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Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

0 of 5 20 Minutes 3 dozen

Holiday cookie baking is a lot more fun now that I know a few things about cooking. My twenty-something self knew some basics but she had a lot to learn. ...

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Cranberry Christmas Mimosa

Cranberry Christmas Mimosa

0 of 5

I’m going to keep this short and sweet! This is a simple and super tasty little mimosa but really, let’s be honest, this drink is all about being cute and ...

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Cranberry Walnut Stuffed Pork with Brandy Sauce

Cranberry Walnut Stuffed Pork with Brandy Sauce

5 of 5 1 stuffed pork loin

First of all, stuffing meat is my new favorite thing. It’s oddly fun and the possibilities are endless! I’m not even a big meat-eater and I’ll be honest, that’s because ...

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Browns Butterfinger Bundt Cake

Browns Butterfinger Bundt Cake

5 of 5 50 Minutes 1 bundt cake

Note: Reprising this recipe from 2015 in anticipation of leftover Halloween candy everywhere! (The Browns remain underdogs, so nothing’s changed there!) It’s football Sunday here and we are actually tuning ...

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Candy Apple Kit

Candy Apples

0 of 5 15 Minutes 6-8 apples

In case you haven’t noticed the pumpkin-errythang, it’s fall. And I’m all in. I love the boots, pumpkins, colors… but we’re keepin’ it old school here with candy apples. We ...

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Kielbasa Sweet Potato Hash

Kielbasa Sweet Potato Hash

0 of 5 10 Minutes

One of the benefits of working from home is having access to a full kitchen to make delicious lunches. I’ve also definitely saved money not eating out as much and ...

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Chocolate Maple Zucchini Donuts

Chocolate Maple Zucchini Donuts

0 of 5 10 Minutes 18 donuts

*This post was created with reCap Mason Jars* This all started with a donut pan I’d been eyeing for awhile. 👀 One of our guilty pleasures is grabbing a package ...

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Watermelon Lime Slushie

Watermelon Lime Slushie

5 of 5 2 slushies

The solution to all your leftover watermelon problems: Watermelon Lime Slushies! This simple 2-ingredient recipe will have you wondering why you’ve been throwing out leftover watermelon for so many years. ...

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Chocolate Honey-Almond Biscotti

Chocolate Honey-Almond Biscotti

0 of 5 55 Minutes 12 biscotti

There are very few things in life that I love more than my morning cup of coffee. ☕ In fact, most days it’s necessary. Just ask Aaron… or my kids… ...

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Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad

Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad

5 of 5

This 10-minute cranberry walnut chicken salad makes for a really easy + appetizing + filling, low-carb meal idea. This is great for lunch or dinner. To serve as a complete ...

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Grilled Pineapple with Ice Cream and Maple Rum Sauce

Grilled Pineapple with Ice Cream and Maple Rum Sauce

0 of 5 5 Minutes 1 grilled pineapple

I know, I know. Summer’s almost over. 😩 A lot of kids are already back to school which is kind of crazy to me. As much as I’m looking forward ...

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Easy Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

Easy Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

0 of 5 20 Minutes 1 loaf

You are going to love how easy this is. Imagine warm, gooey, fresh-baked cinnamon bread drizzled with icing. Now imagine not having to make dough, let it rise, or roll ...

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Quick Pickled Eggs and Beets

Quick Pickled Eggs and Beets

5 of 5 6 eggs

In case you haven’t noticed, lately I’ve been quick pickling ALL THE THINGS. Eggs, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, you get the idea. I don’t know what it is exactly about pickling, ...

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Best Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Best Chocolate Zucchini Bread

4.7 of 5 55 Minutes 2 loaves

The best part about this chocolate zucchini bread is that it tastes pretty much like chocolate cake but there’s almost 3 cups of zucchini, wheat flour and healthy coconut oil ...

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camping sangria

Camping Sangria

3.6 of 5 2 liters

Let me just start out by saying that this goes down a little too easily! I highly recommend making lots of friends around the campsite and sharing this tasty little ...

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Quick Yellow Pickled Eggs

Quick Yellow Pickled Eggs

0 of 5 6 eggs

So, about pickled eggs. Funny story. Back when the Mr. and I were still dating, we went shopping together, each looking for something to contribute to the white elephant gift ...

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Backyard Barbecue Ideas #shop

Backyard Barbecue Recipes & Scavenger Hunt

0 of 5 8 Minutes Food for 4

Join our scavenger hunt at the new Giant Eagle as we shop for our backyard barbecue. We're making Walkin' Burgers on a Stick, Sparkling Arnold Palmers, and Mint Chocolate Chip ...

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Greek Pita Boat

Greek “Pita” Boat

0 of 5 4 pita boats

Have you noticed the new little tortilla boats in the Mexican food isle?! 👀 I just thought they were so cute! Had to buy them. However, not a fan of ...

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Twinkie Poke Cake

Twinkie Poke Cake

5 of 5 25 Minutes 1 cake

Remember a few years ago when there were going to be no more Twinkies ever?? I never realized just how sad I’d be to see a favorite childhood snack gone. ...

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Easy Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Pink Refrigerator Dill Pickles

0 of 5 2 jars pickles

If you have a refrigerator, then you’re half way to making these awesomely easy refrigerator PINK dill pickles. With just 5 minutes of prep and a day in the fridge, ...

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Maryland Hot Crab Dip Pretzel

Maryland Crab Dip Pretzel

0 of 5 15 Minutes 2 pretzels

**A special thank you to my step mom for sharing this recipe and for making this dip for me over the years** If the sight of picnic tables covered in ...

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Seafood Casserole using crawfish, crab, clams and shrimp

Seafood Casserole

0 of 5 35 Minutes 1 casserole

Guys, I’ve been sitting on this seafood casserole recipe for at least 10 years. No joke. I know this because I got this recipe from my aunt before I was ...

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Cranberry Blue Cheese Salad

Cranberry Blue Cheese Salad

0 of 5 1 salad

Raise your hand if you like blue cheese. Are you raising your hand? Good! Then you can probably just skip right on down to the recipe part of this page ...

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Orange-Marmalade-Glazed Ham - Easter Ham

Orange-Marmalade-Glazed Ham

4.8 of 5 1 ham

**This recipe is sponsored by Smith’s — headquartered close to home in Erie, PA!** As much as I love the combination of pineapples and ham (hello, favorite pizza toppings), I ...

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Old Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup

Old Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup

0 of 5 5 cups

Guys and gals this is going to take you way back in so many good, wholesome ways. First, I don’t know about your grandma, but mine made a mean pot ...

