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Grilled Salmon with Fruit Salsa

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Grilled Salmon with Fruit Salsa

We have been having such delightfully pleasant weather lately that it just seems wrong to be inside (I know my son would agree with me).  I’ve learned recently that a great way to cook dinner on a beautiful day (especially if you have an active toddler that wants to be outside all the time) is to grill it.  I like to do some prep work while he is napping so I can have everything ready to throw on the grill in the evening.

This meal is also inspired by my recent trip to Belize where I decided I needed to start including more tropical fruits (and fish) in our meals!  I love the way the salsa pairs sweet with spicy, it is a perfect topping for the salmon.

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Spinach and Ham Quiche

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Spinach and Ham Quiche

I love making quiche because it is quick, easy, cheap, and tasty and I can usually whip one up with whatever ingredients we have on hand.  One particular man in my family likes to eat quiche, as long as it is not called “quiche” (that sounds too girly), so at our house we sometimes call it “man pie” (you can’t say that sounds girly).

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Mama’s Lasagna

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Mama’s Lasagna

I’m calling this Mama’s lasagna even though it’s not really my Mama’s lasagna.  It’s not even my Italian grandmother’s lasagna (and I don’t have an Italian grandmother).  Nope, the Mama who loves to make this lasagna is my son’s Mama, me!

I like my lasagna tomato-ey, meaty, and delicious!  I’m actually pretty crazy about this lasagna and it’s pretty easy to make.  Luckily my son seems to be crazy about it too so I have a good excuse to make it often!

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Amazing Shrimp Pizza

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Amazing Shrimp Pizza

“Tequila-Lime Marinated Shrimp Pizza With Cilantro Pesto, Chorizo, and Goat Cheese.”  That’s really what this pizza should be called but I thought it was a little long.

This is not one of my quick weeknight meals, it always feels like a special occasion when we make this pizza because it is unbelievably delicious!  All the flavors go together so perfectly, it is like an explosion of yummy flavors in your mouth with each bite.  It has a lot of ingredients that require preparation but my husband and I enjoy making it together and it is definitely worth the work!  Usually when we make it for other people they tell us we should open a pizza restaurant.

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