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Crock Pot Carnitas

Hi everyone!! Hope you’re all doing well and that you had a nice weekend! My first big legal writing project was due last Thursday, so I took some time to relax this weekend, which was wonderful! Since I’ve start school I’ve been making a lot of big, easy meals so Chris and I can eat leftovers throughout the week. Pulled pork and pulled chicken are go to meals, but I wanted to shake my pulled pork up a little and decided to make carnitas! These were great as tacos and over rice like a Chipotle burrito bowl!

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Instant Seduction Pork Chops

The name says it all, Instant Seduction Pork Chops y’all! Just kidding, these are some fantastic chops though! I came across this recipe in my “100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know” cookbook which is full of recipes with fun names like this one. Chris and I are big fans of pork, it’s easy to prepare and not terribly expensive, so I thought this would be a great dinner to make before he took the bar two weekends ago. He was asking me to make them again before we had even finished the dishes! A winner in my book which will be made again!

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Mussels in a Tomato Wine Broth

A few weeks ago I was in a food rut and needed something to pull me out of my funk. Enter this mussel recipe! I had never attempted to make mussels at home, but knew they were relatively cheap and easy so I thought I would give it a shot! I was tempted to do a classic butter and white wine sauce, but I saw this recipe on Cooking Light and thought it sounded great, and it isn’t as bad for the waist line! Chris and I were not let down!

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Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas are delicious and easy to make. I love making fajitas for dinner because they’re filling and chock full of veggies. However, I’m usually content to just dice up the chicken and cook it in the skillet right along with the vegetables and a packet of taco seasoning. There is nothing wrong with that method, but these chicken fajitas kick my taco packet fajitas in the behind.

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Lightened Up Chicken Piccata

I decided to make Chicken Piccata for dinner the other night because I had a few lemons near the end of their lives in my crisper drawer. I was originally going to make it sans breading, but a short text conversation with Chris confirmed that breadcrumbs would be involved. I managed to keep things on the lighter side though by using a minimal amount of butter, no wine, and just a little olive oil spray. We were very satisfied with the results!

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Spicy Lemon and Garlic Shrimp

I have a simple and quick recipe for you all today! Easy dinners are the best, especially after a long hot summer day! I made this Spicy Lemon and Garlic Shrimp on a whim when I was feeling too lazy for an involved dinner, and it has become a fast favorite! I’ve made this twice using precooked shrimp, but you could use raw as well.

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Tofu and Broccoli Teriyaki

I like to try to have at least one meatless meal a week, and I usually substitute beans, quinoa, or tofu for that meat component. Chris will do the beans and quinoa without complaint, but tofu is a slightly different story. Although he will eat it, he likes to have it disguised. I discovered the best way to disguise it was to cut it up into small pieces, and then to stir fry it in homemade teriyaki sauce. My result? No leftovers :).

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