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This slimmed down version of a loaded baked potato soup has everything you love about a baked potato – sour cream, cheddar, bacon and chives, at a fraction of the calories!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Broccoli rabe and spicy sausage are one of my favorite pasta dishes; this spiralized parsnip version replaces pasta for a hefty serving of veggies that won't disappoint!

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Parsnip Spiralized Pasta

All the deliciousness of stuffed mushrooms without all the work! An easy side dish you can serve any night of the week!

Dina’s Tossed Mushrooms

Instant Pot Chicken Stew with corn (pollo guisado) is one of my favorite comfort foods. It's a simple dish, but my whole family loves it. I make it at least 2 times a month! 

Instant Pot Chicken Stew with Corn (Pollo Guisado con Maiz)

Cobb Salad in a Jar with Buttermilk Ranch is the perfect lunch recipe to make ahead and eat when you're on the go!

Cobb Salad in a Jar with Buttermilk Ranch

I swapped the bread for tomatoes in these quick and easy, low-carb stuffed tomato tuna melts made with tuna salad and melted cheddar. Perfect for lunch and a great way to use up those summer tomatoes!

Tomato Tuna Melts

These beefy meatballs are cooked in a mushroom gravy and lightened up by using half ground turkey and half lean ground beef.

Salisbury Steak Meatballs (Instant Pot, Stove Top, Slow Cooker)

If you’ve ever had the classic Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich, you probably know the bread can easily overpower the pork, pickled carrots and all the wonderful flavors, so I scrapped the bread and put all the goodies in a bowl over brown rice (it’s great over any grain) in my slim remake which is easy to make any night of the week!

Slow-Cooker Banh Mi Rice Bowls

If you like cumin and spicy food, then you'll love Barbacoa Beef. Spicy shredded beef braised in a blend of chipotle adobo, cumin, cloves, garlic and oregano.

Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef (Pressure Cooker)

These skinless chicken drumsticks sweet and sticky, and so delicious! Cooked in a skillet with honey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger until the chicken is tender and the sauce thickens. You won't miss the skin!

Honey Teriyaki Drumsticks (Skillet or Instant Pot)

Delicious and creamy chocolate cheesecake made lighter than traditional cheesecake with just FIVE ingredients, so easy! These are SO good you won't be able to have just one... but since they are mini, two are totally acceptable!

Five-Ingredient Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

Oh my word, these slow cooker meatballs are SO good!! The slightly bold, earthy flavor of broccoli rabe pairs perfectly with salty cheeses, so I knew they would be awesome in my Sunday meatballs, and I was right!

Slow Cooker Beef Meatballs with Broccoli Rabe

This is my easy go-to recipe for grilled lamb loin chops which can be made indoors or out!

Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops

This Rueben Stuffed Pork Tenderloin is stuffed with all the elements of a classic Reuben sandwich – pastrami, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing and Swiss cheese!

Reuben Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

One of the quickest and easiest ways to prepare shrimp is to roast them in the oven and simply drizzle with some olive oil, garlic and fresh lemon juice.

Easy Roasted Lemon-Garlic Shrimp

These cheesy baked sweet potato skins are loaded with fat free black refried beans, salsa and cheddar cheese. Just a few ingredients but they taste SO good!

Baked Sweet Potato Skins

Hot baked mozzarella sticks – I can't think of a more popular finger food for both kids and adults alike. My oldest daughter Karina LOVES them and these never disappoint! Made lighter with part-skim mozzarella then coated with crispy seasoned breadcrumbs and baked (not fried!) until hot and golden. Serve them with my quick marinara sauce and you have yourself an appetizer everyone will love!

Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks

If you like hot, melty Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches, you'll love this dip! This is one dip you'll want to have at any party, perfect for the super bowl coming up.

Hot Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Dip

This spiralized turnip, carrot and potato au gratin casserole is baked with turkey in a light cream sauce finished with grated Gruyere cheese – a dish worthy for your Holiday table.

Spiralized Turnip and Potato Au Gratin Casserole with Turkey

Eggs, spinach, artichokes and Feta cheese – a healthy breakfast casserole, perfect to feed a crowd or to make ahead for meal prep to heat up for the week.

Spinach, Feta, and Artichoke Breakfast Bake

If you're craving something decadent and delicious without overdoing the calories, you'll love these delicious spaghetti squash boats filled with everything you love about lasagna – chicken sausage, tomato sauce, ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella cheese.

Spaghetti Squash Sausage Lasagna Boats

Flourless Chocolate Cake

On a cold rainy night, there's nothing like warming up to a bowl of hearty beef stew made with winter squash, Marsala wine and fresh herbs.

Beef and Kabocha Squash Stew (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

This thick and creamy broccoli, cheese and potato soup is lick-the-bowl good! Pure comfort in a bowl, a one-pot meal your whole family will love and ready in under 30 minutes.

Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup

Tender-crisp veggie noodles make a wonderful low-carb pasta replacement in this delicious, Latin inspired Chipotle Chicken Zucchini "fideo" soup combined with bright fresh cilantro, creamy avocado and some crumbled queso fresco on top.

Chipotle Chicken Zucchini “Fideo” Soup (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

Skinny Shrimp Salsa is so good, you might not want to share! Made with shrimp, tomatoes, cilantro, red onion and lime juice. Bring this to a party and watch it disappear!

Skinny Shrimp Salsa

5-ingredient Sweet Potato Latkes – a healthier take on the traditional deep fried potato pancakes, these are lightly pan fried in a small amount of olive oil, made with sweet potatoes instead of white and made EASY by using a spiralizer because it eliminates the need to grate the potatoes, which can take a lot of time.

Spiralized Sweet Potato Latkes

These pan roasted brussels sprouts and shallots are perfectly charred, and finished with a sweet balsamic glaze.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shallots with Balsamic Glaze

These petite crustless quiches are SO good, loaded with turkey kielbasa, veggies and cheese. A perfect make-ahead breakfast for meal prep and naturally gluten free!

Petite Crustless Quiche

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are perfect for football season! Made with minced celery and carrots hidden inside, topped with hot sauce, and homemade blue cheese dressing – yum!

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs