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Chicken Cacciatore

One of my best ways to cook chicken thighs is to put them in the slow cooker. I’m always searching for new ideas to brighten up chicken and this recipe was a big hit. It has Italian flavors with a layer of heat that makes it interesting. Because I made this during an afternoon of …

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Gluten Free Pot Roast

  Gluten Free pot roast is a favorite in my family and has been for a couple of years. The original recipe is called Mississippi Pot Roast and being from Mississippi, I gave it a try but had to make some changes. The original calls for a packet of au jus. I cannot find gluten …

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A white bowl with a cooked green pepper stuffed with beef vegetables and rice and topped with melted cheese.

Sweet Peppers

  My mother used to make stuffed sweet peppers when I was little and I didn’t love them AT ALL. I don’t know which part I didn’t love but I usually bypassed these and ate my butter beans alone. She used rice and beef and a variety of seasonings which is exactly what I do …

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Perfect Pork Carnitas

The first time I remember seeing the word “carnitas” was in Chipotle. In the process of taking in all the shiny steel surfaces that I failed to research carnitas so I ordered the familiar chicken burrito bowl. But later, I checked out carnitas and found out it is a fancy word for really REALLY good …

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Honey Ginger Salmon

When I was working on my post for a Fun, not Frazzled Fall, I mentioned nutrient-dense foods like salmon. I had that on my mind for a few days and finally went by the store to get a couple of filets for us. I have a few tried-and-true recipes that we both love with baked …

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Keto Chicken and Peppers

Before the holi-crazy takes off, I’m building a list of easy-and-keto meals to use during the week so I can limit the nights of aimless snacking on party foods. I had a dish similar to this in Estes Park, Colorado this summer. It has been on my mind since June and I finally made it …

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Chicken and Rainbow Chard with carrots is quick and Whole30 compliant.

Chicken and Chard Stir Fry

Tis the season for quick and healthy meals to help break up the endless menagerie of cookies and fruitcake. With the big day coming soon, there are still parties and celebrations and baking marathons coming up. A quick dinner of chicken and rainbow chard can be on the table in 30 minutes. Pre-cooking the chicken …

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Orange Ginger Salmon

Tonight’s culinary experiment involved baking fish in a tiny RV stove. I think I accomplished the challenge with little problems with this fantastic Orange Ginger Salmon.  Over the past few weeks, I’ve been off my cooking routine simply because we’ve been trying to get moved from a larger house to a tiny RV. Full time …

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Grilled Chicken Salad

This one was super easy and very flavorful. This is why I grill a big batch of chicken thighs each weekend as part of my large batch meal prep. All I had to do was toast some almonds and add some roasted carrots. For dressing, I used lemon juice and red wine vinegar. I’m still …

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Lemon Chicken with Olives

We are in the middle of another spring cold snap and I took advantage of the weather to use my oven again. I limit the oven use in the hottest parts of the summer and try to utilize mostly stove-top cooking or slow cookers. I was actually thinking of making some lemon chicken soup but …

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Sausage and green bean skillet

We had yet ANOTHER delay at school today. This time, for extreme cold. One of these days, I’m going to get my snow in the winter. We’ve had “not cold enough” and “not enough moisture” so I’m hoping for a great combo of both to make snow. Until then..I’m still eating leftovers out of the …

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Spicy Sunflower Chicken-Whole30

This is one of those magical cooking moments when I was just dabbling with ingredients and the results were really good. I was short on time, and I wanted comfort food. I immediately thought of Pad Thai from Mel Joulwan of the Well Fed cookbooks and a fantastic Whole30 resource. It worked out better than …

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Fennel and Sausage Stir Fry

I love quick dinners. What that really means is I love quick dinners that I can make in one pan or pot and spend more time photgraphing than actually cooking. This was one of those nights. The Thanksgiving travel and dinners are over and we both want to eat lighter and leaner this week. I …

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Mexican Chicken Casserole

Comfort foods are always in high demand, no matter the season or the weather. Through cooking and preparing favorite dishes, we bring back those memories that make us feel happy, secure, and even hopeful. Lately, I’m needing a lot of all of those. Cooking Light has this Mexican Chicken Casserole that definitely fulfilled that craving …

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