitchen by adding a parmesan rind, cayenne, and sugar.  But if you would rather keep it even simpler, the additions are optional. You may question how a dish with such…

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Spaghetti and Meatballs with Ricotta

spaghetti and meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Ricotta If I could choose a last meal it would be spaghetti and meatballs.  The key to this recipe is the ricotta.  It makes the tomato sauce creamy and delectable.  These meatballs are also better than most because of the fresh herbs.  While this recipe takes time, it is worthwhile.  I promise. Print…

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