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Ham and cheese Hawaiian Rolls Sandwiches

Ham and Cheese Hawaiian Roll Sandwiches

5 of 5 20 Minutes 12 sanwiches

These little beauties. Are almost obnoxiously delicious. With their buttery sweet Hawaiian buns, topped with poppy seeds. And the baked ham and melty cheese inside. But the secret sauce is ...

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Easy Buttery Shortbread Cookies

Easy Buttery Shortbread Cookies

5 of 5 7 Minutes 2 dozen

Have you ever wondered why there’s no ready-made shortbread cookie mix? Or am I the only one who’s that simple? Gah! Well, my friends. These buttery shortbread cookies are so ...

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Baked Corn Casserole with Sour Cream

Baked Corn Casserole

5 of 5 55 Minutes 1 pan

Warning: this baked corn casserole is addictingly delicious. I first sampled the recipe at a work party. And by sampled I mean had 3-4 helpings. It was so good and ...

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Caramel Apple Crumb Cake - Made Healthy

Caramel Apple Crumb Cake

0 of 5 35 Minutes 1 cake

Sometimes it’s really hard but I’m learning to embrace all the seasons of life. Even the not-so-fun ones. The trying ones. The humbling ones. The ones that make you want ...

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Butternut Squash Orzo with Feta and Sage

Butternut Squash Orzo with Feta and Sage

5 of 5 25 Minutes

Did you guy see that very large casserole dish of velvety roasted butternut squash, orzo, feta and sage up there. Did you see the SIZE of it? Yeah, I could ...

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Chili-Topped Potato Waffle

Chili-Topped Potato Waffle

5 of 5 5 Minutes 2 potato waffles

You may have noticed, from this + my last two posts, that I made a ginormous batch of chili and I’m really making the most of it. I’m one of ...

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5-Minute Cheesy Chili Burritos

5 of 5 2 Minutes 4 burritos

The answer to “What to make with leftover chili?” is: THESE! 5-Minute Cheesy Chili Burritos. These are so simple and the best part is that they’re freezable too. Roll up ...

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Crock-pot Coriander Chili

Crock-Pot Coriander Chili

5 of 5 4 quarts

I like my recipes simple and easy. Truly, what’s easier (and more yummy) than Crock-Pot chili? I do appreciate the complex combinations of spices you can find in certain foods ...

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Healthy Brookie Ice Cream Sandwich with Halo Top Ice Cream

Healthy Brookie Ice Cream Sandwich with Halo Top

0 of 5 12 Minutes 6 ice cream sandwiches

Baby, I can see your halo-o-o! 😇 I did it. I finally tried Halo Top ice cream. I had to see what the hype was all about. Healthy ice cream? ...

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Homemade Salsa with Fresh Tomatoes

Homemade Salsa with Fresh Tomatoes

0 of 5 10 Minutes 1 quart salsa

“Do you need to seed tomatoes?” This is the question I was Googling after I looked down at my first batch ever of homemade salsa. I had gotten a little ...

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Grilled Giant Marconi Stuffed Peppers

Grilled Giant Marconi Stuffed Peppers

0 of 5 10 Minutes 4 giant stuffed peppers

A garden is such a beautiful thing! I love so many things about them. From watching a tiny seed grow into the freshest produce you’ll ever get your hands on, ...

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Make Your Own Breadcrumbs from Toast

Make Your Own Breadcrumbs from Toast

0 of 5 1 cup breadcrumbs

This is hardly a recipe. It’s so super simple to make your own breadcrumbs from toast, you could probably figure it out on your own. So, why the post about ...

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Puff Pastry Blueberry Pie

Puff Pastry Blueberry Pie

4.5 of 5 30 Minutes 1 pie

Blueberry picking season is upon us and can I just tell you that my first-ever time picking blueberries happened a few days ago?! Really, it was all an effort to ...

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Mason Jar Blender Smoothies

Mason Jar Blender Smoothies

0 of 5 1 Smoothie

I’m about to blow up your morning breakfast routine. In a good way. If you’re anything like me, you’re not a fan of dishes. As in cleaning them. I will ...

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Roasted Red Pepper & Pepperoni Roll Ups with Vermouth Sauce

Roasted Red Pepper & Pepperoni Roll Ups with Vermouth Sauce

5 of 5 20 Minutes 4 roll ups

You know how kids don’t like to eat anything you put in front of them? I mean, even if they told you just yesterday that it’s their favorite thing in ...

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Spicy Turkey Sausage Frittatas

Spicy Turkey Sausage Frittatas

5 of 5 30 Minutes 6 mini frittatas

So I wanted to name these Cowboy Cupcakes. But the Mr. gave the thumbs down on that. While his mouth was full of one of these breakfast frittatas I might ...

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Sunny-side Up Hot Pepper Breakfast Pizza

Sunny-side Up Hot Pepper Breakfast Pizza

0 of 5 12 Minutes 1 pizza

First there was pizza. Then there was breakfast pizza. What better way to start your day than with three cute little sunny-side up eggs staring up at you. Split with ...

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Caramel Apple Cinnamon French Toast

Caramel Apple Cinnamon French Toast

0 of 5 10 Minutes 6 slices

If you are lucky enough to live near an Amish food store with loaves of fresh-baked cinnamon bread topped with cinnamon sugar crumbles, then this recipe is going to knock ...

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Berry Compote Crepes + Lemon Neat

Berry Compote Crêpes

0 of 5 10 Minutes 4 crepes

We’re about to get all sorts of French right now. Crêpes? Compote? Fancy? Yes. The French are generally fancy people and I do like their fancy foods (and their fries). ...

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Roasted Feta Zucchini Pie

Roasted Feta Zucchini Pie

0 of 5 30 Minutes 1 pie

I’ve had this bag of shredded zucchini in my fridge now for, well, longer than I care to admit… with the intention of turning it into zucchini bread. I typically ...

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Brunch Ideas Series: Steak and Eggs Rancheros with Lemontini

Steak and Eggs Rancheros

0 of 5 15 Minutes

Wow, what a week it has been let me tell you. Well, actually I can’t really get into the details at the moment per legal mumbo jumbo, but I can ...

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The Perfect Omelet - The secret to making an Omelette like the French

Spinach Basil Mozzarella Omelette

0 of 5 7 Minutes 1 omelet

Usually the simplest things in life are the best things. Sometimes I try to come up with these crazy recipes and I’m finally learning that there are small things you ...

