Honey-Lime Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Did anyone try my honey-lime tacos last week? If you didn’t here’s another chance to get all those amazing flavors but in stuffed sweet potato + quinoa form. It really doesn’t get much healthier or tastier than this. These stuffed sweet potatoes are awesome! My entire family loved them, yes kids and meat loving husband […]

Perfect Poached Eggs

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Recipe Total Time:4 mins Prep Time:1 mins Cook Time:3 mins Note: Serve on buttered toast for a “regular” Sunday breakfast or make Eggs Benedict or Eggs Florentine for a “special” occasion! The eggs should be cold & as fresh as possible. Ingredients: water (1 1/2-inch in bottom of pot or a deep skillet) 2 tablespoons vinegar 8 eggs Directions: […]

Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken

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We don’t go out to eat often. There’s nothing more I love than gaining a little cooking inspiration and having someone else whisk away the dishes. But, because my hubby (and sometimes, even I) thinks the food I make is just as good as the grub we get at restaurants, we tend to enjoy the […]

SKINNY RECIPE: SPICY THAI SLAW

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A crowd-pleasing twist on traditional cole slaw that can be made ahead of time. Make it easy by using bags of shredded cabbage and carrots. Top with chopped, dry roasted peanuts to add a “touch of Thai” to this slaw dish. Photo courtesy Flickr user Jules Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1 medium head green cabbage, […]

Two Words: Bacon Guacamole

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I thought I knew how to make good guacamole until I tried this bacon guacamole recipe. It seems like such an obvious pairing, but I’ve rarely (aside from Taco Bell) eaten bacon in Mexican dishes. I went in expecting the guac to be good, though not life-changing, but one bite rendered me speechless. The bacon […]

Classic Baked Garlic Chicken Recipe

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Looking back on my childhood, Christmas day is when some of my favorite memories happened. Having a big family meant that the opening of gifts went on and on, which is exactly how we wanted it- we didn’t want the magic to end! Our parents were so good to make sure that we had a […]

Balsamic Roasted Carrots

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Ingredients: 1 small bag of baby carrots 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 450°F. 2.In a roasting pan, combine the carrots, 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, […]

Lighter Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

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I learned something the hard way yesterday. I made this spinach artichoke hummus (took all the step by step photos), only to learn after all said and done that apparently it’s not my thing. It’s true that you just never know until you try it. I think my heart was just set on something that tasted similar to a cheesy […]

with a sprinkle of fancy Roasted Veggie and Black Bean Tacos

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I love when I make a healthy meal that my whole family really does enjoy, and my family totally loved these tacos (my meat loving husband included)! My husband looked stunned after his first bight, right after which he exclaimed, “wow, I can’t believe they really are so good!” I don’t know why he acts so surprised because […]

Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder

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I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many soup recipes! Crazy enough though I didn’t use to care all that much for soup, it just didn’t seem to have enough sustenance or something. Then I realized I just needed to either make my soups heartier or serve it with a side that is a […]

Waffle Fry Slider Burgers

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What if I told you you can get your burger and your fries all in one bite? Well, I’m here to tell you can, and you’re welcome. You’d think by now we’d be tired of the burger. I mean, it shows up at every BBQ, it’s on every restaurant menu, and it’s even infiltrated our donuts. […]

Spicy Thai Coconut Quinoa Recipe

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SAVE TO PROFIL Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 1 hr | Makes: 4 to 6 servings There are a few components and a bunch of ingredients in this dish, but don’t let that fool you—it’s still simple enough for a weeknight dinner and you won’t use every pot and pan in the house. The key is to prepare the ingredients as you […]

Chicken Tamale Casserole

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This chicken casserole tops my list of all time favorites. Imagine a thick layer of a delicious, sweet corn pudding topped with yummy chicken, a little sauce, and lots of gooey melted cheese. It’s all the best elements of chicken tamales in an easy to put together casserole. Well, can you say, “hello dinner time […]