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Creamy Mediterranean Chicken and Pasta

Creamy Mediterranean Chicken and Pasta

At least twice a month, I cook a whole chicken in my Crock Pot. My family loves the tender meat and vegetables and I save the bones to make homemade bone broth for soups and other dishes. We use the leftover meat throughout the week to make sandwiches, stir-fry, and other meals. I recently came [...]

Cheesy Chicken & Corn Chowder

Cheesy Chicken & Corn Chowder

Fall to me means one thing: a HUGE bowl of soup for dinner. Soup is my favorite food, hands down, and I’ll happily eat it in any season and any kind of weather. But when there’s a chill in the air, a bowl of soup starts calling my name. The inspiration from this soup came [...]

Candy Bar Brownies

Candy Bar Brownies

When Halloween was over this year, I stashed away some leftover candy in the freezer . I had seen multiple posts on Pinterest for candy bar brownies (i.e. brownies with candy bars baked inside) and thought, “Hmmmm… I’m sure I’ll NEED to make those sometime soon.” As November came to a close and I was looking [...]

Clean Eating: Apple Crisp

Clean Eating: Apple Crisp

I’ve recently fallen in love with “clean eating.” For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term (like I was a few months ago), it’s eating little to no processed foods, avoiding alcohol, white flour, white sugar and artificial sweeteners. It’s eating a ton of fresh produce, egg whites, lean meat, rice, beans and [...]

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites with Spicy Avocado Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites with Spicy Avocado Cilantro Dipping Sauce

I was getting tired of the same old appetizers I had been making for years for our monthly girls’ wine nights and wanted badly to try something different. I have had a bit of an obsession with bacon lately, so I wanted to somehow incorporate that into my new treat. I was perusing Pinterest one [...]

Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars

Granola bars make for a delicious snack. They are filled with oats, dried fruits, sometimes chocolate and they are packed with nutrients. Unfortunately, most kinds you would buy in the store are also filled with a laundry list of ingredients that I’ve never heard of and can’t pronounce. When I started a 30-day clean eating [...]

Three Ingredient Oven Roasted Pot Roast

Three Ingredient Oven Roasted Pot Roast

I know there is a sort of faux pas about using “cream of” soups in recipes or when cooking lately. This is just one of those times you will have to let down your bias and TRY it. This delicious, oven-baked pot roast recipe is a crowd pleaser, a huge hit and a delicious addition [...]

Easy, No-Mess Way to Measure Peanut Butter

Easy, No-Mess Way to Measure Peanut Butter

For some people, measuring peanut butter can be sticky and make a giant mess. I have a friend who actually told me she rarely bakes with peanut butter because it’s such a hassle! Well, sit back. I’m about to change your life. The easiest and most efficient way of measuring peanut butter is by volume. [...]

Tamale Pie

Tamale Pie

This recipe was a staple in my home when I was growing up. It’s one that my mom made that could feed all six of us and occasionally have some leftovers for lunch the next day (and it tastes great as leftovers too!). It definitely qualifies as one of her go-to recipes to feed her [...]

DIY Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

DIY Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

I started making my own coffee creamer several months ago to save money and now I’m hooked. It’s delicious, easy to make, and a money saver. Now that it is officially fall here in Michigan, I have been drinking my morning coffee with this pumpkin spice creamer. I think it is even better than the [...]