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Brunch Ideas Series: Eggs Benedict with Lemosa

Eggs Benedict

5 of 5 10 Minutes

It’s brunch idea #2 of 5 coming your way here… this is one of my all time favorite things to order when I go out to eat. Eggs Benedict. It’s ...

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Brunch Ideas Series: Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and Waffles

0 of 5 15 Minutes 4 plates

Believe all the hype, people. Chicken and waffles is indeed where it’s at right now. It’s a marriage that just makes sense and one that’s built to last. Salty. Sweet. ...

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Asian Quinoa Salad

Asian Quinoa Salad

5 of 5 4 salads

You guys might not know that I have a little side gig to this blog in the form of a full time job at a local hospital in the marketing ...

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Baked Parmesan Ranch Potato Wedges

Baked Parmesan Ranch Potato Wedges

4 of 5 30 Minutes

Have I told you guys that I like potatoes? Like, a lot? I’m gonna take an educated guess and say you do too. I don’t know about you, but I ...

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Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken

Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Chicken

5 of 5 45 Minutes 3

Heyyy party people! Are you ready for the game tomorrow? Are you rooting for the Panthers or Broncos? Do you care? Do you only care about the commercials?  Or how ...

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Healthy Stuffed Shells with Ground Turkey and Spinach

Healthy Stuffed Shells with Ground Turkey and Spinach

5 of 5 20 Minutes 1 large pan

Casseroles. Crockpots. One pot meals. Dump meals (um, ew?). And now one pan meals. There are so many little food trends going on in the world right now but can ...

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Healthy Mexican Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Mexican Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

5 of 5 30 Minutes 9x12 casserole

Heyyy, ya’ll!! Over here on the East coast, it be snowin’! Lucky for us, that’s the norm. And what I mean by that is we literally live in a suburb ...

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Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

5 of 5 5 Minutes 6 tacos

Restaurants are glorious. The whole experience is a treat. Firebirds is one place that really knows how to show a gal a good time. You can sprawl out in their ...

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Cheesy Roasted Jalapeño Grits

Cheesy Roasted Jalapeño Grits

5 of 5 15 Minutes

These cheesy jalapeño grits were inspired by a recent trip to a trendy new restaurant in Maryland. Our family of four traveled down south to spend New Year’s visiting my ...

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Spicy Salmon Patties with Aioli Sauce

Spicy Salmon Patties with Aioli Sauce

5 of 5 25 Minutes 4 patties

Hi, friends! Are you ready for a little seafood? How about some see-food? If you’re a mom like me, then your answer to the second question is probably, “Um, no.” ...

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Grilled Open-faced Veggie Sandwich with Lemon-Garlic Sauce

Grilled Open-faced Veggie Sandwich with Lemon-Garlic Sauce

5 of 5 6 Minutes 4 open-faced sandwiches

It’s December 26 ya’ll and the grill is still in operation! For you southern folks you might be like, “Yeah so what?” but for we Pennsylvania people, this is nutso! ...

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Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup

Cheesy Ham and Potato Soup

5 of 5 15 Minutes

This is one of my favorite fall/winter meals to prepare because it’s one of those meals I don’t need to think about ahead of time and it only takes 30 ...

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Christmas Cutout Cookies with Buttercream Frosting

Christmas Cutout Cookies with Buttercream Frosting

0 of 5 7 Minutes 2 dozen

This is the first time in six years in a row that I have actually slowed down enough to take a photo of these family jewels — everyone’s favorite Christmas ...

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Homemade Hollandaise Sauce

Homemade Hollandaise Sauce

0 of 5 2 Minutes 1 cup sauce

I l-o-v-e hollandaise sauce. It’s what makes breakfast beautiful. Truly. You could take syrup away and give me just hollandaise sauce and I’d be OK with that. Despite how much ...

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Breakfast Stuffing Casserole

Breakfast Stuffing Casserole

5 of 5 20 Minutes 1 casserole

The casserole of all casseroles. That’s actually not even a casserole. It’s STUFFING. Breakfast stuffing. Why is this not already a thing? I don’t know because it’s exactly as delicious ...

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Cranberry Walnut Bread

Cranberry Walnut Bread

0 of 5 60 Minutes 1 loaf

These little loaf breads are my favorite. They are super easy to make, don’t involve needing to have non-expired yeast on hand and are always moist and delicious. You can ...

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Healthy Italian Turkey Meatball Skillet with Brown Rice & Quinoa

Turkey Meatball Skillet with Brown Rice and Quinoa

0 of 5 15 Minutes

Whew. That’s a long recipe name but felt like this recipe, while super simple, needed a bit of explanation. Now that you’ve absorbed that big long Turkey-Meatball-Skillet-with-Brown-Rice-and-Quinoa name, let’s talk ...

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Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup

5 of 5 25 Minutes

This Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup recipe has spread like wildfire throughout my family. It’s full of flavor, hearty and so colorful! Everyone always raves about this soup whenever it’s made. ...

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Pancrepes

Pancrepes (Crepe-Like Pancakes)

0 of 5 10 Minutes 6-8 small pancakes

My kids are crazy for these pancrepes. I mean, what kid isn’t really? So when the weekends roll around, guess what they want to eat for breakfast? Yep. PANCREPES! And ...

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Puff Pastry Chicken Pot Pie

Puff Pastry Chicken Pot Pie

0 of 5 15 Minutes 2 pies

Halloween is over and I am on a roll again apparently with the food making. Enjoy it while it last people because it comes in spurts as you may well ...

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Shrimp Parmesan Noodles in White Wine Sauce

Shrimp Parmesan Noodles in White Wine Sauce

0 of 5 10 Minutes

🎶 I’m. so. fancy. You already kno-ow. 🎶  Actually, I’m so not fancy. But do love fancy food. This is why I heart this recipe. It’s one of my favorite ...

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Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

4.3 of 5 50 Minutes 1 cake

Ironically, as I post this recipe for delicious pumpkin bundt cake smothered in cream cheese icing, I’m going to tell you that I’ve started calorie counting. Or maybe it’s not ...

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French Onion Soup with Marsala Wine

French Onion Soup with Marsala Wine

0 of 5 15 Minutes 4 ramekins soups

Bonjour! And that’s the extent of the French that I know. I do know that the French make some very savory things though. Particularly this little soup, you may have ...

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Buffalo Ranch Chicken Soup

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Soup

0 of 5 1 large pot

One silly thing my coworkers and I look forward to is “Buff Chick” day. I’m lucky enough to work at place that has a cafeteria and an ever changing menu. ...

