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Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad

Grilled vegetable pasta salad is packed with veggies, had loads of fresh basil and parmesan cheese, and is topped with a tangy Northern Italian dressing. Customize it with your favorite summer vegetables, or add some rotisserie chicken to make this into a meal. This pasta salad is packed with vegetables. The pasta itself has 2 …

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Oven Fried Onion Rings

These oven fried onion rings are covered in a crispy and ridiculously good, crunchy, crushed Cape Cod Potato Chips coating. They are sponsoring this post, and I was so excited to create a recipe using these awesome chips! All opinions are 100% my own. I LOVE onion rings. Like – a LOT. That’s pretty odd, because I grew …

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Roasted Broccoli Casserole

Roasted Broccoli Casserole

This roasted broccoli casserole is a staple at our Thanksgiving and Christmas table. Make your own family tradition by whipping up a batch of this delicious side dish. Roasted Broccoli Casserole This is one of my favorite holiday and potluck side dishes. I make this for Easter. For Christmas. For Thanksgiving. Pretty much anytime I …

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Jamaican Jerk Couscous

Jamaican Jerk Couscous For this couscous, I used Spiceologist’s Rasta Rub and seasoned the pork chop and the couscous with that amazing stuff. I am falling hard and fast for couscous. My cousin Dawn introduced me to it…LAST YEAR. Yeah – the first time I’ve ever tried couscous I was 32 years old. I was …

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Cheesy Broccoli Noodles

This Cheesy Broccoli Noodles recipe is going to have your kids eating all of the vegetables, and then asking for more. We love easy, comforting, cheesy dish here! Cheesy Broccoli Noodles Recipe This is one of those meals that is like pure comfort food in a bowl. You’ve seen a few different variations of this …

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Simple Herbed Stuffing

Homemade Holiday Dressing

Homemade Holiday Dressing is a family tradition here at my house, and it is so easy I couldn’t NOT share the recipe with you. Homemade Holiday Dressing I’m so glad I’m able to share this with you just in time for Christmas! You don’t HAVE to have a turkey just to have dressing. Dressing is …

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Blueberry Banana Green Smoothie

My Nutri Ninja blender was sent to me without charge for review. All opinions are 100% my own.  Blueberry Banana Green Smoothie Are you still full of carby tukey awesomeness? We JUST finished up all of our leftovers on Wednesday night. That’s a lot of turkey, and potatoes, and stuffing, and gravy. Oh the gravy! …

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Wild Rice Mushroom Stuffing

Wild Rice Mushroom Stuffing

Just in time for Thanksgiving, I’m sharing with you my recipe for wild rice mushroom dressing. This is one of my favorite variations on your typical dressing, and I love the flavor and varied texture that the wild rice provides. I’m a HUGE wild rice fan, so any excuse I have to use it I’m …

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Easy Fresh Hashbrowns

Easy Fresh Hashbrowns are so much better than the bagged frozen variety! Easy Fresh Hashbrowns I LOVE a good convenience product now and then. I try and make as much as I can from scratch, but sometimes all my brain can muster is opening a can of beef ravioli or tossing together some mac and …

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Pan Fried Potato Wedges

Pan Fried Potato Wedges

Sometimes the simplest things in life really are the best things. A relaxing day filled with doing whatever YOU choose to do. A fresh, crisp fall morning with mist still hanging in the air and the sun breaking through in golden rays. A hot cup of fresh coffee, ready and waiting for you when you …

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Seasoned Grilled Asparagus

Perfect Grilled Asparagus

This Perfect Grilled Asparagus is my favorite, ever, and once you try it I think it’ll be yours too! This uses fresh asparagus, a simple seasoning, butter patties, and a hot grill to take the natural flavor of the asparagus and amplify it. Grilled Asparagus Did you guys know that my husband can cook his …

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Sesame Pork Fried Dumplings

Fried Pork Dumplings

These fried pork dumplings are a perfect party appetizer, or make them a meal and serve with a salad! Fried Pork Dumplings I am obsessed with pretty much all Asian foods. Since my eating out budget is currently at $0, I have to get creative and make it at home to satisfy those cravings. I’ve …

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