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Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatballs

Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatballs

On Thursday I set out to make spaghetti and meatballs at Eliza’s request. I try not to use a whole lot of red meat around here, so I picked up ground turkey instead.

When Jake came home from work and saw me mixing the ingredients, he looked in the bowl … Read the rest

Savory Sunday Vol. 2

Savory Sunday

We go grocery shopping as a family every Sunday with the week’s meals all planned out. This week’s meal planning went almost exactly as planned! Wah-hoo!

The Plan

Sunday | Stir-fry (lunch), Pizza Bruschetta
Monday | Cider Pork Stew
Tuesday | Noodles and Company
Wednesday | Spinach Calzones and Scrambled Eggs
Thursday … Read the rest

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie

Want to get about a bazillion servings of veggies into picky eaters? This is your recipe, folks.

Eliza and Jake are both very picky about which vegetables they’ll eat (Jonas and I will eat about anything), but I can get tons of veggies in their bellies by being a bit … Read the rest

Island Chicken Salad + Homemade Caribbean Jerk Rub

It’s finally feeling a little bit like winter around here, but I’m in denial. I’m ready for sunshine! If my skin can’t have it, at least my stomach can. I’m craving summer food.

Island Chicken Salad

We eat a lot of salads in the summer (who wants to be slaving over a hot … Read the rest

Cheeseburger Soup + Dinners Lately

I’ve been making fancy (Jake would say weird) dinners lately, so Jake used his veto power and requested only very normal dinners this week. I can’t blame him. January looked a lot like this: chicken parm-atouille (reverse chicken parmesan + veggie ratatouille), pea risotto with squashy souffle (airy winter squash … Read the rest

Chicken and Noodles Recipe

Chicken and Noodles

Flu season is here, and there’s nothing better to stop a runny nose and a sore throat than a soothing bowl of chicken noodle soup. I love my grandma’s recipe, complete with homemade noodles. If you try this creamy version with thick, bouncy noodles and tender chicken breast, you’ll never … Read the rest

Granny Chicken Wrap

Want to get all of your food groups into one bite? This awesome wrap is a hand-held food pyramid.

Granny Chicken Wrap

Put baked or grilled chicken (we used leftovers from chicken caesar salad), bacon, thinly sliced granny smith apples, and romaine lettuce on a whole grain tortilla. Drizzle with honey mustard (olive … Read the rest

Chicken Tikka Masala

Get ready for it: this is my signature recipe.

Chicken Tikka Masala

Every time we have big groups of people are coming over, it’s always requested. I’ve taken to making way more than we need every time we make this, because once word gets out that there’s “chicken tikki” at the Anderson house, … Read the rest

What’s for Dinner

Autumn is here! Even if it isn’t official; we’ve been having some wonderful fall weather and that calls for autumn food! Bring on the stews, soups, chilis, apples and pumpkin! Here’s what we’ve been eating for the past week or so to celebrate the season change.

What's for Dinner?

Rachel Ray’s Chicken Apple Read the rest

Strawberry Spin Salad with Mission Valley Dressing

Strawberry Spin Salad with Mission Valley Dressing

Mission Valley Salad Dressing


1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup sugar
3-4 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 t paprika
1/4 t white pepper
1/4 t cayenne


Blend vinegar and sugar.

Add all other ingredients but the … Read the rest