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Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

5 of 5 30 Minutes 2 pies

I’ve decided from now on, Aaron is in charge of recipe development. See, he’s much more adventurous than I am when it comes to flavor combinations. This recipe originated with ...

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Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Cinnamon Apple Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

0 of 5 75 Minutes 1 cake

Raise your hand if you feel like most desserts never have enough icing…. Ok, put your hand down. You know you’re right. I know you’re right. We’re all right about ...

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Witch-brewed Cider with Apple Heads

Witch-brewed Cider with Apple Heads

0 of 5 1 pot

Every now and then I pretend that I am crafty. Usually it’s inspired, or ahem, pretty much a stolen idea straight off of Pinterest. As is the case here. However, ...

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Crock-Pot Black and White Bean Chicken Chili

Crock-Pot Black and White Bean Chicken Chili

5 of 5 1 large pot

It was Sunday funday at our house which for us =  semi-organized chaos. Being the day we try to squeeze in all the things we need to do before the ...

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Honey-lime Sweet Potato Tostada

Honey-Lime Sweet Potato Tostada

5 of 5 20 Minutes 6 tostadas

Is your mouth watering right now? Can I tell you, honestly, that I wasn’t too sure about these. I came across this recipe after googling “corn onions sweet potatoes”. I ...

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Hungarian Haluski with Spaetzle

Hungarian Haluski with Spaetzle

5 of 5 15 Minutes 1 pot

We’ve been a little busy lately with a birthday, friends visiting and just, you know, life. I finally decided it was time to do a new post. I found some ...

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Spinach-stuffed Sweet Potato Skins

Spinach-stuffed Sweet Potato Skins

5 of 5 75 Minutes 6 potato skins

These little babies are such a rich, delicious and healthy treat! I made these spinach-stuffed sweet potato skins as an adaptation of a recipe I found on Pinch of Yum, ...

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Campfire Rotisserie Chicken

Campfire Smoked Rotisserie Chicken

0 of 5 2 chickens

Iiiiit’s camping season! Or glamping season. Whatever your preference, I won’t judge. I’m all about the air mattress, myself. Or better yet, an air conditioned cabin and hot showers. So, ...

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Cheese Cracker and Panko-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Cheese Cracker and Panko-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

5 of 5 15 Minutes 18 nuggets

So many things are happening here that make me smile. First, Cheese Its + chicken. Second, my two crazy kids (See last photo!). Third, crunchy-cheesy-crispy-chicken. Oh, and fourth, this is ...

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Basil-Mango Avocado Corn Dip

Basil-Lime Mango Avocado Corn Dip

5 of 5

On the hunt for a healthy summer side dish, I stumbled upon Giada De Laurentiis’s Corn and Black Bean Salad with Basil-Lime Vinaigrette. I just love pretty much all of ...

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Swee Peach Smoothie with chia seeds

Sweet Peach Smoothie with Chia Seeds

0 of 5

Peaches are my all time favorite fruit. Annnd oranges are an excellent compliment. Put ’em together in a smoothie and mmm mm. A little surprise tucked into this smooth, frosty ...

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Tomato Cucumber Orzo Salad with Honey Vinaigrette Dressing

Garden Tomato & Cucumber Orzo Salad

5 of 5 7 Minutes

What to do with all those garden tomatoes and cucumbers? Funny you should ask, I happen to have this AMAZING recipe for Garden Tomato & Cucumber Orzo Salad handy. 😉 ...

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Aloo Gobi Cakes

Aloo Gobi Cakes

4 of 5 5 Minutes

To make this Indian dish, you’ll need a hefty portion of Aloo Gobi leftovers! So start here if you don’t already have some. I always make extra Aloo Gobi because, ...

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Italian Yogurt Cake

Italian Yogurt Cake

0 of 5 35 Minutes 1 cake

Hey guys! So it’s almost spring. Yay-yeah! Note from the photos above that my photo studio has official moved outdoors for the season. Oh, sunlight how I have missed you ...

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Spicy Coconut Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Spicy Coconut Roasted Red Pepper Soup

3.8 of 5 30 Minutes

This coconut roasted red pepper soup is one of my favorite soups to make and eat. It comes out different every time I make, I guess because I don’t measure ...

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Cajun Ham and Cheddar Biscuits

Cajun Ham and Cheddar Biscuits

5 of 5 15 Minutes 18 biscuits

Somehow I’ve been meaning to post this for about, oh, five years now. Not even exaggerating. I first tried these cheddar biscuits back when I was pregnant with my daughter. Who ...

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Crock-pot Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

Crock-Pot Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

5 of 5 30 Minutes

Aaron and I first discovered this buffalo ranch chicken dip at a diner in Linesville. After taking a trip with the family to the Linesville Spillway in Pennsylvania to see “the ...

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four cheese homemade macaroni and cheese

Four Cheese Homemade Macaroni

3.3 of 5 20 Minutes

Homemade macaroni and cheese always reminds me of my momma. When I returned home after going away to college I literally gained 15 pounds that summer because she always had ...

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Easy poached eggs using a mason jar lid

Easy Poached Eggs using Mason Jar Ring

0 of 5 4 Minutes 2 poached eggs

Thanks to my friends at pinchofyum.com, today I successfully poached my first egg using a Mason jar ring! Lindsay from Pinch of Yum has a trick for making poached eggs super easy. ...

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Barbecue Shrimp and Grits

Barbecue Shrimp & Grits

5 of 5 15 Minutes

Barbecue shrimp and grits is one of our favorite dinners. It’s super easy to make and so very yummy. It’s funny you don’t hear about this dish too much. I’d never ...

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Lingonberry Brie Knots

Jam & Brie Knots

5 of 5 12 Minutes 8 knots

First, let me just admit that I am little obsessed with lingonberries. Long before I ever stepped foot into an Ikea, I was loving on some lingonberries. My first discovery ...

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Easy Vegetable Lasagna with Alfredo Sauce

Easy Vegetable Lasagna with Alfredo Sauce

4.9 of 5 45 Minutes 2 small pans

E-Z. Yet, oh so cheesy. (Was that cheesy enough?) My sis-in-law introduced me to this method of making vegetable lasagna with alfredo sauce. She is the queen of shortcuts to making delicious ...

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Spicy Sriracha Pumpkin Seeds

Spicy Sriracha Pumpkin Seeds

5 of 5 60 Minutes 1 cup

I’m just sitting here by myself. Past my bedtime. Past any reasonable hour to be snacking, eating wickedly spicy Sriracha pumpkin seeds. Why? you ask. I really have no good ...

