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These Awesome Layered Pudding Pops will Make You Feel Patriotic

Summer is almost here and cold desserts are really desirable right now. These layered pudding pops with their red, white and blueberry stripes are perfect for a 4th of July or Memorial Day barbecue party. I enjoy making pudding pops instead of juice pops.  The texture comes out more like a creamsicle than a Popsicle and I …

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How to Make a Colorful Greek Chopped Salad for Summer

This Greek chopped salad has a summer time taste that pairs well with grilled meats or fish and it makes a really popular pot luck take along. The salad is full of bite sized ingredients that are so pleasing to the eye. You’ll be transported to the Mediterranean with every bite! Summer is the time …

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Baked Chicken Paprika Drumsticks – Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free

These baked chicken paprika drumsticks have a smokey taste and they are fork tender and spicy. The recipe is super easy to make and the fresh herb and spice rub takes just minutes to prepare. The recipe is a Whole30 recipe and fits into the Paleo diet, as well. My husband loves really spicy food …

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Roasting Red Peppers – How to Roast Red Peppers in the Oven

Roasting red peppers is super easy to do and gives you a great tasting result that is so different from the pepper’s natural taste.  This cooking tip gives you four ways for roasting peppers and works with both sweet bell peppers, and spicy chili peppers. If you have never eaten a roasted red pepper, fresh from …

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Gluten Free Date Bars – Maple Syrup Oatmeal Date Slice Recipe

These gluten free date bars are chock full of healthy, good for you ingredients, but have a flavor that is still rich and decadent. The taste reminds me of “mom’s cooking” with home cooked dates, oozing with maple sugary sweetness. To this day, they are still one of my bar recipes. The gooey date filling pairs perfectly …

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Skinny Shrimp Alfredo – Healthy Shrimp & Fettuccine Recipe

This skinny shrimp Alfredo recipe has been slimmed down from the traditional dish to save lots of calories without skimping on the flavor. The sauce is creamy and silky without the need of heavy cream and limiting the cheese gives plenty of taste but a light finish. It is one of my favorite shrimp recipes. …

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Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts – (Whole30 Paleo) Middle Eastern Recipe

These cumin grilled chicken breasts are a tasty 30 minute recipe that is made with an easy spice rub. The rub has just three ingredients and gives the chicken a savory Middle Eastern flavor. The recipe can be cooked in the oven, or on a stove top or outdoor grill which makes it very versatile.   …

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California Cobb Salad with Ranch Dressing (Whole30 – Paleo – Gluten Free)

This delightful California Cobb Salad is a wonderful blend of mixed greens, grilled and seasoned chicken breast, with bacon, eggs and vegetables. The homemade creamy ranch dressing tops the salad off beautifully! This salad is one of my favorite Whole30 recipes and also fits the Paleo diet, as well.   It’s time for some California Dreaming …

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Whole30 Ranch Dressing – (Gluten – Free Paleo) Fresh Herbs, Creamy

This Whole30 Ranch Dressing is made with healthy fats and fresh herbs.  It is creamy and tangy and tastes great on all types of salads.  The recipe is gluten free and fits a Paleo diet, as well.   Finding commercial salad dressings that fit the Whole30 diet plan can be a challenge. They are out …

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Steak Fajita Chili Recipe – (One Pot Gluten Free) Spicy Mexican Recipe

This steak fajita chili recipe is brimming over with chunks of fork tender beef and fajita style vegetables in a rich, spicy chili base. The whole recipe is made on the stove top to coax out the flavors that only one pot meals made in layers can deliver. There is nothing quite like the look or …

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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars – (Gluten Free & Vegan) Sweet Breakfast Bar

Fresh strawberries combine with old fashioned oats in these gluten free strawberry oatmeal bars. The bars have a buttery crumb crust, a sweet strawberry filling inside and a tasty and crunchy crumble on top. They are a great way to use up fresh strawberries for a dessert that everyone will love. I have included both a gluten free and vegan …

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Garlic Parsley Shrimp – Spicy Shrimp Recipe (Whole30 – Paleo-Gluten Free)

This spicy garlic parsley shrimp recipe could not be easier to make. It is ready in about 15 minutes but has a rich flavor that makes it perfect as a main course, an easy appetizer, or a decadent salad topping. Prep is quick and the dish will be on the table in a flash. If …

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One Pot Chicken Barley Stew – Hearty Winter Vegetable Stew Recipe

