Posts Tagged ‘family dinner’

Five Favorite (and Scrumptious) Dinner Recipes

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

These five dinner recipes are some of our favorites. Savory, satisfying and complementary to many side dishes, drinks and taste buds, serve for Valentine’s Day dinner, a dinner with friends or whip up to enjoy throughout the week.

Roasted Cauliflower Stir-Fry

A lighter option stir-fry, this recipe offers a great starting base for altering ingredients to fit your taste.

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Chicken Caprese

Also on the lighter side, this recipe features the bright colors of basil and tomato for a dish that looks as good as it tastes.

Grilled Shrimp

Haeger Round Pizza Stone

Grilled Shrimp

Serve with veggies, pasta, over a salad or provide all three during a dinner party! These are great for summertime barbecues, but make a great winter dinner too.

Burrito Casserole

This dish fits into the comfort food category, and is sure to become a favorite in your household (and recipe box!).

Homemade Pizza

This will always be on our list of favorite recipes. While opting for delivery is convenient every now and then, there’s nothing like homemade pizza pie.

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Tasteful Tuesday: Avocado Pasta

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

This creamy alternative to Alfredo sauce will have you and your family loving avocados, if they don’t already! The best part is, the ingredients list is short and simple – as is the cooking process. Let us know if you like it!

What you’ll need:Avocado Pasta

  • Food processor
  • 12 ounces spaghetti (or use your favorite pasta!)
  • 2 ripe avocados: halved, seeded, and peeled
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup canned corn kernels, drained and rinsed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

*these ingredients will yield about 4 servings; adjust if needed


  1. In a large pot of boiling, lightly salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well and set aside.
  2. Combine and pulse avocados, basil, garlic, and lemon juice in a food processor; season with salt and pepper to taste. Slowly add olive oil until emulsified.
  3. Add pasta back to empty pot and add the avocado mixture, cherry tomatoes, and corn.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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