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Orange Candied Carrots

Orange Candied Carrots

5 of 5 12 Minutes

These orange candied carrots. Ah-mazing and so so so easy to make. Just three ingredients — what?! How can that even make something delicious? Well, I’m telling ya. It’s good ...

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Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Beet & Goat Cheese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

0 of 5

I came up with this beet and goat cheese salad with balsamic vinaigrette recipe after trying a delicious salad at a restaurant in Philly awhile ago. Since goat cheese seems to be ...

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Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil

5 of 5 9 Minutes 2 dozen

Oh. my. goodness. Do you see all that deliciousness perfectly baked into a dark chocolate chip cookie complete with coconut oil locked up inside, crisping up each bite juuuust enough to add ...

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Easy Apple Dumplings using Crescent Rolls and Mountain Dew

Easy Apple Dumplings using Crescent Rolls and Mountain Dew

0 of 5 35 Minutes

Here’s a great one for fall. Easy Apple Dumplings using Crescent Rolls and Mountain Dew! You can sub in Sprite, 7-up or just generic citrus soda too. The kids and ...

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Homemade Pizza Bagels

Homemade Pizza Bagels

5 of 5 8 Minutes 4 pizza bagels

These delectable little homemade pizza bagels are one of my faaaaaavorite dinners to make and eat. So many reasons. Tied for the most important reason are: they’re super easy to ...

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Peaches and Cream Carrot Bread with Cream Cheese Icing

Peaches ‘n Cream Carrot Bread

4.8 of 5 60 Minutes 2 loaves

Yesterday my mother-in-law gave me a bag full of fresh-picked peaches, ripe and ready to eat. I wanted to make something with them out of stuff I had on hand. ...

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Pumpkin Fluff Sandwiches - easy Halloween party snack

Pumpkin Fluff Sandwiches – easy Halloween party snack

4.7 of 5 24 sandwiches

I’m ready for fall, baby! It’s not that I really want to say goodbye to summer yet but let’s face it. It’s already gone. At least in my neck of ...

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Baked Parmesan Eggplant Fries

Baked Parmesan Eggplant Fries

4.7 of 5 15 Minutes 4 dozen fries

So these baked parmesan eggplant fries all started with my 3-year-old son bringing home an eggplant. I don’t even like eggplant. I do think they are pretty though. =) I’ve always ...

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Caramelized Apple & Vadalia Onion Salad

Caramelized Apple & Vadalia Onion Salad

5 of 5 3 Minutes

Hold on to your hats because this is going to blow up your world. Let’s just talk about the ingredients first off. Caramelized apples and vadalia onions over romaine topped with ...

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Aloo Gobi Indian Potatoes

Aloo Gobi – Indian Style Potatoes & Cauliflower

5 of 5 15 Minutes

So funny thing. I actually grew up eating a lot of really incredible authentic Indian food. My step father was from India and his side of the family often visited ...

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The Secret to Making the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Secret Ingredient for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 of 5 10 Minutes 3 dozen

You won’t believe me until you’ve tried this recipe for yourself, but I’m telling you I’ve discovered the secret ingredient to the best chocolate chip cookies. I’m talking perfectly tanned bottoms, ...

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Herbed Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe

Herbed Cucumber & Tomato Salad

5 of 5

Even though summer is coming to an end, I love this time of year. The fresh garden veggies are now ripe and those with gardens and generous hearts are sharing their harvest. ...

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Pineapple Zucchini Bread

Pineapple Zucchini Bread

3.4 of 5 60 Minutes 2 loaves

This is an amazing zucchini bread recipe I got from a lady named Helen Brookman who lovingly passed along her recipes, with the help of the Hospice of The Rapidan. My mom ...

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Zucchini Alfredo Pie

Zucchini Alfredo Pie

4.8 of 5 35 Minutes 2 pies

You know it’s almost the end of summer when the zucchinis start showing up. This year the end of summer is hitting me especially hard because my oldest is going ...

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Cinnamon Baked French Toast

New! Cinnamon Baked French Toast

3.5 of 5 20 Minutes 9x12 pan

Cinnamon Baked French Toast. There’s nothing about any of those four words that isn’t good! Combine them all together and it’s like an explosion of mouthwatering happiness. A good friend ...

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Mediterranean Turkey Casserole

Mediterranean Turkey Skillet

4.7 of 5 25 Minutes

I love the fresh, exotic taste of this Mediterranean turkey skillet dish. Using ground turkey makes it refreshingly healthy and it’s quick enough to make on a weeknight. This year ...

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Grilled Hawaiian Shrimp and Grits

Grilled Hawaiian Shrimp and Grits

0 of 5 25 Minutes

Shrimp and Grits has long been a favorite southern dish which I didn’t know until 2006 when we traveled down to Charleston, South Carolina for our honeymoon. We had the traditional ...

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Tabbouleh with Baked Pita Chips

Tabbouleh with Baked Pita Chips

0 of 5

I have two inspirations for this dish. First one being Aaron’s high school friend. His mom is amazing at cooking Mediterranean foods not only because those are her roots but ...

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Authentic Key Lime Pie

Authentic Key Lime Pie

4.7 of 5 1 pie

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d re-post one of my hubby’s favorite recipes — authentic key lime pie. I would consider you one lucky devil ...

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Valentine's Day Stained Glass Cookies

Valentine’s Day Stained Glass Heart Cookies

5 of 5 8 Minutes 24

I’ve been wanting to find a Valentine’s Day recipe that will become a tradition in our household. The past few years I’ve tried different recipes incorporating hearts, pink and red ...

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Roasted Red Pepper Stromboli

Roasted Red Pepper Stromboli

0 of 5 20 Minutes 1 loaf

This roasted red pepper stromboli recipe is really easy, scrumptious and filling! Makes a great weeknight dinner or serve as an appetizer. I got the idea to add salami, ham ...

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Christmas Santa Pancakes

Christmas Santa Pancakes

0 of 5 10 Minutes 6-8 small pancakes

These cute little Santa pancakes are a fun treat we made in the days leading up to Christmas. We decided not to make them Christmas morning just because they are ...

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Best Ever Fresh Spinach Dip

Homemade Fresh Spinach Dip

5 of 5 1 large bowl

Three reasons why this Homemade Fresh Spinach Dip is awesome: 1. It’s made with fresh, not dried spinach 2. There are only four ingredients 3. There’s only one step to ...

