Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

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Sometimes the old favorites are the perfect go-to when you’re short on energy and/or inspiration. I was in the midst of critiquing a full manuscript for one of my best Continue Reading →

Crock Pot Autumn Harvest Stew

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It’s the first day of Autumn! 🍁 Time to pull out the thick sweaters, jeans, and boots! There are so many fun things to do in the fall – football Continue Reading →

Asian Chicken & Portobello Mushroom Pasta

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When you’re hungry for something with an Asian taste that’s super simple to prepare, this will do the trick. 😋👍 I bought 3 packages of pretty portobello mushrooms at The Continue Reading →

Browned Butter Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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It’s that time of year again. Not only is pumpkin spice everything hitting the coffee and donut shops, but the kiddos are picking out costumes and carving up jack o’ Continue Reading →

A Delicious Taste of Autumn – Long Island Squash Soup

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You never know what you might find at your local farmers market. I love browsing the stalls to see what gorgeous fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other local organic goodies Continue Reading →

What is Quinoa? And a Shortcut Tabbouleh

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“Quinoa is a species of the goosefoot genus, a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, as it is not Continue Reading →

Simple & Deliciously Filling Old-Fashioned Meatloaf

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There are probably a gazillion recipes for meatloaf on the internet. Here’s one more. 😋 Just because something’s easy or old-fashioned doesn’t mean it’s not a worthy contender in the Continue Reading →

Portobello Mushroom “Burger” with Sun-dried Tomato & Pine Nut Aioli

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A recipe challenge from Vegas.com – #MyVegasRecipe – made for the perfect opportunity to come up with something delicious and vegan/vegetarian. I hopped on Pinterest and explored many recipes and Continue Reading →

Easy Ranch & Cream Cheese Vegetable Pizza

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There’s always a first time for everything. I have no idea why I never made a vegetable pizza, especially knowing my husband loves them. He used to get his fill Continue Reading →

Bacony, Buttery, Cheesy Loaded Smashed Potatoes

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This potato side was inspired by a facebook meme. No real directions were needed, but next time I’ll make one important change.