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Gluten Free Lemon Slice – Tasty Lemon Sunshine Bars that Your Family Will Love

This Gluten free Lemon Slice recipe has the perfect balance of tart and sweet with a creamy center that feels and tastes almost like custard. The crumble topping adds the perfect crunchy texture to these sunshine bars. I love bar recipes of any kind but when you add lemon to the mix, my husband gets …

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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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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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Fudge Brownies – Rich Brownie Recipe with Peanut Butter Frosting

My favorite treat is anything that features a combination of chocolate and peanut butter.  These rich fudge brownies have a delicious and creamy peanut butter frosting that will knock your socks off. The recipe is perfect for a pot luck dinner or bake sale and your family will have this book marked as their favorite …

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White Chocolate Brownies with Peanut Butter – Delicious Blondie Recipe

These white chocolate brownies infused with peanut butter chips are a nice change from the traditional look of a brownie. They have a lighter appearance and the taste is a bit lighter, too. Serve them for a bake sale or pot luck and watch them disappear! Swapping out the type of chocolate also gives this …

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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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Mozzarella Chicken Recipe – Easy Honey Mozzarella Chicken Thighs

This recipe for mozzarella chicken uses tender dark meat chicken thighs with a delicious topping of bacon, honey mustard and mozzarella cheese. It is an easy meal that is ready in about 45 minutes. It’s a perfect chicken recipe for a busy week night and special enough to serve for guests. This recipe is fast …

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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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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 that tastes amazing. The recipe can be cooked in the oven, or on a stove top or outdoor grill which makes it …

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Must Have Kitchen Features – Storage and Organization Ideas for Kitchens

I have to admit.  I love kitchen gadgets, tools and space saving features that make my work in the kitchen easier. I feel that I can be more productive with the right tools. Some are what I call “kitchen fluff.” but others have become must have kitchen features for me. Whether you are looking for …

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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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30 Minute Easy Taco Melts – Spicy Taco Biscuit Recipe

If you are having a day when getting dinner on the table is a chore, then these quick and easy taco melts will become one of your favorite 30 minute meals.  These delicious bundles have a spicy flavored meat center with cheese, all baked inside a rolled out slice of biscuit dough. For another great …

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Space Saving Kitchen Ideas – 12 Organization Tips for Small Kitchens

Do you have a small kitchen? These great space saving kitchen ideas make life so much easier in a small kitchen.  We all love a great kitchen that is both pretty and functional. But when your kitchen is quite small, organization and cupboard space can be a problem. Whether it be storing appliances, cupboard organization …

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Oatmeal Chocolate Cookie Bars – (Gluten Free) Deep dish Cookie Bar Recipe

These gluten free deep dish oatmeal chocolate cookie bars are soft & chewy with the decadent taste of dark chocolate and brown sugar. This bar recipe is a cross between an chocolate chip cookie and an oatmeal bar and tastes amazing. Do you love the taste of magic bars?   Those ooey gooey chocolate bars made with sweetened condensed …

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Chicken Alfredo Roll Ups – Creamy Lasagna Rollup Recipe

Two of my favorite Italian meals are lasagna and pasta Alfredo. I have combined them together to make these chicken Alfredo roll ups. The recipe gives all the flavors of both dishes but in small individual sized parcels. This easy, no-fuss way of making lasagna brings this Italian comfort food to the table in easy …

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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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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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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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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 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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