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Spicy Hot Pumpkin Seeds

Spicy Hot Pumpkin Seeds

0 of 5

Everyone remembers making pumpkin seeds when they were little but does anyone remember them tasting good? It always seemed like more of a novelty than a tasty treat. So, we ...

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Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

0 of 5 60 Minutes

I love chicken cordon bleu.  It pretty much has all my favorite things… chicken, rice, ham, onions, cheese… you catch my drift. What’s better than chicken cordon bleu is chicken ...

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Six-Cheese Turkey Manicotti

Six-Cheese Turkey Manicotti

5 of 5 30 Minutes

Here’s another amazing recipe from my friend Heather. I had this stuffed manicotti at her house shortly after I met her, almost four years ago now, and I can still ...

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Crock-Pot Creamy Sausage Ravioli

Crock-Pot Creamy Sausage Ravioli

5 of 5

“The best recipe on Pinterest”? That’s what captions all over the place were saying about this recipe so how could I not try this? I was really surprised at how ...

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Whipped Pumpkin Dip

Whipped Pumpkin Dip

5 of 5

I just tried this whipped pumpkin dip at a friend’s house last week. It was so creamy and delicious, I kept going back for more and more… and more. I’ve ...

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Herb Crusted Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce

Herb Crusted Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce

5 of 5 20 Minutes 4

I recently discovered that you can get jarred fresh basil in the herb section at the grocery store. Since my basil plants didn’t do that well this year, this has ...

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

5 of 5 25 Minutes 1 pie

It’s year two of garden-fresh rhubarb. Unfortunately, we got a whole lot of nothing from our strawberry plants again this year but I’m guessing they just aren’t getting enough sun. ...

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Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus

5 of 5

It’s so easy to make hummus and ends up being about half the price you’d pay to buy it ready-made. You can freeze hummus so make a bunch and stow it ...

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Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

0 of 5 1.25 quarts

Back in July there’s this little holiday, National Strawberry Sundae Day. I was commissioned by a publisher to come up with a recipe to celebrate the holiday and so I ...

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Greek Veggie Pita Sandwich

Greek Veggie Pita Sandwich

5 of 5

I love eating out but I don’t love the hurtin’ it puts on my wallet. So, I always try to recreate my favorite restaurant dishes in order to make them ...

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Chocolate-Glazed Eggless Brownies

Chocolate-Glazed Eggless Brownies

0 of 5

If you happen to be looking for a delicious recipe for brownies that does not use eggs, here you go… these are great for someone with an egg allergy or ...

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Hummus Avocado Wrap

Hummus Avocado Wrap

5 of 5

I must confess. We love hummus up in this house. Every time I grocery shop, which is generally twice a month, I buy two big tubs of hummus, sometimes three. ...

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Crock-Pot Pork Roast Au Jus

Crock-Pot Pork Roast Au Jus

4.5 of 5

Have I mentioned how much I love my Crock-Pot? And how awesome it is to have dinner essentially ready when I walk through the door after a long day of ...

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Oriental Noodle Salad

Oriental Noodle Salad – Made with Ramen Noodles!

4 of 5

Here’s a little dish my mother-in-law introduced to me a few years back. I had actually forgotten about it until just the other day when I stumped upon something similar ...

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Eggless Banana Bread

Eggless Banana Bread

4 of 5 1 loaf

Here another excellent eggless recipe from my friend and awesome mom, Heather. Her son is allergic to eggs so she’s been cooking up all sorts of recipes without eggs so ...

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Eggless Pancakes

Eggless Pancakes

4 of 5

Since my friend’s son is allergic to eggs, she’s been whipping up some great recipes that normally call for eggs as one of their main ingredients — without eggs. Her ...

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Oreo "Dirt" Dessert

Oreo “Dirt” Dessert

5 of 5

My friend Kristin shared this recipe classic with me after I devoured, well I won’t say how many bowls of this… I will just say it’s addicting. It’s also an ...

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Easy Apple Strudel Dessert

Easy Apple Strudel Dessert

0 of 5

I first tried a variation of this easy apple strudel recipe at a MOPs get together. My friend Stacy had made it for dessert and it was amazing! She kindly ...

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Simple Homemade Coleslaw Dressing

Simple Homemade Coleslaw Dressing

3.4 of 5

Get ready to ditch jarred dressing because you can actually make your own simple homemade coleslaw dressing with just mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. It’s so much better than jarred dressings! ...

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Easy Chicken Fajitas

Easy Chicken Fajitas Recipe

0 of 5 4

This is a fantastic and easy chicken fajitas recipe. It’s a winner with the whole family so this is one of our new go-to weeknight meals and also one we ...

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

0 of 5 60 Minutes 1 loaf

I got the idea to put chocolate chips in banana bread from my sister-in-law. She loves sweets and has got me hooked on adding chocolate chips to pancakes and now to ...

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Crispy Crock-Pot Creamy Italian Chicken

Crispy Crock-Pot Creamy Italian Chicken

0 of 5 4-6

You may have seen a recipe like this going around Pintest. It’s simple. It’s delicious. And you can make it in a Crock-Pot. However, there’s a secret little ingredient here that ...

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Creamy Tomato Spinach Ravioli

Creamy Tomato Spinach Ravioli

5 of 5

I tasted this dish for the first time a few weeks ago and it’s already a family favorite. I went to a Pampered Chef party my friend was hosting and ...

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Authentic Indian Butter Chicken

Authentic Indian Butter Chicken

0 of 5

Otherwise know as Chicken Makhani, Authentic Indian Butter Chicken is probably my all-time favorite way to prepare chicken. I grew up eating authentic Indian food because my sister is half ...

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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

Creamy Crock-Pot Chicken and Dumplings

0 of 5 1 pot

This is an excellent, easy recipe for creamy Crock-Pot chicken and dumplings that’s made up of ingredients that are easily store and you’ll likely already have on hand. I love using biscuits ...

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Better-than-Boston-Market's Creamed Spinach

Better-than-Boston-Market’s Creamed Spinach

5 of 5

This is a great alternative to green bean casserole for holiday get-togethers. The water chestnuts and nutmeg are my secret ingredients in this side dish that give it a subtle ...

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California Melt

California Melt

0 of 5 2 sandwiches

A recreation of my all-time favorite sandwich from the local Whole Foods Co-op, this California Melt is bursting with flavor. Most veggie sandwiches I have tried are so bland. I ...

