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Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas

When I eat an entire pan of enchiladas myself, I know that I have to share the recipe. Not only did I eat the entire pan myself, but I was actually sad to see the last one gone – that’s not how I usually feel after days of eating the same thing over and over again. Trust me, these are goooooooood. enchiladas Gina’s Skinny Taste recipe for Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas took longer to  make than most of my weeknight dinners but it was worth the wait. I ate myself sick the first night (they were so good, I just couldn’t stop), and they tasted even better the second day for lunch and the following night for dinner. I filled my tortillas a little fatter than she did and topped mine with fresh avocado, but otherwise followed her recipe to the letter. Don’t wait long to make a pan of these!

Herby Frittata with Goat Cheese

Here’s a recipe that was easy to prepare but fussy to finish, at least for me. Cooking Light’s Herby Frittata with Vegetables and Goat Cheese is full of great flavor thanks to the fresh dill, chives and goat cheese. It’s simple until it comes to the cooking time. Their recipe claims that the eggs will set up and be ready to eat in 5 minutes. When I followed their instructions, I had a soupy mess that definitely wasn’t pretty. Additional stovetop cooking and a second stop under the broiler left my end product a little dried out.

Final ruling? This is yummy and you should try it. Just make sure your eggs are completely set up on the stove before putting them under the broiler.


Summer Vegetable Pasta

This simple recipe is all about classic flavors. Garlic, onion and tomatoes are tossed to coat the bow-tie pasta (known as Farfalle) for a light meal:

Another recipe from EatingWell, this Summer Vegetable Pasta with Goat Cheese Medallions was ready in less than an hour. I halved the recipe, used frozen Roma tomatoes, and mixed everything in the same pan that had cooked the noodles – making this a one pot meal.

I loved the flavor the goat cheese added to the dish but have to admit, I didn’t love the texture of the panko coating. In the future, I will either make a finer coating for the medallion or skip it all together and just serve it with goat cheese.