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Sausage and Kale Sauté with Polenta // Cooking Light

Sausage and Kale Sauté with Polenta // Cooking Light

Polenta + sausage + tomatoes are a mighty fine trio. I’ve paired these three ingredients together successfully many times in the past, with delicious results: Polenta Rounds with Sausage Ragu Sausage Ragu over Creamy Polenta While those two recipes have become staples in my kitchen over the past couple of years (especially the Polenta Rounds … Continue reading

Crispy Vegetable Quesadillas from Cooking Light

Crispy Vegetable Quesadillas from Cooking Light

How great are quesadillas, am I right? Melty cheese, crispy exterior. How can you not love them? For years, Chicken Fajita Quesadillas have made frequent appearances in our regular dinner rotation. Oh yeah, I’ve totally been making this Kraft recipe since before we were even married. I remember whipping up these quesadillas way back when … Continue reading

Smoky Pork Stir-Fry

Smoky Pork Stir-Fry

Continuing my new-found love of cooking with pork tenderloin, I recently tried out another recipe from the September 2014 issue of Cooking Light, for Smoky Pork Stir Fry. This recipe has a fairly short ingredient list filled with many pantry staples that pack a flavor punch, like garlic, ginger, dark sesame oil, soy sauce, and … Continue reading

Jerk Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Jerk Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

I’m so happy to share this delightfully summery recipe with you today from Cooking Light! I will forever stand by my declaration that summer food truly is the best food! Sure, big warm pots of soup soups, hearty stews, and casseroles will always be comforting in the winter, and pumpkins and apples are the delight … Continue reading

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Cherries

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Cherries

Recently I revealed that a I am a pork tenderloin convert. Continuing my study of this protein led me to try a new recipe found in the June issue of Cooking Light. One of the great things about this lean and affordable protein is that it is very versatile. Here, we’ve combined the meat with … Continue reading

4 Quick & Easy Cooking Light Recipes To Try

4 Quick & Easy Cooking Light Recipes To Try

Featuring dozens of quick-to-prepare, healthy recipes, the May 2014 issue of Cooking Light might just be my favorite ever! I’ve already tested four recipes from this issue, all with success. Today I’m here to share the results with you. You’ll find links to all of the original recipes embedded below as well, in case you’d … Continue reading

Pasta with Shrimp and Tomato-Caper Sauce

Pasta with Shrimp and Tomato-Caper Sauce

Yesterday, Iowa Girl Eats proposed that fresh basil has the smell most reminiscent of of summer, and I have to agree it’s right up there! I would also nominate the smell of barbecue chicken on the grill, fresh-cut grass, and sunscreen. Basil also happens to be the only fresh herb I’ve successful grown at home … Continue reading