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Strawberry Cream Jello Dessert

Strawberry Cream Jello Dessert

0 of 5

I picked up this pretty rose-topped vintage jello mold at a local thrift shop. It looked as if had never been used. I was excited because you never see these ...

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Kathi Lipp's December 26th Chili

Kathi Lipp’s Chili

0 of 5 240 Minutes 1 pot

I asked Kathi Lipp (author of The “What’s for Dinner?” Solution and The Christmas Project) for one of her family’s favorite holiday recipes and she sent me this great idea ...

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Italian Mascarpone and Ricotta Cheesecake

Italian Mascarpone and Ricotta Cheesecake

5 of 5 65 Minutes 1 cheesecake

I have only three words to describe this Italian mascarpone and ricotta cheesecake: To. Die. For. Ok, I lied. I have more words. This cheesecake is very light in texture ...

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Crock-Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Crock-Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

5 of 5

This is so delicious and so easy it literally cooks itself! I’ve taken this to tailgates and also serve it for dinner regularly at our house. Everyone loves it and ...

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Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

5 of 5

For these Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers I actually like to use a 1/2 and 1/2 blend of turkey and ground beef whenever any recipe calls for ground beef. It’s just ...

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Curried Apple Butternut Squash Soup

Curried Apple Butternut Squash Soup

5 of 5

This Curried Apple Butternut Squash Soup is a deliciously rich soup with a sweet, earthy flavor. I don’t love butternut squash or apples particularly but together with the spices, some ...

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Homemade Corn Dog Muffins

Homemade Corn Dog Muffins — Baked not Fried

0 of 5 12 corn dog muffins

My husband does not agree but I think baking is the way to go in most cases simply because it’s healthier. He prefers “authentic” cooking styles. I prefer a healthier ...

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Fruit and Cheese Kebabs

Fruit and Cheese Kebabs

0 of 5

Here’s a fun alternative to fruit salad — fruit kebabs! They are very festive and are great for kids’ parties. I cut skewers in half with wire cutters and that ...

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Strawberry-Banana Pretzel Pie

Strawberry-Banana Pretzel Pie

0 of 5

I recently updated this recipe so it’s easier to make and taste better to! The pretzel crust is really the hero of this dessert. The salt from the pretzels perfectly ...

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Ham & Cheese Croissant Melts

Ham & Cheese Croissant Melts

5 of 5

This is a crowd pleaser and it’s so easy! This is my go-to breakfast food for guests if we’re short on time. I’ve also taken it along to get-togethers and ...

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Pink Sherbet Punch

Pink Sherbet Punch: Perfect for Baby Shower

5 of 5

If you are looking for baby shower punch ideas, you’ve come to the right place! This 2-ingredient pink sherbet punch makes a super cute edible decoration to for your baby ...

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Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes

5 of 5 30 cupcakes

I grew up eating these at family barbecues and I finally made them myself just the other day. If you can shape the cream cheese a little as you add ...

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Candy Cane Cream Bars

Candy Cane Cream Bars

0 of 5 18 bars

These bars are so festive I couldn’t resist making them! I honestly, didn’t even care if they came out tasting great or not because they were just so pretty but ...

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Homemade Caramel Dipping Sauce from Sweetened Condensed Milk

Homemade Caramel Dipping Sauce from Sweetened Condensed Milk

0 of 5 enough to coat 5 apples

Did you know you can make your own caramel dipping sauce from sweetened condensed milk? Neither did I. But it’s true. You can make caramel from sweetened condensed milk by ...

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Bacon Potato Leek Soup

Bacon Potato Leek Soup

5 of 5 40 Minutes

Bacon Potato Leek Soup. Now, here’s a hearty soup with Irish roots. You just need a few simple ingredients and you to get a nice rich flavor. You can make ...

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Heavenly Sour Cream & Chives Whipped Potatoes

Heavenly Sour Cream & Chives Whipped Potatoes

5 of 5

I can remember exactly where my own love for whipped potatoes started. At a little strip mall buffet called Country Cooking in Culpeper, Virginia. It was my absolute favorite place ...

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Savory Salisbury Steaks

Savory Salisbury Steaks

5 of 5

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Easy Homemade Guacamole

Easy Homemade Guacamole

4 of 5

I really had no idea it is so easy to make your own guacamole and it’s so much more natural and fresh  than buying the stuff. I’ve been meaning to ...

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Low-fat Ham & Cheese Quiche
Barbecued Hawaiian Kebabs

Barbecued Hawaiian Kebabs

5 of 5

Here’s an amazing recipe perfect for summertime. Serve it up for dinner or for your next barbecue. Goes down smooth with a Corona & a lime!

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Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

0 of 5 20 Minutes 1 dozen

Awhile ago I thrifted an old Betty Crocker cookbook and found this gem of a recipe for Hot Cross Buns. Any kid with a proper childhood has to be curious about what hot ...

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Hominy Breakfast Casserole

Hominy Breakfast Casserole

0 of 5

This dish is based on a recipe from a 1968 Betty Crocker cookbook published by Better Homes & Gardens. The first page starts out with “Dear Homemaker…” Gotta love it! I found the ...

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Sweet Strawberry Pie

Sweet Strawberry Pie

0 of 5

This is my husband’s 1st-place pie recipe. Aww, he looks so proud!

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Inside-Out Grilled Cheese

Inside-Out Grilled Cheese

0 of 5

So, this is basically just a normal grilled cheese sandwich but on an inside-out hamburger bun with fresh mozzarella and roasted red peppers. This is a fun and easy dinner ...

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Classic Deviled Eggs

Classic Deviled Eggs

0 of 5

With Easter now come and gone, I thought you all might be looking for something to do with all your hard boiled eggs. Well, here ya go. Deviled eggs make ...

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Scalloped Potatoes with Leeks

Scalloped Potatoes with Leeks

0 of 5

Heavy whipping cream is the key to the deliciousness of this recipe. We discovered this on accident one day when we ran out of milk. As Bob Ross would say, ...

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Catalina Pink Pasta Salad

Catalina Pink Pasta Salad

5 of 5

This is one of my family’s recipes that takes me back to summer barbecues we had when I was a kid. Now, I often make it at my own barbecues ...

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Crock-Pot Jelly-Glazed Meatballs

Crock-Pot Jelly-Glazed Meatballs

4.3 of 5

This is the easiest appetizer recipe. Ever. I made these glazed meatballs recently for a party and they were so easy and very yummy. I made a smaller batch with ...

