Green Bean Casserole


Hello! Is anyone else out there feeling a little blindsided by the fact that Thanksgiving is next week? I feel like I just kept putting the holidays off with “We still have plenty of time!“. Oh she of little preparation. So here we are, and let me guess- you probably don’t want to gain 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas,…

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Surf and Turf Kabobs


Hey there! Did you have a great weekend with your family, or even just catching up on some rest? You deserve it! Hopefully you were able to sneak in some grocery shopping and meal prep somewhere, because another week is about to begin my friends! If you didn’t get a chance to plan your week, check out my latest menu AND…

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Menu & Grocery List #5


Hello friends! Wow, October was something else! I went to my high school reunion early on in the month, and had a blast! Later, my entire family visited Universal Studios, primarily to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (there’s a nice photo of my brother, sister, and me below). And by the way, that place was AMAZING. And most recently, it was…

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Italian Stuffed Bell Peppers


Do you remember that video I did awhile ago on social media about stuffed peppers? They were cheesy, delicious, and amazingly low-carb! In case you didn’t see it, I have a link to the video here! I think making videos is a fun way to prove to you just how simple it is to make good food. Plus, I think it…

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Sweet Potato, Egg, and Quinoa Bowl


I really like the idea of going meatless one day a week. I’m not even sure that my fiance has realized that we do this, but he also doesn’t seem to mind! I think that’s because vegetarian does not mean that the meal isn’t satisfying, and this dish is a perfect example of that. It’s still incredibly hearty, and there’s…

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Jamaican Jerk Pulled Pork Sandwiches


It looks so good you could just take a bite, am I right? I’m bringing you a brand new #crockpotMonday recipe today! I made these Jamaican Jerk Pulled Pork Sandwiches as a way to deviate from my tried and true BBQ Pulled Pork recipe, which you can find on my instagram page @thesamanthaelaine. I needed something new, something fresh, and…

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Pork Chops with Asparagus, Tomato, and Orzo


My fiance loves pork chops, no matter how they’re prepared. Me, well I’m a little more picky. It has to be done just right: juicy, never dry, and accompanied by something a little saucy. That’s why this dish is perfect! It lets the flavor of the foods shine through on their own, and if you pair each bite of pork with…

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Chicken, Shrimp, and Sausage Jambalaya


Do you remember that video I did on my Facebook and Instagram story awhile back? It was my very first tutorial, and I was incredibly nervous. But I received such positive feedback, so please accept a big THANK YOU! You have inspired me, so I’m currently in the process of getting a good setup to do more. In the meantime,…

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Ten Minute Taco Salad


Like most people I occasionally just don’t want to make dinner. It’s tough cooking every night of the week! We really don’t like to eat out very often for a few reasons: it’s expensive, it’s not as healthy, it’s more difficult for my man with his food intolerances, and sometimes it actually takes more effort! That’s when you need an easy recipe…

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Menu & Grocery List #4


September brings busier schedules: school has started, the days are getting shorter, and it seems like the laziness of summer is ending. Let me help you make the transition just a little bit easier with a complete dinner menu for four, and the grocery list to go with it! They feature the most recent recipes that I’ve posted, and who knows-…

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