Healthy + Easy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

healthy easy baked eggplant parmesan

  You know how everyone’s strictly in summer-mode and has turned their ovens into temporary storage? That is so great. I just haven’t managed that well. I got this craving, and…anyway, eggplant parm. I don’t turn down for anything.     So here we go: All the makings of the best baked lighter eggplant parm. I’m…

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Light Italian Chicken Salad with Roasted Garlic

Italian Chicken Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing

There’s a recipe in my cookbook for the best egg salad in the world, where I finally figured out how to do use Greek yogurt properly. Before that, I just cursed my mother. I was a mayo girl. I had tried for years to swap yogurt for mayo, but the tang was always too detectable. I even tried sour…

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Grilled Chicken with Bruschetta Topping

grilled chicken with bruschetta topping

Five—maybe six?—months ago, I got sucked into YouTube. It started with me googling how to do a fishtail braid. Every video: “It’s so easy.” “You wouldn’t believe how easy this is.” “Honestly! This is like the easiest thing in the world!” Guess what I finally learned to do? Give up trying to do a fishtail…

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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Marinara

slow cooker chicken

The grill—which I use nearly the whole year ‘round as it is—will be sharing my affection this spring and summer. Because my slow cooker isn’t going anywhere Not when it makes meals like this one. All saucy and comforting. I have to say—I don’t usually like slow cooker recipes that require pre-cooking. It just seems to…

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10 Minute Lighter Alfredo Sauce

alfredo sauce

  This sauce was born from a near-empty, vast wasteland of a fridge. Doesn’t that just sound terribly romantic?     Scanning my dinner options, I found: a stick of butter, a crown of broccoli, half of a half gallon of milk, a wedge of Parmesan…and more variations of mustards than I felt comfortable staring…

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Chicken Parmesan Burgers

turkey parmesan burgers-1

I’m on a burger bender. It’s come to the point where I’ve even hauled the grill back outside.   And now that I’m back in touch with that delicious charring, I don’t foresee being able to stop anytime soon.   So…winter barbecue, anyone?   ………………………………. These burgers have all of the flavors that I love…

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Lighter Baked Chicken Parmesan


Friends, If you’ve been missing the recipe portion of CanYouStayforDinner?, the only person I can blame it on is, you know who, my mother. Though I can’t quite put my finger on what it is exactly, I’m sure there’s some misstep she took as a parent that lead me to my Intermittent Recipe Posting Dysfunction…

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Low Calorie Low Carb Spaghetti Alternative


To start, this is not pasta and will not ever be pasta. It is lovely and light and beautifully summertime, but really- there’s no fooling ourselves in the delicious department. None of us will eat this thinking we’re at our Nana’s house being nurtured by meatballs and garlic bread. So here’s the reason why using…

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