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Classic Meatloaf

Classic Meatloaf

5 of 5 6

This is simple to make and always a crowd pleaser. Even my one year old scarfs this down… and she is a picky, picky eater.

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Shrimp & Chicken Pesto

Shrimp & Chicken Pesto

0 of 5

This is a super easy and fantastic recipe if I do say so myself. Well actually my hubby is the brains behind this recipe so I can’t take the credit ...

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Crock-Pot Pulled Pork

Crock-Pot Pulled Pork

5 of 5

Can I just tell you that there was a time when I did not like barbecue sauce? No? Good because I’d like to forget about those youthful indiscretions myself. One of ...

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Mexican Wedding Cakes

Mexican Wedding Cakes

5 of 5 24 cakes

I actually got this recipe from my 9th grade Spanish teacher and have been making it for years. Thanks, Señora Schaffer wherever you are now! They are very easy to ...

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Spinach & Feta Pockets

Spinach & Feta Pockets

0 of 5 15 Minutes 12 pockets

Here’s what I made as an appetizer for the Super Bowl. The phyllo dough is pretty time consuming to work with, but the flakey goodness is worth it I think!

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Carrot & Cranberry Salad with Ginger Dressing

Carrot & Cranberry Salad with Ginger Dressing

0 of 5

This is a recipe submission from my lovely sister, Priya. She lives the big-city life in Chicago where she has the luxury of sampling a variety of different types of ...

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Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

5 of 5 2 pies

My favorite pub in Richmond, VA is Pennylane Pub. They have all of my favorite things in a bar: Cool people, great food, great beer, authentic decor and poker tournaments.  Here’s ...

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

0 of 5

Everyone knows that chicken noodle soup is the best when you’re sick. But did you know that there’s actually a scientific reason why chicken noodle soup is good for you ...

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Heavenly Spinach & Feta Quiche

Heavenly Spinach & Feta Quiche

5 of 5

Aaron, says “Real men don’t eat quiche.” Yet, he eats this when no one is looking because he knows it’s HEAVENLY… Hence the angels in the photo, haha! I had ...

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Double Baked Mussel Polenta

Double Baked Mussel Polenta

0 of 5

If you are a reasonably good-looking bachelor looking for a wife/LT GF all you need to do is: 1.) Find a reasonably good-looking girl 2.) Make this recipe for her ...

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Chocolate Banana Blooms

Chocolate Banana Blooms

0 of 5 10 Minutes 4 banana blooms

This is a fun, simple and delicious recipe to make with your kids. Made up of just mini waffles, plenty of chocolate and bananas, the combo is one of my ...

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Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu

0 of 5

I made this dish for a family dinner party and really had to wing it since I lost the original recipe. I think it actually came out better than expected, ...

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Aunt Penny's Bean Dip

Aunt Penny’s Bean Dip

5 of 5

The first time I had this, I remember my Uncle George said, “Angela, you gotta try it. It’s delicious.” Of course, I did try it and was hooked. I asked ...

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Swedish Lingonberry Crepes

Swedish Lingonberry Crepes

5 of 5 16 Minutes 6-8 crepes

My sister, hubby and I came up with this recipe because well I am obsessed with lingonberries and I wanted to be able to make iHop’s Swedish Crepes (Uh-mazingly delicious) ...

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Miami Beach Mojito

Miami Beach Mojito

0 of 5

Holy crap, I can’t believe I actually used to LIVE just blocks away from where this photo was taken. Well, this is pretty much the view from any Ocean Drive ...

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Family Road Trip Hacks - Save Time + Money

Family Road Trip Hacks: Save Time + Money

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiantEaglePerks #CollectiveBias Guys, I’m excited to share with you some tips for saving TIME and MONEY on family road trips! Since moving to Pennsylvania in 2009 (has it really been that long??), we’ve taken a take a LOT […]

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Top 10 Tips for Visiting Hershey, PA

Top 10 Tips for Visiting Hershey, PA

  Thinking about packing up the fam and visiting Hershey, PA? Great! You’ll totally have a blast! But you’ll definitely want to read up on these time and money-saving tips before you leave. To make the most of your vacation, here are my 10 tips: 1. Be sure to visit Hershey Gardens. Just a few […]

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Printable Summer Schedule for Kids

Printable Summer Schedule

  Born out of necessary, comes this Printable Summer Schedule! What this is: This schedule is meant to give kids who will be home for the summer, a framework for how to spend their time. It helps make conversations about turning off the TV easier and prepares them mentally for what’s next. Of course, not […]

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Tasy Food Photography eBook

How to Photograph Your Own Recipes

Hello my fellow food-loving, good-photography-appreciating friend! I’m so glad you’re here. You and I seem to have a few things in common. We appreciate the arts and we’re also a fan of good food. Because of these two loves, I started this blog back in 2009. Since then, I’ve been working on becoming a better […]

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How to Get a Picky Eater to Eat - Introducing the Toddler Eating Chart

Toddler Eating Chart for Picky Eaters

Ok, who has a picky eater in the house? [raises two hands] Ugh. Yeah I have two picky eaters. So, I decided it was time to put my graphic design skills to use to help my kids. Frustrations of not being able to get my two kids to eat a balanced meal led me to create this […]

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Sur La Table Kitchen

Learn to Cook the Fun Way

So my sister and I treated each other, for our birthdays, to a cooking class at the Sur La Table outside of Cleveland. It. Was. So. Fun! Our chef was totally awesome, the food was so good I can’t even believe we made it and the store had some really cool stuff, too. I wasn’t […]

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How to Turn Your Basement into Usable Space

So excited! My little basement studio space is finally looking less basementy. If my basement can become usable space, so can yours! Read, look at the photos and feel inspired. 😉 So, after vacuuming up decades worth of dirt, dust, spiders, and rusty nails, we were finally able to seal the walls and give them […]

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How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust

How to Make A Lattice Pie Crust

Ever wondered how to make a lattice pie crust? It’s actually really, really easy. And looks awesome! I kind of want to lattice everything in my house now. Food or not. But let’s stick to food. Specifically pies. For now. Ok, here’s the step by step: Step 1 Cut pie crust into 3/4″ strips using […]

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"I Keep Burning Grilled Cheese" - a short story about getting past your own imperfections and moving on with a smile and grace | The Mighty Mrs.

How to Burn Grilled Cheese

This, is what you won’t see on Pinterest with the caption “How to keep burning grilled cheese.” You also won’t see those paper plates in any of my recipe photos. However, you should know that both of these things occur regularly at my house. The paper plates a little more so. I’m not perfect. I […]

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