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Zucchini Casserole. Zucchini Casserole Ahh…comfort food.

Zucchini Casserole

This zucchini casserole is one of those perfect year-round potluck side dishes that works for almost every occasion (see also: Cheesy Potluck Potatoes). While zucchini and summer squash are in abundance during the Summer months, this dish will seem equally at home as part of a Thanksgiving spread as it will on your picnic table for an outdoor barbecue. I love the textures in this dish – it’s creamy and hearty with a crunchy topping and it makes for a filling side dish to poultry, steak, burgers or fish.

Not only is this casserole a crowd pleaser, it’s also super simple to make and rings in at less than 130 calories or only 3 Weight Watchers Points+ per serving. Ingredients: Directions: Preheat the oven to 350.In a large saute pan or skillet, bring 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat until melted. Weight Watchers Points Plus:3 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on Sweet Corn and Bacon Skillet Mac & Cheese. Creamy, homemade mac and cheese laced with smoky bacon and sweet corn is made right on the stove top.

Sweet Corn and Bacon Skillet Mac & Cheese

Before I got pregnant I had big dreams about the crazy cravings I wouldn’t be able to resist during the 9 months we’d be cookin’ up this baby. Oreos dipped in peanut butter. A salty pickle in one hand, sweet ice cream in another. And most definitely sending Ben out semi-regularly to pick up movie theater popcorn without even seeing a movie. Extra butter, natch. Well here we are with 2 weeks to go and…nothing. Watermelon Feta Salad. Pretzel Coated Chicken Nuggets. Pretzel Coated Chicken Nuggets Looking to easily elevate an old standby?

Pretzel Coated Chicken Nuggets

Mexican Lasagna Roll-Ups. Mexican Lasagna Roll-Ups.

Mexican Lasagna Roll-Ups

Chicken Caesar Burgers. Hi everyone, hope you had a fabulous weekend!

Chicken Caesar Burgers

: ) Ben surprised me by taking Friday off, so I set my to-do list aside and we played hooky for the day! Between shopping, stuffing ourselves with Mexican food for lunch, and enjoying a quiet dinner downtown, we caught a quick 9 holes on the golf course in the afternoon. I just love driving that little electric cart (and catching serious air over hidden holes on the green! Ahem.) It was approximately 14,000 degrees, give or take a few thousand, so we weren’t even mad when the sprinklers came on in the middle of hole 6. The highlight of our Saturday was finding Chobani on sale at HyVee – 10/$8.88 aka the best deal I’ve ever found – to which I might have blacked out and bought over $20 worth of yogurt. And inviting the family over for a BBQ later that night!

It was a rainy Sunday, which was fine as back pain (sciatic not labor, sigh!) Start with 1lb ground chicken. Next add 3 minced garlic cloves and 2 Tablespoons caesar salad dressing. Serves 4. Crock Pot Bourbon Chicken Sammies with Crunchy Apple Slaw. Chicken breasts are slow cooked in homemade bourbon-BBQ sauce then shredded and topped with smoky gouda cheese and Crunchy Apple Slaw in this unique and mouthwatering crock pot recipe.

Crock Pot Bourbon Chicken Sammies with Crunchy Apple Slaw

I’m feeling quite refreshed in the culinary department after our trip to KCMO (which I’m now realizing is how all the cool kids refer to Kansas City, Missouri!) Creamy Corn Soup with Queso Fresco and Cilantro. I love this soup, and this is the perfect time of year to make it with summer corn at it's sweetest!

Creamy Corn Soup with Queso Fresco and Cilantro

The temperatures we were having last week were in the high nineties and soup was the last thing on my mind. But finally we are back in the eighties, and a bowl of soup is always comforting to me. Inspired from a Colombian soup called Crema De Mazorca from the Andean region of Colombia, this soup is sweet and creamy, made with fresh summer corn. Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats. Hope you all had a happy July 4th!!

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

With zucchini season in full bloom, I thought I would revive this from the archives - one of my absolute favorites!! Enjoy!! Cherry-Almond Cookie Dough Oatmeal. Fresh or frozen cherries combine with old fashioned oats and almond extract to create a decadent yet healthy oatmeal recipe that tastes just like cookie dough!

Cherry-Almond Cookie Dough Oatmeal

Can we talk about how excited I am to eat cookie dough after the little gentleman arrives?! That and see my feet, independently tie my shoes, wear normal jeans, feel the fingertips on my right hand, walk more than a mile, and be able to simply stroll instead of roll out of a horizontal position? Ahem. That is to say, our little boy is welcome to arrive any day now. Aaany day! S’mores blizzards with cookie dough, which I ordered on Sunday night while doing my part to celebrate National Ice Cream Day, is helping too. Anyway, obviously I’m a cookie dough fiend and, coupled with my summer cherry obsession, this Cherry-Almond Cookie Dough Oatmeal totally and completely hits the spot. In a non-gaggy actually eating a bowl of sugar cookie dough for breakfast sort of way. Once they’re pitted, slice ‘em in half and set aside.