This one pot chicken barley stew is just chock full of healthy veggies for a winter comfort food taste. It is rich and hearty and clean up is a breeze after making it. The hearty winter vegetable stew is perfect for those chilly nights when you want to eat something that will warm you to …

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Fresh Herbs for Cooking – A Cook’s Guide to Fresh Herbs

One great way to make the flavor of recipes really shine is to use fresh herbs for cooking. Using them adds tons of flavor and freshness to any recipe. This visual Guide to Fresh Herbs gives information on buying, storing and using the most common herbs for today’s recipes. I grow herbs year round.  Most …

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Thai Chicken Coconut Soup – Tom Kha Gai – (Whole30 – Paleo – Gluten Free)

This delicious Thai Chicken Coconut Soup has a really well balanced combination of sweet, sour, spicy, and salty ingredients.  The soup is Whole30 compliant, Paleo and Gluten Free. As an added bonus, the soup comes together in one pot to make clean up super easy later.   If you eat at Thai restaurants, you might …

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One Pot Spicy Chicken Stew – Easy Chicken and Vegetable Recipe

This easy chicken and vegetable recipe features hearty veggies that are simmered in a tomato and wine broth that is flavored with spices. The one pot spicy chicken stew comes together in a large dutch oven on your stove top, filling the kitchen with the delicious aroma of winter comfort food. One pot meals are …

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One Pot Jambalaya Recipe – (Gluten Free) – Chicken Shrimp Sausage Delight

This quick and easy one pot Jambalaya recipe has loads of textures and tastes and a splash of New Orleans flavor! The recipe is gluten free, healthy and features chicken, shrimp and andouille sausages. Perfect for a busy week night meal! Time for some Southern charm in a bowl.  This recipe is sure to make …

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One Pot Chili Con Carne – Warm up with This Winter Comfort Food Recipe

This one pot chili con carne has layers and layers of flavor that develop on the stove and in the oven in the same pan.  It has become one of my family’s favorite one pot meals. When the weather turns cold, my thoughts turn to warming up with a winter comfort food recipe. Nothing beats …

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Easy Beef Goulash – One Pot Whole30 Beef Stew

This easy beef goulash is a hearty one pot Whole30 Beef stew that combines cubes of beef with red bell peppers, sliced mushrooms and onions. The flavors in the goulash are deliciously coated and seasoned with a rich paprika tomato sauce. This is one of my favorite comfort food Whole30 recipes that is perfect for …

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Whole30 Bacon Frittata with Mushrooms and Tomatoes – Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Looking for a quick and easy healthy breakfast recipe?  Try making a Whole30 Bacon Frittata. It’s a fabulous combination of bacon, eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes with dark leafy greens and fresh herbs.  This light, but hearty Frittata recipe is so easy to prepare and is one of my favorite breakfast recipes.  It also makes a tasty and light lunch time …

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Balsamic Chicken and Mushrooms in a Garlic Cream Sauce

This balsamic chicken and mushrooms recipe has a garlic cream sauce that is super tasty. It’s Whole30 compliant, gluten free and Paleo. Best of all, it’s healthy, easy and delicious! The dish comes together in one pot and is one of my favorite 30 minute meals. I love one pan meals.  They are so easy …

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Honey Glazed Carrots with Vanilla – Tasty Carrot Side Dish

This recipe for honey glazed carrots is a quick & easy 15 minute side dish. Baby carrots combine with champagne vinegar and honey for a sweet healthy side dish recipe.  if you are looking for a lovely addition to your Thanksgiving buffet table this year, look no further.  I can’t believe how quickly this year has …

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Roasted Carrot Salad with Cranberries and Pecans – Hearty Fall Roast Veggie Salad

This roasted carrot salad with mushrooms, cranberries and pecans is topped with feta cheese and dressed with a tangy balsamic dressing. Fall is a great time to serve salads that are made with roasted vegetables. I love having hearty salads as a lunch time meal. Adding something extra to a normal garden salad gives you …

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Toasted Pecans – Maple Cinnamon Pecan Snack – Vegan Paleo Gluten Free

These toasted pecans are coated with maple sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and cooked on the stove top until they take on a delightful flavor. They make wonderful Paleo and gluten free easy appetizers and are ready very quickly.  October 22 is recognized as National Nut Day.  Having these toasted pecans is a great way to celebrate …

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