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Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup – Easy 30 Minute Meal

Time to get cozy with a chicken pot pie – soup style.  If you love the flavor of chicken pieces with vegetables smothered a rich white gravy, you’ll want to dig into this creamy chicken pot pie soup.  It’s so hearty and filling and super easy to make. I love the taste of chicken pot …

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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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Beef Noodle Casserole – Tasty – Easy Gourmet Dinner Recipe

This delicious beef noodle casserole is bursting with the flavor of both cream cheese and cheddar cheese to make this a gourmet casserole that will make meal time seem really special.  The recipe is easy to make and can be prepared ahead and then baked later in the day to make the dinner hour hassle …

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Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream Taco Sauce – Spicy Mexican Recipe

This recipe for chicken enchiladas has a spicy sour cream taco sauce.  Roll the mixture up in tortillas and serve with your favorite toppings. These enchiladas are easy to assemble and special enough to serve for guests.  The creamy sauce is a nice contrast to the spicy chicken filling. It is a great choice when …

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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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Perfect Mashed Potatoes Every Time – (Step by Step Tutorial) for Creamy Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

The best mashed potatoes are not too airy, seasoned perfectly, lump free, and have just the right amount of butter. These cooking tips will show you how to make the perfect mashed potatoes every time. Nothing says comfort food to me like a bowl of creamy and fluffy mashed potatoes.  Combining this delicious side dish …

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Penne Pasta Recipe – One Pot Beef and Penne in a Red Wine Tomato Sauce

This easy penne pasta recipe has ground beef and penne cooked in a red wine tomato sauce that is rich and flavorful. It makes a tasty addition to your collection of one pot meals.  Everything is made in one pan to make clean up super easy when you are done cooking. Mushrooms, onions and garlic give a …

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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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One Pot Meals – Fast and Easy One Pan Cooking

These one pot meals are easy to prepare, great tasting and insure that there will be very little clean up when you are done cooking. Save time and kitchen mess by cooking all of your ingredients in one pot. All you need to prepare these no-fuss family dinners is one pot and your ingredients.  Try …

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One Pot Cooking Tips – Getting Started Cooking One Pot Meals

These one pot cooking tips will make your time in the kitchen a pleasure rather than a chore. From hearty casseroles to filling soups and delicious layered stews, these one pot meals are the closest thing to meals that seem to cook themselves. It’s hard to decide what I like the most about one pot …

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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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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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Whole30 Turkey Hash – Healthy Breakfast Bowl

For me, the New Year often means two things – healthy eating resolutions and lots of left over turkey. Why not combine them into this tasty Whole30 Turkey Hash?   We have turkey at our house for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I make it with lots of fresh Thanksgiving herbs and it has great flavor. Even …

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Bloody Mary Recipe – Spicy Cocktail for National Bloody Mary Day

January 1 is National Bloody Mary Day. It’s the perfect time to try this spicy Bloody Mary recipe. Have you celebrated a bit more than you should have over the holidays?  This spicy cocktail of the day is intended to help you out!  Looking for a hair of the dog after last night’s drinking bout, or a …

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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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Whole30 Recipes – Recipe Ideas for the Whole30 Meal Plan

These Whole30 Recipes are full of the flavor of fresh ingredients. You will love how easy these recipe ideas for the Whole30 Meal Plan are to prepare.  Best of all, they are absolutely delicious and very filling. You won’t feel that you are depriving yourself at all! The Whole30 Meal Plan is a great way …

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Roasted Carrots Recipe – Parmesan Roast Carrots with Panko

This roasted carrots recipe is a family favorite. The Parmesan roast carrots are topped with grated cheese and Panko bread crumbs for a wonderful flavor and crunchy texture. Roasting carrots brings out their natural sweetness and I often cook them this way. It’s easy and a great way to get kids to eat vegetables they …

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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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Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with Thyme – Savory Roast Carrot Side Dish

This roasted carrots and mushrooms dish is flavored with fresh thyme and roasted in the oven to bring out the naturally sweet flavor of the carrots. It’s scrumptious! Using fresh herbs for cooking recipes adds so much flavor. For today’s recipe, the fresh thyme is one of the stars! Don’t know how to cook veggies in the …

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Whole30 Shepherd’s Pie – Gluten Free English Shepherd Pie

Fall is the time for savory comfort food style casseroles with full bodied flavor. This hearty Whole30 Shepherd’s Pie is a gluten free and Paleo version of the traditional English casserole.  My husband is English and loves it when I make Shepherd’s Pie.  But the normal dish uses mashed potatoes with butter and cream, as well …

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